Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation organized to oversee the expenditure of 75 percent of all funds recovered by the Florida attorney general for economic damages to the state that resulted from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., is required to administer the distribution of the funds to be used for the recovery, diversification, and enhancement of the eight Northwest Florida counties disproportionately affected by the oil spill. Those counties include Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla.
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Crawfordville, FL – Today Triumph Gulf Coast presented the first grant check in what is expected to be $1.5 billion worth of job-creating initiatives funded over the next twelve years. The first distribution of Triumph funds will be used by Wakulla School Board to expand career- technical education programming. Using these funds Wakulla will purchase computer labs for new programs in all of Wakulla’s elementary and middle schools. The training and curriculum will prepare students for advanced training at the high school levels. Improving the quality and value of job training in K-20 education settings is a major focus of the legislation which established Triumph Gulf Coast. At completion, the Wakulla School Board $3,926,867 grant is expected to result in more than 400 students earning national industry certifications in information technology, HVAC and automotive maintenance in the first five years of the program. Wakulla County School District has a history… [Read More]