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Grants to Florida Nonprofits in Eligible Areas to Provide Services and Address Needs Related to the COVID-19 Crisis

Community Development Block Grant


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Funding Source
Brevard County Board of County Commissioners Housing and Human Services Department
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Geographic Focus
USA: Florida: Brevard County

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/17/21 11:00 AM - Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to Florida nonprofit organizations in eligible areas to improve local communities. Applicants must attend an information workshop prior to applying. Funding is intended to support public services and programs related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Eligible programs benefit Brevard County, outside the boundaries of the cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Melbourne, and Palm Bay.

Each Community Development Block Grant Program activity must address one of three national objectives:

  • Benefit low- and moderate-income persons;
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
  • Meet community development needs having a particular urgency.

Any activity available to residents in an area, where at least 51% of the residents are low-and moderate-income persons is considered an area benefit activity. The service area must be primarily residential, and meet the identified needs of low-and moderate-income persons. 

Brevard County Board of County Commissioners Priority Areas for Public Services

  • Anti-Crime Services
  • Child Services (0 to 12 years old)
  • Employment Training
  • Health Services
  • Senior Services
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Mental Health Counseling Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Youth Services (13 to 17 years old)

Brevard County Board of County Commissioners Priority Areas for Coronavirus Program

  • Health Services
  • Community Nutrition Program
  • Child or Adult Day Care Services
  • Education Services
  • Substance Abuse Services


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria

Pre-Proposal Conference
A mandatory Technical Assistance Workshop is scheduled prior to the application deadline on Wednesday, January 27, and Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Brevard County Government Center, Commission Chambers, Building C, 1st Floor, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, Florida 32940.

Applicants are required to attend ONE Technical Assistance Workshop in its entirety. Everyone must R.S.V.P. for one meeting by contacting Iva Mulla with your preferred date. Please limit attendees to two people per agency to maintain social distancing protocols.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 11:00 AM.

A maximum of two applications for Public Services will be accepted from each agency. A separate application must be submitted for each program. A maximum of one application for the Coronavirus Program will be accepted from each agency.

Applicants must identify a minimum of a twenty-five percent program match (cash, grants, or in-kind service) for Public Services. Match requirements are waived for Coronavirus programs. The match cannot be from other federal sources of funding.

Estimated Size of Grant
Applicants must apply for a minimum of $25,000

Contact Information
Contact Iva Mulla at or 321-633-2007 with your preferred date for the workshop.

Applications must be received at:
Brevard County Housing and Human Services Department
Attention Request for Proposal:
Number 2021 Community Development Block Grant Public Services or Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, B-106
Viera, Florida 32940

Direct question to

Alan Woolwich

Linda Graham
(321) 633-2076

Housing & Human Services Department
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940
(321) 633-2007

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