City Fund Sources
The city of St. Petersburg distributes approximately $1.8 million in grant funds annually for social service programs, arts support, events, redevelopment and neighborhood projects and more. Below is a current list with information pertinent to each grant opportunity.
Mayor's Neighborhood Mini Grants Supported by Duke Energy
Contact: ICAN@sptete.org or (727) 892-5141The Neighborhood Mini Grant Application is now available. Eligible applicants must be a neighborhood, homeowners or business association listed on the City’s neighborhood contact, or Crime Watch lists; or in the process of forming an association, with the assistance of the City. Please review the Mini-Grant application for additional terms, conditions, and other eligibility requirements. For questions, please contact the Community Services Department at 727-892-5141 or email ICAN@stpete.org.
*Applications can also be printed out and submitted via U.S. mail or hand-delivered to:
Community Services, City Hall, 175 Fifth Street North – 2nd Floor.
Completed, signed applications should be mailed to:
City of St. Petersburg
Community Services Department
PO Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731-2842
Neighborhood Partnership Matching Grants
Neighborhood and Business Associations in St. Petersburg are eligible to apply for Neighborhood Partnership Matching Grants for physical improvements within their areas. The grants can be matched with volunteer hours, in-kind services or dollars. Applicants can be awarded up to $20,000 for a project and proposals are accepted throughout the year. For more information, please contact the Community Services Department at 727-892-5141. Download the Neighborhood Matching Grant Application for more details.
Police Forfeiture Grants Program
Projects eligible must impact crime prevention, neighborhood safety, drug abuse education and prevention, or school resource officer programs, such as T-shirts and hats for Crime Watch teams. Learn more about the program.
Applicants are encouraged to attend an informational meeting at City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N. on Friday, August 12, at 6 p.m., before completing the application.
2016 Police Forfeiture Grant Program Application
St. Petersburg Arts Grants Program
Grant Workshop: April 17, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Grant Workshop: April 26, 2017 at 11 a.m.
The application process for St. Petersburg's Arts Grants Program is now online.
Organizations wishing to apply for Level 1 funding
Level 1 Application - Printable
Organizations wishing to apply for Levels 2 & 3 funding
Level 2 & 3 Application - Printable
Level 3: Organizations with budgets of $500,000 or more are eligible to receive up to $20,000
Level 2: Organizations with budgets of $150,000 to $499,999 are eligible to receive up to $14,000
Level 1: Organizations with budgets of 149,999 or less are eligible to receive up to $6,000 or a maximum of 10% of the most completed fiscal year’s operating budget.
Arts and Culture FY18 Arts Grants Instruction Guidelines
Arts and Culture FY18 Schedule
Arts and Culture FY18 Scoring Rubric
India Williams, Coordinator, Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, 727-892-5370
Wayne Atherholt , Director, Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, 727-551-3250
Consolidated Plan Funding
Programs/projects may include homeless shelters or services, public facility improvements, the development of parks and community centers, economic development, rehabilitation of housing and home ownership assistance.
Social Action Funding
Contact Manager of Social Services Planning for questions, 727-893-7267.
Cosponsored Events Program
Events/sponsors applied for funds. Programs include First Night/New Year's Eve, art festivals, parades, Blues Fest, Ribfest, Jazz Lunch in the Park, and Sunshine City Band concerts.
(potential applicants encouraged to attend one of 2 grant workshops)