Military Community Programs

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FLORIDA DEFENSE REINVESTMENT GRANT PROGRAM

The Defense Reinvestment Grant Program provides funding to defense-dependent communities to support advocacy and military community relations.

Its purpose is to support community-based activities that: 

  • Protect existing military installations.
  • Diversify the economy of a defense-dependent community.
  • Develop plans for the reuse of closed or realigned military installations, including any plans necessary for infrastructure improvements needed to facilitate reuse and related marketing activities.

Eligibility: Defense-dependent counties and cities and local economic development councils that represent a local government with a military installation that could be adversely affected by federal actions.

FLORIDA DEFENSE INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM

The Defense Infrastructure Grant Program provides funding for local infrastructure projects that have a positive impact on a military installation’s military value. Projects must benefit both the local community and the military installations. Program funds may not be used to fund on-base military construction projects.

Its purpose is to support community-based activities that: 

  • Encroachment.
  • Transportation and access.
  • Utilities.
  • Communications. 
  • Housing.
  • Environment.
  • Security.


Eligibility: Defense-dependent counties and cities and local economic development councils that represent a local government with a military installation that could be adversely affected by federal actions.



MILITARY BASE PROTECTION PROGRAM

The Military Base Protection Program was created to secure non-conservation lands to serve as a buffer to protect military installations against encroachment and support local community efforts to engage in service partnerships with military installations.

DEO evaluates information provided by military installations regarding potential encroachment threats and provides its recommendation rankings to the Florida Defense Support Task Force. DEO assists the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in accomplishing non-conservation acquisitions authorized by the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund (Governor and Cabinet) and funded by the Legislature.

Eligibility: Communities with non-conservation lands not subject to acquisition by the Florida Forever Program.

An equal opportunity employer/program.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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