At the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), we are committed to creating a thriving, vibrant community in Fort Myers. As part of this mission, we offer several incentive programs designed to stimulate growth, foster development, and enhance the quality of life for our residents and businesses. These incentives are an essential part of our strategy to rejuvenate our community and foster a prosperous, sustainable future for Fort Myers.

Together, these incentives contribute to our vision of a vibrant, prosperous, and sustainable community. If you are a resident or business owner interested in taking advantage of these opportunities, please explore the relevant sections of our website for more detailed information on each program's eligibility criteria and application procedures.

Our team at the CRA is always ready to assist you and answer any questions you may have about these programs.
 Let’s work together to continue the revitalization of Fort Myers!

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We acknowledge the significant impact of stormwater management on new developments. To ease this burden, we offer the Cleveland Avenue Offsite Stormwater Credits Program, enabling developers to mitigate stormwater offsite, promoting cost-effective, environmentally responsible development. Please contact us for more information.


Is your business looking for an upgrade? Our Commercial Property Improvement Matching Grant is designed to encourage and assist local businesses with exterior improvements, contributing to the overall aesthetic appeal and economic vitality of our community. This matching grant can provide a significant boost to your exterior renovation efforts. Details on the application process can be found on our website.


Aiming to stimulate economic growth and increase property values, our Increment Rebate Program allows a portion of increased property taxes generated by new development or redevelopment to be returned to the project over a set period. This program is a great way to reduce the overall cost of a project and encourage property development within our redevelopment areas.


Homeownership is a fundamental pillar of community stability and growth. Our Home Preservation Program assists homeowners in making necessary home repairs to maintain their properties, enhance neighborhood stability, and increase local property values. Eligibility criteria and application procedures can be found on our website.


An affordable and effective way to uplift your home and community’s appearance is a fresh coat of paint. Our Residential Paint Program offers assistance to homeowners for exterior paint upgrades, contributing to the beautification and upliftment of our community.