Florida Defense Support Task Force Florida Awards $400k In Defense Grants By Nick Evans • Jul 5, 2017 Sgt. Gregory Moore / US Marine Corps Florida Governor Rick Scott is signing off on nearly half a million dollars in grants aimed at insulating military bases from future closures. The bulk of the money is headed for the panhandle. Defense Experts Worry About Florida's Capitol Hill Slide By Jim Ash • Nov 17, 2016 Last week’s presidential election is cause for much hand wringing, but Florida’s Defense Support Task Force is more concerned about the Sunshine State’s declining clout on Capitol Hill. Lt Gov Carroll Recommends Task Force Develop Guidelines For Awarding Grants By Sascha Cordner • Aug 22, 2012 The Florida Defense Support Task Force is looking to create an application process for those seeking military-related grants from the panel. The goal is to cut down on the appearance of favoritism.