Governor Ron DeSantis Announces FDEM has Awarded More Than $1 Billion for Hurricane Recovery Since January 8

On October 11, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has crossed the billion-dollar mark in hurricane recovery funding since January 8. This milestone comes as a direct result of major policy and procedure changes at FDEM to allow funding to be distributed as fast as possible. “As of […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces All 28 Florida Colleges Support the Last Mile College Completion Program

On October 11, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Department of Education and the Florida College System announced that all 28 Florida Colleges support the Last Mile College Completion Program and are voluntarily providing scholarships to eligible students using existing resources before receiving funding from the Legislature. The Last Mile College Completion Program helps students […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Applauds Department of Homeland Security on Extraordinary Relief Granted to Eastern Shipbuilding Group

On October 11, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis applauded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Coast Guard for granting extraordinary relief to Panama City-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) for four Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) ships. The Governor spoke with Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan this morning who informed him of […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner Richard Corcoran Celebrate the Family Empowerment Scholarship Reaching 18,000 Students

On October 11, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran announced that Florida’s new scholarship program, the Family Empowerment Scholarship, has reached its first-year enrollment cap of 18,000 students. The Family Empowerment Scholarship is geared towards K-12 students from low-income and working-class families and allows students life-changing educational opportunities. This is Florida’s […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and FDEM Award $150.9 Million to Bay County and $20 Million to Mexico Beach for Hurricane Michael Recovery

On October 10, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has awarded $150.9 million to Bay County and $20 million to Mexico Beach to help the communities recover from the impact of Hurricane Michael. Specifically, these funds will reimburse Mexico Beach for ongoing debris removal efforts and Bay County […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $28 Million for Northwest Florida

On October 10, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Panama City, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a $28 million investment for Northwest Florida, one year after Hurricane Michael made landfall as a powerful Category 5 hurricane. Governor DeSantis is awarding nearly $3 million to Panama City through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund and requesting $25 million from the Florida Legislature to […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Virginia Larrea as Florida’s Featured Artist for Hispanic Heritage Month

On October 9, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced Virginia Larrea as Florida’s Featured Artist for Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sept. 15 and continues through Oct. 15. “I am proud to highlight this beautiful art and the successful and inspiring woman behind it,” said First Lady DeSantis. “Ms. Larrea is not only an award-winning […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Finalization of Plan to Strengthen Florida’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

On October 9, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida’s Mitigation Plan Will Further Improve Florida’s Air Quality Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced another step in the state’s effort to modernize public transit, provide accessible electric vehicle infrastructure and reduce harmful air pollutants caused by diesel emissions. Coordination amongst state agencies and private and public sector partners will be critical to the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Relaunch of ‘Find It Florida!’

On October 9, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Enterprise Florida Commercial Property Search Tool Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the relaunch and expansion of Find It Florida!, Enterprise Florida’s commercial property search tool. Find It Florida! is a robust, public database for viewing and uploading available commercial building and site properties across the state. The relaunch includes updates to the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Bold Occupational Licensing Reform Agenda

On October 8, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Miami, Fla. — Today Governor Ron DeSantis unveiled his new occupational licensing reform agenda to increase professional opportunity for Floridians. The Governor also highlighted the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s (DBPR) progress toward eliminating barriers to employment since the Governor’s “Deregathon” event in January. The Governor was joined by Vatrice Clorie, Eva Locke and […]