Board member proposes $3 million to help bill JEA, for nonprofits

District 7 Councilman Reggie Gaffney holds a press conference to announce a $3 million proposal to the JEA Project for Nonprofit Assistance and Grants on Monday, August 1 in Jacksonville City Hall.

Council Member Reggie Gaffney introduced Monday his intention to reallocate $3 million in beforehand reserved federal funding.

Two-thirds of the cash will go to serving to Jacksonville householders and renters pay their utility payments from JEA. The Final Million will proceed Gaffney’s earlier objective of giving cash to nonprofits whereas doubtlessly lowering town’s crime price.

“We’re in a recession proper now, and I need to inform you all the assistance is coming,” Gaffney stated throughout the press convention, standing within the Metropolis Corridor foyer. “This in all probability will not clear up everybody’s issues, however it is a begin.”

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