Bay County Reimbursed $4.6 Million for Beach Renourishment Project

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Last year, Bay County spent millions of dollars on beach renourishment projects, and now they're seeing some of those dollars come back.
The Bay County Tourist Development Council applied for a grant with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to reimburse them for money spent to fix beach erosion.

In 2017, the county used $14 million from the TDC's bed tax funds to fix four erosional hotspots on the beach.

Commissioner Griff Griffitts, said since the TDC was approved for the federal grant, they will be reimbursed $4.6 million.

"There's another small grant that we're applying for as well, so in reality the project will be less than $10 million to do those four hotspots that we did last year," he said.

Commissioner Griffitts said they will not have to do any beach renourishment projects this year.


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