Florida’s Legislative Budget Commission on Sept. 9 approved a number of projects in Pasco and Hillsborough counties, as part of an $175 million appropriation for Local Support Grants.
The list of projects received approval with no changes, according to Ralph Lair, intergovernmental affairs officer for Pasco County.
Lair appeared before the Pasco County Commission at its Sept. 6 meeting to inform board members about the Pasco projects that made the list.
He explained that Florida Speaker of the House Chris Sprowls allocated $175 million during the legislative session to use for local support grants. There were 971 requests for the money and 238 projects made the cut, he said.
Pasco County received partial funding of $1 million for a Strickland Park project that involves a sea wall and additional beach sand, Lair said. It asked for an added boat ramp at Anclote, but that didn’t make the cut.
Here’s a listing of projects in Pasco County and a partial listing of projects in Hillsborough County that secured funding, according to information published as part of the Legislative Budget Commission’s agenda packet:
- Agricultural Learning Center at Academy at the Farm: $13.5 million
- AmSkills pre-apprenticeship recruitment/expansion and industry micro-credentials: $350,000
- Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Security Training Center: $1.5 million
- EPIC Center at Angeline: $1 million
- Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Firearm Range Expansion: $1.1 million
- Sarah Vande Berg Tennis Center: $2.75 million
- Behavioral health workforce development planning: $250,000
- Computer-assisted rehabilitation for veterans: $700,000
- High school workforce development: $400,000
- Hillsborough Transit Authority: $400,000
- Tampa Bay Water Morris Bridge Wellfield improvements: $750,000
- Tampa Jewish Community preventative security initiative: $352,000
Published September 21, 2022
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