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June 11, 2020 | Press Releases

Steube’s COVID-19 Rural Aid Request Fulfilled by Governor DeSantis

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today made the following statement after Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) announced the State of Florida’s plan to disburse up to $1.275 billion in CARES Act funds to counties with a population below 500,000:

Our less populated and rural counties must never be forgotten. The quality of life of our citizens must be maintained through the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. Ensuring that local governments do not add to the unemployment roll and maintain the everyday service used by residents is key to ensuring continuity and enabling a return to normalcy as the State reopens. I am pleased that Governor DeSantis has fulfilled our request to assist to rural counties in need.”

This action follows Steube’s letter to DeSantis on June 3, 2020 asking that he distribute CARES Act funds to rural counties and municipalities that did not receive aid.

Florida received over $8 billion in relief funding through the Coronavirus Relief Fund included in the CARES Act.

You can read the full text of the letter here.