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  • Monday, July 11, 2016

    Looking for a Cool Way to Save Time and Money?

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    U.S. Communities awarded a multi-year contract to Trane to provide HVAC Products, Installation, Services and Related Products and Services. During Florida’s hot summer months, counties know all too well the stress placed on HVAC systems that work overtime to keep public facilities cool. If you find yourself in need of a cooler solution, this exclusive contract with Trane makes it easy and affordable. The Trane contract was awarded through a competitive solicitation process conducted by lead public agency, Harford County Public Schools in Maryland. Trane’s entire portfolio of energy-efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, advanced controls, building, contracting and energy services is included under the U.S. Communities contract. From the initial design concept to re-commissioning and upgrades — and everywhere in between — Trane is here to support you with a solution that’s right for your building.

     

     


  • Monday, July 11, 2016

    Volunteer Florida Funding Opportunity

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    Volunteer Florida Announces Grant Funding Opportunity

    Tallahassee - Volunteer Florida announced a funding opportunity today for nonprofits and service organizations across the state. The Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF), administered by Volunteer Florida, will support local nonprofits so that they can more effectively serve Florida students and families. Proposals are due on August 22, 2016.

    Volunteer Florida CEO Chester W. Spellman said, “As the lead agency for service and volunteerism in Florida, we are proud to invest in non-profits that seek to increase volunteer recruitment and retention. We are especially excited that Volunteer Florida will be increasing this funding to an anticipated $381,532 for 2016-2017.”


  • Monday, July 11, 2016

    Peace River Manasota Water Supply Authority celebrates 25 years of providing high-quality water to its members

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    Born out of a solution, the Peace River Authority created a secure water supply while others fought political and legal battles over water

    Southwest Florida – Twenty-five years ago leaders of Charlotte, Desoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties had a vision to ensure that the entire region would have the water it needed. Today, the region has achieved that vision of water security, something no other region in Florida can claim. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.

    In 1991, The Peace River Manasota Water Supply Authority was established to build interconnections among its four member counties so that water could be shared during emergencies[HR1] . That same year, the Authority got its “jumpstart” when the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) provided a financial incentive for the four counties to work together as the Authority to buy the General Development Water Treatment Plant and pipelines.

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