The Biden Administration has helped Florida try to mitigate Climate Change. As the historic Fort Lauderdale flood event showed us less than two weeks ago, our state is in critical trouble.
- As part of the Investing in America agenda, $78.7 million of the funding announced today will be recommended for projects across Florida to make communities and the economy more resilient to climate change.
- These projects are part of NOAA’s nearly $6 billion total investment under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to combat sea level rising and flooding affecting Florida’s coastal communities and economies, oyster and coral reef reconstruction.
- Some projects include $14.5 million for the Sarasota County Alligator Creek Stream Restoration, $12.8 million across Florida and Alabama’s Perdido Watershed Habitat and Community Resilience Initiative, $10.9 million for the Pensacola Bay System Oyster Restoration Initiative, amongst others.
- The Vice President visited Miami last year to announce more than $1 billion in nationwide funding to make buildings and other infrastructure more climate resilient. She also visited Miami last month to discuss the effects of climate change on the state of Florida.