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DeSantis announces Florida’s participation in Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced the State of Florida has submitted confirmation to the United States Department of the Treasury that it will take part in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program established under the federal COVID-19 relief legislation signed into law in December. The program will provide $1.4 billion in emergency rental assistance to Floridians, of which it is anticipated that more than $850 million will be administered by the State of Florida. Cities and counties with a population of 200,000 and greater will receive funds directly from the United States Department of the Treasury for the program. While final allocations have not yet been released, it is anticipated that more than $850 million will be provided to the State. Households meeting the following criteria will be eligible for assistance: • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a ...

Branning, Caldwell sworn-in to county offices

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced the State of Florida has submitted confirmation to the United States Department of the Treasury that it will take part in the Emergency Rental Assistance ...

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Delinda Jane Swartwood

Delinda Jane Swartwood, 71, of Lehigh Acres, passed away Monday, January 4, 2021. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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Guest Commentary: Grateful to have served

As my time serving Southwest Florida in Congress comes to a close, I would like to take a moment to reflect on what we have accomplished these last four years. One of my main reasons in running for Congress, and my most important focus, has been on developing a bipartisan commitment to ...

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American Legion: The ‘Long and Short’ of it

Have you ever noticed that when one receives a long document or a manual of some sort that it is briefly skimmed over, then put in a drawer, only to be taken out in the event there is a serious question needing an answer? And of course, when that happens, it’s a mad scramble to find what you ...