Paint, Plant, and Pave Grant Program
The Paint, Plant, and Pave program was created to immediately enhance the aesthetics of single-family and multi-family 2-unit properties within the residential neighborhoods of the St. Cloud CRA Downtown area. This program is created to provide curb appeal to single-family and multi-family 2-unit properties in disrepair in residential neighborhoods of the St. Cloud CRA Downtown area. The proposed improvements may include pressure cleaning, painting, minor facade repairs, landscaping, awnings, sidewalks, driveways and/or parking lot sealing, irrigation systems, fence repair or removal, and minor interior repairs affected by exterior improvements. The CRA will assist up to $ 2,000 per property for exterior improvements. Applications must be reviewed and approved prior to beginning work. PLEASE NOTE: This grant is available only to residential properties within the City of St. Cloud, FL's Downtown CRA District. Please click here to see if your address qualifies.
To apply for the Paint, Plant, and Pave grant, complete the application at the link below. If you have questions, give us a call at 407-957-7235.
Business Tax Receipt (BTR) Grant Program
The Business Tax Receipt (BTR) Grant Program encourages small business participation in special events and/or to locate, expand, or relocate into the CRA. The program is a one-time reimbursable grant, which enables eligible business owners to pay the local BTR taxes/fees assessed against the business. The program then reimburses those fees up to$100.00 directly to the applicant. The program provides funding via reimbursement for new and expanding businesses to assist in offsetting specific City and County Business Tax Receipt fees. For purposes of this grant, an expanding business is defined as a business that expands its operation and activities or performs several functions, to require an additional BTR.
Eligible businesses include, but are not limited to downtown/entertainment district pop-up vendor/business, a new business looking to startup, and businesses who may be looking to relocate into the CRA geographic boundaries. The program focuses on businesses and vendors that complement the CRA business industry mix.
Applicants must be able to obtain a City Business Tax Receipt (BTR). Any person pursuing trade or business works out of their home, or rents a dwelling for business purposes, within the city limits must obtain a BTR from both Osceola County and the City of St. Cloud, before conducting business.
The St. Cloud CRA administers and monitors the program to ensure all eligible businesses meet program expectations. The grant program is capped at $5,000 annually and/or until the program is canceled by the CRA Board of Directors. The grant program is a first-come, first-serve program.
To apply for the BTR grant, complete the application at the link below. If you have questions, call us at 407-957-7235.
Building & Site Improvement Grant Program
The Building and Site Improvement Grant Program is available for façade improvements for buildings located within any of the three CRA Districts.
Eligible projects must be for façade improvements to a building or properties that are permanent or could be described as “beautification” projects that are visible (street-facing) portions of structure or site. The program can only refund up to 50% of the cost incurred per eligible project, upon proof of full payment. The Building and Site Improvement Grant Program is a matching grant program that funds 50% of eligible expenses.
Grant awards are based on building square footage and range from up to $10,000 to $65,000.
To apply for the Building and Site Improvement Grant, please complete the forms below. If you have questions, call us at 407-957-7235.