Governor Ron DeSantis Shares His Plan for A “Bolder, Brighter, Better Future” in Florida


Governor Ron DeSantis released his budget proposal for FY 2020-2021, a Bolder, Brighter, Better Future.

“My budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 builds on our successes of the past year, placing emphasis where it is needed while remaining fiscally responsible to Florida taxpayers,” said Governor DeSantis. “The budget includes key investments in our K-12 education system, our environment and the well-being of our residents, while recommending over $480 million in savings and over $300 million in tax relief. Although there is still more we can do to improve our state, which we hope to accomplish through this budget, Florida’s future has never been bolder, brighter or better than it is today.”

Please click on the button below to learn more about The Bolder, Brighter, Better Future budget:

The total recommendation for the FY 2020-2021 budget is $91.4 billion. The budget recommends $480.5 million in savings – such as administrative efficiencies and elimination of earmarks. Additionally, the budget places $5.6 billion in total reserves, including $1.4 billion of General Revenue, which is more than 6 percent of the total budget and more than $200 million more than the current year budget.

Health and Human Services-

The budget makes significant investments in the well-being of Floridians and protecting the most vulnerable.

The Bolder, Brighter, Better Future budget provides $38.4 million in funding for a new level of reimbursement for Intermediate Care Facilities to serve individuals with intellectual disabilities who have severe behavioral needs. Also included is funding to continue the development of a new client assessment tool, which will be used to collect more comprehensive data and more accurately determine the needs of clients.

The budget invests $56.5 million to allow an additional 1,200 individuals in crisis to be served through the Agency for Persons with Disabilities waiver program. The budget also includes $239 million for services that have been provided by the agency in previous fiscal years. By funding the Agency for Persons Disabilities waiver program, people with intellectual disabilities will be able to live, learn and work in their communities.

To view the FY 2020-2021 budget recommendations for APD and AHCA, please click on the links below

        Agency for Health Care Administration budget information

    Agency for Persons with Disabilities budget information