OnePulse must pay the state back $394,321 in grant money for scrapped museum project

The letter from the state came after Orange County leaders were told the county could be on the hook for paying back the state instead.

By McKenna Schueler

The OnePulse Foundation could be forced to pay back the state of Florida $394,321 in grant money for funds that were intended to help pay for a recently scrapped museum project to honor the lives of mass shooting victims. OnePulse, a nonprofit, entered into a grant agreement with the state for $500,000 in 2019, specifically for the development of “Pulse National Memorial and Museum” to honor the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12,  2016, as well as the shooting survivors — some of whom are vocal critics of the OnePulse foundation and have protested the museum project, calling instead for a permanent, publicly owned memorial...

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