Community Planning, Development and Services

Information on innovative community planning, development, and support for communities and economic incentives for businesses that create new jobs.

Community Planning

Community Services

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program


Provides funding to local agencies to assist low-income households to meet the cost of heating and cooling through utility payment assistance.

Weatherization Assistance Program


Provides funding to local agencies to help lower monthly utility bills for low-income households by improving the energy efficiency of their home.

Community Services Block Grant Program


Provides resources to local agencies to help low-income individuals become more self-sufficient through education, job training, and referrals.

Community Development Block Grants

Community Development Block Grant Program


Provides competitive grants to counties and municipalities for economic development initiatives and to support community revitalization, and rehabilitation.

Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program


Provides competitive grants to counties and municipalities for economic development initiatives and to support community revitalization, and rehabilitation.

Disaster Recovery Initiative


Provides resources to counties and municipalities to assist in disaster recovery (hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, etc.), and to mitigate damage from future disasters.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program


Provides resources to counties and municipalities to help them purchase and rehabilitate vacant homes, sustain local housing markets, create jobs, and grow local economies.

Rural Community Programs

Rural Definition


Per s. 288.0656 a rural county is defined as a county with a population of 75,000 or less, a county with a population of 125,000 or less which is contiguous to a county with a population of 75,000 or less and any municipality within a county as described above.

Rural Areas of Opportunity


Rural Areas of Opportunity (RAO) are defined as rural communities, or a region composed of rural communities, that have been adversely affected by extraordinary economic events or natural disasters.

Special Districts

Special District Accountability Program


The private and public sectors use special districts to finance, construct, operate, and maintain basic capital infrastructure, facilities, and services.

Military Community Programs

An equal opportunity employer/program.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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