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Florida Defense grants
The state is sending 830,000 dollars to Northwest Florida to help support our military bases.
Governor Rick Scott announced the annual grants today.
Escambia County is getting 250,000 dollars.
Santa Rosa County, 280,000.
And Okaloosa 300,000 dollars.
Part of the money is earmarked to buy land around the bases to prevent encroachment.
The rest is for Community Relations and Economic Development.