Note: The below programs will be rolled out in early 2019.
Redevelopment Micro Loan Program provides funding to small businesses ranging between $2,500 and $5,000 within the South St. Petersburg CRA in exchange for their successful completion of a business curriculum administered by The Greenhouse. The program helps businesses develop capacity through increased education, mentoring and networking and receive CRA funding to make targeted improvements without needing up front capital. Application Frequently Asked Questions
Capacity Building for Family Child Care Homes provides family child care homes an opportunity to apply for an award of up to $10,000 to pay for eligible capital improvements related to upgrading the section of the house devoted to the child care business. The operator must complete a curriculum designed by The Greenhouse and its partners to increase the capacity of the operator and provide a pathway for expanding their business into a traditional child care center. Application Frequently Asked Questions
Academy for Business in Child Care Development provides child care centers an opportunity to apply for an award of up to $10,000 to fund improvements that strengthen the financial viability, growth potential and independence of the child care centers. Funding will be awarded after the center operator completes the curriculum designed by The Greenhouse and must be spent on approved improvements. Application Frequently Asked Questions
Enoch Davis Youth Farm is the creation of a cradle to career pathway for food systems careers and entrepreneurship in our public school system, starting with the establishment of a Youth Farm demonstration project at the Enoch Davis Center in South St. Petersburg. For more information about the program, view the Youth Farm Overview Flyer. The team is currently looking for Youth Interns and Youth Intern Supervisors. To apply online for either, click here. Hard copies can be returned at the Enoch Davis Information Desk.
South St. Petersburg Workforce Development Collaborative is a collaboration with the Pinellas Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition (PERC) to provide education and job training to residents of the CRA.