Subject Areas for Applicants

Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Small Cities CDBG Application Cycle

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announces the availability of funding for non-entitlement units of local government under the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. DEO will make Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019 funding available for the Neighborhood Revitalization, Housing Rehabilitation and Commercial Revitalization program areas. Non-entitlement units of local government are not eligible to apply for funding in any of the three program areas if they have an open CDBG subgrant in one of the three areas.

DEO also has funding available in the Economic Development program area for job creation and/or retention activities. Non-entitlement units of local government that have an open Neighborhood Revitalization, Housing Rehabilitation, Commercial Revitalization or Economic Development subgrant are eligible to apply for Economic Development funding.

Up to $25 million in FFY 2019 funding will be available to FFY 2019 Small Cities CDBG Program Eligible Communities in the four program areas. The FFY 2019 list of non-entitlement units of local government is available below under "Application-Related Documents". The application process is conducted in accordance with sections 290.0401 – 290.048, Florida Statutes, and chapter 73C-23, Florida Administrative Code.

The FFY 2019 application cycle for all the above-mentioned categories of funding will begin (“open”) on September 25, 2020, and end (“close”) at 5 p.m. Eastern Time (E.T.) on November 9, 2020 (“the deadline date”). Funding requests must be submitted via the Florida Small Cities CDBG Application for Funding, Form SC-60 (FFY 2019), and they must be received by 5 p.m. E.T. on November 9, 2020.

Applications can be mailed or shipped to DEO. Mailing address: Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida Small Cities CDBG Program, 107 East Madison Street – MSC 400, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-6508. Electronic, mailed or shipped submission of applications are strongly encouraged due to social distancing restrictions. If you wish to submit the application electronically, an email request to submit the application electronically must be sent to by 5 p.m. E.T. on October 30, 2020. Instructions and access to upload the completed documents will be provided by return email. Electronic, mailed or shipped applications must be received by 5 p.m. E.T. on November 9, 2020.

If you have questions, please contact

Small Cities CDBG FFY 2019 Application Overview Webinar 

Small Cities CDBG FFY 2019 Application Workshop Webinar

Applying For Funding at a Glance

  • Applications for Funding in the Housing Rehabilitation, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Commercial Revitalization categories are submitted during the annual application cycle. Eligible communities may apply for funding in one of these three categories if they do not have an open subgrant in one of the three categories.
  • Applications for Economic Development grants may be submitted at any time.
  • An eligible local government can be awarded only one Economic Development subgrant during a funding cycle.
  • Subgrant agreements are awarded for 30-month periods.

Prior to submitting an application for funding, applicants should review the Application Preparation and Submission Guidance.

Small Cities CDBG Application for Funding - Form SC-60

Community Wide Needs Score

One of the factors used in the competitive scoring process for Small Cities CDBG applications is the Community Wide Needs Score. This is a numerical representation of each eligible unit of local government's needs based on the following census data:

  • Low- and Moderate-Income Population
  • Number of Persons Below the Poverty Level
  • Number of Housing Units with More than One Person Per Room

A list of the current Community Wide Needs Scores for all eligible units of local government is available below.

Application-Related Documents

Information Needed to Complete the Application

Section 8 Income Limits

Sample Documents

FFY 2019 Small Cities CDBG Application Cycle

  • Opens September 25, 2020
  • Closes November 9, 2020
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