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Governor DeSantis visits Pensacola to award grant dollars

by FloridaWest News




On Monday, July 1, Governor DeSantis visited Pensacola State College to award more than $12 million to Northwest Florida through the Job Growth Grant Fund (JGGF).

The Governor awarded funds for workforce development and infrastructure improvements through the JGGF and the Defense Infrastructure Grant (DIG). Awards were made to Pensacola State College, the city of DeFuniak Springs, Santa Rosa County, and Jackson County for projects that will support the aviation and aerospace industry, the military and defense industry, and increase access to workforce housing.

“Today’s awards will help bring high demand, high wage jobs and businesses to Northwest Florida,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “These strategic investments will benefit Escambia, Walton, Santa Rosa and Jackson counties and provide new opportunities for families from across the Panhandle.”

Read release from the Governor’s office here.