Florida Grant Resources
Resiliency Flood Related Funding Resources
Several federal government entities and private foundations offer financial and technical resources to advance local adaptation and mitigation efforts. An increasing number of assistance programs are recognizing that climate-resilient investments represent good government.
Florida Resilient Coastlines Program (FRPC) Grant
Resilience Planning Grants (RPGs) are available to Florida communities that are required to have a coastal management element in their comprehensive plan. The purpose of RPGs is to promote community resilience-planning including complying with the “Peril of Flood” statute (Sec. 163.3178(2)(f) F.S.), analyzing vulnerabilities and risks, and developing plans and policies that allow communities to better handle changing coastal conditions, and recover and move forward faster following disasters. Projects should be able to be completed in 10 months.
Local South Florida COVID Related Funding Resources
Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, as well as partner organizations, have developed resident, nonprofit, and business assistance programs to help those affected by COVID-19.
Planning, Land Use, Public Works
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity – Community Planning Technical Assistance Grants
CPTA Grants provide counties, municipalities and regional planning councils the opportunity to create innovative plans and development strategies to promote a diverse economy, vibrant rural and suburban areas and meet the requirements of the Community Planning Act, while protecting environmentally sensitive areas. CPTA grants may also be used for disaster recovery or resiliency planning and economic development.
EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs
EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) programs provide economically distressed communities and regions with comprehensive and flexible resources to address a wide variety of economic needs. Projects funded by these programs will support work in Opportunity Zones and will support the mission of the Department by, among other things, leading to the creation and retention of jobs and increased private investment, advancing innovation, enhancing the manufacturing capacities of regions, providing workforce development opportunities, and growing ecosystems that attract foreign direct investment.
The Office of Science supports a number of grants, loans and financing programs. Learn more about these programs and how they can help you — whether you are a startup energy business looking to launch a pilot project, a company with proven technology that needs help reaching commercial scale, or a state, local or tribal government looking for funding resources for energy projects.
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science
Housing & Infrastructure
HUD awards discretionary funding through over 20 Grant programs that support HUD initiatives, including Affordable Housing Development and Preservation, Community and Economic Development, Environment and Energy, Fair Housing, Homelessness, Homeownership, Rental Assistance, and Supportive Housing and Services.
The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration provide grants to help build and maintain fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation systems for citizens.
Office of National Telecommunications and Information Applications (NTIA) administers grant programs that further the deployment and use of broadband and other technologies in America, laying the groundwork for sustainable economic growth; improved education, public safety, and health care; and the advancement of other national priorities.
Technology Opportunity Program (TOP)
Various U.S. Departments offer grants for workforce development and training.
Various agencies offer grants and other assistance agreements from small non-profit organizations to large state governments to help achieve their environmental goals.
Public Safety and Health (Fire, Police, and Other First Responders)
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is an excellent place to begin your search. Although, SBA does not offer grants to start or expand small businesses, they do offer loans. More about SBA Federal Grant Resources
Financing Your Business
Women’s Business Development Centers
South Florida has a Women’s Business Development Center in Delray Beach.
Small Business Innovation Research – Ten federal agencies set aside a portion of their extramural R&D budget each year to fund research proposals from small science and technology-based firms.
Other Useful Small Business Links
U.S. Department of Education Grants and Contracts
ED offers three kinds of grants:
- Discretionary grants: awarded using a competitive process.
- Student loans or grants: to help students attend college.
- Formula grants: uses formulas determined by Congress and has no application process.
List of Current Grant Competitions that are Open
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Education Programs
Education and Arts, Culture
Education and Technology
Education and Science
Education and the Environment
Education and Agriculture, Rural Development
HRSA Health Professions grants and cooperative agreements support innovations and targeted expansions in health professions education and training. HRSA Nursing Scholarships
NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (“Space Grant”). For more information, visit NASA education or the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program online.
Federally Recognized Tribes
Tribes and Education
Tribes and Economic Development
Tribes and Housing
NOTE: Tribes may apply for grants other than the specific “tribal only” grants; please see Eligibility Requirements (Applicant Eligibility and Beneficiary Eligibility) of individual grants to determine if tribes may apply or receive the funds in question.