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1 % Sales Tax Committtee Request for Proposals

Post Date:10/02/2019 1:58 PM

 Effective October 2, 2019, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations and governmental agencies are invited to submit proposals for funding of City infrastructure capital projects with a life expectancy of five years or greater. Projects may include new construction as well as renovations/additions and must be completed between 2021 and 2027. There is neither a minimum nor a maximum funding amount for each project.

 The City of Punta Gorda has used the 1% local option sales tax since 1994 to fund a variety of infrastructure projects that enhance our quality of life. The current local option tax was extended for six years in November 2014 and is set to expire in December 2020. In November 2020, Charlotte County and the City of Punta Gorda will ask the voters to extend the local option sales tax. The City anticipates the tax will generate a total fund of 2.45 million per year over the span of six years. The projects selected for inclusion in the 1% local option sales tax are submitted to the City Council and vetted through a citizen focus group.

To access the RFP Documents click the following link  RFP Documents for 1% Sales Tax Projects.

To access a Sample Completed Proposal click the following link Sample Submission.

Please contact Melissa Reichert, Communications Manager at (941) 575-3394 or via email at with any questions.

Proposals are due Nov. 30, 2019.

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