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.

2018 Public Services RFP

The City of Miami Gardens will begin accepting proposals for its 2018-2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Service Program on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. This Request For Proposals (RFP) is a formal solicitation. Non-profit 501(c)3 organizations that provide public services to low-income Miami Gardens residents are eligible to apply under this RFP. The timeline for the proposal process is as follows:

  • RFP Available: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 11:30 AM
  • Technical Assistance Workshop: Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM 
  • Technical Assistance Workshop (Mandatory Make-up Session): Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Deadline for Submission of Proposals: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Flyer: Technical Assistance Workshop (PDF)
Proposals must be submitted via ZoomGrants; by 5:00 PM on May 2, 2018. Proposals will only be accepted online via through ZoomGrants. To begin the application process please go to

Additional Information

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