CRA Executive Director – City of DeFuniak Springs

Job Summary: The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Executive Director is responsible for the management and administration of the operations of the Agency. This position is a highly responsible position that oversees a wide variety of redevelopment and economic development activities that include fiscal operations, policy making, capital project administration, CRA program management, redevelopment plan implementation,…

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces Availability of Historic Funding for Rural Communities

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) today announced that a historic amount of funding – a total of $30 million – is now available to Florida’s rural communities through the Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF). Infrastructure projects facilitated through the RIF program further economic development initiatives in rural communities and strengthen their local economies. “Thanks…

Lincolnville’s Fountain of Youth Elks Lodge Receives Grant for Renovations

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Lincolnville’s Fountain of Youth Elks Lodge 684, located at 100 Washington Street, receives $891,932 for major repairs and renovations. The City of St. Augustine Community Redevelopment Agency received the monies from the Florida African American Cultural and Historical Grants program to fund Lincolnville’s Community Redevelopment Area Institutional Rehabilitation Grant Program. Thanks…

Florida City Commission Approves Contracts

Florida City residents may soon notice some construction work taking place around the city. During the July 12 meeting, the Florida City Commission agreed to apply for a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)-Neighborhood Revitalization that will be used for wastewater and sewer system improvements within the CRA district. The commission also agreed to apply…

Martin CRA Gets Update on Eco-Art Project

PALM CITY – The unique fusion of stormwater management and artistic endeavors here known as the Ripple Stormwater Eco-Art Project is now in the home stretch, with Martin County staffers putting final touches on its infrastructural pieces over the next few months. Launched some eight years ago as a collaborative effort unite municipal stormwater treatment,…

St. Augustine’s Lincolnville’s Fountain of Youth Elks Lodge Receives Over $800k

St. Augustine — St. Augustine’s Lincolnville’s Fountain of Youth Elks Lodge 684, located at 100 Washington Street, receives $891,932 for major repairs and renovations. The City of St. Augustine Community Redevelopment Agency received the monies from the Florida African American Cultural and Historical Grants program to fund Lincolnville’s Community Redevelopment Area Institutional Rehabilitation Grant Program.…

Hallandale Beach CRA’s Big Plans Coming to Fruition

The city of Hallandale Beach has caught the attention of those relocating to South Florida with developers having called the city “underdeveloped and a place for opportunity.” Between outside developers’ increasing interest and the commitment of local officials to the city’s sustainable growth, Hallandale Beach is seeing over $1 billion in development with more to…