City of Palm Bay City Council Earmarks $5 Million to Address Homelessness, Affordable Housing
By Space Coast Daily // June 11, 2022
City seeking applications from eligible applicants
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The City of Palm Bay was allocated more than $18 million in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act, and during the May 5 the city council earmarked $5 million to address homelessness, affordable housing and any public services associated with such efforts.
According to Palm Bay officials, the city is seeking applications from eligible applicants and the Request for Applications will be published on the City’s website at pbfl.org/ARPA on Monday, June 13 and submissions will be due by 5 p.m. on August 15.
Eligible applicants may be non-profit or for-profit agencies, or a combination thereof. Eligible use of funds should include any proposed activities that address homelessness and affordable housing, as well as any associated public services, such as case management and mental health and substance abuse assistance, to name a few.
Eligible activities shall occur within Palm Bay city limits and/or provide assistance to Palm Bay residents.
The City Manager’s Office will initially review all applications seeking funding under this RFA for eligibility and compliance with the Final Rule prior to Council consideration.
All applicants will be required to make individual presentations at a future Council meeting on a date to be determined by Palm Bay City Council.
City officials advised applicants to carefully review the RFA as it contains information and the required forms to apply and compete for ARPA funding.
The City will hold a virtual technical assistance call to address questions pertaining to the RFA. Details on the technical assistance call will be provided within the RFA.
Updates on this RFA will be posted on the City’s website at www.pbfl.org/ARPA.
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