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Jimmy Patronis Meets With FEMA to Talk Hurricane Response Efforts, Flood Insurance

On Thursday, Patronis, who is based out of Bay County which was slammed by Hurricane Michael back in October 2018, met with FEMA Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor in Washington D.C. to talk about a host of issues. 

Florida Chamber Launches Institute for a Safer Florida

“The goal of the ISF is to help Florida evolve from a state that has witnessed school and workplace violence that has claimed dozens of lives, to a state that has among the safest schools and places of employment in the nation,” the new group noted on Wednesday. “The ISF will focus and champion solutions in four key areas: safer schools, safer workplaces, mental health, and public safety.”

Ben Carson Unveils HUD’s ‘Find Shelter’ Website to Help Locate Service Providers, Resources for...

HUD noted the new site is “a new resource developed by the Department to help individuals and families in need to locate nearby resources.” With it, “users can search for facilities that provide shelter, clothing, health clinics, and food pantries to those in need” as it “provides mapping and contact information for these service providers and the site is optimized for mobile use.”
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DEO Offers $85 Million in Grants to Local Governments Helping Hurricane Irma Recovery

On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that $85 million is available to local governments in communities impacted by Hurricane Irma through the Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program. Hurricane Irma hit the Sunshine State back in September 2017.
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Ron DeSantis: DEO Has Sent State Action Plan for $633 Million in Disaster Mitigation...

Over the next two months, HUD will review Florida’s proposal plan before letting the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), which led the state’s effort to create the plan, know if it is approved.

Kathy Castor: Feds Sending $18 Million for the Tampa Heights Mobility Corridor

This week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., announced a major new infrastructure investment in the heart of Tampa. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) received...

Mario Diaz-Balart Remains Top Republican on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations

The South Florida Republican led that subcommittee from 2015 until the Democrats took over the House at the start of this year.