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DEO Awards Competitive Florida Economic Development Project Grants to Eight Florida Communities

Oct 26, 2017

More than $90,000 in grant funds will be used to support economic development projects

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) recently awarded $91,000 in Competitive Florida Economic Development Project Grants to eight communities across the state. The grants provide funding that assists local governments in pursuing specific economic development projects or supplementing existing projects.

DEO Executive Director Cissy Proctor, said, “DEO is committed to using our resources to help all Florida communities flourish. The Competitive Florida Economic Development Project grants offer valuable tools to help support communities in reaching their local economic development goals.”

Competitive Florida Economic Development Project Grants are available to all counties and municipalities to help communities learn more about local assets and economic conditions, and develop specific local projects. Grant awards range from $5,000 and $15,000.


The Competitive Florida Economic Development Project Grants for 2017-18 are:

  Grantee  Amount
Broward County  $15,500
Citrus County  $11,000
City of Clewiston  $10,000
City of Newberry  $11,000
Green Cove Springs  $11,000
Holmes County  $6,000
Town of Hastings  $13,500
 Wakulla County $13,000

 

The Competitive Florida Partnership is a two-year program that provides technical assistance and support to rural areas seeking to improve their communities through an asset-based economic development strategy. The Competitive Florida Economic Development Project Grants are offered for communities that may already be undertaking economic development efforts and allows local governments to pursue a particular facet of the Competitive Florida model without obligating to the Competitive Florida Partnership.

For more details on the process and provisions of this facet of the Competitive Florida Partnership grant, visit the Competitive Florida Economic Development Project Grant.


About DEO

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity combines the state’s economic, workforce and community development efforts. This new approach helps expedite economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities. For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit www.floridajobs.org online. 

 

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