The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that a historic amount of funding – a total of $30 million – is now available to Florida’s rural communities through the Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF).
“Thanks to the leadership of Governor DeSantis, rural communities can now apply for a historic $30 million,” said DEO Secretary Dane Eagle. “This historic funding will build on our investments in rural Florida and make positive, long-term impacts in Florida communities for generations to come.”
RIF facilitates the planning, preparing, and financing of infrastructure projects in rural communities, which encourage job creation, capital investment, and the strengthening and diversification of rural economies. This program is also intended to facilitate access to other state and federal infrastructure funding programs.