The Community Redevelopment Policing Unit is proud to announce the implementation of several grant programs which are geared towards improving the residential and commercial partners in our community.

Please contact us for more information on the following grants:

Our unit has started a new grant program which is directed to deter crime and clean up areas which have become over grown or are in need of enhanced crime prevention systems. This program will assist in the purchasing of security lighting and camera systems for the exterior of residences and businesses. To include the initial trimming (one time) of those areas which are over grown and presently obstruct lighting or cameras systems. Funding is limited and projects will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Please contact the Police CRA Supervisor at 727-369-5767

Pinellas Park Community Redevelopment Area Accessibility Grant Program, this was established to encourage businesses to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This program will match businesses in the Community Redevelopment Area up to $ 3,000 to improve disabled accessibility and user friendliness.

Pinellas Park Facade Improvement Grant Program, this was established to encourage businesses to improve their business facades. These improvements will add to the sense of community and improve the aesthetics of the Redevelopment Area. Only businesses and apartment buildings are eligible for this program. The program will match businesses up to $ 10,000 per street frontage (up to a total of $20,000) to improve their facade and landscape.

Pinellas Park Small Business Assistance Grant Program, this was established to help small businesses within the Redevelopment Area faced with issues requiring financial assistance, to overcome unanticipated obstacles and impediments for the business. In addition this grant shall address interior enhancements to improve the health, safety, welfare, and atmosphere for the patrons and employees of the business. This is a match grant program up to $ 3,000. No more than three such grants will be awarded to any business in a five (5) year period.

Pinellas Park Homeowner's Improvement Grant Program, this was established to help property owners within the Redevelopment Area address health, safety, and welfare issues on their property and improve the overall aesthetic character, accessibility and user friendliness of the housing units and neighborhoods. This is a match program with a maximum amount of $ 3,000 in a single year and not to exceed $ 6,000 over the life of the program.

Some of the resources which The Community Redevelopment Policing Unit partners with are: