Public Service Programs

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.
  • Financial Literacy (Asset Building)
  • Job Training and Job Creation Programs
  • Public Safety Programs
  • Recreational Programs
  • Services for Homeless Individuals and/or Families
  • Services for Persons With Developmental Disabilities
  • Services for Seniors - (Must Be a Minimum Age of 62 Years or Disabled if Less Than 62 Years)
  • Services for Youth - (Must Be 18 Years of Age or Younger)
  • Transportation Services

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, view our Income Limits 2017(PDF) document.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Department of Community Development at 305-622-8041.