2024

Appropriations - Energy and Water

Project 1

Project Name: Port of Palm Beach
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207
Project Amount: $15,000,000
Project Explanation: The Port of Palm Beach District is seeking federal funding to support a dredging operation aimed at deepening a section of the outer channel of Lake Worth Inlet. This initiative is crucial to prevent channel closures for commercial traffic.
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Project 2

Project Name: Section 219 Environmental Infrastructure
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207
Project Amount: $5,000,000
Project Explanation: Funding to establish critical septic to sewer connections and stormwater best management practices that will reduce nutrient pollution to the impaired Indian River Lagoon, St. Lucie River and Estuary, and Lake Worth Lagoon.
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Project 3

Project Name: Fort Pierce Section 203 / 403 Planning Engineering and Design
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207
Project Amount: $1,040,000
Project Explanation: This funding would be used to add coastal structures, t-groins, to provide future cost savings and extend the period of beach and shore nourishment.
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Project 4

Project Name: St. Lucie Jetty
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207
Project Amount: $25,000,000
Project Explanation: This funding will be used to improve the south jetty at the St. Lucie Inlet in Martin County, which serves a vital role in the County’s economy, ecosystems, and lifestyle of its residents and visitors and is in need of repair to ensure a safe, navigable inlet.
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Project 5

Project Name: FIND Dredging
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207
Project Amount: $2,500,000
Project Explanation: This funding would be used to implement design improvements to this waterway to decrease dredging frequency and costs.
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2023

Appropriations - Commerce, Justice and Science

Project 1

Project Name: Standardized National School Safety Curriculum for Local Law Enforcement and School Resource Officers
Project Sponsor: Indian River State College
Project Location: 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981
Project Amount: $1,500,000
Project Explanation: Indian River State College is seeking funding to work with the Sheriffs of Indian River and Martin Counties, as well as the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), and the Florida Sheriff’s Association to develop a hybrid training model (online coursework followed by in-person, table-top exercises) that will provide a standardized vetted curriculum to help law enforcement, and first responders, respond effectively and to reduce or mitigate school violent episodes and emergencies in our nation’s schools.
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Project 2

Project Name: 911 Dispatch Center Equipment
Project Sponsor: Martin County Board of County Commissioners
Project Location: 2401 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, FL 34996
Project Amount: $900,000
Project Explanation: Martin County seeks $900,000 in COPS Technology funding to support the replacement of obsolete dispatch equipment with Next Generation 911 technology. This federal investment will help Martin County react more quickly and effectively to calls for emergency and non-emergency assistance.
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Appropriations - Interior and Environment

Project 1

Project Name: Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Wastewater Treatment Facility Relocation
Project Sponsor: Fort Pierce Utilities Authority
Project Location: 206 South 6th Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Project Amount: $10,000,000
Project Explanation: FPUA requests support to relocate a waterfront wastewater treatment plant off the shores of the Indian River Lagoon, eliminating the risk of effluent overflow into the lagoon and eliminating the withdrawal of 2 million gallons daily from the Floridan aquifer.
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Project 2

Project Name: Construction of Area 7A of the McCarty Ranch Water Quality Project
Project Sponsor: City of Port St. Lucie
Project Location: 121 SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, FL 34984
Project Amount: $2,000,000
Project Explanation: State and Tribal Assistance Grant funding (STAG) investment will support construction of Area 7A of the McCarty Ranch Water Quality project, which will minimize stormwater runoff into the C-23 Canal/North Fork of the St. Lucie River.
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Appropriations - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development

Project 1

Project Name: SW California Boulevard Complete Street Planning Project
Project Sponsor: City of Port St. Lucie
Project Location: 121 SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, FL 34984
Project Amount: $2,000,000
Project Explanation: The City of Port St. Lucie seeks federal funding to plan and design a wider Complete Street on SW California Boulevard from Del Rio Boulevard to St. Lucie West Boulevard, which will help Port St. Lucie to calm traffic, enhance pedestrian and biking opportunities, reduce crashes, curb greenhouse gas emissions, improve quality of life, spur economic development, and improve traffic congestion in this growing area of the community.
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Project 2

