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Two Grants Available for South St. Pete CRA Businesses

Deadline to apply: 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020

St. Petersburg, FL (January 3, 2020) – The City of St. Petersburg is launching the 2020 cycle of the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) Commercial Matching Grant Program with the release of two place-based opportunities.
This year’s place-based opportunities include two grants:

  • Commercial Site Improvement Grant
  • Commercial Building Interior and Tenant Improvement Grant

Requirements
Grants are awarded once a year. Each grant has its own application requirements and deadlines. Place-based opportunities require applicants to attend mandatory workshops. For grant requirements and workshop schedule, visit stpete.org/CRA.
To register for the mandatory workshops, visit stpetegreenhouse.com.

Application Submission
The City will be accepting applications for the two aforementioned commercial grants starting Monday, February 24, 2020. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020. Applications must be brought to The Greenhouse, located at 440 2nd Ave. N.

The place-based opportunities are one of three components that make up the CRA Program – which also includes people-based and housing-based opportunities.

About the CRA Grant Program
The CRA Grant Program was created in 2015 as part of the city’s innovative, 30-year revitalization plan designed to help boost private investment in commercial and multifamily residential development in South St. Pete. The CRA is generally located between 4th St. and 49th St., from 2nd Ave. N. to 30th Ave. S.

The program is comprised of three buckets of opportunities – place-based opportunities, people-based opportunities and housing-based opportunities. The releases of the remaining opportunities are to be announced.

For more information, visit stpete.org/cra.

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