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Florida Communities Trust Highlights

Acquisition Process

Once projects are selected for funding, the Acquisition Section works with the grant recipient to acquire sites. The following are summarized on this page:

Joint Acquisition Process with the Florida Communities Trust as the Lead Agent

  1. Florida Communities Trust receives executed Grant Contract, Confidentiality Agreement, and Willing Owner Letters from Grant Recipient
  2. Florida Communities Trust obtains a title search for each parcel, if needed for appraisal/acquisition purposes
  3. Florida Communities Trust obtains bids for appraisal(s) at the same time of ordering title work:
  4. Appraiser(s) prepares appraisal report(s) according to Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and Florida Communities Trust requirements:
  5. Appraisal review memo is sent to Recipient and Florida Communities Trust negotiation staff with copy of appraisal(s)
  6. Florida Communities Trust negotiation staff contacts Recipient to coordinate priority parcels, if applicable, and offer(s) to seller(s):
  7. Recipient approval of Contract
  8. Management Plan is prepared by Recipient and submitted to Florida Communities Trust for approval during the negotiation/contracting phase
  9. Upon receiving signed contract, a Project Plan (Recipient's request for money) is prepared and submitted to Florida Communities Trust

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Joint Acquisition Process with the Grant Recipient As Lead Agent

  1. Florida Communities Trust receives executed Grant Contract, Confidentiality Agreement, and Willing Owner Letters from Recipient
  2. Recipient obtains title search for each parcel, if needed for appraisal acquisition purposes
  3. Recipient obtains bids for appraisal(s) from approved list of appraisers and contracts for appraisal services according to their contracting requirements:
  4. Appraiser(s) prepares appraisal report(s) according to Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and Florida Communities Trust contract requirements:
  5. Appraisal review memo is sent to Recipient and Florida Communities Trust negotiation staff with copy of appraisal(s)
  6. Florida Communities Trust negotiation staff assists Recipient in preparation of option contract:
  7. Recipient approval of Contract
  8. Management Plan is prepared by Recipient and submitted to Florida Communities Trust for approval during the negotiation/contracting phase
  9. Upon receiving signed contract, a Project Plan (Recipient's request for money) is prepared and submitted to Florida Communities Trust for approval
  10. When the Project Plan is approved the contract enters the closing phase
  11. Closing documents are ordered by seller or Recipient, depending upon contract requirements:
  12. Closing Warrant is ordered
  13. Upon receipt of warrant, closing occurs with selected closing agent

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Partially Pre-acquired Process with the Grant Recipient As Lead Agent

  1. Florida Communities Trust receives executed Grant Contract, Confidentiality Agreement, and Willing Owner Letters on non-acquired parcels from recipient
  2. Recipient sends three sets of appraisals for pre-acquired parcel(s) to Florida Communities Trust:
  3. Recipient obtains title search for remaining parcels, if necessary for appraisal/acquisition purposes
  4. Recipient obtains bids for appraisal(s), from approved list of appraisers, and contracts for appraisal services for remaining parcels according to Recipient's contracting requirements:
  5. Appraiser(s) prepares appraisal report(s) according to Uniform Standards of Professional. Appraisal Practice and Florida Communities Trust requirements:
  6. Appraisal review memo is sent to Recipient and Florida Communities Trust negotiation staff with copy of appraisal(s)
  7. Florida Communities Trust negotiation staff assists Recipient in preparation of option contract for parcels to be jointly purchase:
  8. Management Plan is prepared by Recipient and submitted to Florida Communities Trust for approval during the negotiation/contracting phase
  9. Upon receiving signed contract, a Project Plan (Recipient's request for money) is prepared by Recipient and submitted to Florida Communities Trust for approval
  10. Closing documents are ordered by seller or Recipient depending upon contract requirements:
  11. Warrant is ordered
  12. Upon receipt of warrant, closing occurs for jointly acquired parcel(s) and preacquired parcel(s) is reimburse

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Outline of Process for Pre-acquired Sites

  1. Florida Communities Trust receives executed Grant Contract from Recipient
  2. Recipient sends three sets of appraisal(s) for pre-acquired parcel(s) to Florida Communities Trust:
  3. Appraisal reports are sent to contract review appraiser for review
  4. Appraisal review memo is sent to Recipient and the Florida Communities Trust negotiation staff with a copy of appraisal report(s)
  5. Management Plan is prepared by Recipient and submitted to Florida Communities Trust for approval during the appraisal review process
  6. Recipient prepares Project Plan (Recipient's request for money) and submits it to Florida Communities Trust for approval
  7. When the Project Plan and Management Plan are approved the project enters the reimbursement phase
  8. Closing documents, such as the contract, survey, environmental site assessment, recorded deed and title policy are reviewed by Florida Communities Trust for approval
  9. Recipient reviews, approves and signs the Declaration of Restrictive Covenants and Reconciliation Statement
  10. Warrant for reimbursement to Recipient is ordered
  11. Upon receipt of warrant, reimbursement takes place

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Outline of Process for Reimbursement Acquisitions (Parcels Purchased by Recipient After Application Deadline)

  1. Florida Communities Trust receives executed Grant Contract and Confidentiality Agreement from Recipient
  2. Recipient sends three sets of appraisals for parcel(s) to be acquired:
  3. Management Plan is prepared by Recipient and submitted to Florida Communities Trust for approval during the appraisal review process
  4. Appraisal review memo is sent to Recipient and Florida Communities Trust acquisition staff with copy of appraisal(s)
  5. Florida Communities Trust acquisition staff assists Recipient in preparation of Project Plan (Recipient's request for money) and submits to Florida Communities Trust for approval by the Florida Communities Trust
  6. Closing documents are provided to Florida Communities Trust for review:
  7. Warrant is ordered
  8. Upon receipt of warrant, Recipient is reimbursed

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