Ron DeSantis: Eight Small and Rural Communities Getting Funds From Competitive Florida Partnership

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced $280,000 has been awarded to eight small and rural communities through the Competitive Florida Partnership grant program administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). The Competitive Florida program establishes a partnership between the community and DEO to create a strategic vision to advance their economic development needs while…

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Panama City Beach CRA Advisory Committee wants to speed up potential project timelines

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — Panama City Beach’s CRA Advisory Committee want to bring new improvements to the area and on an accelerated timeline. The committee held their meeting Monday afternoon and discussed multiple potential projects some of which included smart lighting for the city, better wayfinding, and placing fencing in medians in high…

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Hallandale Beach CRA Extends Application Deadline for $300,000 Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance for Residents Impacted by COVID-19

Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Extends Application Deadline for $300,000 Rental, Utility, and Mortgage Assistance Program as a part of its extensive Affordable Housing Initiatives During COVID-19 Crisis  ____________________________________________________________  HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – August 11, 2020 – The Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (HBCRA) Board of Directors on May 18, 2020 approved at its monthly meeting,…

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Local municipalities using social media, email to encourage U.S. Census participation

Households have until Sept. 30 to complete their U.S. Census questionnaires, which determine how billions of dollars in federal spending is distributed and how many congressional districts each state gets. With less than two months remaining for households to respond to the U.S. Census, local municipalities are ramping up efforts to encourage residents to complete their questionnaires. In…

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DEP’s Coastal Partnership Initiative Grant Program is Accepting Applications

  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Coastal Management Program announces the opening of the Coastal Partnership Initiative funding opportunity for Fiscal Year 2021-22. Funding is available for Florida’s 35 coastal counties.  Any municipalities within the designated county boundaries, and which are required to include a coastal element in their local comprehensive plan, are eligible.…

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HUD Approves DEO’s Action Plan for $735 Million to Help Florida Recover From Hurricane Michael

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced on Monday that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved the state of Florida’s Action Plan for more than $735 million in funding for long-term recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael-impacted communities. Hurricane Michael hit the state in October 2018. The funds are allocated through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster…

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Tallahassee’s newest project: SoMo Walls bridges redevelopment

A half-mile from the Capitol, a redevelopment project represents what happens when a developer and the community fuse vision, economic need and art on one south-side corner. A $5 million project called South Monroe Walls, or “SoMo Walls,” is slated to transform nearly 2.3 acres within a city block off South Monroe Street between Oakland Avenue and Harrison Street.…

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FFY 2019 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Notice of Funding Availability

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is pleased to announce the availability of funding for non-entitlement units of local government under the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. DEO will make Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019 funding available for the Neighborhood Revitalization, Housing Rehabilitation, Commercial Revitalization and Economic Development program areas.…

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