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City of Tampa Awards a $580k+ Grant to Sunrise Children's Services to Build an Inclusive Playground and Support Children of Diverse Abilities

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Through the Community Development Block Grant program, the City of Tampa was proud to award Sunrise Children’s Services (formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay, Inc.) a grant of $585,687 to support their mission of providing children of diverse abilities a safe and inclusive environment to learn and play. 


The work was completed at Sunrise Children's Services, Inc. (1114 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL 33604) and the grant helped fund the development of covered walkways throughout the exterior of the 3,600 square foot center, interior renovations to accommodate children with and without developmental delays, and the installation of an accessible playground.


“Sunrise Children’s Services does inspiring work to support children of all abilities in our community, and we are proud to help amplify their efforts to continue making life-changing impacts for so many kids,” says Mayor Jane Castor. “These upgrades will support children’s growth and learning during some of the most critical stages of their development, and the new inclusive playground will offer a fun and safe place where kids of all abilities can just be kids.”


The Community Development Block Grant Program provides funding to support public service activities offered by outside organizations. Other organizations that have received CDBG funding from the City of Tampa include Metropolitan Ministries, the Housing and Education Alliance, AIDS Service Association of Pinellas DBA EPIC, Solita’s House, CDC of Tampa, Abe Brown Ministries, and more. 


Learn more about the Community Development Block Grant Awarded to Sunrise Children’s Services at