New Updates

  • To meet critical community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, on Monday, August 17, 2020 the County opened its Leon CARES online portal to distribute millions of dollars in direct assistance to those in Tallahassee-Leon County impacted by COVID-19. Visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com.


Previous Updates

The Local Emergency Assistance for Non-profits (LEAN) grant program is a $1 million grant program, initiated by the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors, to assist local non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program provides a helping hand to eligible, local non-profit organizations in order to support the continuity of their operations. 
The program is currently closed and is no longer accepting new applications.


The LEAN Grant program was established to provide a helping hand to eligible, local non-profit organizations in order to support the continuity of their operations. The staff from the Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) will contact each applicant to inform them of the status of their application. To help us process the applications as quickly as possible, we respectfully request you do not contact us with questions about specific applications. If additional and/or updated information is required, a member from our grant committee will contact you.

We also ask for your patience and cooperation as we process applications and payments. If you’ve been approved for a grant, you will receive your payment within no more than 12 business days of submitting your documents to the City of Tallahassee Vendors Department. We are working hard to respond to each application as quickly as possible in our effort to support the business community and appreciate your understanding. If you have any questions, please email info@oevforbusiness.org.


Add Your Non-Profit to the Pay It Forward Initiative 



 Leon County in collaboration with Shop Tally with Swellcoin launched a web-based shopping portal that gives customers the opportunity to purchase gift cards from local businesses and immediately donate those cards to support non-profits. Add your non-profit to let people know how to best support and connect with you.  For more information, visit www.ishoptally.com