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Grant Opportunities

City Fund Sources

The City of St. Petersburg distributes more than $2 million in grant funds annually for social service programs, arts support, youth development programs, events, redevelopment and neighborhood projects and more. Below is a current list with information pertinent to each grant opportunity.

Mayor's Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program provides grant funds for events that build or expand neighborhood involvement. Neighborhoods, homeowners or business associations listed on the City’s neighborhood contact, or Crime Watch lists are eligible to apply. Call the Community Services Department at 727-892-5141 for more information. 

Mayor's Neighborhood Mini-Grant Application

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.

Neighborhood Matching Grant Application

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

All documents must be downloaded by the applicant.
2020 Police Forfeiture Grant Program Information Sheet
2020 Police Forfeiture Grant Program Pre-Registration Form
2020 Police Forfeiture Grant Program Proposal Guidelines

St. Petersburg Arts Grants Program 

Due to the Pinellas County “Safer at Home” resolution and other safety measures in place due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Grant Workshop originally scheduled for April 14, 2020 has been cancelled. Instructions on filling out the grant will be posted and phone/virtual meetings will be available for any assistance you may need.

The applications for St. Petersburg's 2020-2021 Arts Grants Program will be available April 1, 2020.

Click here for information on St. Petersburg's FY20-21 Arts Grants Program.

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.

Lynn Goodwin, Coordinator, Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, 727-892-5370
Wayne Atherholt, Director, Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, 727-551-3250

Youth Development Grants

Part of the Mayor's Office initiative, My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. As the city continues to expand the Mayor’s education and community initiatives designed to provide additional opportunities to our youth and businesses, the fourth and newest component of MBSK is the Youth Development Grant program. Learn more about Youth Development Grants on

Contact:  Leah McRae, Director Education and Community Engagement, Mayor's Office, 727-893-7174

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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