Monday, February 18, 2013

Grants will help bases

The state is sending funds to Escambia, Santa Rosa and Bay counties to help support the military. The Florida Defense Support Task Force is providing $500,000 to the Bay Defense Alliance in Panama City to acquire land to buffer Naval Support Activity Panama City from encroachment. It's also providing $250,000 the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce to help outfit a Corry Station lab for cyber security analysis. The Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze will receive $225,000 to help Wounded Warriors recuperate, and Santa Rosa County is getting $160,000 to build a fence separating Naval Air Station Whiting Field from the developing Whiting Aviation Park. Another $1.5 million in fiscal 2013 funding was awarded to six other projects in Orlando, Highlands County and Jacksonville. (Sources: WEAR-TV, WMBB, Northwest Florida Daily News, 02/18/13)