Curry for Congress? Mayor ducks questions after governor’s new map favors Jacksonville Republicans
Now that Gov. Ron DeSantis has put out his proposed map for Florida’s congressional seats, there’s talk Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry could have his sights set on one of those dramatically redrawn districts.
Agape, Sulzbacher among 6 North Florida health centers receiving $21M to expand vaccine access
Six community health centers in North Florida, including two in Jacksonville, will receive a total of more than $21.1 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand their COVID-19 vaccination and treatment operations, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson announced Wednesday. The funds are part of the American Rescue Plan’s $6 billion investment to expand vaccine access in underserved communities. These are the health centers receiving funds in Florida’s 5th Congressional District, which Lawson represents:Agape Community Health Center (Jacksonville): $2,456,125I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless, Inc. (Jacksonville): $2,904,375Bond Community Health Center (Tallahassee): $2,672,000Florida Department of Health (Tallahassee): $3,674,500Neighborhood Medical Center (Tallahassee): $4,355,000North Florida Medical Center (Tallahassee): $5,087,500The funding will help to expand the health centers’ operational capacity, including adding mobile units. “The pandemic has hit Floridians hard, and this crucial funding to our local health centers will help families across Florida’s fifth district,” Lawson said in a news release.