What is Happening Right Now Archive
Local Project Guidelines available
The Senate and the House have released the Guidelines and forms for seeking a local Project from the 2023 Legislature. Linked below are information released by the Senate and the House.
Senate Local Funding Initiative Form for Fiscal Year 2023-24.
2023-24 Local Funding Initiative Request Form
House Local Funding Initiative Forms
The House released the House Appropriations Project Request Form FY 2023-24 and other materials. The 2022-24 House Rules eliminate the requirement for appropriations projects to be filed as a bill, so they will no longer need to be heard in committee. Forms are due 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2023.
House Appropriations Project Request Form FY 2023-24 Due: 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2023.
REACH Act Directs Reduction of the number of Workforce Boards
CareerSource Florida is engaging a Realignment Process
CareerSource Florida is exploring approaches to aligning Florida’s 24 local workforce development boards, consistent with the charge for reducing the number of local boards under the Reimagining Education and Career Help (REACH) Act. The REACH Act seeks to achieve a more coordinated approach in delivering and using essential workforce development resources and services through enhanced alignment and accountability.
Signed into law after the 2021 Legislative Session, the REACH Act is an effort to position Florida to help people with barriers to education and employment become self-sufficient through enhanced access to good jobs and career pathways that offer economic opportunity.
The REACH Act (House Bill 1507)
House Bill 1507 Staff Analysis
CareerSource Florida REACH Act Highlights At-a-Glance
A complete overview and analysis are available at https://careersourceflorida.com/boardroom/reach-act/. This site includes an explanation of all facets of the REACH Act including the Phase 1 Report (which has been concluded), an outline for Phase 2, a full set of Questions and Answers about the processes used for developing final recommendations, and an overview of the metrics for assigning Grades to the 24 Workforce Boards. Included with this briefing are the following –
Phase One Findings Report: LWDB Alignment Evaluation
Phase Two Scope of Work: Discovery, Research, and Option Development
TAX HOLIDAYS AND EXEMPTIONS 2022-2024
The 2022 Florida Legislature passed, and Governor DeSantis signed into law, nine sales tax holidays or temporary exemptions and a motor fuel tax exemption. The calendar below details the dates for each exemption period. For more information, visit Sales Tax Holidays.
U.S.D.A. Rural Development a key component in supporting Rural Development
USDA Rural Development is the lead Federal agency helping rural communities grow and prosper. The primary focus of the Agency is to increase economic development and improve the quality of life in rural places and small towns.
Homestead Property Tax Exemptions for Classroom Teachers, Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Child Welfare Professionals, and Servicemembers