ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida State Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) filed several funding requests for local projects to be included in the state’s 2022-2023 budget.
On Thursday, two appropriations projects sponsored by Representative Morales cleared their first committee stops. House Bill 2037, an appropriations project seeking $477,500 for the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council cleared the Infrastructure & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee and House Bill 2029, an appropriations project seeking $100,000 for Grow Orlando, Inc. has cleared the Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee.
“I am proud to have these appropriations bills advance quickly just days after the Opening Day of the 2022 Legislative Session,” said Representative Morales.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit hard minority-owned businesses and non-profit organizations. The state funding requested will help these local businesses provide much needed resources to help the community grow successfully.
House Bill 2037 provides an appropriation for the Technical Assistance for Minority Owned Businesses and House Bill 2029 provides an appropriation for the Grow It Forward Urban Farm Network Strategic Planning.
The next stop for these projects will be the House Appropriations Committee.