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Grants to Duval County, Florida Nonprofits to
Enhance the Well-Being of Local Residents

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City of Jacksonville, Florida, Office of Grants and Compliance

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Grants to Duval County, Florida nonprofit agencies for programs that will enhance the wellbeing of Jacksonville residents. Applicants are required to attend one training session prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support programs that equip residents with necessary tools to facilitate their well being through intervention, education, and opportunity.

The requesting agency's program should serve a Priority Population or Priority Need designated by the City Council for the current grant application cycle.

FY 2020 PSG Area of Focus (City Council Ordinance 2018-0210):

- Priority Need A: Acute (35%)
Services focused on adult individuals and/or families experiencing a difficult or dangerous situation which requires prompt action to avoid further deterioration of their health, safety, or welfare.

- Priority Need B: Prevention and Diversion (40%)
Services focused on preventing negative changes to the health, safety, and welfare of adult individuals and/or families; or services designed to divert adult individuals and/or families who have experienced negative changes to their health, safety, or welfare from experiencing further deterioration.

- Priority Need C: Self-Sufficiency and Stability (25%)
Services focused on helping adult individuals and/or families work toward needing no assistance to satisfy their health, safety, and welfare; or services focused on helping adult individuals and/or families work towards a stable level of assistance needed on an ongoing basis.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144855

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit agencies may apply.

The requesting agency’s program will be operated in Duval County and serve the people of the City;

Certain Programs Ineligible:

A requesting agency’s program shall be ineligible to receive a Public Service Grant if the requesting agency’s program receives funding through another City program, including but not limited to, the programs listed below:

1) Cultural Service Grant Program pursuant to Chapter 118, Part 6;
2) Arts in Public Places Program pursuant to Chapter 126, Part 9;
3) Kids Hope Alliance Programs pursuant to Chapter 77;
4) Downtown Investment Authority and Office of Economic Development Programs pursuant to Chapter 55, Parts 1-3 and chapter 26;
5) Housing and Community Development Division programs pursuant to Chapter 30, Part 7;
6) Social Services Division programs pursuant to Chapter 28, Part 5;

Applicants are required to include the relevant documentation to prove their eligibility. For a list of required documentation, see the "Eligibility Documents" section at the URL for Full Text (RFP) link below.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Training Dates are: 

-Thursday, May 23rd from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Historic Springfield Community Learning Center (1601 North Main Street, 2nd Floor).

-Friday, May 24th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Historic Springfield Community Learning Center (1601 North Main Street, 2nd Floor).

- Tuesday, May 28th from 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM at the Jesse Ball duPont Center (40 East Adams Street, 2nd Floor Training room #219).

You must have attended one of the training times in order to get your required Mandatory Application Workshop certificate, which must be uploaded with your application submission.  You do not need to attend both trainings; however, you must attend at least one.  Last year, these trainings were well attended by close to 120 individuals representing 64 agencies.

Please contact John Snyder if you would like the presentation or audio recordings from the training. 

Pre-Application Information:

A requesting agency may submit a Public Service Grant application after the date that the City Council establishes the Priority Populations pursuant to this Part but no later than July 1st of each fiscal year. Applications may be submitted in person or electronically as prescribed by the Grants Administrator.

The PSG Council staff shall notify requesting agencies in writing within three (3) business days of its decision to qualify or disqualify such requesting agency’s application from consideration and review by the PSG Council.

Public Service Grant Application website (will activate after training or once finalized).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

John Snyder

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Duval County and the City of Jacksonville