Grants Administration

S.H.I.P. Purchase Assistance and Housing Rehabilitation Programs are OPEN!

The City of Fort Pierce Grants Division has allocated $300,000 for programs through the State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.P.). Applications will be accepted on a First-Come, First-Qualified basis. 

  • Purchase Assistance

    • Opens May 2, 2022 and closes May 31, 2022.The City of Fort Pierce may provide purchase assistance funding for the purchase of a home within the City limits by providing down payment and/or closing cost for eligible first-time homebuyers.
    • Frequently Asked Questions: Purchase Assistance FAQ
    • Application: Home Purchase Assistance Application
      • Please email completed application with attachments to grantsadministration@cityoffortpierce.com
      • Or, please mail completed application with attachments to 100 N US 1 HWY, Fort Pierce, 34950. ATTN: Grants Administration
      • Or, drop off application in black mailbox in front of City Hall
  • Housing Rehabilitation

    • Opens May 2, 2022 and closes May 31, 2022.This program provides owner-occupied housing repair/rehabilitation funding for the upgrading of substandard, owner-occupied housing units and housing code violations.
    • Frequently Asked Questions: Rehab Program FAQ
    • Application: 

               Maximum income limit is  based on HUD 2022 income chart.



Household SizeMaximum Income Limit
1$67,200
2$76,800
3$86,400
4$96,000
5$103,680
6$111,360
7$119,040
8$126,720


Rapid Rehousing is CLOSED

                                       FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 772-467-3161 or                                             Email: grantsadministration@cityoffortpierce.com

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

City Hall, Grants Administration Division

Small Business Grants is CLOSED!

The City of Fort Pierce has allocated funding from its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for small businesses located within specific target areas to receive a grant for Commercial Facade, Small Business Technical Assistance, or Start-up Technical Assistance. 

Grants Recipients will be notified in June/July. 




Public Service Agency Grant is CLOSED.

The Public Service Agency grant is now closed. Recipients will be announced in April/May 2022.



Latest Grant Opportunities & News:
The City of Fort Pierce will receive $574,173 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which will help to address affordable housing and community development needs. CDBG Program activities must meet at least one of three national objectives outlined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Activities must benefit low-to-moderate income persons/households; prevent or eliminate slums or blight and/or an emergency need that poses a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community.

Your input is a critical part of developing the best uses of the grant. The survey should only take 5-10 minutes of your time and your input is important to us. Your responses are completely anonymous. Take the Survey

Contact Us

  1. Physical Address
    100 N. U.S. Highway 1
    Fort Pierce, FL 34950

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 1480
    Fort Pierce, FL 34954

    Phone: 772-467-3168
    Fax: 772-466-5808
    Email

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The Grants Administration Division (GAD) promotes efforts to eliminate urban blight through activities such as redevelopment, economic development, and the conservation and cultural awareness of tourism promotional projects.

The GAD, which is under the Finance Department, oversees the management of grants obtained for the benefit of the city and the applications received for those grants. Staff often partners with other local governments in a joint effort to manage capital projects and programs throughout the city. Fort Pierce Authentic Tours (FPAT) is one such program. It is a city-sponsored marketing initiative representing more than 40 environmentally responsible locally-owned and operated businesses which are tourism-related.

The Housing and Urban Projects Division of the GAD utilizes state and federal funding to ensure decent affordable housing, provide services to those most vulnerable in our communities, and create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. The division concentrates its focus on State Housing Initiative Partnership programs (SHIP) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) activities. 

State funding is provided for SHIP programs with the goal of creating and promoting community partnerships. Opportunities to increase housing related employment are utilized in an effort to produce and preserve affordable home ownership for very low and moderate income families. Responsible home ownership is encouraged for individuals who qualify under strict credit and income guidelines.

CDBG projects are Federally-funded development programs overseen by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Projects must qualify by meeting specific tests established as national objectives by HUD to benefit low and moderate income individuals. CDBG funding is also utilized to assist in meeting urgent development needs arising from immediate threats to the health or welfare of the community.