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City of St. Petersburg Announces Requirements for Upcoming 2020 Commercial Revitalization Program

ST. PETERSBURG, FL  – 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 City expects approximately $250,000 to be available for this program.

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. If you are interested in this program, please begin to compile plans and estimates for construction to be completed, as this is usually the most time-consuming portion of the grant process. 

The application cycle for FY 2020 will begin on Friday, September 25, 2020. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Applicants must submit the required Commercial Revitalization Program application and all necessary attachments through the online application. Available staff will assist applicants throughout the process and will provide information regarding the additional resources and availability. Contact Lowell Atkinson at 727-551-3408 or by email

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

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