Plans & Programs

CARES ACT Grant Programs

The City of Pembroke Pines has received funds from Broward County via the CARES Act.  The City is launching a grant program to support small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19.  Funds are available on a first ready, first come, first served basis and the City will accept a limited amount of applications based on funding availability as well as the time allocated to distribute funds. The application and program will be distributed by the City's vendor and housing consultant Community Redevelopment Associates of Florida (CRAFLA). Interested parties may visit their website at  or call their offices at 954-431-7866 • toll free at 1-877-CRAFLA1  (Hablamos Español). 

The application period for these two programs is from WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2020 to MONDAY NOVEMBER 23, 2020 at 12pm (Noon).  Incomplete and late applications will not be processed. 

A. Small Business Grant

For qualified Home Based Small Businesses ($2,000), Small brick and mortar businesses with less than 10 employees ($5,000) and small brick and mortar businesses with greater than 10, but less than 25 employees ($10,000).Grant may be used for payroll, lease payments, utility
 payments or COVID  related expenses. 
    General Criteria
    1. Business Located in the City of Pembroke Pines and have current business licenses (City & County)

    2. Less than 25 employees including owners - must provide proof. 
    3. Be able to certify that business was impacted by COVID-19
    4. Not recipient
 of PPP loans over $15,000 and have not received assistance from State or County. 
    5. Owner cannot be in bankruptcy
    6. Current on property taxes and fees. 
    7. No conflicts of interest with the City of Pembroke Pines. 
    8. Cannot be a publicly traded company. 
Additional details and requirements available on the application available from CRAFLA.

B. Nonprofit Relief Program

To assist nonprofit organizations that provided and continue to provide essential services such as social and family services to the City of Pembroke Pines communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The funding amount will be a one time grant of up to $10,000  as long as  the nonprofit can demonstrate  increased costs  or incur increased costs due to the public health emergencies concerning COVID-19.
    General Criteria
    1. Organized as a nonprofit (501(c)(3).
    2. Operated for Charitable Purposes.
    3. Provides essential services to City of Pembroke Pines Community.
    4. Demonstrated that from March 1 to September 30 increases in costs due to pandemic.
    5. Currently complaint with IRS filings.
    6. Has been in operation for at least 2 years.
    7. No conflict of interests with the City of Pembroke Pines.
    8. Funds are not to be used for revenue replacement, construction costs, overhead or political activity.  
 Additional details and requirements available on the application available from CRAFLA.


Micro-Enterprise  Business Assistance Program (CDBG-CV)   


The City of Pembroke Pines is an entitlement recipient of federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The City has received an allocation of funds (CARES Act) to combat COVID-19 related impacts on Micro-Enterprise Businesses (defined as 5 or fewer employees including the owner(s).) Grants are available up to $10,000.  This program is ongoing as funds are available

The goal of the program is to avoid job loss caused by business closure related to social distancing by providing short-term financial assistance to income qualified micro-enterprise businesses in order to enable retention of jobs held by low and moderate income persons.  Applications  will be accepted beginning October 16, 2020Applications are processed on a first come, first served, first qualified basis.  Incomplete applications will be immediately rejected. Emailed applications will not be accepted. Applications should be deposited in the marked document lock box located outside Suite 207 at the location below:

Community Redevelopment Associates of Florida
8569 Pines Blvd, Ste.207
Pembroke Pines, Fl 33024

Frequently Asked Questions  •   Program Flyer
Application and Program Requirements   

The program is  managed by the City's housing consultant, CRAFLA.. They work with  the City and prospective clients on a variety of housing and economic development programs. The CRAFLA office is located within the City of Pembroke Pines at 8569 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024. Interested parties may visit their website at or call their offices at 954-431-7866 • toll free at 1-877-CRAFLA1  (Hablamos Español).

*****The City of Pembroke Pines does not operate or have a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).*****

Economic Development Strategic Plan
On September 17th, 2014. The City Commission adopted the City's first Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP). The EDSP was created by the City's consultant Strategic Planning Group, LLC. The document outlines the City's goals for Economic Development for the 2014-2019 timeframe. The document is also filled with important statistics and information about the City.

Specifically, the EDSP contains: 6 goals, 20 objectives and 76 strategies and is divided into three sections.
The sections include
You can download a copy of the City of Pembroke Pines Economic Development Strategic Plan.