St. Johns County, FL Shore Protection Project (SPP)

May 2023

FACT SHEET

St. Johns County, FL Shore Protection Project (SPP) 
Construction (C)
Congressional District: 5, 6

 

1. DESCRIPTION

The St. Johns County, FL Shore Protection Project begins approximately 2.5 miles south of the federal jetty of St. Augustine Inlet. The purpose of this project is to mitigate for downdrift shoreline impacts caused by the federal navigation channel at St. Augustine Inlet and provide storm damage reduction to the upland development. The cost sharing for this project is 80.5 percent federal and 19.5 percent non-federal due to the impacts of the federal navigation channel to the downdrift beaches. The beach renourishment cycle for the project is every 5 years. 

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $258,400,000
Estimated Federal Cost $205,100,000
   

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY22 $41,574,000
Allocation for FY23 $0
President's Budget FY24 $0
   

b. P.L. 115-123: Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018, Supplemental:

Resiliency  
Allocation thru FY22        $129,000
   

3. SPONSOR

St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners
2740 Industry Center Road
St. Augustine, Florida 32084

 

4. STATUS

The federal beach template suffered critical erosion as a result of the November 2021 nor’easter followed by hurricanes Ian and Nicole in 2022. Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) emergency funding was approved however the Project Delivery Team (PDT) is currently waiting on final approval of the Project Information Report (PIR) and release of FCCE funds for advertisement.  

The St. Johns County, FL Shore Protection Project Map