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Business Incentive Program (BIP) Now Accepting Applications!
The Department of Community Development is now accepting applications from business owners in Miami Gardens for the Business Incentive Program (BIP). This program will provide business owners with assistance for projects such as façade improvements, space build-out, permits and fees, acquisition and more. For more information, click here to view frequently asked questions about the BIP. You may also contact Ula Zucker Williams, Executive Director, The Greater Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce, at (305) 414-1949. To complete and print an application click here.
As an Entitlement City under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Miami Gardens Department of Community Development recognizes the need to supplement social service programs intended for low-to-moderate income residents. Each year a maximum of 15% of the City's CDBG Entitlement funding is set aside to fund Public Service Programs that will serve the low-to-moderate income residents of the City. A formal Request For Proposals (RFP) Process is conducted each year (beginning in April) to solicit proposals from non-profit 501(c)3 organizations. Programs that are awarded funding through this RFP are typically contracted for a 1-year term, beginning on October 1.
The City has established priorities (outlined in our consolidated plan) with the limited funding available for the Public Services category. Public services can encompass a number of activities. Below is a partial list of services that can be funded.
- Services for Youth – (must be 18 years of age or younger)
- Services for Seniors – (must be a minimum age of 62 years or disabled if less than 62 years)
- Recreational Programs
- Financial Literacy (Asset Building)
- Transportation Services
- Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
- Services for Homeless Individuals and/or Families
- Public Safety Programs
- Job Training and Job Creation Programs
Eligible Population for Services – Eligibility of individuals to be served under these programs is based on household income. Only individuals and households that are at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) can qualify for services funded under these programs. For a chart of the income limits, click here.
For more information, please contact the Department of Community Development at (305) 622-8041.