Weekly Florida Redevelopment Update: July 28, 2022
NEW! RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND (RIF) UPDATE
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that a historic amount of funding – a total of $30 million – is now available to Florida’s rural communities through the Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF).

“Thanks to the leadership of Governor DeSantis, rural communities can now apply for a historic $30 million,” said DEO Secretary Dane Eagle. “This historic funding will build on our investments in rural Florida and make positive, long-term impacts in Florida communities for generations to come.”

RIF facilitates the planning, preparing, and financing of infrastructure projects in rural communities, which encourage job creation, capital investment, and the strengthening and diversification of rural economies. This program is also intended to facilitate access to other state and federal infrastructure funding programs.

APPLICATIONS FOR DOWNTOWN SPECIAL EVENTS GRANTS
Orlando’s CRA is accepting applications for the next round of grants to support events in the downtown core. Downtown Orlando's Special Events encourage diversity and arts in the downtown area. Events fall under two tiers based on expected attendees. Funding varies based on the tier.

LAST CALL! Applications are open for events taking place from November 2022-April 2023 with applications closing on August 1, 20022 at 11:59 p.m.

NEW! DEFUNIAK SPRINGS CRA EXEC SOUGHT
DeFuniak Springs, FL is looking to hire a new CRA Executive Director.

The CRA Executive Director is responsible for the management and administration of the operations of the Agency. 

The role will include fiscal operations, policy making, capital project administration, CRA program management, redevelopment plan implementation, property acquisition, business incentives, new business development, business attraction and retention, special events, and activities, as well as overseeing the management and maintenance of various CRA entities.

NEW! MARTIN CRA ECO-PROJECT
The unique fusion of stormwater management and artistic endeavors here known as the Ripple Stormwater Eco-Art Project is now in the home stretch.

Launched some eight years ago as a collaborative effort unite municipal stormwater treatment, artistic elements and community engagement, Ripple is also the story of hydrology in the Old Palm City Community Redevelopment Area. 

MORE FRA NEWS TO USE!
Did you know we post new articles all week long to keep you in the know? Recent article topics include:

  • Clearwater Progresses on Amphitheater Development
  • Florida City Commission Approves Contracts
  • St. Pete to Seek Historic Federal Funding in Hopes of "Reconnecting Communities"
  • St. Augustine’s Lincolnville’s Fountain of Youth Elks Lodge Receives Over $800k
  • Hallandale Beach CRA’s Big Plans Coming to Fruition

Check out our website for the latest info, plus explore more jobs and RFPs/RFQs. Click here to visit the FRA website.
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