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Public Service Grant (PSG) Program

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

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Grants to Florida nonprofit agencies for programs that will enhance the well-being of local residents in eligible locations. 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 will be operated in Duval County and serve the people of Jacksonville.

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

FY 2021 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. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 144855

Estimated Size of Grant:

The high score model shall award 100 percent of requested funding for the highest ranked score up to the maximum amount of $150,000. The next highest ranked score shall be awarded 100 percent of the requested funding up to $150,000 and so on until the funds are exhausted.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit agencies may apply.

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 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;

Applicants are required to include the relevant documentation to prove their eligibility. For a list of required documentation, see Eligibility to Apply for Public Service Grants at

Pre-proposal Conference:

Workshop Dates will be a Zoom Teleconference at the following times;
• Thursday, May 21st at 2:00 PM
• Thursday, May 28th at 2:00 PM
• Tuesday, June 2nd at 10:00 AM

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

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.

Pre-Application Information:

Public Service Grant Application-Due July 1st of each year

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

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.

In the event that any of the dates referenced in this Part is on a Saturday, Sunday or City observed holiday, such date shall be extended automatically until the next business day. Requesting agencies shall have until the close of business based on the City's normal operating hours to submit any applications, information or documentation, including appeals, under this Part.

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, if you would like a Courtesy Review of your PSG Application, or if you would like to know about the contractual requirements.

Ordinance Chapter 118 part 8:

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

To apply online:, select Apply For A Grant, then Grant Opportunity, then PSG.

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