The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of the BMSD, and provides municipal services for the area, including business and housing development, library and park facilities, roadway maintenance, street enhancements, and zoning and code enforcement. Innovative opportunities to increase household incomes, develop economic stability and improve quality of life for residents within the Broward Municipal Services District are priorities for the Board of County Commissioners. The County continues to implement programs and services that will help to strengthen neighborhoods in the community, for today and for the future.
BMSD Entrepreneur Development Program
The Office of Economical and Small Business Development is collaborating with Broward SCORE and Florida Community Bank to provide the 5-module Simple Steps for Starting Your Business to BMSD residents only. The program starts on Saturday, September 8th and runs through September 29* at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale, from 10:15AM to 1PM, except on September 29th, when it ends at 2PM instead of 1PM. Schedule:
- September 8 - Ready to Start?
- September 15 - Great Idea!
- September 22 - Marketing your Business
- September 29* - Financial Matters, the Go or No-Go Decision
*This event will be held from 10:15 AM to 2 PM.
Stay Ready. Set. Safe
Hurricane Season is from June 1 through November 30th every year. Plan to survive a hurricane and other disasters. Check out the Quick Links to Sign-up for Emergency Notifications, Hurricane Preparedness and Know My Flood Risk. Remember the Vulnerable Population Registry is a tool that municipalities can use to help evaluate resident needs in their communities and assist in planning a response in an emergency. Find out who should register by selecting the Vulnerable Population Registry under Resources.
Check Out a Tablet and Stay Connected for FREE!
Broward Municipal Services District is partnering with T-Mobile to close the digital divide and empower its residents by connecting families and students that don’t currently have internet connectivity at home through its Digital Divide Pilot Program. Eligible BMSD residents with a valid Broward County Library Card will be able to check out a tablet for free from the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center potentially for up to six months; one tablet per household. Program eligibility:
- Reside in the BMSD
- Unemployed residents looking for work
- Residents with a household income of less than $36,273
- Students grades K-12 eligible for free/reduced lunch
- Attend program orientation
- Agree to Borrower's Agreement.
Learn more about the Digital Divide Program by visiting the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center at 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale or call 954-357-6282