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Notice of Funding Availability
Pinellas County State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program
Pinellas County expects to receive approximately $716,111 in SHIP funds during Fiscal Year 2013-2014 and will accept applications under Homeownership and Rental Strategies for housing production, preservation, and other activities included in its Local Housing Assistance Plan between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. A copy of the Local Housing Assistance Plan is available more>
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Pinellas County Consortium and Urban County
Draft 2013-2014 Action Plan
Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, and
HOME Investment Partnership Programs
The Pinellas County Consortium 2013-2014 Action Plan identifies housing and community development needs, priorities, objectives and strategies as well as FY2013-2014 proposed activities.
A draft of the Plan can be viewed at the following locations April 19 to May 18, 2013. Public comments on the Plans are invited during this period;more>
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Pinellas County Consortium and Urban County 2012-2013 Action Plan
Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, and HOME Investment Partnership Programs
The Pinellas County Consortium 2012-2013 Action Plan identifies housing and community development needs, priorities, objectives and strategies as well as FY2012-2013 proposed activities. more>
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Pinellas County Emergency Solutions Grant Substantial Amendment to 2011-2015 Consolidated Plan and 2011-2012 Action Plan
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the allocation of additional funding authorized under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act as amended by S. 896 entitled The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009.
Funding is being provided through the Emergency Solutions Grant, formerly the Emergency Shelter Grant Program and target households that are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.
Pinellas County intends to submit a substantial amendment to the current Five Year Consolidated Plan and One Year Annual Action Plan no later than May 15, 2012, in order to access the additional $73,419 available to Pinellas County.
The other component of the Action Plan Amendment is to provide clarification on the specific activities included in the Gooden Crossing Infrastructure Project. The original project description included engineering, design and construction improvements including resurfacing, storm drainage and sidewalks. The acquisition of property for right-of-way should have also been specified as part of the expansion.
A draft of the amendment to the 2011-2015 Consolidated Plan and 2011-2012 Action Plan will be available for viewing and public comment at the Pinellas County Community Development Department, 600 Cleveland Street, Suite 800, Clearwater, FL 33755 and here from March 9 to April 9, 2012.
Public comments on the Amendment should be sent to the Pinellas County Community Development Department at the address above or e-mailed to email@example.com.
Click here to view the substantial amendment to the 2011-2015 Consolidated Plan and 2011-2012 Action Plan.
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Community Development Block Grant Recovery Act Funding
Amendment to 2008-2009 Action Plan
The U.S. Housing and Urban Development recently announced funding authorized under Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Funding provided through the Community Development Block Grant Recovery Act Program (CDBG-R) will be used to fund shovel-ready housing or other related community development activities, primarily for persons of low and moderate incomes.
Pinellas County submitted a Substantial Amendment to the 2008-2009 Action Plan, in order to access the $809,226 allocation of CDBG-R funds.
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- Quarterly Performance Reports
- Substantial Amendment to the FY 2008-2009 Action Plan for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program and Community Development Block Grant Recovery Act Funding
The U.S. Housing and Urban Development recently announced funding authorized under Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Funding provided through the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) will be used to provide financial assistance and services to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless or help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized. Funding provided through the Community Development Block Grant Recovery Act Program (CDBG-R) will be used to fund shovel-ready housing or other related community development activities, primarily for persons of low and moderate incomes.
Pinellas County submitted a substantial amendment to the current Action Plan on May 13, 2009, in order to access the $1,237,464 allocation of HPRP funds and $809,226 allocation of CDBG-R funds.
View a draft of the Substantial Amendment submitted to HUD
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NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY
PINELLAS COUNTY CONSORTIUM
CONSOLIDATED SUBMISSION FOR 2013-2014
FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENSION THROUGH MARCH 8, 2013
Pinellas County is extending the deadline for application submittal for funding through the County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. more>
Pinellas County Housing Development Funding
The application period for mixed-income rental and owner housing development activities will continue on an ongoing basis until funds are depleted.
Pinellas County Housing Trust Fund
Pinellas County received $1,818,118 in Pinellas County Community Housing Trust Fund dollars during Fiscal Year 2008-2009. The application period for these funds will continue on an ongoing basis until the funds are depleted.
Request for Qualifications to Administer Housing Programs
On an ongoing basis, we accept qualifications from licensed professional service providers with the capability to administer housing programs available through Pinellas County. New organizations will need to submit the original RFQ document as instructed. Please disregard the due date indicated in the document. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Information for Minority and Women's Business Enterprises
The Pinellas County Community Development Department is committed to providing equal opportunity for minority and women business enterprises (MBE/WBE).