According to HUD, the funds will come “in the form of Mainstream funding vouchers to assist non-elderly populations impacted by coronavirus" which will use “the same rules as other housing choice vouchers but targeted to serve a special population to ensure residents of low-income housing, including those with unique circumstances, receive necessary funding to protect their health and safety against COVID-19.”
Florida’s seaports have a $117.6 billion economic impact and account for more than 900,000 direct and indirect jobs, while linking communities to vital national and international markets.
Rubio cheered the news that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will offer “funding through Stage 2 of the Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund will result in all locations in Puerto Rico having access to fixed broadband service with speeds of at least 100 Mbps” and weighed in on the matter on Monday.
On Friday, Dunn introduced the proposal which will “reimburse local governments and electric cooperatives for interest incurred on loans used to restore essential functions after natural disasters since the “interest paid on emergency loans is often a cost passed on to taxpayers and ratepayers alike.”
The Florida Keys Electric Cooperative will be getting the bulk of the funds--$11,105,629.07--coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“Rural Americans deserve to have safe and modern facilities in their hometowns,” said Leary on Wednesday.
“Upgrading water infrastructure provides a path to economic growth and protects the health and safety of people who live and work in rural areas,” USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said on Tuesday.
“This project will replace 16 miles of old water mains, install new fire hydrants, and provide much-needed upgrades to the community’s existing infrastructure,” Steube’s office noted.
Carson announced $12.5 million in supplemental housing counseling grants, including more than $390,000 for more than 20 agencies across Florida.
FEMA approved three grants to cover seven projects.