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Ron DeSantis Taps Dane Eagle to Lead Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

After four terms in the Florida House, last month, Eagle was edged in the Republican primary by fellow state Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Naples, in the race to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., in Congress. 
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Florida Submits Plan to HUD to Access $735 Million for Hurricane Michael Recovery

These funds are available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle back in October 2018.

Florida DEO Awards $49 Million for More Than 1,000 Small Business Bridge Loans

The bridge loan program, managed by DEO, provides short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury from COVID-19. Additionally, DEO announced the availability of business resources to help businesses recovering from the economic impacts resulting from COVID-19.

Florida DEO Launches Mobile-Friendly Online Application for Unemployment Assistance

After drawing fire for its website’s technical issues. the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) launched a new, mobile-friendly online application for unemployment assistance.

Charlie Crist: DEO Should Launch an App to Help With Unemployment Applications in Florida

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., called on the state of Florida to work with the tech community to develop a mobile app to make Florida’s unemployment application process work better for the people who need the help.

Ron DeSantis: State Government Taking Steps to Improve Unemployment Assistance Program Issues

During a COVID-19 response roundtable at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee on Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced actions the state is taking to improve Florida’s unemployment assistance program.

More Florida Residents Apply for Unemployment Benefits as Coronavirus Impacts the Economy

With 5.8 million of those new applications coming through state programs--up more than 2.9 million from the week before--there’s a clear impact in the Sunshine State.

DEO Starts Small Business Emergency Loans to Businesses Hurt by Coronavirus

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) approved the first two Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans to businesses impacted by COVID-19.
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Ron DeSantis Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Florida Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by coronavirus and COVID-19.

Florida’s Unemployment Rate Dropped in January

On Monday, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that the state unemployment rate hit a record low in January before coronavirus impacted the Sunshine State.

Ron DeSantis Starts Emergency Business Damage Assessment Survey for Coronavirus

On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the activation of the Business Damage Assessment survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations.
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Ron DeSantis, DEO Announce $14 Million in Workforce Training Awards for Hurricane Irma Recovery

On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Workforce Recovery Training Program has awarded more than $14 million to help organizations aid the state in recovering from Hurricane Irma which struck in September 2017.