Intergovernmental Affairs and RESTORE Act

Contact Info:
Michelle Metcalf, Intergovernmental Affairs Director

(850) 926-0919 Ext. 703

The Intergovernmental Affairs Department
serves as a liaison and point of contact for information, programs and initiatives relating to:

Legislative Activities – work with County Officials to ensure the County’s legislative priorities are represented to the legislature during session. Provides updates to the Commissioners and County Administrator.

Economic Development – serves as a point of contact for current information, County initiatives and regional planning. Works with local Economic Development Council as well as attends regional economic development meetings.

Grant Administration -

  • Grant Applications- researches, reviews and analyzes grant opportunities for possible funding of projects that meet the County’s priorities as defined by the Adopted Infrastructure Plan* and the Local Mitigation Strategy*.
  • State and Federal Programs and Grants – serves as the liaison between County Offices and government agencies regarding new and changing state and federal policies and programs.

Special Projects such as:

  • Agreements related to the 2010 BP Oil Spill which incorporates the following programs:
    • RESTORE Act - Wakulla
    • Gulf Consortium
    • Triumph Gulf Coast Inc.
  • Agreements related to the Septic to Sewer Conversions
    • Springs Protection Funding
    • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
    • State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds – Infrastructure Improvements
  • Agreement related to the American Rescue Plan Act, State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

*Copies available at –