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Level (4) Technical Assistance Grants

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

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Children's Board of Hillsborough County (CBHC)

Conf. Date:

11/24/20

Deadline Date:

12/18/20 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations and government entities serving children and families in eligible locations for capacity-building projects. Applicants must attend an online or in-person information workshop prior to applying. Funding is intended to improve the quality and accessibility of services and supports to children and families. Eligible organizations address the needs of residents in Hillsborough County.

The Children’s Board focus areas: 

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

For additional information about focus areas, see: https://www.childrensboard.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/APPROVED-PRO-2021-04-Capacity-Building-RFA-10-01-2020.pdf#page=4

Technical Assistance Grants are intended to assist nonprofits aligned with CBHC focus areas in building their capacity through strategic activities that strengthen their ability to operate effectively over the long term. Appropriate capacity building activities/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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148839

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$200,000

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:

Grant period: February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants eligible for funding include not-for-profit corporations and governmental organizations legally operating in the state of Florida and verifiable at www.sunbiz.org that:
1) Has an overall budget of $2 million or less.
2) Serve 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 2020 (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020)

The Children's Board encourages the participation of minority faith-based and grassroots organizations in all contracts.

At this time the CBHC is not seeking to fund the following services or organizations:
- Salaries;
- Direct Services;
- Grant Writers;
- Organization Audit;
- Program Furnishings;
- Minor construction or renovations;
- Vehicles;
- Costs related to new 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.

For a period of two years from the date a Children’s Board employee or Board member ceases his/her employment or Board member duties with CBHC, the CBHC will not award a consulting or services contract to that individual.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A mandatory information session will take place on November 4, 2020, at 1:00 PM (Log in / Arrival by 12:50 p.m) or November 24, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (Log in/arrival by 11:50 a.m.)

Applicants only need to attend one session.

Mandatory means at least one representative from the applicant agency must attend.

To join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/990587797

In-person attendance at:
1002 E. Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

Attendees will be required to complete and sign a COVID-19 screening form prior to entering the building, wear face coverings, and seated in compliance with current social distancing practices. Space is limited.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for online applications is December 18, 2020, by 11:59 PM.

The deadline for written questions is December 7, 2020, by 11:59 PM. Answers to Applicants' written questions will be made in writing and posted on the CBHC website. Email questions to Maria Negron, Director of Programs.

Deadlines:
- Mandatory information session: November 4, 2020, at 1:00 PM
- Deadline for Written Applicant Questions: December 7, 2020, by 11:59 PM
- Final answers to questions posted: December 9, 2020
- Deadline for Applicant Submission: December 18, 2020, by 11:59 p.m. via SurveyMonkey
- Community Review Team scoring: Week of January 4, 2021
- Grant awards announced: Week of January 11, 2021
- Contract start date: February 1, 2021

A Grantee will be responsible to register with and use an E-Verify system, to ensure compliance with E-Verify requirements, and verify the work authorization status of all employees and contractors paid for with Children’s Board of Hillsborough County funding.

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/

Direct questions to
Maria Negron, Director of Programs
CBHCFundingRelease@ChildrensBoard.org

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

Funding or Pin Number:

PRO 2021-04

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Hillsborough County

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