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Department of Economic Opportunity Awards Community Planning Grants to More Than 100 Florida Communities

Jun 29, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) recently awarded Community Planning Technical Assistance grants to 43 local governments and regional planning councils, benefiting more than 100 communities across Florida. The grants will assist counties and municipalities in developing economic development strategies, addressing critical local planning issues and promoting innovative planning solutions. DEO awarded $1.3 million in grants for 2016-17.


Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of DEO, said, “DEO’s team of community planners is committed to improving opportunities for economic development in communities both large and small across the state. Throughout the next year, technical assistance grants will help guide and support these local communities as they work to meet their area’s community, economic and workforce development needs.”


Since 2011-12, DEO has received funds to provide grants to local governments and regional planning councils. Community Planning Technical Assistance grants are for one fiscal year.


Grant funding is delivered to the community after performance measures in the grant agreement are met. For more details on the process and provisions of the CPTA grant program, visit 2016-17 Community Planning Technical Assistance Grants.


The Community Planning Technical Assistance grants for 2016-17 are:
NORTH FLORIDA
• Milton - $30,000 
• Sneads - $35,000 
• Lynn Haven - $25,000 
• Freeport - $32,000 
• Hawthorne - $40,000 
• Wakulla County - $25,000 
• Santa Rosa County - $30,000 
• Columbia County - $30,000 
• Chipley - $25,000 
• Altha - $30,000 
• Bell - $10,000 
• Bushnell - $25,000 
• Calhoun County - $25,000 
• Liberty County - $25,000 
• Hastings - $25,000 
• Green Cove Springs - $30,000 
• Century - $25,000 
• LaCrosse - $6,000 
• Webster - $25,000 
• Gulf County Economic Development Coalition - $65,000 
• Franklin County Tourist Development Council - $75,000 
• Apalachee Regional Planning Council - $30,000


SOUTHEAST FLORIDA
• West Melbourne - $25,000 
• Apopka - $25,000 
• Palm Beach County - $25,000 
• Miami Gardens - $25,000 
• Cape Canaveral - $40,000 
• St. Lucie County & Fort Pierce - $35,000 
• Hallandale Beach - $35,000 
• Indialantic - $15,000 
• Orange County - $60,000 
• Montverde - $23,000 
• South Florida Regional Council - $37,600 


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
• LaBelle - $20,000 
• Charlotte County - $40,000 
• Bowling Green - $25,000 
• Largo - $30,000 
• Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission - $25,000 
• DeSoto County - $40,000 
• Lake Placid - $25,000 
• Dundee - $25,000 
• Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council - $67,250 
• Central Florida Regional Planning Council - $60,000 

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