|TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is seeking proposals for Community Planning Technical Assistance grants from communities across Florida. The purpose of the grants is to assist counties and municipalities in developing economic development strategies, meeting the requirements of the Community Planning Act, addressing critical local planning issues, and promoting innovative planning solutions to challenges identified by local government applicants.
DEO Executive Director Cissy Proctor said, “DEO strives to provide all Florida communities, especially rural areas of the state, with the resources and technical assistance they need to promote economic development and a better quality of life for their residents. The Community Planning Technical Assistance grants will help communities across Florida improve their ability to compete for jobs, new residents and business investment.”
Grant proposals are being accepted now and must be received by the department by May 2, 2016. Projects seeking grant funding must be completed by May 31, 2017. Typical grant awards will be between $25,000 and $40,000 per project.
Community Planning Technical Assistance grants are for one fiscal year and are available to counties and municipalities. Regional Planning Councils may also be eligible for projects at a regional scale that include more than one county.
For more details on the proposal process and requirements of the grant program, visit 2016-17 Community Planning Technical Assistance Grants.