Gov. Rick Scott announced the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is providing an additional $3 million in grant funding to combat red tide. According to Scott, the Department of Environmental Protection has already committed $750,000 to Manatee County, $190,000 to Collier County and nearly $100,000 to Sarasota County. The Governo said, ‚ÄúToday I am directing DEP to provide an additional $3 million in grant funding to support our local communities as they respond to these damaging blooms.”