Home Purchase Assistance Program is CLOSED
All Purchase Assistance funds have been encumbered. Please check the website regularly for updates on new funding opportunities.
Frequently Asked Questions: Purchase Assistance FAQ
This initiative is being supported, in whole or part, by federal award number SLFRP5533 granted to the City of Fort Pierce by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The City Commission allocated $900,000 of the American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (ARPA-SLFRF) to fund the home purchase assistance program.
Residential Rehabilitation Program is CLOSED
All Residential Rehabilitation funds have been encumbered. Please check the website regularly for updates on new funding opportunities.
Housing Rehabilitation Frequently Asked Questions: Rehab Program FAQ
The City of Fort Pierce’s Grants Administration announces the availability $400,000 of State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) funds for Residential Rehabilitation Program. Funding will assist income eligible applicants. The home must be within the city limits.
For more information about the program, please review the FAQ documents: Rehab Program FAQ
Rapid Rehousing Program is accepting applications
The Rapid Rehousing Program applications will be available through a social service agency beginning Monday, October 24, 2022 at 9:00 and will close when all funds have been expended.
The City of Fort Pierce’s Grants Administration announces the availability $350,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) combined with State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) funds. Funding will assist income eligible applicants. This program is only available to City of Fort Pierce residents.
Rapid Rehousing Frequently Asked Questions: Rapid Rehousing FAQ
Maximum income limit is based on HUD 2022 income chart.
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The Grants Division partners with Florida Rural Legal Services for Housing Workshops
Small Business Grants will open Sept. 26, 2022 at 8AM.
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.
The Grants Administration will be accepting applications for Small Business Grants. You may apply here Version OptionsGrants AdministrationHeadline beginning September 26, 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.
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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.