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Coronavirus Relief Fund

The Coronavirus Relief Fund provides grants of up to $8,000 to eligible homeowners who are currently unemployed or underemployed as a result of COVID-19 and have fallen past due with mortgage or utility expenses and/or are in jeopardy of future payment delinquency due to lost or diminished income.

Assistance is available for the following expenses:

  • Mortgage Payments
  • Homeowners Association Fees
  • Electric
  • Water
  • Gas
  • Internet
  • Telephone
Find qualifications, application and more information at

Trop Site RFP Available

The Trop Site RFP is now available until January 2021 for review and submissions. To learn more, visit

Five reasons the Tropicana Field Site in St. Pete, Florida is the Southeast’s largest and most unique development opportunity of the decade: 
  1. 86 acres of publicly owned land in the middle of a bustling city, where economic indicators are booming 
  2. Local city government dedicating  $75 million for infrastructure development 
  3. Located in the “Sunshine City”, Opportunity Zone and Tax Increment Financing District 
  4. Strong workforce proposition through population growth and desire of millennials to locate here 
  5. Proximate to St. Pete's higher education hub, the South’s largest marine science center and Florida’s largest financial services cluster

Fit City 5K Virtual Glow Run

Healthy St. Pete presents the 4th Annual Fit City! This year’s Glow in the Park themed 5K will be a virtual race to support wellness initiatives in St. Petersburg.
You can complete the Fit City Virtual 5K anytime during October 4-10. The virtual 5K is a 3.1-mile distance that you can do with your family on your time in your neighborhood, in your home or at a local park while maintaining a safe physical distance. You can even split up the 3.1 miles over the entire week and walk part of it every day. Don't forget to sport your glow gear!

Register by September 21 to receive a free race T-shirt and glow kit.
  • $20 – early registration from August 1-8
  • $25 – regular registration from August 9 – October 10.
Click here to learn more and register.

Proceeds from Fit City will support the Healthy Kids virtual programming, which encourages free virtual fitness and fun activities during out-of-school time, and will be used to provide Play Packs for children throughout the St. Petersburg community. The packs will include interactive sports equipment, activities and more.

Help Your a Distance

For health and safety, in-person events for CareFest Day of Service have been canceled. However, residents are still encouraged to help from home with CareFest 2020 to continue St. Pete's culture of giving back.
Here are 7 ways to help at a distance:
1.  Donate a Local Non-Profit
2.  Donate Supplies to Help the Less Fortunate
3.  Organize a Neighborhood Cleanup
4.  Volunteer & Give Back Virtually
5.  Make a Donation at a Power of Change Donation Station
6.  Donate to the Utility Assistance Program
7.  Support Local Businesses
Visit for more info.

Commercial Revitalization Program Applications Available

The Commercial Revitalization Program (CRP) provides grant awards to projects that:
  • involve future work on a new or existing commercial buildings or developments
  • improve business districts by redeveloping properties
  • decrease commercial vacancy rates
  • leverage private investment
  • and ultimately add to the tax base

The CRP will provide funding for projects on the city's eligible commercial corridors located outside of the downtown core. This assistance is in the form of a matching grant, which will be paid at the successful completion of the project. Plans and estimates for construction must be provided.

Applications are available now and will be accepted until Friday, November 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

For a full program description, application, map of eligibility and funding levels, visit

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Following the @CDCgov’s guidance, the City of St. Petersburg will be closing ALL recreation and community centers, pools and libraries.⁣⁣

Updated list of Leisure Services facility closures and program suspensions found hereπŸ‘‰

Local #biz – Business Damage Assessment survey will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 + the impacts the virus has had on the local economy. This will help to begin the process of implementing economic relief programs for businesses. Take the surveyπŸ‘‰

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