Incentives & Grants


Planning and development for the revitalization of Downtown Clearwater is in full swing. The City is proud to offer distinct business opportunities in Florida and invite you to explore our business incentive programs and business grant programs below.

The CRA has adopted three new business assistance grant programs for current and future downtown commercial property owners and businesses. The programs total more than $1.5 million over two years and are at three varying levels that address both short and long-term challenges in the CRA’s 488 acre boundary. These grant programs are focused on reducing blight and filling vacant ground floor commercial spaces with uses that generate pedestrian activity within the entirety of the CRA district.

Once approved, applicants will have between six months and one year to implement interior or exterior renovations. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and are subject to CRA approval and budget availability. Interested parties should note that no projects will be funded retroactively, and applications must be approved prior to beginning work.

CRA staff is available for office hours to answer questions on our business assistance grant programs. Interested parties can book a time to meet with CRA staff every Thursday.