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City Starts Accepting TIF Grant Fund Applications May 31 

St. Petersburg began accepting applications for Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, Grants designated for the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area on May 31. Designed to help boost private investment by property owners and/or businesses in commercial and multifamily residential development, TIF funding is an important component of an innovative, 30-year revitalization plan for South St. Pete -- an area generally between 4th St. and 49th St., from 2nd Ave. N. to 30th Ave. S.

CRA TIF funding for this first year includes about $282,000 for Business and Workforce Development and about $188,000 for Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization. 

More information and applications for each of the five financial programs are available online, at A brief “CRA White Board” video illustrating the community redevelopment program and this grant funding process is available for viewing, at

Public Invited To Participate in City Budget Process June 7

Citizens are encouraged to participate in the development of the FY 2017 city budget and share thoughts and priorities during an interactive open house Tuesday, June 7, at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. The 6 p.m. open house will provide an opportunity for the public to have one-on-one contact with administrators, Mayor Rick Kriseman and City Council members as the budget is developed. Citizens are invited to talk with administrators and department heads from 6 to 7 p.m. before an overview of the budget development process at 7 p.m. and public comment. 

Social Action Funding Workshop June 3

Social service agencies may apply now through July 5 for $333,500 in competitive grants from the city of St. Petersburg. Interested applicants should note that funding is limited to social service programs that provide homeless services and/or homeless prevention services. A Bidders/Technical Assistance Workshop – on Friday, June 3, 9 to 11 a.m. at City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N. – is mandatory for all new applicants in order to qualify for Social Action Funding

Sign Up For City Summer Camp

Enroll now for a summertime of fun for your child at City Summer Camp, for youth entering first to ninth grades at 11 sites throughout St. Petersburg. The 8-week camp runs Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m., June 13 to August 5. Supervised by well-trained staff and coaches, youth enjoy a choice of safe, fun and educational indoor and outdoor rotating activities, special events, field trips, crafts, sports and swimming. Call 727-893-7441 or visit

Annual H.O.P.E. Expo and Homebuyer Workshop June 4

Potential homebuyers are invited to the annual H.O.P.E. Expo, a free informational workshop and exhibit at the Raymond James Financial Center, 880 Carillon Parkway in St. Petersburg on Saturday, June 4. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the free homebuyer workshop (Home Ownership for People Everywhere) is for anyone who desires to own their own home and learn more about the process and assistance available to qualified applicants. Attendees should RSVP online or by phone, 727-461-0618 ext. 4.

This week in St. Pete


From our Mayor

Rick Kriseman

"Welcome to St. Petersburg, where our vision is to be a city of opportunity where the sun shines on all who come to live, work, and play. With your help, our neighborhoods, businesses, every individual, will enjoy a new opportunity to be lifted into the light of our St. Petersburg sun." 
Mayor Rick Kriseman Signature

City Initiatives

We're working hard for your city. Here are the latest projects and announcements.

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