Space Florida calls for projects to fund on the Coast

The governing body of Florida’s important space industry this week put out a request for projects that will help develop its spaceport system.

Space Florida on Tuesday released its annual call for projects related to Florida Department of Transportation’s “Spaceport Improvement Program.”

The projects should focus on future needs of both the commercial and private sector space industries. Applications are due March 27.

“Collaboration with the private space sector is paramount for the evolution of Florida’s spaceport system,” said Rob Long, president and CEO of Space Florida, in a press release. “We can’t overlook the importance of investing in the foundational infrastructure needed to grow and mature Florida’s space ecosystem.”

Long said partnerships drive Space Florida and the region’s infrastructure upgrades.

He cited several projects, including the construction of SpaceX’s processing and Starship manufacturing facility on Roberts Road, as key projects that started in the Spaceport Improvement Program. The organization will accept applications for fiscal years 2026 to 2030. More information can be found at