All over the United States, we’ve seen COVID-19 impact communities. From big cities to small towns, we’ve seen the loss of life, economic impacts, and more. There’s no way to really account for everything we’ve lost. With so many businesses gone forever, and jobs lost, it’s hard to know what to do next. Local and state governments are trying to help with economic recovery. Grant programs have been launched to help. Job training has had funds allocated. However, that’s not the only thing that the government is doing. Local governments are also trying to improve the overall quality of life. Like in the city of Miami, where a nearly $15 million grant has allowed for the city to fund resilience projects. The point is to be able to improve the overall quality of life, especially in low-income neighborhoods.
And while we’re talking about this, here are grants to help with climate change in all of Florida.
The City of Miami Gets Grant to Improve Resiliency
We haven’t spoken about climate change often enough, but it’s a very large focus of concern in the city of Miami. That’s why these grant funds are so important. There are fears about rising sea levels. Some worried that Miami itself will be underwater, and both state and city governments have tried to allocate funds to try and work on this issue. That’s where grant funds like this can come in.
Here’s what Miami Mayor Francis Suarez had to say about this grant award: “These dollars allow the City of Miami to go above and beyond for our residents,” said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “Miamians have sacrificed a lot to preserve the future of this town, and we owe it to them to provide the utmost quality of life, and that means building a Miami that lasts Forever.
The funds will be allocated to two important projects in the city of Miami:
Jose Marti Park: Funds will be used to construct a new seawall and retrofit the existing seawall. And this will also be used to construct living shoreline sections. The goal is to increase the resilience of the park and the nearby Little-Havana neighborhood. This upgrade will protect both the neighborhood and the park from climate change, natural hazards, and flooding. The project will cost $13,497,843.
Street Improvements on NW 17 Street between 27th Avenue and 37th Avenue: This will improve upon the resiliency of this roadway. Improvements will including the installation of a drainage system exfiltration trench, storm inlets, accessibility ramps, and swales. The goal is to protect against pollution, flooding, and land erosion.
GrantWatch Understands How Important Projects Like This Are:
Projects like this are critical to ensuring the preservation of people’s homes, parks, and the coastline. It’s important to ensure that these projects are able to receive funding. That’s why we are so proud to have an entire relevant category on GrantWatch for just these types of grants. We have two categories relevant categories: an environment-grant category, and a disaster relief grant category.
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