Nonprofit Organization Grant Program

  • Nonprofit Organization Grant Program The Boynton Beach CRA is accepting applications for the Non-profit Organization Grant Program (NOGP). Non-profit organizations serving the Boynton Beach community are invited to submit applications for financial assistance with Economic/Business Development and Affordable & Workforce Housing programs and activities in the furtherance…

Boynton Beach CRA

How the CRA Works

Under Florida law (Chapter 163, Part III), local governments are able to designate selected portions of a City as Community Redevelopment Areas where slum and blight exist. Examples of conditions that can support the creation of a Community Redevelopment Area include, but are not limited to: the presence of substandard or inadequate structures, a shortage of affordable housing and inadequate infrastructure. The CRA improves deteriorated areas through revitalization efforts which improves the property values within the designated CRA area and increases property tax revenues.


The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is governed by the CRA “Board” consisting of five elected officials. The Community Redevelopment Agency is responsible for developing and implementing the Community Redevelopment Plans that addresses the unique needs of the targeted area. The plan includes the overall goals for redevelopment in the area, as well as identifying the types of projects planned for the area. Examples of projects include: streetscapes; redevelopment incentives for such things as façade improvements and structural improvements; infill housing; downtown and waterfront revitalization. The redevelopment plan is a living document that can be updated to meet the changing needs within the Community Redevelopment Area.

The funding source for CRA redevelopment initiatives is tax increment financing (TIF), a unique tool available to cities and counties for redevelopment activities. It is used to leverage public funds to stimulate redevelopment activity in the targeted area without raising taxes. The dollar value of all real property in the Community Redevelopment Area is determined as of the base year, the year the CRA is established. Taxing authorities, which contribute to the tax increment, continue to receive property tax revenues based on the base year values. Any tax revenues from increases in real property value, referred to as “increment,” are deposited into the Community Redevelopment Agency Trust Fund and dedicated to the redevelopment area. Any funds received from a tax increment financing area must be used for specific redevelopment purposes within the targeted area, according to Florida Statutes. The CRA lifespan is limited according to Florida Statute and after the expiration of the CRA; all revenues (presumably much increased from the start of the CRA) are retained by each taxing entity that contributed to the CRA trust fund.

CRA State Statute   |   CRA City Ordinance  |  Establishing Entity Resolution 

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News Worthy

  • 08 June 2018 - Read Our Newsletter
    Read Our Newsletter Find out what is happening in Downtown Boynton Beach! Read the Boynton Beach CRA's summer newsletter, "Redevelopment Works," to learn about things to do, and projects that are impacting the community.
  • 14 December 2017 - Boynton Beach Featured on PBS' On The Town
    On December 6th Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) hosted a premiere event to showcase the Boynton Beach episode of On the Town with host Frank Licari. The episode featured the area’s waterfront dining, Boynton Harbor Marina, Boardwalk Italian Ice & Creamery, Hurricane Alley, Woman’s Club, Troy’s Bar Be Que, waterfront parks,…

Business Close Up

  • 02 March 2018 - 500 Ocean
    500 Ocean Downtown development is robust with the completion of 500 Ocean, a large-scale six story mixed-use development, which includes 341 class “A” luxury residential units, 13,300 sq. ft. of retail space and 6,600 sq. ft. of office space. The new development is located on the S.W. corner of East Ocean Avenue…

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