Florida Defense Support Task Force

The Red Devils training at Tyndall Air Force Base.
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.

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.

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.