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Ron DeSantis: SBA Loans Available to Floridians Impacted by Tornadoes in January

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) granted the state’s request for a Disaster Declaration, which makes disaster loans available...

Ron DeSantis Announces $1.3 Million for Apalachicola, $4 Million for St. George Island State...

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis visited Apalachicola to announce more than $1.3 million in awards through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program...

Ron DeSantis Showcases $23.1 Million for Northwest Florida

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis awarded more than $23.1 million in funding to Northwest Florida communities through the Rural Infrastructure Fund and Community Development Block Grant programs. “The best defense is...

USDA Declares Disaster for Florida Counties Impacted by January Freeze

This week, U.S. Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack declared a disaster for Florida agriculture hit by a freeze in January. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that Broward, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough,...

Ron DeSantis Announces Additional Resources for Floridians Impacted by Wildfires

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced additional state resources through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to support families impacted by the wildfires in Northwest...

FEMA, State Government Continue Efforts to Battle Fires in Bay County

With more than 10,000 acres in Bay County already impacted by wildfires and more than 1,100 homes evacuated, the federal and state governments continue their efforts to defeat it. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...

Ron DeSantis Launches Donation Portal for Southwest Florida Tornado Survivors

Following the federal government’s denial of Florida’s request to provide assistance to individuals impacted by the tornadoes that touched down in Charlotte and Lee counties on January 16, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida...

FEMA Denies Assistance for Floridians Hit by Tornadoes in Charlotte, Lee Counties, FDEM Will...

Last week, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) received notification from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that the state’s request for Individual Assistance for Floridians impacted by recent tornadoes in Charlotte and...

Ron DeSantis Has Officials Tour Florida Farms Hit by Record Freeze

Last week, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Sec. Dane Eagle and Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) Director Kevin Guthrie toured Florida orange groves, vegetable farms, and sugar cane fields to survey damage...
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Ron DeSantis Announces $17.5 Million to Help Communities Impacted by Hurricane Michael

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced almost $17.5 million in awards through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program. The program funds the local community’s match portion of...

Ron DeSantis Asks USDA for Disaster Declaration to Help Florida Farmers Hit by Freezing...

On Tuesday, Gov, Ron DeSantis requested that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issue a Disaster Declaration for counties impacted by freezing temperatures. In his letter, DeSantis also requested any assistance available under the Farm...

Casey DeSantis, FDEM: Sara Newhouse Takes Over as Florida’s Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator

This week, First Lady Casey DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced the appointment of Sara Newhouse as the State Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator. “The ripple effect of a disaster goes...
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