Central Florida loses out on $25M+ in state funding

Orlando, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis is cutting more than $1 billion from the budget the Legislature approved in March.

He signed the now $92.2 billion budget Monday, two days before the fiscal year starts.

He said the cuts were deeper than he wanted because revenue is dropping because of the coronavirus.

Central Florida—specifically—was denied more than $12 million in funding. From zoo aquariums to college nursing programs, let's highlight some of the items on the governor's veto list.

  • The University of Central Florida's Advanced Manufacturing Sensor Project ($5,000,000)
  • University of Central Florida - Florida Center for Nursing ($500,000)
  • Seminole County Discounted Bear-Resistant Refuse Containers ($150,000)
  • Culinary Workforce Training Program at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida ($150,000)
  • Aspire Health Partners - Behavioral Health Services ($550,000)
  • Apopka Fire Station ($750,000)
  • City of Longwood Fire Station Relocation ($1,000,000)
  • Flagler Health - Behavioral Health Services ($1,770,000)
  • Bethune-Cookman University - Small, Women and Minority-Owned Businesses ($75,000)
  • Adult Literacy League - Improving the Lives of Central Floridians through Literacy and Education ($25,000)
  • East River High School - Agriculture Education Program Expansion ($60,000)
  • Merritt Island High School StangStation ($10,000)
  • Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) Calculus Project and Starbase Mentoring and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ($100,000)
  • Seminole County Public Schools Construction Workforce Talent Pipeline ($500,000)
  • Astronaut High School Welding Lab Equipment ($100,000)
  • Daytona State College - Critical Nursing and Health Sciences in Flagler County ($895,000)
  • LGBT+ Central Orlando - Mental Health Counseling ($40,000)
  • Heart of Florida United Way Orlando United Assistance Center ($50,000)
  • Daytona Beach Flood Mitigation Project ($200,000)
  • Oak Hill Septic to Sewer Retrofit Area 2A ($200,000)
  • Osceola County Lake Toho Water Restoration Diversion Wall Design and Construction ($300,000) 
  • Volusia County Ariel Canal Water Quality Improvements ($500,000)
  • Seminole County Lake Monroe Trail Loop ($450,000)
  • St. Cloud Seaplane Base ($375,000)
  • Deltona - Normandy Blvd at Providence Intersection Improvements ($500,000) 
  • City of Apopka Harmon Road Extension ($500,000)
  • Brevard Zoo Aquarium ($500,000)
  • Deltona Business Center ($125,000)
  • Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens Fire Suppression ($225,000)

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