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Level (4) Technical Assistance Grants

Grants to Florida Nonprofits Serving Children and
Families in Eligible Regions for Capacity-Building Efforts

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Children's Board of Hillsborough County (CBHC)

Conf. Date:

01/24/20

Deadline Date:

02/14/20 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations serving local children and families in eligible regions for capacity-building projects. Applicants must attend a funding workshop prior to applying. Funding is intended to strengthen organizational capacity through strategic activities in the areas of governance, management, finance, fund development, and program improvement. Eligible organizations must address the needs of residents in Hillsborough County.

Appropriate capacity-building activities (also called Services) should focus on improving internal infrastructure in the areas of:

  • Governance: Management and administration of resources to achieve organization/program goals which may or may not include Board Development.
  • Management: Develop strategies as an organization and coordinate the efforts of its employees or volunteers to perform functions effectively. 
  • Finance: Strengthening ability with fiduciary responsibilities or other core function for sustainability. .
  • Fund Development: Income generation or stewardship of resources including capital, grants, cash, or in-kind support
  • Program Improvements: May include a new implementation of evidence-based, evidence-informed or best practices for children and families. 

Appropriate activities include, but are not limited to, technology support upgrades, staff development, equipment or curriculum, marketing plan, board development/training, strategic or sustainability planning or costs associated with conference attendance or training.

 The Children’s Board invests in partnerships and quality programs to support the success of all children and families in Hillsborough County, with a focus on: 

  • Children are Healthy and Safe; 
  • Children are Developmentally on Track; 
  • Children are Ready to Learn and Succeed; and 
  • Family Support

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148839

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$170,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000 per application.

Up to $500 to cover the cost of attending a conference or training event.

Term of Contract:

If awarded, the contract period for this Technical Assistance award will be April 1, 2020 – September 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible an Applicant must be a not-for-profit organization that:
1) Has an overall budget of $2 million or less.
2) Serves children and families in Hillsborough County in alignment with Children’s Board focus areas.
3) Was not awarded a Technical Assistance Grant during Fiscal Year 2019 (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019) or Fiscal Year 2020 Cycle One (January 1, 2020 – June 30, 2020).

The Children's Board encourages the participation of minority faith-based and grassroots organizations in all contracts. No person or legal entity will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise discriminated against in connection with the award and performance of any Children's Board procurement on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or marital status.

At this time the CBHC is not seeking to fund the following services or organizations:
- Salaries;
- Direct Services;
- Grant Writers;
- Organization Audit;
- Program Furnishings;
- Construction or renovations;
- Costs related to start-up (Program or Organization) activities;
- Computer (desktops, laptops, or tablets) costs exceeding $400, including accessories;
- Private, Public, or Charter schools; or
- Child Care Centers or Family Child Care Homes.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A mandatory funding workshop will take place on January 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM.

Location:
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
1002 E. Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for online applications is February 14, 2020, by 11:59 PM.

Applications will not be accepted by e-mail, mail, courier, or hand delivery.

Deadlines:
- Mandatory Funding Workshop: January 24, 2020 at 2:00p.m.
- Deadline for Written Applicant Questions: January 31, 2020 by 11:59p.m.
- Final answers to questions posted: February 5, 2020
- Deadline for Applicant Submission: February 14, 2020 by 11:59p.m. via SurveyMonkey Apply
- Community Review Team scoring: Week of February 24, 2020
- Grant awards announced: Week of March 9, 2020
- Contract start date: April 1, 2020

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: http://www.cbhcgrants.smapply.org/

For further information, please contact:
Juli Day, Procurement Specialist
CBTechnicalAssistance@childrensboard.org

Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
1002 E. Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

Funding or Pin Number:

PRO 2020 – 07

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Hillsborough County

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