Florida Community Loan Fund 2019 Annual Report

Throughout our fiscal year 2019, Florida Community Loan Fund demonstrated its commitment to Florida’s communities. Once again, the projects we were privileged to finance illustrate how capital, when deliberately deployed, can maximize opportunities for people and places outside of the economic mainstream. During 2019, Florida Community Loan Fund: delivered $54.1 million in financing that expanded…

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2020 Issue of the Office of Community Partnerships’ Quarterly Newsletter

We invite you to take a look at the Winter 2020 issue of the Office of Community Partnerships’ quarterly newsletter, the Florida Communities Quarterly. This edition includes information on the USDA ReConnect Broadband Program, the successful economic development story of the City of Hawthorne, the information on the DEO Bureau of Economic Self-Sufficiency grant programs,…

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Panama City CRA manager named president of statewide association

PANAMA CITY — The longtime manager of the City of Panama City’s Community Redevelopment Agency, Toni Shamplain, recently took on her newest role as president of the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA). Installed as president at FRA’s annual conference on Oct. 17, Shamplain plans to advocate for Florida’s 221 Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) by addressing redevelopment…

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Cities Answer NLC’s Call to Action to Support Entrepreneurship, STEM Education and Innovation in Communities across America

Today, the National League of Cities is announcing 50 cities, along with a number of universities and national organizations that have made specific and bold commitments to ensure their communities will thrive in the modern, innovation-driven economy. These cities are leading the nation with unique and effective local partnerships, transformational new initiatives, and significant resources…

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