2020 Academy Course Schedule Out Now!

Calling all redevelopment professionals! We just released the 2020 FRA Academy course schedule for 2020. 

The FRA Redevelopment Academy is a unique educational program that offers prerequisite courses to promote knowledge and professionalism in the field of community redevelopment.

The program is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about redevelopment practice in Florida. Applicants are able to register online by submitting their registration information and payment.

Academy core courses available in 2020 are:
  • CRA 101
  • Operations and Capacity Building
  • Budgeting, Funding and Reporting
Visit the FRA Redevelopment Academy page to learn more about the program and courses offered as well as to register today!
MyFRA Web Support and Updates

If you are having trouble accessing the FRA website or the MyFRA Member Network site, we have recently updated our security protocols to thwart attempts by malicious countries seeking to disrupt US based data hosting centers. 

Due to these attempts, we have blocked a wide range of IP addresses which may include cities in Florida. 

Several members have already called to unblock their IP addresses and they now have full access to MyFRA. With so many member resources, updates and information, we are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused by highly encourage you to reach out and let us help you resolve the issue.

If you are having trouble accessing FRA sites, please contact Michael Winn at  850-386-9100 or by email at mwinn@rboa.com.  
Award Spotlight: West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority

Congratulations to the West Palm Beach Downtown Development  Authority for receiving the 2019 Out of the Box Award for the 12 for 12 WPB: Pop-up to Rent Business Competition. 

Downtown West Palm Beach is improving its retail industry by filling the unoccupied storefronts due to high rents and large square footages. 

An increase in market expectations led to additional residential buildings and development of the first private high-speed train service. The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority collaborated with local businesses to fill vacant storefronts with local shops and boutiques. They created a retail environment where small businesses could thrive and landlords could have consistent tenants. The 12 for 12 WPB: Pop-up to Rent Business Competition project created a sense of place for West Palm Beach residents and visitors.

To learn more about the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority's efforts and other award-winning projects,  click here .
Latest RFPs and RFQs

To search and browse all openings,  click here.

CRA Grant Writing Services- Riviera Beach

The Riviera Beach CRA is seeking qualified firms and individuals to submit  proposals to provide professional-level Grant Writing Services. The Riviera Beach CRA would like grant proposal writers and grant funding researchers to engage "as needed" for the CRA.

Proposals will be accepted at the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, 2001 Broadway, Suite #300, Riviera Beach, FL 33404, until Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.

To view the full request,  click here .
Board Member Spotlight:
Evan Johnson

The FRA would like to highlight one of our board members, Evan Johnson!

Evan is currently the business development manager for Pinellas County and has served on the FRA board of directors for almost four years!

He has over 10 years of experience in historic preservation, urban design and planning. Evan has special experience in the critical interplay of land use and transportation.

He has also been presented with multiple awards including the  Young Planner of the Year award in 2008 by the American Planning Association and the Planner of the Year award by the American Planning Association Florida Sun Coast Section in 2008.

Evan received his bachelor's and master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University. 

For a full list of FRA board members,  click here.
Show Your Support for Redevelopment By:
 

 
Submitting your 2020 Annual Conference ideas. 

Click here to fill out the form. The deadline to submit your ideas is January 31, 2020. 
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