The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has designated the City of Orlando to act as recipient and administrator of HOPWA funding for the area of Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake Counties, which is referred to as the Orlando Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Area (EMSA). The City of Orlando administers the HOPWA Program, which contracts with eligible service providers for the distribution of funds according to HUD regulations.
On October 20, 2014, Council approved a HOPWA Agreement under the name of The Center for Drug-Free Living, Inc. d/b/a CENTAUR. Because of a recent merger, this agency is now operating under the name Aspire Health Partners, Inc. d/b/a The Center for Drug-Free Living, Inc. The Agreement has been revised accordingly and requires approval from Council. All provisions and terms in the Agreement, including the funding amount, remains the same.