City of Saint Petersburg Florida Fighting Chance Fund


MSC Closed; Online/Phone Services Available

Effective Monday, March 30, in-person City services are suspended at the Municipal Services Center and Sanitation Administrative Building. Impacted services include:
  1. Construction Services and Permitting Division
  2. Billing & Collection
  3. Parking Citation Payment Office
  4. Codes Compliance Assistance
  5. Public Access to Sanitation Administrative Building
Online/phone services are available to serve your needs. Visit for the full list of impacted services and more information.

Youth Development Grant Process Updates

Per recent COVID-19 orders, all public meetings are postponed until further notice – including the mandatory information session for Youth Development Grant applicants. The City team and Youth Development Grant Review Committee are working to update the current application process be in compliance with the current orders in a way that continues to encourage and empower creative and innovative applicants to apply.

Stay tuned for announcements regarding Youth Development Grant process updates by visiting

COVID-19 Updates

The City of St. Petersburg launched a webpage dedicated to helping residents access local COVID-19 updates. For more information, visit

City of St. Petersburg Announces Fighting Chance Fund

Today, the City of St. Petersburg announced the creation of the Fighting Chance Fund. This emergency grant will be available to St. Pete residents who own and independently operate small businesses which have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 orders.The fund is expected to provide critical support to about 1,000 restaurant, bar, retail, and service-based businesses and their more than 3,000 eligible employees. The City’s goal is to help offset the significant, temporary loss of revenue during this global pandemic.

Program information is now live on the City of St. Petersburg’s website. Applications will be available April 9. Technical support is available through The Greenhouse team until April 8.

For more information regarding the program and applicant eligibility, visit