Neighborhood Grants

Two grants are available to homeowner associations to enhance their neighborhoods.  Applications are received and reviewed by the City.  After being notified of grant approval by the City, associations may install the improvements.  All projects must adhere to applicable codes and permitting requirements. Reimbursements are made after work is completed. The fall 2016 grant cycle was a huge success and all funds for 2016-2017 were expended. The next possible grant cycle will be in the Fall of 2017.

Neighborhood Project Grants


Eligible projects include physical improvements such as entryway signs, fencing, walkways, fountains and lighting in a common area or neighborhood entryway. Reimbursement is available for the full cost of the project up to a maximum of $5,000. Lighting should be designed and installed with energy saving fixtures. Maintenance costs are not eligible. 

Beautification Matching Grants


Eligible projects include landscaping and irrigation in a common area or neighborhood entryway.  Irrigation systems must be low flow (soaker hoses, or drip irrigation) and landscaping may not obstruct motorist sight distances.  Landscaping should be Florida Friendly. Reimbursement is available for a 50% project cost match up to $2,500. Maintenance costs are not eligible. 

Free Tree Event 


The next free tree event will be scheduled in the fall of 2017.  The trees are free to Safety Harbor residents and businesses.  For more information, contact Art Finn, City Arborist at 727-724-1555, ext. 1303.

Mayor's Award of Excellence


This program recognizes businesses and residents for their efforts to beautify their property in the City of Safety Harbor.   Nominations are accepted at any time. Examples of eligible projects include painting, cleaning, remodeling, and landscaping.

How to Apply


To apply for a grant or nominate a residential project for the Mayor's Award of Excellence, please complete the form and mail with your pictures and description to:
City of Safety Harbor
Community Development Department
750 Main Street
Safety Harbor, FL 34695


More Information


If you have any questions please contact Marcie Stenmark, Community Development Director, City of Safety Harbor at 727-724-1555 x 1702 or via email at mstenmark@cityofsafetyharbor.com

Applications

Frequently Asked Questions about Grants