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Legislation & Funding

Apalachicola Proposes Legislative Initiative

The Apalachicola Environmental Stewardship Bill is a 2019 state legislative initiative by the City of Apalachicola to establish funding for some of the City's most pressing needs: infrastructure improvements to wastewater, drinking water, and stormwater systems and water quality protection.


The City applies for and receives several grants. This list is updated as projects are funded or completed.

Florida Department of Transportation – SCOP– Leslie Street
The City requested $610,169.30 from this program to remedy the underground issues, resurfacing the entire street length, and for new road signs based off engineer’s estimate and recommendations for Leslie Street. The City was awarded the full amount! This funding window begins July 1, 2023, and ends June 30, 2024. We will take steps to make sure this work can be completed ASAP.

DEO Rural Infrastructure Fund - Water Treatment Plant Improvements FY 21/22
The City applied for $150,000 for engineering services that are going to be needed as we navigate the Potable Water Consent Order and will set us up to apply for more funding down the line. The City was awarded funding for $147k. Funded:

  • Evaluation of Existing Conditions
  • Enhanced Sampling Plan, Hydraulic Modeling, and Treatability Studies
  • Alternatives Analysis
  • Facilities Plan Report

Department of Historical Resources African American Cultural and Historical Grants – Apalachicola African-American History Museum
The City was awarded $1 million with a $250k match from the City for a new construction museum next to Holy Family. Due to rising construction costs, the project scope has been changed from a 2-level, 2,500SQF footprint building to a 1-level 2,000SQF building with elevated ceilings. Priorities include:

  • High Security
  • Storage Room
  • Office Space
  • Breezeway to Holy Family
  • Greeting Station/Small Gift Shop Area
  • ADA Accessible Bathrooms
  • Controlled Lighting for Exhibits
  • Building with Room for Add-On at later date