Meet FRA’s New Executive Director

FRA would like to introduce our new Executive Director, Amber Hughes! Amber has over 14 years of experience representing local government entities at the state and federal level. She is an expert in fiscal policy by virtue of her experience, knowledge and success in the areas of public finance! Amber is the Senior Legislative Advocate…

Florida Coastal Management Program Announces Grant

The Florida Coastal Management Program is pleased to announce the availability of federal funds for state agencies and water management districts for projects related to coastal resource protection. The notice can be viewed in the Florida Administrative Register (FAR) for today, July 6, or at this link: https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/View_notice.asp?id=23402140 Projects must be able to be completed within…

Pinellas County News and Updates

Pinellas CARES Small Business Grant Progress Report Phase 1 of the Pinellas CARES Small Business Grant program closed on June 30. Since the program opened on May 4, Pinellas County received 5,051 completed applications. The County has issued 2,420 checks totaling $12.1 million to eligible businesses with approved applications. Our team continues to review applications…

CRA Activates $250,000 Grant Program For Greater Frenchtown Southside District Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Yesterday, the Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board unanimously approved a $250,000 disaster assistance program for economically distressed businesses within the Greater Frenchtown / Southside (GFS) CRA district to aid with impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are now available online at Talgov.com/CRA.  “This is another way we are assisting small businesses in the Greater…