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Grant Opportunities

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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: or (727)892-5141

The 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

*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 

Contact: Elizabeth Ledbetter 

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 Period Opens: April 3, 2017, at noon
Grant Workshop: April 17, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Grant Workshop: April 26, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Deadline for Grant Applications: June 13, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

The application process for St. Petersburg's Arts Grants Program is now online.

Organizations wishing to apply for Level 1 funding
Organizations wishing to apply for Levels 2 & 3 funding 

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.

The following documents will assist in preparing for the grants application process:
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 

Contact: Joshua Johnson

Deadline: TBA

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

The city's Social Action Funding Application, Guidelines and Glossary for the current Fiscal Year are available online. Visit Social Services for more details.

Contact Manager of Social Services Planning for questions, 727-893-7267.

Cosponsored Events Program 

Contact: Thomas Jet Jackson

Deadline: TBA

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)

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