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Public Service Grant Program (PSG)

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

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City of Jacksonville, Florida - Office of Grants and Compliance

Conf. Date:

05/29/18

Deadline Date:

07/01/18

Description:

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Grants to Duval County, Florida nonprofits for programs that will enhance the well-being of Jacksonville residents. Mandatory training sessions will take place May 22 and May 29. Programs should seek to benefit residents by providing the tools necessary to facilitate their well-being through intervention, education, and opportunity. Programs should serve a Priority Population as designated by the City Council.

Priority Populations:
-Homeless persons and families. The percentage of available funding allocated to this priority population shall be 35%.
-Low-income persons and families. The percentage of available funding allocated to this priority population shall be 40%.
-Adults with physical, mental and behavioral disabilities. The percentage of available funding allocated to this priority population shall be 20%.
-Low-Income Elderly Homebound. The percentage of available funding allocated to this priority population shall be 5%

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144855

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations may apply.

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) Jacksonville Children’s Commission program pursuant to Chapter 51A;
4) Downtown Investment Authority and Office of Economic Development Programs pursuant to Chapter 55, Parts 1-3;
5) Housing and Community Development Division programs pursuant to Chapter 30, Part 7;
6) Social Services Division programs pursuant to Chapter 28, Part 5;
7) Jax Journey programs pursuant to Chapter 75.

The Eligibility Documents are as follows:

(1) A copy of a good standing certificate issued by the Florida Division of Corporations evidencing that the requesting agency is in good standing and has been in existence for three (3) years prior to the Public Service Grant application deadline. The certificate must be dated within 60 days of the grant application deadline and list the requesting agency as a Florida non-profit corporation;
(2) A copy of the requesting agency’s current Charitable Solicitation Permit issued by the State of Florida evidencing that the requesting agency is current on state charitable permitting fees;
(3) Copies of the requesting agency’s completed and filed federal tax returns for the last three (3) tax years;
(4) A copy of the completed Mandatory Application Workshop certificate issued by the Grants Administrator evidencing the requesting agency’s compliance with the Mandatory Application Workshop pursuant to Section 118.803 herein; and
(5) An original affidavit, in the form provided by the Office of General Counsel, executed by the requesting agency’s executive director, chief executive or operating officer, president, vice president or board chairman certifying that:
(i) The requesting agency’s program will be operated in Duval County and serve the people of the City;
(ii) The requesting agency’s program will serve a Priority Population or Priority Need designated by the City Council for the grant application cycle in which the requesting agency is applying for;
(iii) The requesting agency’s program is not eligible to receive funding from any of the City programs listed in Section 118.805(a)(1)-(7);
(iv) The requesting agency’s appropriation request for multiple or single programs does not exceed in the aggregate 24 percent of the requesting agency’s annual revenue (as shown on filed tax returns) averaged over the previous three tax years;
(v) The requesting agency is in compliance with the terms of all existing City agreements in which the requesting agency is a party; and
(vi) The requesting agency is in compliance with all applicable federal, state, local laws, rules, regulations and ordinances, as the same may exist and may be amended from time to time.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Training Dates are: 

-May 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Historic Springfield Community Learning Center 1601 N Main Street, 2nd FL, contact 355-2086 for directions 

-May 29, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Historic Springfield Community Learning Center 1601 N Main Street, 2nd FL, contact 355-2086 for directions 

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 100 individuals representing 67 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.

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.

Contact Information:

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

John Snyder
(904)255-8202
jsnyder@coj.net

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USA: Florida: Duval County and the City of Jacksonville