Grant Opportunities

General Fund Agency Grant, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds and Hollywood Police Law Enforcement Trust Funds (LETF)

The City's grant cycle for General Fund Agency Grants, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds and Law Enforcement Trust Funds (LETF) for fiscal year 2017 opened on February 1, 2016 and closed on February 26, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.  Applications were due to the respective City staff identified within the application at that time.

The City is interested in supporting creative and innovative projects and programs that serve the community. Individuals and groups may apply for one of the grants listed below from the General Fund and pass-through funding sources during the grant cycle. Listed below are the three different funding sources and their priority focus areas:
General Fund Agency Grant- These grants fund programs and services in the following areas:
  • Art or music
  • Education concentrated in the areas of math and science
  • Health, wellness or nutrition
  • Shelter and housing
  • Respite care and services
  • Diversity and cultural outreach
  • Training and career planning/development
  • Veteran services
General Fund Agency Grant Application Cycle for FY 17 is now closed.

For more information regarding General Fund Agency Grants, please email Hilde Johnson.

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) - These funds are provided by the federal government and certain restrictions apply. These grants fund programs and services in the following areas:



  • Education: assistance to low-to-moderate income (LMI) children in order to improve academic performance.
  • Workforce Development: assistance to low-to-moderate income (LMI) persons for job training and job placement with special emphasis on healthcare and related industries, retail trade, manufacturing and tourism related industries.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Cycle for FY 16-17 is now closed.

For more information regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application, please email Donna Biederman.

Process for Funding Recommendations to the City Commission (General Funds and CDBG Funds Only):


The application process and funding awards are recommended by the Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) and approved by the City Commission. The CDAB is an advisory board, made up of Hollywood residents, appointed by the City Commission.
Each year the City of Hollywood's CDAB holds a publicly advertised Citizen Needs Assessment prior to the grant cycle. The board then identifies the public service focus areas for the Community Development Block Grant based on citizen needs.
The CDAB reviews the City of Hollywood’s grant applications, listens to applicant presentations for both the General Fund Agency Grants and CDBG Funds and collectively makes funding recommendations to the City Commission. The Board is comprised of up to 12 Hollywood residents appointed by the City Commission.
There is an Application Technical Assistance Workshop for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds each year to review the information requested in the CDBG application.

The City's Law Enforcement Trust Funds (LETF) is administered through the Hollywood Police Department.


The Hollywood Police Department uses community policing to proactively address public safety issues and improve the quality of life in Hollywood. The goal of community policing is to reduce crime by engaging the public as a partner rather than relying solely on aggressive law enforcement as the only solution to community problems.

The Hollywood Police Department endorses grants that increase crime prevention, safe neighborhoods, drug abuse education, drug prevention programs or other law enforcement purposes as deemed appropriate to respond effectively to the public safety needs of the community.

Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF) Application for FY 17 will be available online February 1st, 2017.


For more information regarding the Law Enforcement Trust Funds Application, please email Micheline Vitale.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT FUNDING IS NOT FORMALLY ALLOCATED FOR THESE PROGRAMS UNTIL THE CITY'S BUDGET IS FINALIZED FOR FY2017 WHICH MUST TAKE PLACE BY SEPTEMBER 30.  IT IS POSSIBLE THAT NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE FUNDED.

If your organization is interested in applying for future grant opportunities from the City of Hollywood, please provide your agency name, contact and email address to Renee Richards, City of Hollywood, Grants Manager in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts.