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Babcock Ranch Independent Special District Secures State Funding for Southwest Florida Regional Emergency Shelter

Posted Friday, April 16th, 2021
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On January 25, 2021, with the assistance of HGS attorney Alyssa Willson, the Babcock Ranch Independent Special District and State of Florida Division of Emergency Management entered into a State-Funded Grant Agreement whereby the District will receive $8,000,000 of Fixed Capital Outlay Funds for Construction of the Southwest Florida Regional Emergency Shelter.  The funds will be used for design, permitting, and construction costs associated with the development of an emergency shelter facility with at least 40,000 gross square feet of space and serve 1,333 residents in time of need, and double as a community center when not in emergency use.

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