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FloridaCommerce Announces $1.5M for Community Planning Technical Assistance

CPTA grants enable counties, municipalities and regional planning councils to develop innovative plans and strategies.

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FloridaCommerce has announced that Florida communities can access over $1.5 million for community planning and strategic economic development, with a specific focus on technical assistance.

$1.52 million is allocated through the Community Planning Technical Assistance (CPTA) grant program, while $65,860 is designated for the Competitive Florida Partnership Grant Program.

Funding is accessible to municipalities, counties and regional planning councils to develop an economic development strategy through innovative planning and public engagement. Projects should connect with community planning and economic development strategies under the Community Planning Act.

FloridaCommerce suggests communities consider proposals for disaster recovery planning, workforce development strategies and workforce housing opportunities. Applicants are advised to seek funding for innovative or unique approaches to community planning, development and infrastructure.

Previous CPTA grant locations and examples include:

More information about the CPTA grants can be found online.
Cristina Carter is a Tallahassee-based staff writer. She has a bachelor's degree in English literature and a master's degree in international affairs, both from Florida State University.