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Updated: Jul 27, 2022

Around Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County's Department of Housing and Economic Development (HED) has announced the availability of funding for the First Time Homebuyer Program, Foreclosure Prevention Program, and Mortgage Assistance Program. Applications must be submitted online, and will be processed on a first submitted, first qualified, first served basis, subject to funding availability.

Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be offering FREE admission to all Palm Beach County residents on the second Saturday of each month starting July 9 and continuing through the rest of this year (August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12 and December 10). Visitors must show proof of residency on those dates for admission-free entry.

The School Food Service will continue to offer free meals during the summer, at various schools (PDF) throughout the county.

In partnership with The School District of Palm Beach County, PBC Libraries will be offering free meals during the summer at all of our locations. Beginning Tue, May 31- Fri, July 29, join us for free lunch and snacks! All children are welcome, ages 18 and under; Mon-Fri, except weekends and holidays. No identification is required. Children must remain onsite while they eat their meal. Parent pickup as well as grab-and-go options will not be available, as they are no longer allowed by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Your library card is your pass to adventure. Florida State Parks and Florida Public Libraries partner so library patrons can check out a Real Florida Reader pass at their local public library for free admission to one of more than 170 participating state parks. The Crisis Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Replacement Program, through LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program), is working to assist low-income Palm Beach County homeowners in need of replacing their home's HVAC system, with assistance up to $15,000. This money can be used to replace their home cooling system. See if you are eligible.988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Learn more about the Lifeline and 988.

The Supervisor of Elections Office is currently looking for 5,000 poll workers before the August primary. The main requirement for poll workers is the ability to work 14 hours on Primary and Election Day. Learn more about the "Adopt a Precinct" program where a charity, association or organization can provide volunteer workers at a precinct on Election Day, and the earnings will be remitted directly to their organization.

Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation is celebrating their 50th Anniversary. Today, they are recognized nationally for excellence in park and recreation management, and operate more than 110 parks and recreational facilities, spanning more than 8,500 acres, and provide organized recreational programs and services for people of all ages and abilities.​​

The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Find out more about the Health of PBC Beaches and the local Air Quality Index.

211 is a confidential, Community Helpline and Crisis Hotline that provides suicide prevention, crisis intervention, information, assessment and referral to community services for people of all ages. Marque 2-1-1 para asistencia en español. Rele 2-1-1 pou asistans an kreyòl

The Center for Child Counseling offers many resources on ways to talk to children on topics such as school shootings, war and abuse. Get access to these topics through their tip sheets, videos and free workshops.

Follow the United Way's Beat. See a Stronger Community. Feel Connected to Solutions. Be a Champion for Our Community.

Did you know? You can E file for a homestead exemption the same day you close on a new home, even without the deed. You can even E file for portability savings if moving within the state of Florida. Visit to get started.

The Constitutional Tax Collector offers the 2022 edition of their Tax Planner & Services Guide that highlights the variety of services the agency provides. This is the 13th year that the agency has published this award-winning informational booklet.

The Florida Department of Environmental Projection offers an interactive Algal Bloom Dashboard featuring information and real-time sampling updates for harmful algal blooms in Florida. They also provide a Weekly Update report that goes back as far back as 2019.

Whether you visit Resource Depot once a year or once a week, they want to make sure you are finding uniquely wonderful REusable alternatives to purchasing new. Check out their Materials Marketplace. You can also learn about volunteering at Resource Depot - what kinds of tasks they need done and rules of volunteering. Their Volunteer Handbook is a great place to start.

Volunteer with Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful at any one of these monthly volunteer cleanup opportunities.

Dyer Park in West Palm Beach is a former landfill and a hidden gem in Palm Beach County that offers:

Park Ridge Golf Course in Lantana is a former landfill and another hidden gem in Palm Beach County. Park Ridge is one of the most unique golf courses in South Florida and offers elevation changes like nowhere else in the area. Park Ridge tops 85 feet at its highest point and includes six par 3s, six par 4s and six par 5s. While Park Ridge Golf Course is currently closed to complete a summer project to renovate the greens, tees and bunkers, the driving range will remain open all summer long.

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