Project Name: South County Line Road Bridge Replacement
Project Sponsor: Martin County Board of County Commissioners
Project Location: 2401 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, FL 34996
Project Amount: $3,000,000
Project Explanation: The new bridge and roadway alignment will: allow for safer navigation of vehicular and pedestrian traffic; provide a higher load rating and increased commercial access; incorporate innovate corrosion-inhibiting construction materials for increased life span; will be raised in elevation improving resiliency to rising sea levels; and will increase mobility, economic competitiveness and quality of life in the region.
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Appropriations - Agriculture

Project 1

Project Name: Indiantown Water Main Project
Project Sponsor: Village of Indiantown
Project Location: 15516 SW Osceola Street Suite B, Indiantown, FL 34956
Project Amount: $4,000,000
Project Explanation: The 151st and Osceola water main project will rehabilitate a drinking water pipe, replace all old valves and hydrants, and remove any remaining galvanized service lines. Because this is an old water main, the exposure to groundwater containing iron and manganese has caused a build-up of hardened scale inside the pipe. This not only changes the color, odor, and taste of the water, it also reduces its flow velocity and capacity.
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Appropriations - Energy and Water

Project 1

Project Name: South Florida Ecosystem Restoration, FL
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207
Project Amount: $310,000,000
Project Explanation: The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program works to restore the Greater Everglades ecosystem. One component of that program, the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, is at a critical funding juncture in order to complete projects in a timely manner. These important projects, like the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir, are key to ensuring the Everglades receive the water they desperately need and Floridians have access to clean drinking water. This request meets the shortfall in the president’s budget request in order to fund Everglades restoration at the needed $725 million.
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Project 2

Project Name: Northern Estuaries Restoration Plan Feasibility Study
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207
Project Amount: $400,000
Project Explanation: The Northern Estuaries Restoration Plan is critical to finishing the work that will remain upon the completion of the Central Everglades Restoration Project (CERP). CERP’s completion around the end of this decade will provide restored flow of water south from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades and Florida Bay, but it will not put an end to all harmful discharges to the east and west coasts of Florida. In fact, it will only cut discharges by an estimated 63%, meaning that there is still work to be done to end the harm caused by the federal government’s management of Lake Okeechobee. The Northern Estuaries Restoration Plan directs the Corps to develop a plan for ending harmful discharges to and restoring the ecosystems of the Caloosahatchee Estuary, Charlotte Harbor, Indian River Lagoon, Lake Worth Lagoon, and St. Lucie Estuary.
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Project 3

Project Name: Martin, St. Lucie, and Palm Beach Counties, Florida Environmental Infrastructure Water Quality Improvement Program
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207
Project Amount: $1,500,000
Project Explanation: The Environmental Infrastructure program that has proven so successful in the Florida Keys would provide dramatic benefit to the delicate ecosystems along the coast of FL-21. By using this funding to divert stormwater, runoff, and defunct septic tanks from carrying nutrients into the Lake Worth Lagoon, Indian River Lagoon, and the St. Lucie Estuary, the counties, in partnership with the Army Corps, will be able to improve water quality in the region. Poor water quality has led to ecosystem degradation that has been a drain on public health and the economy, requiring significant investment of federal, state, and local tax dollars, as well as private spending, to address the fallout of things like harmful algal blooms. EIS funding will be used to address root causes of ecosystem harm – non-point source pollution – to work in tandem with the billions of dollars the federal government and the state of Florida have spent to restore the Greater Everglades ecosystem.
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Project 4

