At The Mayernick Group, we pride ourselves on continuously monitoring trends and successfully fostering the development of business relationships and affiliations between government and the private sector. By collaborating with public/private-based organizations, business leaders and governmental entities, we develop new market opportunities for our clients.
A substance abuse treatment client asked for our assistance to secure funding to expand the use of an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of alcohol and opioid dependence during the 2013 Session. As of the 2022 Session, we have successfully advocated for an additional $10 million in the state budget for this program.
Our client asked us to assist in funding a building certification program for veterans through the Department of Economic Opportunity and a vocational program for the incarcerated at the Department of Corrections. This year, both programs were fully funded at the requested amount of $900,000 each.
During one legislative session, our client asked us to assist in funding a major expansion of a substance abuse program specifically targeting the needs of pregnant women and babies at $10 million. This funding was successfully obtained in its first year of being requested and continues on a recurring basis in the current budget. In 2021, our client asked for our help to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage for mothers and babies from 60 days to a full year following childbirth. The endeavor was successful and secured in the budget at $240 million on a recurring basis.
A not-for-profit client asked for our assistance in obtaining a direct appropriation to open new centers in Hernando County and Citrus County. In addition to the funding for expanding their services to a new area, during the last three years, we have increased funding for their operations by over $5 million and obtained capital outlay funding for multiple new buildings around the state.