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…

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.…

Applications Available for City of Fort Lauderdale Community Redevelopment Agency Emergency Business Investment Program

Forgivable Loans Offered to Provide COVID-19 Relief for Businesses in Northwest and Central City CRAs Fort Lauderdale, July 15, 2020 – The City of Fort Lauderdale Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) announces an Emergency Business Investment Program designed to provide relief for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide forgivable financing to eligible…

Third historical home added to Pioneer Park

PORT ST. LUCIE – The members of the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency expressed elation June 22 with a progress update of the Riverwalk extension and the possibility of adding a third historical home to Westmoreland Boulevard’s new Pioneer Park in their goal of finally creating the city’s namesake port. CRA Project Manager Jennifer Davis provided…

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…