Community Improvement Grant Application – 2019

by Sep 13, 2019


The Central City Alliance is delighted to announce the 2019-2020 round of discretionary grants. Applications are now available on our website Grants are allocated at the discretion of The Central City Alliance Executive Board. 

Applications must bsubmitted via this website form or sent via email to: by November 22, 2019 to be eligible for consideration. 

Important: Please confirm that we have received your application! You will receive a confirmation message by email to the address you include on your application; please save the email as proof of submission. If you have any questions, contact Barry Curtis 954-530-3518 or Marie McGinley at 9542495753. 


The Central City Alliance (formerly the 13th Street Alliance) was formed in 2008 by the leaders of four Neighborhood Associations bordering NE 13th Street: 

  • Lake Ridge Civic Association (LRCA)
  • Middle River Terrace Neighborhood Association (MRTNA)
  • Poinsettia Heights Civic Association (Poinsettia Heights)
  • South Middle River Civic Association (SMRCA) 

The goal of the Alliance is to improve the quality of life in this historically troubled part of Fort Lauderdale. The primary redevelopment goals are to improve housing in the area, bring quality jobs and services to the residents of the region, and foster the development of businesses in the east central part of Fort Lauderdale.

Central City Alliance continues to partner with area businesses, non-profits, government agencies, schools, associations, groups and individuals toward the redevelopment and enhancement of our area. 

 To expand our Alliance of partnerships, CCA is excited to provide grant opportunities in support of these goals. We are particularly interested in ideas that shed new light on the needs and aspirations of our area, providing short-term and long-term improvement projects and solutions. 


 The CCA Board encourages grant requests in support of projects and programs which enhance on-going or newly envisioned community improvements, to be submitted by all interested parties, without regard to gender, race, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical or mental disability. 

 The individual applicant or group need not be housed within the Central City Alliance boundaries, but all projects must be implemented within the boundaries. 

The CCA geographical boundaries are:

  • Powerline Road to the west.
  • Sunrise Boulevard to the south.
  • Federal Highway (US 1) to the east.
  • Middle River to the north. 

The CCA Board has identified several broad categories in which needs exist and for which grant requests are encouraged, but not limited to: 

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Civic Enhancement and Community Events Conservation and Environment
  • Historic Preservation, Housing, and Community Development
  • Urban Planning and Improvement 

Projects should be scheduled to take place upon approval and completed by June 30th, 2020. If there is a valid reason why your project cannot be completed by then, you must include it in your application. We anticipate awarding 4 grants up to a maximum of $750 each but may award more if the requests are less than $750.  So please only ask for what you really need. Only one request per applicant.

To apply by email please download the application here. 

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