Governor Scott: DOJ Approves Funding for FDLE to Help with Orlando Terror Attack

On June 17, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved $500,000 of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) request for $2 million in emergency Justice Assistance Grant funds for the City of Orlando and Orange County to use for overtime pay for law enforcement and equipment associated with […]

Gov. Scott Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Affected by Orlando Terror Attack

On June 17, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support local businesses impacted by the terror attack at Pulse nightclub. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide emergency, short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that were affected in Orange County. […]

Governor Scott Presents Medals of Heroism to Members of the Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office

On June 16, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott presented Medals of Heroism to members of the Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, including members of the SWAT team, who engaged the shooter during the terror attack on Sunday. Orlando Police Chief John Mina and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings also received medals. Governor […]

Gov. Scott: Magellan Cares Foundation Inc. Donates $10,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund

On June 16, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott recognized Magellan Cares Foundation Inc. for donating $10,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund to support the organizations that serve survivors, their families, and all those in need. Magellan Cares Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization launched last year by Magellan Health, a health care management company headquartered […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Response to Orlando Terror Attack

On June 16, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Following the terror attack in Orlando Sunday morning, Governor Scott today remained in constant communication with state agency leaders who are working to ensure the state is responding to any needs. Governor Scott remains in Orlando and has been meeting with federal, state and local officials throughout the week. Florida Department of […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Response to Orlando Terror Attack

On June 15, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

 ORLANDO, Fla. – Following the terror attack in Orlando Sunday morning, Governor Scott today remained in constant communication with state agency leaders who are working to ensure the state is responding to any needs. Governor Scott remains in Orlando and has been meeting with federal, state and local officials throughout the week. Florida Department of […]

GOV. SCOTT: FDLE AND DCF PROVIDING FUNDS TO HELP WITH ORLANDO TERROR ATTACK

On June 15, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that FDLE has set aside more than $520,000 in residual Justice Assistance Grant funds for the City of Orlando and Orange County to be used for overtime pay for law enforcement and equipment associated with the terror attack. FDLE also requested $2 million in emergency Justice Assistance […]

Gov. Scott: We Appreciate the Boston Red Sox for Leading Donation Effort to the Florida Disaster Fund

On June 15, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott recognized the Boston Red Sox for collecting $12,189 in donations for the Florida Disaster Fund through last night’s 50/50 raffle conducted at Fenway Park. Governor Scott said, “Last night, thousands of individuals at Fenway Park paused to recognize the victims and survivors of Sunday’s horrendous attack, and raised […]

Gov. Scott Encourages Life-Saving Blood Donations on World Blood Donor Day

On June 14, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, on World Blood Donor Day, Governor Rick Scott encouraged Floridians interested in making live saving blood donations to immediately set up an appointment to give. Interested blood donors can make appointments over the next few weeks to help replenish the blood supply by visiting www.oneblood.org. Governor Scott said, “In the wake […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Response to Orlando Terror Attack

On June 14, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Following the terror attack in Orlando Sunday morning, Governor Scott today remained in constant communication with state agency leaders who are working to ensure the state is responding to any needs. Governor Scott remains in Orlando and has been meeting with federal, state and local officials throughout the day. Florida Division of […]