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Governor DeSantis is giving back to those who have been on the front lines this past year!

Florida will receive $17 billion from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law by President Biden.   Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled what he would like to do with the money in the letter to the state’s top lawmakers.

DeSantis said one of his top priorities is the “support and celebration of pandemic first responders.”  He wants to give a one-time $1,000 direct payment – totaling $208.4 million – to people in the following professions:

  • Sworn law enforcement officers
  • Firefighters
  • Paramedics
  • Emergency medical technicians

Governor DeSantis also outlined the plan for what he wants to do with the rest of the money.

Read about it here from

Tampa Lights Up In Blue To Thank First Responders And Health Care Workers