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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.
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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.