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BP gives out $15 million in grants

BP is giving out another 15-million dollars in grants to organizations and governments in the four states affected by the oil spill.
Nearly two-million of that is earmarked for Florida.
Four groups in our area are getting money.
Pensacola State College, the Emerald Coast Science Center in Fort Walton Beach, the Destin Fishing Rodeo, and the Destin Charity Wine Auction.

The state is also getting funding for its Viva Florida program.
For marketing the panhandle shipwreck trail that stretches from Pensacola to Port Saint Joe.

And for the "Google Beach View" project to photograph all 825 miles of Florida beaches.

You can check out the full list of grant recipients and how much they're getting on our website under Newslinks.