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URGENT: Advocate with Gov. DeSantis on Behalf of People with Developmental Disabilities

All of the Arc of Florida Chapters are asking All ‘Friends of Arc’ To Contact Governor Ron DeSantis And Ask Him To Support APD In Avoiding Impending Funding Crisis For People With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities & Their Providers.

Dear Clients, Employees, Families & Friends at The Arc of the Bay:

The Arc of the Bay, and all providers of services to people with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), are facing an impending funding crisis if federal- and state-issued emergency coronavirus funding is not renewed. As of today this emergency funding, designed for short-term natural disasters, is set to end on August 1st. We ask all of our families and friends to support the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and providers of services to people with I/DD (like The Arc of the Bay), by contacting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and advocating on behalf of our loved ones. Phone or email Gov. DeSantis with the following simple statement:

“Please support APD in their efforts to partner with Providers to solve the current financial crisis caused by the abrupt termination of COVID emergency funding scheduled to be defunded August 1st, 2020.”

Gov. DeSantis can be reached at [email protected] or at 850-717-9337.

Thank you for advocating on behalf of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Ron Sharpe, Executive Director

The Arc of the Bay

1804 Carolina Ave.

Lynn Haven, FL

[email protected]

(850) 381-7804