Rep. Linda Chaney hand-delivered a $1.5 million check to Parc Center for Disabilities, a nonprofit in St. Pete that provides resources to children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
The funding comes from an appropriation by the state of Florida to improve inclusivity in the workforce and remove barriers to opportunities.
The organization plans to use the funding to cover expenses related to Parc’s Adult Community Life Skills Inclusion Center for Employment Training, including funding a necessary renovation to the outdated facility, built in 1970, that houses these programs.
Chaney said this is her largest appropriations check to date.
– Kelly Hayes, Extensive Enterprises Media