Neighborhood Grants

Two grants are available to homeowner associations to enhance their neighborhoods.  In the spring of 2020, the city received numerous grant applications that exceeded funding.  These applications were moved to the fall 2020 cycle and as a result, we are not accepting grant applications for the fall 2020 cycle.   Please check this website for updates in January of 2021

When grants resume, the applications are received and reviewed by the City.  After being notified of grant approval by the City, associations may install the improvements.  All projects must adhere to applicable codes and permitting requirements.  Reimbursements are made after work is completed.  Please mail documents to City Hall, Community Development, 750 Main Street, Safety Harbor, FL 34695.

Neighborhood Project Grants

Eligible projects include physical improvements such as entryway signs, fencing, walkways, fountains and lighting in a common area or neighborhood entryway. Reimbursement is available for the full cost of the project up to a maximum of $5,000. Lighting should be designed and installed with energy saving fixtures. Maintenance costs are not eligible. 

Beautification Matching Grants

Eligible projects include landscaping and irrigation in a common area or neighborhood entryway.  Irrigation systems must be low flow (soaker hoses, or drip irrigation) and landscaping may not obstruct motorist sight distances.  Landscaping should be Florida Friendly. Reimbursement is available for a 50% project cost match up to $2,500. Maintenance costs are not eligible.  

Mayor's Award of Excellence

This program recognizes businesses and residents for their efforts to beautify their property in the City of Safety Harbor.   Nominations are accepted at any time. Examples of eligible projects include painting, cleaning, remodeling, and landscaping.

How to Apply

To apply for a grant or nominate a residential project for the Mayor's Award of Excellence, please complete the form and mail with your pictures and description to:
City of Safety Harbor
Community Development Department
750 Main Street
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

More Information

If you have any questions please contact Marcie Stenmark, Community Development Director, City of Safety Harbor at 727-724-1555 x 1702 or via email at


Frequently Asked Questions about Grants