The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces Extension of Application Deadline for $75 Million Rebuild Florida Voluntary Home Buyout Program

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced the extension of the deadline for local governments in communities impacted by Hurricane Irma to apply for grant funding through the $75 million Rebuild Florida Voluntary Home Buyout Program. The original application deadline of August 15, 2019, has been extended to October 1, 2019. Grant funding can be used by local governments to purchase homes damaged by Hurricane Irma from willing homeowners in high risk flood areas or to match funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).


NCAA Says Future Final Four Host Cities Must Have LGBT Inclusive Non-Discrimination Laws

WASHINGTON – Today, Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the NCAA will not host any future events – from Final Four championships to education conferences – in cities without LGBT inclusive non-discrimination laws.


National Mental Health Organizations Announce Cross-Country Run to Raise Awareness

Alexandria, VA -- This spring, a team of six runners, each of whom have been impacted by some form of mental illness, will run a relay across the United States to increase public awareness regarding mental health issues. Throughout their journey, they will speak out about depression, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more, in a forum that encourages honest dialogue and highlights causes for action.

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