Project Name: Intracoastal Waterway, Jacksonville to Miami, FL
Project Sponsor: Florida Inland Navigation District
Project Location: 1314 Marcinski Road Jupiter, FL 33477
Project Amount: $2,000,000
Project Explanation: The funding I am requesting is for the maintenance dredging of the Crossroads area in Martin County, which is the important confluence of the cross-state navigation channel known as the Okeechobee Waterway, the north-south travel corridor known as the Intracoastal Waterway, and the open ocean access known as the St. Lucie Inlet. FIND has designed improvements to this waterway to decrease dredging frequency and costs. In addition, the IWW in the vicinity of Jupiter Inlet needs maintenance dredging to remain navigable.
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2022

Appropriations - Commerce, Justice and Science

Project 1

Project Name: Indian River State College Public Safety Training Complex Expansion

Project Sponsor: Indian River State College
Project Location: 1420 Seaway Drive Fort Pierce, FL 34949
Project Amount: $3 million
Project Explanation: This funding would allow Indian River State College to expand the IRSC Public Safety Training Complex to enhance its ability to simultaneously train law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical, and other first-responders to respond to the growing number of urban civil disturbances, mass shootings, hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters.
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Project 2

Project Name: Indian River State College Explosive Device Training Range

Project Sponsor: Indian River State College
Project Location: 1420 Seaway Drive Fort Pierce, FL 34949
Project Amount: $2 million
Project Explanation: This funding would allow Indian River State College to construct an Explosive Device Training Range that will allow the College to prepare civilian law enforcement, EMS, and other first-responders to recognize, prevent, and respond to explosions in a manner to save lives and property. 
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Appropriations - Interior

Project 1

Project Name: City of Port St. Lucie St. Lucie River/C-23 Water Quality Project (Area 5)
Project Sponsor: City of Port St. Lucie
Project Location: 121 SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard Port St. Lucie, FL 34984
Project Amount: $324,483
Project Explanation: The St. Lucie River/C-23 Water Quality Project will keep up to 21 percent of nutrient-laden excess freshwater discharges out of the C-23 Canal from entering the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. This Community Project Funding request will support construction of Area 5, which is located directly contiguous to the SFWMD C-23 Canal. The project will convert approximately 77 acres of fallow citrus grove at the City’s McCarty Ranch Extension Property to a water storage and treatment impoundment, will divert and store approximately 0.26 billion gallons of excess nutrient laden water from the C-23 canal annually, and will reduce freshwater discharges into the St. Lucie River.
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Appropriations - Energy and Water

Project 1

Project Name: Florida Inland Navigation District Intracoastal Waterway Maintenance Dredging
Project Sponsor: Florida Inland Navigation District
Project Location: 1314 Marcinski Road Jupiter, FL 33477
Project Amount: $2 million
Project Explanation: Florida Inland Navigation District would use this funding for the maintenance dredging of the Crossroads area in Martin County, which is the important confluence of the cross-state navigation channel known as the Okeechobee Waterway, the north-south travel corridor known as the Intracoastal Waterway, and the open ocean access known as the St. Lucie Inlet.
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Project 2

Project Name: Florida Inland Navigation District Okeechobee Waterway Maintenance Dredging
Project Sponsor: Florida Inland Navigation District
Project Location: 1314 Marcinski Road Jupiter, FL 33477
Project Amount: $2.9 million
Project Explanation: Florida Inland Navigation District would use this funding to maintain safe navigation along OWW, the only Cross-Florida waterway and a key storm evacuation route for vessels. This man-made navigation channel has been under-maintained for many years and shoaling has decreased the Federally-authorized -8’ channel to a -4’ depth, causing severe navigational problems for all size classes of commercial and recreational vessels on the waterway. 
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Project 3

Project Name: South Florida Ecosystem Restoration

Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207
Project Amount: $318,018,000
Project Explanation: The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program works to restore the Greater Everglades ecosystem. One component of that program, the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, is at a critical funding juncture in order to complete projects in a timely manner. These important projects, like the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir, are key to ensuring the Everglades receive the water they desperately need and Floridians have access to clean drinking water.
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Appropriations - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development

