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Gov. Scott announces additional $3 million to help combat red tide

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TALLAHASSEE, FL (WWSB) - Gov. Rick Scott announced the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is providing an additional $3 million in grant funding to combat red tide. 

According to Gov. Rick Scott, the Department of Environmental Protection has already committed $750,000 to Manatee County, $190,000 to Collier County and nearly $100,000 to Sarasota County.

 “Today I am directing DEP to provide an additional $3 million in grant funding to support our local communities as they respond to these damaging blooms," said Gov. Scott in a press release. "As we provide this funding, VISIT FLORIDA and the Department of Economic Opportunity are continuing to support impacted businesses." 

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