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DEO Awards Community Planning Technical Assistance Grants to 48 Florida Communities

Aug 17, 2017

Nearly $1.2 million in grant funds will be used for planning and economic development



TALLAHASSEE
– The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) recently awarded $1.2 million in Community Planning Technical Assistance (CPTA) grants to 48 communities across Florida. The grants assist cities and counties in creating economic development strategies, addressing critical local planning issues and promoting innovative planning solutions to local challenges.

DEO Executive Director Cissy Proctor said, “DEO is committed to using our resources to make a positive impact on the future of Florida communities. Through Community Planning Technical Assistance grants, DEO helps communities reach their economic development goals.”


Community Planning Technical Assistance grants are for one year and are available to cities and counties across the state. Regional Planning Councils may also be eligible for projects at a regional scale that benefit more than one community.


CPTA grant funding is delivered to the community after performance deliverables in the grant agreement are met. The Community Planning Technical Assistance grants for 2017-18 are:


Grantee

Amount

Town of Altha

$5,000

City of Arcadia

$25,000

Baker County

$32,500

City of Cape Coral

$30,000

City of Crescent City

$40,000

City of Davenport

$25,000

DeSoto County

$35,000

Town of Dundee

$25,000

East Central Florida Regional Planning Council

(to benefit St. Johns, Volusia, Brevard, Putnam and Flagler Counties)

$75,000

East Central Florida Regional Planning Council

(on behalf of Seminole County)

$30,000

Town of Havana

$28,000

Jackson County

$23,500

Central Florida Regional Planning Council

(for Polk, Highlands, Osceola and Okeechobee Counties)

$50,000

City of Lake Helen

$40,000

City of Marathon

$40,000

Town of Marineland

$32,000

Marion County

$40,000

City of Mary Esther

$18,000

City of Mexico Beach

$25,000

City of Miami

$30,000

Town of Montverde

$19,000

City of Oak Hill

$43,500

Orange County

$50,000

Palm Beach County

$40,000

Pasco County, City of Dade City and City of Zephyrhills

$50,000

Town of Penney Farms

$32,500

City of Pensacola

$40,000

City of Polk City

$25,000

City of Port St. Lucie

$40,000

City of Sebring

$10,000

South Florida Regional Planning Council

(for Broward and Miami-Dade Counties)

$25,000

Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council

(for Glades, Hendry and Collier Counties)

$30,000

City of Tamarac

$25,000

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council

(for the City of West Palm Beach)

$30,000

Walton County

$40,000

City of Williston

$32,000


For more details on the process and provisions of the CPTA grant program, visit Community Planning Technical Assistance Grant.

About DEO

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