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Tampa CRA Commercial Grants

The Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency’s (CRA) Commercial Grant portfolio is designed to improve commercial properties in specific geographically defined underutilized CRA areas and is a vital resource for neighborhood stabilization and economic revitalization.

Commercial Grants Policy
Commercial Grants Policy

Grants Overview:

The goal is to enhance the overall aesthetics and value of commercial properties, attract new partners and investors, and offer alternative sources of capital for addressing the challenges associated with blighted properties.

The Tampa CRA guides its funding decisions through consistency with Florida Statutes, adopted Community Redevelopment Plans, strategic goals identified by the CRA Board, and budgeted tax increment revenues.

Grant Descriptions:

Unlock your commercial property’s potential! Whether you’re renovating, expanding, or designing from scratch, CRA commercial grants can help you transform your building and site.

Legacy Credit:

Legacy Credit was designed to reward property owners who already have an existing financial commitment in the Tampa CRA. Long-term property owners may be able to reduce or eliminate grant owner-match requirements and utilize direct contractor payments of the grant awards. Full details are available in the Commercial Grants Policy.

Learn More and How to Apply:

Prospective applicants must schedule a pre-application meeting with CRA staff prior to submitting a grant application. Appointments may be requested by calling (813) 274-8325 or by submitting an online request. No grant application shall be accepted for review until after a pre-application meeting with staff has occurred.

Grant funds are provided at the discretion of the CRA Board and the submission of an application does not create an entitlement to funding. Grants will be awarded on a first-qualified, first-awarded basis while fiscal year funds are available. Applicants may exhaust the maximum allowable grant across each TCRA.


Updated: 07/03/2024