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Grants to Florida Nonprofits in Eligible Areas
to Enhance the Well-Being of Local Residents

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Grants to Florida nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for programs that enhance the quality of life for local residents in eligible locations. Applicants must attend one training session prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support programs that equip residents with the tools required to facilitate their well-being through intervention, education, and opportunity. Eligible programs operate in Duval County and serve the people of Jacksonville.

The requesting agency’s program will serve a Priority Population or address a Priority Need.

FY 2022 PSG Area of Focus (City Council Ordinance 2020-218):

Priority Need A: Acute (35%): Services focused on adult individuals and/or families experiencing a difficult or dangerous situation that 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

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $150,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit agencies 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. Kids Hope Alliance program pursuant to Chapter 77;
4. Downtown Investment Authority and Office of Economic Development Programs pursuant to Chapter 55 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.

Pre-proposal Conference:

FY 2022 Public Service Grant Application Training Workshops will be a Zoom Teleconference at the following times:
- Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 10:00 AM
- Friday, May 14, 2021, at 1:00 PM

Applicants must register on Zoom before the training begins. Please contact John Snyder if you would like a calendar invite with the login details. This will be a noticed meeting for the convenience of the PSG Council and other City Officials.

You must attend and complete one workshop in order to get your required Mandatory Application Workshop certificate, which must be uploaded with your application submission. An e-mail with the Workshop Certificate will be sent out after each workshop. You do not need to attend both workshops; however, your agency must attend at least one workshop.

FY 2022 training documents will be published after training. Please contact John Snyder if you would like the presentation or audio recordings from the training.

Additional information:

Pre-Application Information:

Public Service Grant Applications are due by July 1st of each year.

Please contact John Snyder if you are a PSG Applicant and need to know if you have been on the Council Auditor's Non-Compliance list the last three years or if you would like a Courtesy Review of your PSG Application

The PSG Council may, in its sole discretion, conduct interviews of requesting agencies in a category regarding their respective Public Service Grant applications. Any interviews conducted by the PSG Council pursuant to this Section shall be after the grant application deadline but prior to October 1.

The PSG Council staff shall notify requesting agencies in writing within three business days of its decision to deem a requesting agency eligible or ineligible to apply for a Public Service Grant.

After the City Council adopts the annual budget ordinance and on November 1 of each year, the PSG Council shall allocate funding to requesting agencies based on the application scoring and rankings pursuant to this Part in an amount not to exceed the appropriation for Public Service Grants contained in the annual budget ordinance.

Ordinance Chapter 118 part 8:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

John Snyder
(904) 255-8202

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