Grants & Funding

A top priority of the Ybor City Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) is the redevelopment and restoration of its many historic structures.

To assist in this effort, there are several grants and other funding opportunities available to property owners in Ybor City to help improve a wide range of business aspects for those within the Ybor City Historic District.  

Learn more about the various grants and funding available to properties within the Ybor City Historic District below.

Community Infrastructure Needs Grant Program 

The Community Infrastructure Needs Grant provides funding for necessary commercial or residential construction of infrastructure, labor and material. 

Eligible uses of Tax Increment Funds (TIF):  

  • Construction of infrastructure (i.e., Underground utilities and utility lines, sidewalk enhancements, decorative street lighting, brick street and granite curb restoration and alley improvements)  
  • Labor  
  • Materials 

Applicants must pay property taxes. 

Façade Improvement Grant Program 

The Façade Improvement Grant Program provides financial incentives for property owners to improve the appearance of their buildings within the Historic District. Priority is given to historic buildings and those along Seventh Avenue. Funding can cover 50 percent of the façade improvement cost up to $50,000.  

Community Amenity Reimbursement Grant Program 

The Ybor City CRA is offering reimbursement of city fees up to $10,000 paid to the City of Tampa for construction or renovation of facilities to assist in the attraction of business. 

The reimbursement would include monies spent on building permit and permit-related fees, water meters, water connection fees, and inspection fees. 

Historic Preservation Grant Program 

Homestead properties and buildings that are at least 75-years-old can apply for grants up to $15,000. Property owners must exhibit a financial need and satisfy the Income Eligibility Guidelines. 

Project work must be completed by a licensed contractor and can be combined with other available assistance programs. 

For more information, contact the City of Tampa’s Historic Preservation Division at 813-274-3100 (option 3), or by visiting the Historic Preservation website. 

Owner Occupied-Rehab (OOR) Program 

The City’s OOR Program is designed to help maintain decent, safe and affordable housing for Tampa’s low/moderate income families. The program helps homeowners, who are financially unable to make necessary repairs, bring their homes into compliance with the City’s Florida Building Code and Housing Quality Standards.  

For more information, visit the City of Tampa Housing & Community Development website. 

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