The Office of Grants Administration research grants opportunities for departments and coordinates such grants and maintains a database of grants that will benefit the City. To that end, a diverse base of potential opportunities is continuously reviewed, including Federal and State Governments and Foundations and Not-for-Profit resources.
The Office of Grants Administration was created in May of 2012 and operates as an extension of the City Manager's Office. This Division is responsible for ensuring that grant funds are administered efficiently, effectively and in compliance with applicable laws. It also serves as the City's liaison to various agencies from whom the City receives grant funding.
Grants are an important source of revenues to fund various programs and activities. It is the policy of the City of Miami Gardens to identify and apply for grants that provide additional financial resources to the City in carry out its core mission, along with specific initiatives identified by the City Council.
The mission of the Office of Grants Administration is to enhance opportunities for revenues from outside local traditional resources that will relieve the burden on City services and projects.