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Facility Funding Options: Creativity can help unlock the budget to build new libraries

As library services evolve, new library buildings that can facilitate those new services are a common wishlist item. Actually getting those new buildings can be a complicated process, however. A panel described their experiences opening new library buildings in “Everybody Wants a New Library: Planning, Funding, and Constructing Inspiring Spaces,” a June 25 session at…

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IMPACTHabitat leads revitalization of Lealman located between St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park

Located between St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park, the unincorporated area known as Lealman is undergoing drastic changes and experiencing rapid growth. Long considered an underserved community and identified as the Lealman Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), Pinellas County officials are investing a substantial amount of time and funding to make Lealman more attractive to residents and…

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PSTA gets $360,000 federal grant to study transit in south St. Petersburg

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will study public transportation improvement in south St. Petersburg, an area marked by poor transit connections but high public transit reliance, after receiving federal government funding. The Federal Transit Administration announced this week that it has doled out approximately $16.2 million to fund 40 projects in 32 states. Among them…

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Planning for Economic Recovery: Training Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

PLANNING FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY Created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA), and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). This four-hour, in-person training course is designed to give participants the knowledge they need to strengthen their communities for economic resilience and recovery. Central topics include: • Capacity building for economic…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Thirty Three Bills and Vetoes Five Bills (Including: SB 620)

For Immediate Release: June 24, 2022 Contact: Governor’s Press Office, (850) 717-9282, communications@eog.myflorida.com Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Thirty Three Bills and Vetoes Five Bills TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: SB 620: View full bill information here Local Business Protection Act: Citing this act as the “Local Business Protection Act”; authorizing certain businesses to claim…

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Habitat Broward and the City of Pompano Beach CRA Partner to Welcome Home Four Families to Collier City

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (June 14, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward (Habitat) in partnership with the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the City of Pompano Beach (City) celebrated the dedication of four new affordable homes on Saturday, June 11th at NW 27th Avenue, in the Collier City neighborhood of Pompano Beach. Read the…

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