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Kathy Castor: American Rescue Plan Helped Tampa Bay’s Colleges and Universities

With this week marking the one year anniversary of the “American Rescue Plan," a $1.9 trillion stimulus package backed by congressional Democrats and the Biden administration, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., insisted that it...

Kathy Castor: 2.7 Million Floridians Signed Up for Health Insurance Under Affordable Care Act

Last week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., announced that 2.7 million Floridians - a substantial increase over the 2.1 million Floridians last year - enrolled in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...

Department of Education Backing USF’s Office of Veteran Success

The U.S. Department of Education is sending funds to the University of South Florida (USF) to support its Office of Veteran Success. The funds come from the Education Department’s Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student...

Kathy Castor: $180 Million Headed to Tampa Colleges, Universities Through American Rescue Plan

Castor showcased the funds which “will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely" with “at least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardship.”

Kathy Castor Backs Proposed Projects, Insisting They Will Help Tampa

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., announced her support for 10 community projects allowed for consideration by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee in appropriations bills for the upcoming fiscal...

Rick Scott Donates Fourth Quarter Senate Salary to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls

For more than 100 years, Mercy Home has worked to provide children and families with healing and tools to build brighter futures, and give children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or violence a safe home, educational support and career guidance. 
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Florida Council of 100 Honors Two Retired Higher Ed Presidents

“The Outstanding Floridian Award is presented by the Council of 100 to Floridians who reflect true meritorious service that goes above and beyond the call of duty and results in extraordinary achievement. Award recipients have rendered consistent service and contributions to the state and not just for a single achievement. The award is given infrequently to reflect a truly meritorious level of service of those distinguished Floridians being recognized,” the council noted. 

Kathy Castor Urges USF to Keep College of Education’s Undergraduate Program

USF's College of Education’s undergraduate program, which serves as the largest single provider of teachers to the Tampa Bay area, has benefited from over $34 million in federal grants throughout Castor’s time serving in Congress.

Charlie Crist Announces DOJ Grant for USF

Crist said the federal government will send the $478,553 grant to USF “to study and improve the effectiveness of violence prevention and mental health training programs in schools across the nation.”

Charlie Crist: NSF Sending $1 Million to St. Petersburg College for TB-B2B Program

Crist, who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, said the funds will help boost the community.

DOT Sending Almost $4.9 Million to USF to Study, Help Reduce Traffic

Last summer, USF beat out more than 50 applicants across the nation for $7.5 million in federal funds which will be used for “advancing research and education programs that address the nation’s critical transportation challenges.”
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Florida Congressmen Team Up on the Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms Act

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., introduced the “Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms Act” which U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., is cosponsoring. 
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