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RESIDENTIAL ENERGY EFFICIENT GRANTS Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is launching the Florida Counties Low-Income Residential Energy Efficient Grant Program. It will fund energy-efficient projects created by counties for low-income people. A total of $1 million will be given out. VOLUNTEER FLORIDA GRANTS Volunteer Florida announced new grant opportunities that are available, including $496,000 to assist Florida’s Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

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AMBULANCE PROVIDER RULES State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued an emergency order temporarily suspending a requirement that emergency medical transportation providers obtain a “certificate of public convenience and necessity” from counties to offer services. The order came after an ambulance service tried to expand into a neighboring county last year but local officials refused to approve Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

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ELECTION FUNDING Secretary of State Laurel Lee has requested $20.2 million from the federal Election Assistance Commission to help Florida prepare for the 2020 elections. The money comes from $400 million authorized by Congress as part of the CARES Act. Election expenses are anticipated to increase as there is higher interest in voting by mail, adding Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

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REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION The GOP has picked Jacksonville to host the Republican National Convention keynote events in August. The convention’s official business meetings will take place in Charlotte. Portions of the convention events were moved to Florida after the governor of North Carolina expressed concerns about a potential spread of COVID at the larger events. TOURISM COVID-19 Read more about Issues of Interest[…]