Project 1

Project Name: Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County Lighthouse Teen Development Center
Project Sponsor: Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County
Project Location: 3104 Avenue J Fort Pierce, FL 34947
Project Amount: $3 million
Project Explanation: The Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County would use this funding for construction of the BGCSLC Lighthouse Teen Development Center on a 6.5-acre property at Avenue Q and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Fort Pierce’s Lincoln Park community. The BGCSLC Lighthouse Teen Development Center will consist of a 12,000 square foot, two-story building with classrooms; a music and art room; a commercial kitchen; space for community meetings and events hosted by BGCOFSLC, other community agencies, and the School District of St. Lucie County; and indoor/outdoor recreational space. Functioning as both a Boys and Girls Clubhouse and a community hub, the Center will serve as a place for up to 800 teens, ages 13-18, and their families.
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Project 2

Project Name: Treasure Coast International Airport Runway Extension
Project Sponsor: St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners
Project Location: 2300 Virginia Avenue Fort Pierce, FL 34982
Project Amount: $6 million
Project Explanation: Treasure Coast International Airport would use this funding to extend the Airport’s primary runway from 6,492 feet to 7,500 feet. This will allow the Airport to accommodate larger, more modern commercial aircraft, which will be able to fly more passengers farther distances (especially in light of Florida’s hot summer months). 1,008’ Westerly Extension of Runway 10R/28L at Treasure Coast International Airport (KFPR).
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Project 3

Project Name: Port St. Lucie Boulevard South – Segment 2.2 
Project Sponsor: City of Port St. Lucie
Project Location: 121 S.W. Port St. Lucie Boulevard Port St. Lucie, FL 34984
Project Amount: $2 million
Project Explanation: The City of Port St. Lucie would use this funding to accommodate population growth by building a new roadway that will feature a 10-foot-wide sidewalk and bicycle path separated from the four-lane thoroughfare by a 5-foot-wide grassy area. The project includes adding multi-use paths, landscaped median, irrigation, signalization intersections, roadway lighting, curb and gutter, underground drainage, bridge replacement, and relocation of water lines.
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Appropriations - Homeland Security

Project 1

Project Name: Martin County Operations Center Resiliency
Project Sponsor: Martin County
Project Location: 2401 SE Monterey Road Stuart, FL 34996
Project Amount: $1 million
Project Explanation: Martin County would use this funding for a full replacement of the Public Safety Complex UPS system which will help prevent power outages and system failure issues. Continued power outages and surges can cause destruction to safety-related equipment, which can lead to a critical situation for the Emergency 911 Dispatch Center that is shared between the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and Martin County Fire Rescue. 
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Appropriations - Labor, Health and Human Services

Project 1

Project Sponsor: Melvin J. & Claire Levine Jewish Residential and Family Service

Project Location: 5841 Corporate Way, Suite 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Project Amount: $825,000

Project Explanation: This CPF request would fund the expansion of the Melvin & Claire Levine Jewish Residential and Family Service’s Syms Activity Center and Adult Socialization Program. Levine JRFS, a partner of Alpert Jewish Family Service, serves persons with disabilities. With this funding, Levine JRFS will be able to buildout their activity center, which serves their residents with disabilities by offering social, recreational, vocational, and educational programs, as well as mental health services. The expanded space means not only will they be able to serve their residents, but Levine JRFS will also be able to serve those with disabilities that live in the Palm Beach County community.

