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This page is designed to provide updates by the City grant writer/administrator of the various grants and designations which the City is seeking or has recently secured and are being administered. Select the link to the grant or project in which you have an interest to learn more about the grant/designation's status:

Project Title
Project Cost
Grant Amount
Grantor
Active Dates
Skate Park Improvement Project
$50,000
$50,000
FL Dept. of Environmental Protection
12/23/2015-
4/30/2018
Generator Project
$307,050
$230,288
FL Division of Emergency Management
2/27/2015-10/31/2018
Environmental Assessment, Gate 4 Replacement, AWOs Upgrade
$52,563
$42,050
Florida Dept. of Transportation
8/26/2015-
6/30/2019
Pat Covell Park Improvements
$50,000
$50,000
FL Dept. of Environmental Protection
7/1/2016-
6/30/2019
DeFuniak Springs Land Development Update
$40,000
$40,000
Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity
7/1/2016-
6/30/2017
DeFuniak Springs Historical District Resource Update
$48,740
$48,740
FL Division of Historical Resources
7/26/2016-
6/30/2017
Underground Utility Conversion; Airport Access Road Realignment Design/Construction
$625,000
$500,000
Florida Department of Transportation
10/19/2016-
6/30/2021
Major Sewer Rehabilitation & Treatment Facility Phase I
$1,824,705
$1,824,705
(Revolving Fund)
FL Dept. of Environmental Protection
11/10/2015-
5/15/2018
Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood Restoration Phase I
$593,791


$497,113
FL Division of Historical Resources
7/1/2016 -
6/30/2018
Red Eye and Widner Circle Waterline Loop
$154,121
$93,136
NW Florida Water Management District
4/25/2017-
4/25/2019
Airport Layout Plan Update with Narrative
$150,000
$7,500
Florida Department of Transportation
10/27/2017-
6/30/2020
Firefighter Training and Equipment
$63,029
$63,029
Firefighter Assistance Grant Program
12/12/2017-
7/1/2018
City of DeFuniak Springs Airport Industrial Park and Access Road Planning & Design
$292,070
$292,070
Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity
1/8/2018-
1/7/2020
SR 83 (US 331) Gas System Upgrades and Expansion
$250,000
$250,000
Florida Department of Transportation
2/20/2018-
12/31/2018
LakeFest 2019 Marketing Grant$6,000$6,000Walton County TDC
APPLICATION SUBMITTED 7/10/2018
Marvel of Flight 2019 Marketing Grant$6,000$6,000Walton County TDC
APPLICATION BEING PREPARED 7/11/2018


Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood Restoration: Secured grant of $497,113 from the Florida Division of Historical Resources to restore and rehabilitate the Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood. Includes installation of an elevator. Work is concluding June 30, 2018.  A second phase grant application has been submitted to the State to complete this project.

DeFuniak Springs Historical District Resource Update: Secured grant of $48,740 by the Florida Division of Historical Resources to inventory all buildings in the DeFuniak Springs Historic District and update records in the Florida Master Site File for further preservation of the original campus of Florida's Historic Chautauqua now on the National Register of Historic Places.  Work is still underway.

Historic District Interpretive Panels and Kiosks: Application submitted for $50,000 grant to place information/interpretive panels throughout the original grounds of Florida's Historic Chautauqua to promote heritage tourism and self-guided tours throughout the grounds.  Grant agreement being submitted to the City by the Florida Division of Historical Resources.

Pat Covell Park #1: City has secured a $50,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to upgrade this existing park.  Work is underway by the DeFuniak Springs Public Works Department.