Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a $4.25 million grant to a coalition of Florida counties including Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach to promote economic growth.
Monroe, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties will also receive funds as part of a partnership created through the South Florida Regional Planning Council and the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council.
The grant will be used to plan, design and implement a multi-jurisdictional regional program for sustainable development.
South Florida is one of 45 regions that will receive funding through an initiative intended to build economic competitiveness by connecting housing, jobs, schools and transportation.
The Miami-Dade County Department of Planning and Zoning will act as the lead department to coordinate implementation. It will also serve as the primary liaison with the Planning Councils and the six partner counties.
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