Area gets nearly $1 million for homeless

More than 300 local projects will be funded with federal grant money

TALLAHASSEE – The Department of Children and Families announces nearly $72
million in grants that will help keep the doors open at local homeless
shelters, find housing for those living on the streets and provide programs
to help those who are homeless.

The grants, funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development, will renew funding for 331 local homeless housing projects
across Florida for this year.

“These grants play an important role in providing job training, health
care, substance abuse treatment and child care,” said Department Secretary
David Wilkins. “This funding is critical to helping people find housing and
is a crucial part of our state’s plan to be a national leader in battling

The money will support programs that provide transitional and permanent
housing dedicated to helping those who are homeless. The largest award is
almost $28 million to fund 86 projects in Miami-Dade County.

The funding is broken down by regional continuums of care. The full list of
grants awarded to individual programs is attached.
Sarasota, Bradenton, Manatee County: $686,844
Tampa, Hillsborough County: $4,739,134
St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas: $3,798,243
Lakeland: $1,147,842
Daytona Beach, Daytona, Volusia, Flagler: $1,281,650
Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County, Walton County: $61,853
Tallahassee, Leon County: $877,467
Orlando, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County: $5,151,630
Gainesville, Alachua County, Putnam County: $656,188
Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Indian River County, Martin County:
Jacksonville, Duval County, Clay County: $4,238,930
Pensacola Escambia County, Santa Rosa County: $948,202
Saint Johns County: $152,400
Palm Bay, Melbourne, Brevard County: $860,271
Ocala, Marion County: $250,430
Panama City, Bay County, Jackson County: $45,222
Winter Haven, Polk County: $195,138
Hendry County, Hardee County, Highlands County: $201,534
Columbia County, Hamilton County, Lafayette County, Suwanee County:
Pasco County: $203,733
Citrus County, Hernando County, Lake County, Sumter County: $270,863
Miami, Dade County: $27,668,372
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County: $9,555,151
Punta Gorda, Charlotte County: $220,643
Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lee County: $2,141,034
Monroe County: $474,563
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County: $4,521,231
Naples, Collier County: $330,761
TOTAL: $71,982,208