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Grants to Florida nonprofit organizations 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 Most Vulnerable Persons (MVP) & Needs:

  1. Acute. The percentage of available funding allocated to this category shall be 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.
  2. Prevention. The percentage of available funding allocated to this category shall be 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.
  3. Self-Sufficiency. The percentage of available funding allocated to this category shall be 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.

Mandatory Public Service Grant Requirements Chapter 118.805:
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.

Council Auditor's Non-Compliance List as of March 25, 2022, see Supporting Documents, below: An agency on this list shall be ineligible to apply for or receive a City Grant pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 118.503.

Keep in mind those items that are disallowed under Chapter 118 section 3 & 4:
- To pay for "Bad Debts"--losses arising from uncollectible accounts and other claims, and related costs, are not allowable such as JEA late fee
- To pay for "Contingencies"--contributions to a contingency reserve or any similar provision for unforeseen events are not allowable.
- To make "Contributions or Donations"—contributions and donations to other groups or organizations are not allowable.
- To pay for "Entertainment"--costs of amusements, social activities, and incidental costs relating thereto, such as meals, beverages, lodgings, rentals, transportation and gratuities are not allowable.
- To pay "Fines and Penalties"--costs resulting from violations of, or failure to comply with, federal, state, and local laws and regulations are not allowable.
- To pay "Governor's Expenses"--the salaries and expenses of the Office of the Governor of a state or the chief executive of a political subdivision are considered a cost of general state or local government and are not allowable.
- To pay "Legislative Expenses"--the salaries and other expenses of the State Legislature of similar local governmental bodies such as county supervisors, city councils, school boards, etc., whether incurred for purposes of legislation or executive direction, are not allowable.
- To pay "Interest and Other Financial Costs"--interest on borrowings (however represented), bond discounts, costs of financing and refinancing operations, and legal and professional fees paid in connection therewith, are not allowable
- Audit Cost

Pre-proposal Conference:

Mandatory Training will be via Zoom-please make sure you RSVP or sign-in with e-mail address to make sure you receive your Certificate. The training will be at the times below. You only need to attend one of the trainings:

- May 25, 2022 @ 1:00 PM
- May 26, 2022 @ 10:00 AM

Applicants must register on Zoom before the training begins. Please contact John Snyder, Ashleigh Brew, or Najera Stevenson if you would like a calendar invite with the login details.

Office of Grants & Contract Compliance is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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Meeting ID: 847 8904 9155
Passcode: 616735

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due July 1st and Awards will be finalized by October 31.

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

Ashleigh Brew
(904) 255-8638

Najera Stevenson
(904) 255-8207

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USA: Florida: Duval County and the City of Jacksonville

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