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St. Pete Beach— 3/23/2022 — The City of St. Pete Beach is excited to announce a small business grant program to benefit local businesses. The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber has been awarded the $50,000 for the launch and initial funding of this program. The Chamber is responsible for assembling the committee to review grant applications and notify selected businesses.
The grant is designated for businesses seeking to make site improvements in excess of code requirements that improve the surrounding area, and may apply to receive a grant for up to 50% of the total project cost up to $7,500.
The funds are available for local businesses registered to do business in St. Pete Beach with less than 50 employees. There are additional requirements along with the application found on the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber website HERE.
The eligible projects include fat, oil, and grease traps, beautification, public art, fencing, and more. St. Pete Beach businesses may apply beginning April 1st, 2022, and must apply by May 13th, 2022. Applicants will be advised of the status of their grant application by mid-June 2022.
The Mayor of St. Pete Beach Al Johnson said, “We are thrilled to help our small businesses with this grant program. The awards are flexible in that they can be used for a host of business-critical programs or improvements such as beautification/rehab projects, public art, or grease abatement for restaurants.”