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Public Services


Help for Public Service Agencies

The City of Lakeland awards approximately $160,000 annually to qualified nonprofit public service agencies and local government programs serving low to moderate income clients in the following categories:

  • Child Care
  • Drug Abuse Counseling/Treatment
  • Education Program
  • Fair Housing Counseling
  • Health Care
  • Homeless Citizens Service
  • Public Safety Service
  • Recreation Program
  • Senior Citizens Service
  • Special Needs

To qualify for funding, an agency must be tax exempt 501(c)(3). 

View additional program information.


**APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE**

CITY OF LAKELAND

CDBG PUBLIC SERVICE APPLICATIONS

Program Year 2021-2022

Application packets are available from non‐profit organizations seeking funds to provide public service programs for the program year 2021‐2022.

Note: The application cycles for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and General
Fund have been consolidated into one cycle.

For any questions, please email the City of Lakeland's Housing Office at housing@lakelandgov.net or by calling 863.834.3360.

Please submit completed applications to the attention of Annie Gibson, Housing Programs Supervisor, Housing Division, 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland FL 33805

 


SUBMISSION DEADLINE 4:00 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2021

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED


 


PUBLIC NOTICE

 CITY OF LAKELAND, FLORIDA

27th Year HOME CHDO – Program Year 2021‐2022
&
47th Year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Public Service Applications - Program Year 2021-2022

February 8, 2021 - March 26, 2021

The City of Lakeland is currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations seeking funds to provide public service programs for the program year 2021-2022 and from agencies seeking funds for the 27th Year HOME Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO)

Note: The application cycles for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and General Fund have been consolidated into one cycle.  

Both program fiscal year begins on October 1, 2021 and ends on September 30, 2022. CDBG eligible activities must be located within the Lakeland city limits and must meet all applicable U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant requirements. To be eligible for consideration to receive CDBG funds, the proposed activity must be either a new service or a quantifiable increase in the level of an existing service above that which has been provided. The beneficiaries of the service must be low to moderate income persons who reside in the city limits of the City of Lakeland. 

For more information and/or to apply, please refer to the cover letters and applications linked below.

Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) RFP Cover Letter 2021-2022
Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Application 2021-2022

Public Service Cover Letter 2021-2022
Public Service Application 2021-2022