Not-for-Profit Impact Fee Assistance Program

Program Overview

The Not-for-Profit Impact Fee Assistance Program provides impact fee assistance to non-profit agencies withing the city limits that undertake construction projects.Eligible costs include transportation and sewer impact fees that have been assessed by the city for the construction project.

 

Process

  • Submit request to the Economic Development Department.
  • Application is presented to Orlando City Council for final approval.
  • Upon approval by Orlando City Council, funds are distributed.
  • Maximum fee assistance is 50 percent of impact fees assessed against the project up to $50,000.
  • Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible organizations

  • Human/social services agencies

Ineligible organizations

  • Hospitals
  • Churches and religious institutions
  • Day care centers
  • Museums
  • Civic clubs
  • United arts agencies

Program Documents

Not-for-Profit Impact Fee Assistance Program Criteria:

1. All agencies must show proof of status as a 501(c)(3) agency as authorized by the United States Internal Revenue Service.

2. All agencies must have been in existence for three (3) years and have proven success in the human service and social service field.

3. The agency must demonstrate financial hardship or the lack of adequate funding from outside sources for capital projects.

4. There shall be a maximum cap of $50,000 for any individual project.

5. Agencies shall be eligible for one grant only associated with a capital project, even if the expansion is a phased project.

6. The agency must demonstrate that a minimum of 25% of the clientele are residents of the City of Orlando.

7. The agencies would still be eligible to enter into impact fee payment agreements already authorized by the various impact fee ordinances.

8. The program is limited to human/social service agencies.

Award Amount

Maximum fee assistance is 50% of the impact fees assessed against the project, in an amount not to exceed $50,000.

Reimbursement of Paid Fees

Reimbursement for impact fees paid by not-for-profit agencies will only be offered to projects that have obtained a building permit or certificate of occupancy within six months of the date of the application.

Not-for-Profit Impact Fee Assistance Program Application Form

Not-for-Profit Impact Fee Assistance Policy

Contact

For more information, please call Kim C. King-Maysonet, Business Development Assistant Manager at 407.246.2721 or email kim.king-maysonet@orlando.gov.