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    City of Lakeland
    Public Service Grants 2017-2018

    Applications for funding are now available to nonprofit organizations seeking to provide public service activities in the City of Lakeland.  The application cycles for 2017-2018 program year funding have been combined.  Both Federal CDBG and local general funds will be available from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.

    View the official announcement and eligibility for funding.

    View the grant application.

    Applications must be received in the Neighborhood Services Division, 1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, Florida  33805, by 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017.  Late applications will not be accepted.

    For more information please contact Housing Program Supervisor Annie Gibson or Finance Officer Adena Kniss at (863) 834-3360.

    Community Development Block Grant

    Created in 1974, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs, including housing.  The City of Lakeland is an "entitlement community," receiving a formula-based annual allocation of CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

    Primary Objective

    The primary objective of the CDBG program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent, safe housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate incomes.  Consistent with this objective, not less than 70% of the City of Lakeland's CDBG funding shall be used for activities which benefit persons of low and moderate incomes.