1. Florida Office of the Attorney General, Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Assistance Grant Program, in the approximate amount of $500,000 for the Victim Services Program.
The Florida Office of the Attorney General provides federal Victims of Crime Act grants to fund services to victims of crime. The VOCA grant program offers funding to local community providers for use in responding to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims, assisting victims in stabilizing their lives after their victimization, helping victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system, and providing victims with a measure of safety and security.
The City administration is applying for FY 2024 grant funding in the approximate amount of $500,000 to continue funding salaries, training, and operating costs for the Police Department’s Victim Services Program. This year's application represents a continuation of the currently funded grant program that is applied to annually to support the services of the Police Department. No matching funds are required.
2. The Children’s Trust, Parenting and Family Strengthening Program, in the approximate amount of $520,000 for the Parent-Child Program.
The Children’s Trust seeks to fund a continuum of evidence-based and promising parenting programs with specialized curriculum and prescribed service activities to address specific needs or challenges and encourage positive parent-child interactions. Programs will offer professional and peer support, education, and skill-building opportunities for parents and primary caregivers from the prenatal period through transition to adulthood both in-person and virtually.
The City administration is applying for grant funding in the approximate amount of $520,000 for the Parent-Child Program. This Program offers its families and their children various parenting services using the Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) and Positive Parent Program (Triple P) evidence-based programs. The Parent-Child Program will provide four group parenting classes using the Triple P Birth to 12-year-olds and the Triple P Teen curriculums. The Parent-Child Program will also offer home-based parenting sessions using the NPPPrenatal and NPP Infant, Toddler, and Preschooler’s curriculums. No matching funds are required.
3. Department of Energy, Energy Efficient and Conservation Block Grant Program, in the approximate amount of $144,100 for an Energy Project Voucher.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program is designed to assist states, local governments, and Tribes in implementing strategies to reduce energy use, to reduce fossil fuel emissions, and to improve energy efficiency. This is a non-competitive formula grant program with a predetermined allocation to the City of Miami Beach. This program is funded under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
The City administration is applying for a federal voucher in the amount of $144,100, which can be used to help catalyze long-term, impactful, and self-sustaining plans or projects that reduce energy use. The City will use these funds on a future determined project that is supported by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact. No matching funds are required.
4. United States Tennis Association Florida Section Foundation, in the approximate amount of $16,000 for Flamingo Park Tennis Programs.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Florida Foundation offers grants to Florida nonprofit organizations and government entities with a current USTA organizational membership. Grant priorities include youth tennis programming, adaptive and wheelchair tennis for special populations of all ages and underserved children and adults in economically challenged communities. The City is applying to the following two grant opportunities, in the approximate combined amount of $16,000.
Grassroots Wheelchair Program for Adaptive Tennis
The City administration is applying for grant funding in the approximate amount of $10,000. The funds would be to replace current wheelchair equipment and tennis equipment at the Flamingo Park Tennis Center, to better serve the community and to accommodate all players of all abilities. No matching funds are required.
Programming Support Grant for Flamingo Park Programming
The City administration is applying for grant funding in the approximate amount of $6,000. The grant will assist in developing tennis instructional programming to the underserved population Flamingo Park after-school participants. The Flamingo Park Tennis Center will acquire youth racquets and green and red dot balls, which participants will use in after-school youth classes. No matching funds are required.
5. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Low or No Emission Grant Program and Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program, in the amount of $15.1 Million for South Beach Transit Electrification.
On January 27, 2023, FTA announced the availability of nearly $1.7 billion in Fiscal Year 2023 funding to support state and local efforts to buy or modernize buses, improve bus facilities, and support workforce development, through the Low or No Emission Grant Program and the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program. These grant programs are funded under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
The City administration is applying for grant funding from both programs in the approximate amount of $15.1 Million to purchase 12 battery electric buses or rubber-tire trolleys, and associated depot and on-route charging infrastructure. The electrification project will accomplish three goals of the city: start the transition to 100% zero-emissions, start the transition to a City-owned fleet, and improve the transit experience for our ADA and elderly patrons. A City match in the approximate amount of $2.6 Million is contingent on approval during the FY 2024 budget process.