ArtPlace America Community Development Investments in the Southeast

ArtPlace America has recently announced a new grant program, the Community Development Investments, designed to provide $3m in funding along with assistance to organizations interested in leveraging arts and cultural strategies to support ongoing and upcoming projects and plans in their communities of focus. ArtPlace America (www.artplaceamerica.org) is a ten-year collaboration of major foundations, federal agencies,…

CR Council to mull corner-post signs

Crystal River officials are looking for a sign — literally. Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board members will discuss the possibility of installing corner signs inside the CRA District. With the installation of signage posts at to-be-determined corners, businesses will have the chance to order a uniformed sign to better guide potential customers. The city would…

Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency and Community Partners awarded $500,000 in Catalytic Grant Funds

Lake Worth, FL; February 12, 2015 – The Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and Community Partners (also known as Housing Partnership Inc.) were recently awarded $500,000 in catalytic grant funds for neighborhood and community improvements in Lake Worth. The CRA and Community Partners partnered in 2014 to apply for these competitive funds to be…

North Miami CRA board discusses new plans

North Miami’s community redevelopment agency is still working to extend its life beyond 2016 and the board took some steps toward that goal at their last meeting. The city council, acting as the CRA board, approved a redevelopment plan and schedule, discussed the CRA’s budget and decided against hiring a new executive director. The city…