Public Service Programs

As an Entitlement City under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program of the U. S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Miami Gardens Community Services Department recognizes the need to supplement social service programs intended for low-to-moderate-income residents. Each year a maximum of 15% of the City's CDBG Entitlement funding is set aside to fund Public Service Programs that will serve the low-to-moderate income residents of the City. A formal Request For Proposals (RFP) Process is conducted each year to solicit proposals from non-profit 501 (c)3 organizations. Programs that are awarded funding through this RFP are typically contracted for a 1-year term, beginning on January 1, 2024.


The City has established priorities (outlined in our consolidated plan) with the limited funding available for the Public Services category. Public services can encompass a number of activities. Below is a partial list of services that can be funded.

  • Financial Literacy (Asset Building)
  • Job Training and Job Creation Programs
  • Public Safety Programs
  • Recreational Programs
  • Services for Homeless Individuals and/or Families
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
  • Services for Seniors - (Must Be a Minimum Age of 62 Years or Disabled if Less Than 62 Years)
  • Services for Youth - (Must Be 18 Years of Age or Younger)
  • Transportation Services

Eligible Population for Services

Eligibility of individuals to be served under these programs is based on household income. Only individuals and households that are at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) can qualify for services funded under these programs. For a chart of the income limits, Please note the Income Limits will change around April of each year. 

View our Income Limits 2023 (PDF) document. 

2023-2024 Public Services RFP

The application process for the 2023 FY Public Service RFP will open on Monday, October 16, 2023 at 12:01 am.

The City of Miami Gardens will begin accepting proposals for its 2023-2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Service Program via this page. This Request For Proposals (RFP) is a formal solicitation. Non-profit 501(c)3 organizations that provide public services to low-income Miami Gardens residents are eligible to apply under this RFP. The timeline/guidelines for the proposal process is as follows:

  • Applicants are required to register and apply using the Neighborly portal. No consideration will be given to paper applications.
  • RFP Available: Monday, October 16, 2023 at 9:01am.
  • Deadline for Submission of Proposals: October 30, 2023 11:59 PM. No Exceptions.
  • Technical Assistance Mandatory Workshop will be held once sub recipients are approved and awarded.

Proposals will not be accepted in person and can only be submitted via this page. 

To begin the application process please click here.

Additional Information

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