Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is providing an additional $3 million in grant funding to assist communities impacted by red tide.
DEP has already committed $750,000 to Manatee County and nearly $100,000 to Sarasota County, as well as:
- More than $190,000 for Collier County
- $2 million for Lee County
- $700,000 for Martin County
Gov. Scott issued an executive order last week, declaring a state of emergency due to impacts of red tide.