If you are interested in applying for funding assistance for a business or commercial property, please complete our Business Grant Intake Form, and submit it to the CRA office. This will allow our staff to offer you the most useful information for your specific request. The form may be submitted electronically or in person.
Slum and blight have a negative impact on the tax base of the city and are self propagating. Although there is often a tendency to focus on individual redevelopment projects at the expense of resolving underlying problems in order to set the stage for redevelopment, the existing and planned CRA projects and programs stress the importance of both. The success of this community redevelopment effort is largely dependent upon the economic vitality of the area. The CRA’s programs aimed at the elimination of slum and blighted conditions and improving the standard of living of its residents are intended to be catalysts for the revitalization of the entire area. Additional projects aimed at increasing job growth and generating pedestrian activity in the downtown complement the process by focusing on some of the underlying problems that originally resulted in slum and blighted conditions.
The CRA’s goal is to establish programs that will encourage occupancy in the existing office buildings, and the development of new office buildings within the downtown for a specific time period. Eventually, the creation of business activity on itself will give downtown Delray Beach its own branding as a place to work. Over time it will be unnecessary to offer incentives to encourage downtown investment in office space and to attract workers to the downtown district.