Application Process - General Information  



    Division of Community Development


    73C-23.0041Application Process - General Information

    Notice of Funding Availability

    The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announces the availability of funding for non-entitlement units of local government under the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The Department will make Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2015 funding available for the Neighborhood Revitalization ($8.59 million), Housing Rehabilitation ($5.65 million) and Commercial Revitalization ($1.49 million) program areas. Units of local government are not eligible to apply for funding in one of the three program areas if they have an open CDBG subgrant in any of the three areas.

    The Department also has approximately $6.87 million available in the Economic Development (ED) program area for job creation/retention activities. Non-entitlement units of local government that have an open Neighborhood Revitalization, Housing Rehabilitation, Commercial Revitalization or Economic Development subgrant are eligible to apply for Economic Development funding if the open subgrant is “on time” and “on schedule” as defined in Rule 73C-23.0031, Florida Administrative Code.

    A total of $22.6 million in FFY 2015 funding will be available to eligible applicants in the four program areas. The FFY 2015 list of non-entitlement units of local government is available on the Department’s website at The application process is conducted in accordance with Sections 290.0401290.048, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 73C-23, Florida Administrative Code.

    The Federal Fiscal Year 2015 application cycle for all of the above-mentioned categories of funding will begin (“open”) on March 12, 2016, and end (“close”) at 5:00 p.m. ET on April 25, 2016, (“the deadline date”). Funding requests must be submitted on the Florida Small Cities CDBG Application for Funding, Form SC-60 (February, 2016), which is available on the Department’s website listed above, must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on April 25, 2016. Mailing address: Florida Small Cities CDBG Program, Department of Economic Opportunity, 107 East Madison Street – MSC 400, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-6508. Hand-delivered applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on April 25, 2016, at the Small Cities CDBG Program office in the Caldwell Building, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee. Two copies of the Application for Funding must be submitted, including at least one complete hard copy with original signatures. An electronic copy of the Application for Funding (in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format on a CD or USB drive) can be submitted as the second required copy of the application.

    In the event that funds remain available in the Economic Development category after the application deadline date, ED applications submitted after the deadline date will be reviewed, and eligible applications will be awarded funding on a first-come, first-served basis.

    An additional $600,483 has been designated as Emergency Set-Aside funding for state-declared emergencies that occurred between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. A separate Notice of Funding Availability will be published for these funds.

    If you have questions, please contact Roger Doherty, Small Cities CDBG Planning Manager, (850)717-8417,