May 12, 2022MEDIA CONTACT:
City Awarded $160K through Resilient Florida Grant Program
Grant Funding Will Continue City's Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment Efforts
The City of Pensacola has been awarded nearly $160,000 through the State of Florida's Resilient Florida Program Planning Grant Awards for Fiscal Year 2021-22, which will help fund the city's Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment to assess community flood risk.
The foundational concept of the city's grant proposal is to assess the flood risk of the community using best available tools, data and methodologies, with a broader goal of capturing multiple types of weather-related scenarios to project and model how various flood risks would affect the community.
This grant funding will help the city evaluate the potential for flood exposure to critical assets: transportation and evacuation routes, critical infrastructure, critical community and emergency facilities, and natural, culture and historical resources.
The City of Pensacola also launched an interactive online Resiliency Story Map and Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment in 2021, which will help the city collect data to identify and plan for potential sea level rise throughout Pensacola. Learn more about the map and assessment here.
To learn more about the City of Pensacola Vulnerability Assessment and to view maps and other related documents, click here.