The Agency’s primary goal is to eliminate and prevent the spread of blighted conditions and aid in rehabilitation, conservation, and improvement of the redevelopment area. In order to stimulate and support the re-development of the NW 79th Street corridor, the NW 79th Street Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was created and its Board of Commissioners appointed by the Miami-Dade County (County) Board of County Commissioners (Board), pursuant to Chapter 163, Part III, Florida Statutes and Ordinance No.11-52, as amended, on July 19, 2011. The Board also approved the Agency’s Redevelopment Plan on July 9, 2011.
The CRA is introducing an inaugural grants program for businesses located, or interested in re-locating, into the Redevelopment Area. For FY 2019-2020, a total of $100,000 has been allocated for grants. The grants program is designed to stimulate employment, grow businesses and spur investment within the community. Grants will be available to businesses located within the CRA boundaries to: rehabilitate or construct privately owned commercial and industrial buildings which are occupied by licensed businesses; improve buildings and properties; correct code violations; remove barriers which provide access to disabled persons; and improves or invest in new equipment and/or technology.
The selected Proposer shall serve as the “CRA Grants Administrator,” by managing the CRA’s Area Improvement & Redevelopment Grant Program (AIRGP) through the qualifying, pre-award, award and post-award processes for grant applications.