City of Fernandina Beach
June 3, 2021
Governor Ron DeSantis signed Florida’s fiscal year 2021-22 budget, and City Grants Administrator Lorelei Jacobs is pleased to report all five projects pursued by the City were funded.
1. Florida Department of State (FDOS) Historic Preservation Special Category Grant for Peck Center construction for $500,000
2. FDOS Grant for a Peck Center (a Rosenwald school) historical display for $50,000 (no match). In addition to the construction at Peck Center, the City also put in a grant to fund the Museum creating and installing a Peck Center historical exhibition to be permanently located at Peck.
3. Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Grant for Beach Walkover 6N for $60K ($60K match from impact funds): Our FDEP grant through which the City will construct the beach walkover at 6N has also been funded, and Charlie George has already started receiving the survey bids. Construction will take place between Oct 1, 2021 and June, 2022.
4. FDEP RIG Grant for Fernandina Beach Downtown Waterfront Resiliency Project for $500K (no match): City applied for $500K (the maximum allowed) to construct a berm and living shoreline at Parking Lots C & D.
5. $250K for the Fernandina Beach Downtown Stormwater Quality Project.
Says Jacobs, “But in conclusion, thanks to a huge team effort that starts with the City Commission approving grant applications and Legislative projects, the City of Fernandina Beach will receive a total of $1,360,000 for these five important projects, to the great benefit of current and future generations of Fernandina Beach residents and visitors.”