Mar 27, 2024 - News

Florida budget includes nearly $1.8 billion for Miami-Dade

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Miami-Dade County could receive $1.75 billion in state funds in the next budget year, which begins July 1, the Miami Herald reports.

Why it matters: More than 300 recipients across Miami-Dade are slated to receive a portion of the state's $117 billion budget — about $1 billion bigger than last year's — for the 2024–2025 budget year, per the Herald.

  • The allocations are expected to fund programs across sectors, from higher education institutions and transportation work programs to cultural grants and substance abuse and mental health initiatives.
  • Broward County is expected to receive the most funding, with $1.82 billion, according to the outlet's analysis of a report by the Florida House Appropriations Committee.

Caveat: The funds slated for Miami-Dade County projects could still be vetoed by the governor.

By the numbers: Florida International University is slated to receive the biggest haul: more than $317 million, per the outlet.

  • Rounding out the top four are highway construction projects, Miami-Dade College and school readiness services.
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