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Transportation & Infrastructure - Water Resources and Development Act

Project 1
Project Name: Northern Estuaries Water Quality Improvements Project
Project Location: Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Polk, Hardee, Manatee, DeSoto, Sarasota, Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry, and Highlands Counties in Florida

Congressional District: FL-06, FL -08, FL-16, FL-17, FL-18, FL-19, FL-20, FL-25
Project Sponsor: Funding would be available to city and county governments located in the above counties.
Requested Amount: $100 million
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2021

Transportation & Infrastructure - Surface Transportation

Project 1
Project Name: Port St. Lucie Boulevard South – Segment 2.2 (Alcantarra Boulevard to Paar Drive)
Project Location: Port St. Lucie, FL 34953
Project Sponsor: City of Port St. Lucie
Requested Amount: $5 million
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Project 2
Project Name: Midway Road Multimodal/Freight Improvements and Florida’s Turnpike Connection
Project Location: Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Project Sponsor: St. Lucie County
Requested Amount: $15 million
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Appropriations - Energy and Water

Project 1
Project Name: South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207
Requested Amount: $725 million
Project Purpose: The funding would be used for construction on the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER) Program. SFER projects contribute to ecosystem restoration, environmental protection, economic growth and public health.
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Project 2
Project Name: St. Lucie Inlet South Jetty
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207
Requested Amount: $5 million
Project Purpose: The funding would be used for to provide necessary rehab to the St. Lucie Inlet South Jetty. The St. Lucie Inlet supports a vital commercial fishing industry that contributes heavily to 1.8 million lbs. of catch on Florida’s east coast. Locally, the Inlet supports 402 marine related businesses generating revenues exceeding $465 million/year. The Inlet also serves an important environmental function, flushing water discharged from Lake Okeechobee via the St. Lucie Canal into the Atlantic Ocean and allowing the migration of economically important fish species from protected spawning grounds to the open ocean.
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Project 3
Project Name: St. Lucie Inlet Dredging
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207
Requested Amount: $7.65 million
Project Purpose: The funding would be used for to provide necessary dredging of the St. Lucie Inlet. Dredging is typically conducted every two to four years to control shoaling in the three major reaches of the channel. Severe storms and adverse weather conditions can expedite the need for dredging, however, as material from beach and ocean areas settles in the mouth of the inlet and the inner channel, forming obstructive shoals. This results in an unreliable channel for boat traffic, negatively impacting safe navigation.
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Project 4
Project Name: Fort Pierce Beach Renourishment
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207
Requested Amount: $7.75 million
Project Purpose: The funding would be used for to complete necessary renourishment of the Fort Pierce beach. The erosional trends at the northernmost segment of Fort Pierce beach are so aggressive that when renourishment is not performed routinely, emergency sand placement is necessary to protect adjacent infrastructure, which is locally funded. This has occurred three times, in 2011, 2017, and 2020 when USACE funding was not secured for the regularly scheduled federal beach renourishment.
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Project 5
Project Name: Fort Pierce Shore Protection Feasibility Study
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207
Requested Amount: $1 million
Project Purpose: The funding would be used to complete necessary work remaining on the Section 203 study that was authorized in the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The funding is needed to complete the remaining work on the Section 203 study in order for the new iteration of the existing Federal beach project to continue. The project will add coastal structures (t-groins) that will provide significant cost-savings and extend the life of a typical nourishment project from every two to every four years.
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Project 6
Project Name: Intracoastal Waterway, Jacksonville to Miami, FL
Project Sponsor: Florida Inland Navigation District
Project Location: 1314 Marcinski Road, Jupiter, FL 33477
Requested Amount: $6 million
Project Purpose: The funding would be used to complete for maintenance dredging of 4 areas to improve navigation in Flagler, St. Lucie, Duval, St. Johns & Brevard counties. Maintenance dredging of the IWW was authorized by Congress in the 1927 Rivers and Harbors Act, PL 70-560. The Florida waterways are an integral part of the state economy, contributing to the commercial and recreational boating industry, boater safety, shore protection, job creation and retention, and the increase in property values. The Administration does not request sufficient funding for these waterways in its annual budget request. This request will assist the Florida Inland Navigation District, working in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers, in maintaining the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW).
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