Community Planning, Development and Services

Information on innovative community planning, development, and support for communities and economic incentives for businesses that create new jobs.

Community Planning

Areas of Critical State Concern Program


The Areas of Critical State Concern Program provides planning and regulatory oversight for areas containing natural resources of statewide significance. Find maps and information about the areas designated as Areas of Critical State Concern, read about the Florida Keys Hurricane Evacuation Workshops and review workshop materials. Access current and historical documents associated with the Florida Keys Area of Critical State Concern.

Comprehensive Planning


(Processing Comprehensive Plan Amendments | Contacts | Mailing Address) This page provides an explanation of the procedures for submitting a comprehensive plan amendment and the requirements for the Evaluation and Appraisal Review of the comprehensive plan. It also describes the expedited review and state coordinated review processes, includes summaries of the Community Planning Act and provides a list of local governments that must submit amendments to adopt criteria to achieve compatibility of uses on lands adjacent or closely proximate to military installations.

Community Services

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program


Provides funding to local agencies to assist low-income households to meet the cost of heating and cooling through utility payment assistance.

Weatherization Assistance Program


Provides funding to local agencies to help lower monthly utility bills for low-income households by improving the energy efficiency of their home.

Community Services Block Grant Program


Provides resources to local agencies to help low-income individuals become more self-sufficient through education, job training, and referrals.

Florida Hardest Hit


Administered by Florida Housing Finance Corporation, this foreclosure avoidance program may help qualified unemployed/underemployed homeowners sustain and keep their homes.

Community Development Block Grants

Community Development Block Grant Program


Provides competitive grants to counties and municipalities for economic development initiatives and to support community revitalization, and rehabilitation.

Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program


Provides competitive grants to counties and municipalities for economic development initiatives and to support community revitalization, and rehabilitation.

Disaster Recovery Initiative


Provides resources to counties and municipalities to assist in disaster recovery (hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, etc.), and to mitigate damage from future disasters.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program


Provides resources to counties and municipalities to help them purchase and rehabilitate vacant homes, sustain local housing markets, create jobs, and grow local economies.

Special Districts

Special District Accountability Program


The private and public sectors use special districts to finance, construct, operate, and maintain basic capital infrastructure, facilities, and services.

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