Department of Community Affairs, Division of Housing and Community Development  




    The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announces anticipated funding availability under the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Subject to the receipt of funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development (HUD), the Department will allocate an estimated $26.2 million of Federal Fiscal Year 2006 funding for commercial revitalization, housing rehabilitation and neighborhood revitalization projects. In order to be eligible to apply in these categories, applicants cannot have an open grant in any of these three (3) program categories. Closeouts for open contracts must be received in the CDBG Program office by 5:00 p.m. (EDT), on May 31, 2006, in order to be eligible.

    The Department also anticipates that funding will be available under the Florida Small Cities CDBG Program for Economic Development job creation/retention activities. Subject to the receipt of funding from HUD, the Department will allocate an estimated $7.8 million of Federal Fiscal Year 2006 Small Cities CDBG funds for job-creating economic development activities, with the application cycle beginning June 1, 2006, and ending at 5:00 p.m. (EDT), on Friday, July 21, 2006. In the event that funds remain available after this initial deadline, applications in the Economic Development category will be reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first served basis until all funds are committed.

    Eligible local governments must meet specific population requirements and cannot be participants in a CDBG Urban Entitlement Program. The population requirements are: cities with not more than 50,000 residents and counties with not more than 200,000 residents. The application process is conducted in accordance with Sections 290.0401-.048, Florida Statutes, and Rule Chapter 9B-43, Florida Administrative Code, as amended in 2006.

    The Federal Fiscal Year 2006 application cycle for all the above mentioned categories of funding will begin (“open”) June 1, 2006 and end (“close”) at 5:00 p.m. (EDT), on July 21, 2006 (“the deadline date”). Applications must be submitted on forms required by and in the format specified by the Department and must be received in the Florida Small Cities CDBG Program Office, Department of Community Affairs, The Sadowski Building, Room 260, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100 by 5:00 p.m. (EDT), on the deadline date.

    To assist local governments in the application process, the Department will conduct an application workshop on June 1, 2006 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville. Registration forms, as well as application forms and instructions, may be obtained by calling the CDBG Program, (850)487-3644, accessed at our website: m, or obtained by writing to:

    Florida Small Cities CDBG Program

    Department of Community Affairs

    2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard

    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100

    If you have questions, please contact the CDBG grants management staff or Monya Newmyer, Administrator of the Small Cities CDBG Program, (850)487-3644 or by email,

    Any person requiring a special accommodation at the workshop because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Mrs. Pat Harvey, Department of Community Affairs, (850)487-3644, at least seven days before the workshop to request the accommodation. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Department of Community Affairs using the Florida Dual Party Relay System, which can be reached at 1(800)955-8771 (TDD).

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