great places in florida People's Choice Award Voting Open
People's Choice Voting for the 2019 Great Places in Florida Award is now open! The six finalists for this year's award are:
- Downtown Boca
- Downtown Winter Haven
- Lake Concord Park (Casselbery)
- South Palm Park (Lake Worth Beach)
- St. Armands Circle (Sarasota)
- Town of Jupiter Riverwalk.
Voting ends at 5 pm ET on Friday, Oct. 18.
attention students Minority Scholarship Applications Due Oct. 31
APA Florida is accepting applications for the 2019 Minority Scholarship through Oct. 31. This scholarship is meant to celebrate planning and foster increased interest in planning by providing financial support for planning students who are members of underserved ethnic groups. Two scholarships are offered: one for $2000 and one for $1500.
REBUILD FLORIDA DEO Rural Infrastructure Fund Grants
The purpose of the Rural Infrastructure Fund Grant is to facilitate the planning, preparing, and financing of traditional economic development or nature-based tourism infrastructure projects that encourage job creation and capital investment in rural communities. The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) may award up to 40 percent of total costs for catalyst site projects, and no more than 30 percent of total costs for projects in rural counties that are not located on designated catalyst sites. There are also Specific Panhandle Appropriation Funds available.