The Greenhouse administers local business initiatives and grant programs funded by the City of St. Petersburg to allow for simple coordination efforts to help businesses start and grow. The following programs are currently available.
Available Local Programs/Incentives
For more information:
The City of St. Petersburg is launching the 2020 cycle of the South St. Petersburg Commercial Revitalization Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) Commercial Matching Grant Program, starting with the release of two place-based opportunities.
- Commercial Site Improvement Grant provides a reimbursable matching grant of up to $20,000 to commercial property owners that upgrade their building façades, landscaping, lighting, loading and service areas and other features of their sites visible from the public right-of-way
- Commercial Building Interior and Tenant Improvement Grant provides a reimbursable matching grant of up to $20,000 for interior upgrades to commercial properties with a focus on projects that remedy degraded building systems and extend the economic viability of the building.
The City will begin accepting CRA Commercial grant applications on Monday, February 24, 2020.
All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020.
HOW TO APPLY:
** Note: Applications for each program will be available by February 1st, 2020 **
Between February 24, 2020, and March 6, 2020, please bring your application to The Greenhouse (City Hall Annex), located at 440 2nd Avenue North (just east of City Hall). The office hours for the Annex are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All application materials should be contained within a 9”x12” envelope, which has the name and mailing address of the applicant, the grant program for which you are applying, the address of the subject property and a contact phone number and email address. If you are applying for more than one grant, a separate envelope(s) must be used.
Applicants must attend at least one CRA grant workshop in order to be eligible to apply:
The Greenhouse – 440 2nd Ave. N.
January 9, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
January 21, 2020, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
January 30, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
February 11, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
February 20, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
March 2, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Enoch Davis – 1111 18th Ave. S.
January 14, 2020, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
January 23, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
February 6, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
February 13, 2020, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
March 5, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
If you are unable to attend a live workshop, an online webinar is now available to to accommodate your schedule in order to meet this requirement.
ENOCH DAVIS SATELLITE OFFICE:
Office hours will be available to assist applicants during the program cycle dates beginning January 9th, 2020.
Enoch Davis Center
1111 18th Ave. S.
Every Thursday starting January 9th – March 5th
1- 5 p.m.
(excluding February 27th, 2020)
The Grow Smarter Job Creation and Talent Attraction Program awards companies with 49 employees or less that hire new employees at salaries above Pinellas County’s average wage. Companies must be identified within one of the city’s five target industry clusters: Marine and Life Sciences, Specialized Manufacturing, Financial Services, Data Analytics, and Creative Arts and Design.
For each new job created at 115% or more of the average county wage, the incentive amount is up to $8,000 per new job.
Visit the City of St. Pete website for the full program description.
Upcoming local programs/incentives
The following programs will become available in fiscal year 2020:
- Commercial Revitalization Program (General Fund)
- Storefront Conservation Corridor Program
Interested in Learning More about these future programs? Please complete the form below to be notified of incentive details/announcements as they become available.