Have you seen the latest resources on our COVID-19 webpage ? We have added new items such as information on assistance programs, federal guides and how CRAs across Florida are helping small businesses.

The latest resources include :

We know that you have a lot of information coming through your inboxes, that is why we are dedicated to providing the most relevant and up-to-date resources you need to navigate these uncertain times.

Take a look at our COVID-19 page for the latest information you need to support your CRA and redevelopment efforts. We are updating the page daily!
We are just two and a half weeks away from the 2020 award entry deadline!

The FRA awards program honors redevelopment professionals and private-sector partners dedicated to making a positive impact on their community and our state.

As the state's largest redevelopment awards program, applicants and winners receive statewide recognition in a variety of ways.

  • Winners from all categories will be honored and receive a trophy during the 2020 Annual Conference. 

  • In order to bring community leaders and elected officials to help accept your award, winners are notified prior to the annual conference.

  • Winners will be featured on FRA's website, social media, weekly newsletter and other marketing materials.   

  • All applicants will be featured in the 2020 Best Book.

Learn more about the awards and view previous winners here . Entries are due by May 19.

Note: You must be a current member in good standing and have access to MyFRA to submit an award.

For assistance logging into MyFRA,  click here.
We are so thankful for our dedicated board of redevelopment professionals and would like to highlight their work and achievements!

Brenda Thrower has over 20 years of experience in redevelopment and is currently serving her fourth year on the FRA board of directors.

She has been the economic development specialist for the Ybor City Development Corporation for the past 23 years. She is dedicated to revitalizing and promoting community projects to protect Ybor City. 

Thank you for your time, dedication and endless support , Brenda! For a full list of FRA board members,   click here.
To view all job listings,  click here .

Housing and Community Development Director Pinellas County

Pinellas County is seeking candidates for a housing and community development director. The candidate will be responsible for planning, developing, organizing, supervising and reviewing the work of supervisory, professional and clerical staff engaged in conducting varied activities.

For more information on this position,  click here .
Submitting your entries for our 2020 FRA Awards program!

The submission deadline is Tuesday, May 19.

This year, applicants have multiple opportunities to be considered a winner with a variety of categories including small projects and programs. 

Award winners will be announced during the  2020 FRA Annual Conference  at the Sawgrass Marriott.

To learn more about the 2020 FRA Awards or for inspiration from previous winners,  click here.
April 30, 2020

Thank you for supporting Florida redevelopment!
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