Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $8.7 Million for Hurricane Ian Recovery Efforts and Workforce Education

On November 16, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

MATLACHA, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $7.7 million through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant program and the Job Growth Grant Fund (JGGF) to support a large-scale rapid credentialing effort between three state colleges, two technical colleges, and Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs). Governor DeSantis also announced $1 million through the […]

Florida Designates 114 Purple Star Schools

On November 15, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced 114 schools in 10 counties across the state will be designated as Florida’s first class of Purple Star campuses in recognition of their support for the children of military families. Governor DeSantis made the announcement while visiting Fort Walton Beach High School in Okaloosa County, which […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Three Judicial Appointments

On November 14, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces three judicial appointments: one to the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court, one to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court, and one to the DeSoto County Court.   Dustin Anderson, of New Port Richey, to serve as Judge on the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court   Anderson has served as a […]

Florida Responds to Impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole

On November 14, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Last week, Hurricane Nicole made landfall along Florida’s east coast as a Category 1 hurricane. Since then, the State of Florida has worked with its public and private partners to expedite recovery efforts. Completed projects include: power has been restored to accounts that can safely receive it, all state-owned bridges have been inspected and […]

Florida Responds to Impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole

On November 13, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reopening of all sections of State Road (S.R.) A1A with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) expediting emergency repairs in the wake of Hurricane Nicole. The storm significantly damaged parts of the scenic highway by washing out nearby dunes, eating into the shoulder across three counties. Crews began work on Thursday to restore the […]

S.R. A1A Reopens Today on the Entire East Coast of Florida Following Damage from Hurricane Nicole

On November 12, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Roadway Opening in Flagler, St. Johns and Volusia Counties   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reopening of all sections of State Road (S.R.) A1A with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) expediting emergency repairs in the wake of Hurricane Nicole. “FDOT has completed emergency repairs on the last three storm-damaged sections of S.R. A1A, and reopened the roadway after only three days of work,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “FDOT crews have been working to complete repairs in […]

Florida Responds to Impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole

On November 12, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — This week, Governor Ron DeSantis gave briefings at the State Emergency Operations Center and traveled the state to survey damage in areas across the east coast of Florida that were impacted by Hurricane Nicole. Last night, less than two days after Hurricane Nicole made landfall, all accounts that lost power and can safely receive […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Joins Local Officials to Assess Damage from Hurricane Nicole, Announces $20 Million for Emergency Beach Repair

On November 11, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Use courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined local officials in Flagler and Volusia counties to assess damage from Hurricane Nicole due to coastal flooding and beach erosion. Following the tour of impacted areas, Governor DeSantis announced that he has directed the Florida Department of […]

Florida Responds to Impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole

On November 11, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis is traveling the state to survey damage in areas across the east coast of Florida that were impacted by Hurricane Nicole. At the direction of the Governor, FDOT has completed emergency road repairs to the St. Johns County portion of State Road (SR) A1A in under 7.5 hours. With 80 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Florida’s Commitment to Serving State’s 1.5 Million Veterans

On November 11, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor also awards $1.5 million for veterans recovering from substance abuse TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted Florida’s commitment to serving the state’s 1.5 million veterans through state programs and initiatives that provide resources and opportunities that help build the future success of Florida’s veterans. As the nation’s most veteran-friendly state, Florida’s state agencies […]