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Place-based Opportunities

View the CRA Place-based Opportunities flyer for easy grab-and-go information on the below grants.

The application cycle for the following two matching grants is now closed as of April 9, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

*Commercial Site Improvement Grant provides a reimbursable grant of up to $20,000 to commercial property owners that upgrade their building façades, landscaping, lighting, loading and service areas and other features of their sites visible from the public right-of-way.

*Commercial Building Interior and Tenant Improvement Grant provides a reimbursable grant of up to $20,000 for interior upgrades to commercial properties with a focus on projects that remedy degraded building systems and extend the economic viability of the building.

*Grants are awarded through a competitive application process that is scored based on criteria approved by City Council (View the Criteria Scoring System)


FY 2020 Commercial Matching Grant Program

The Grant Review Committee for the South St. Petersburg CRA Commercial Matching Grant Program will be meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021, to review and score eligible applications that were first submitted on March 6, 2020. (The grant process was suspended until November 2020 due to the impacts of the COVID-19.) The meeting will be held in City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, which is located at 175 5th Street North in St. Petersburg. Those attending the meeting may park free in the metered spaces in Lot 4, which is located on the north side of 2nd Avenue North just north of City Hall.

Please note, due to social distancing guidelines, in City Council Chambers, only four members of the public are allowed at any time. Meeting attendees must remain outside City Hall until the item they wish to comment will be heard by the Grant Review Committee. City Security will be present to escort attendees up to Chambers at the appropriate time.

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