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Grants to Florida Nonprofits, Agencies, and Faith-Based Organizations
to Benefit Low- and Moderate-Income Residents in Eligible Areas

Public Service Grant

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Fort Pierce and US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Deadline Date:

02/22/22 3:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations, civic groups, government agencies, and faith-based organizations for projects and activities that benefit low- and moderate-income households in eligible locations. Services and activities must be provided at no cost to participants. Eligible programs benefit the City of Fort Pierce.

Eligible Activities and Projects:

Funding priority will be given to applicants who have not been previously awarded. Likewise, if your program has received grant funds from the City of Fort Pierce, this application must be for a new or expanded public service projects only.

  1. Employment services, including job training.
  2. Crime prevention and public safety.
  3. Substance abuse counseling/treatment.
  4. Educational programs.
  5. Senior Citizen services.
  6. Homeless persons services.
  7. Energy Conservation.
  8. Fair Housing Counseling.
  9. Promote cultural diversity, outdoor activities, and a healthy lifestyle.
  10. Provide food assistance, medical assistance and like services to disabled senior citizens.
  11. Develop interest and participation in neighborhood improvement, beautification, revitalization and instill and foster community pride; and/or
  12. Discourage adverse activities such as gangs, crime, drug use and vandalism.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148934

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$50,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded. Requests for over $5,000 will be automatically disqualified.

Term of Contract:

The Ending Date for all grant-funded projects is September 1st, 2022, unless the grant application states that the project will extend through Fall/Winter 2022. Project expenses incurred before the grant contract is signed will be ineligible for reimbursement.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants: Neighborhood organizations, agencies, civic groups, church groups, or any organization that lists its operating address within the City limits of Fort Pierce, is eligible to apply for this PSA grant.

If your organization has been previously awarded grant funding for a project/program, you must ensure that this is a new or expanded public service project.

While churches are eligible to apply for a Public Service grant, the programs or projects funded may not be religious in nature, directly or indirectly. Neither can programs or projects be limited to or predominantly for members of individual churches or religions.

Funding may NOT be used for:
1) Salaries or Stipends for Staff or Volunteers.
2) Purchase of gift cards, money cards, etc.
3) Political Activities.
4) Computers and Software.
5) Construction Equipment.
6) Special Event Insurance.
7) Office Equipment and Furnishings.
8) Religious Activities; and
9) Indirect Costs

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Application Open Date – January 21, 2022
- Application Due – 3:00pm, February 22, 2022

Grants will be awarded by April 29th, 2022.

Applicants must include either cash or ‘in-kind’ match equivalent to at least 25% of the grant request. Preference will be given to programs where the highest percentage of the grant award goes directly toward actual activities that benefit low to moderate income citizens.

Funds will be distributed as a reimbursement to the grant recipient for expenses incurred in accordance with the contract’s Scope of Services and budget.

Grants Administration Division staff will gladly assist applicants by answering questions pertaining to this grant application. It is best to make an appointment as early in the project planning process as possible. Please do not wait until just days before the Public Service application deadline to request assistance, as there may not be available time to assist you fully.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to grantsadminstration@cityoffortpierce.com

Direct questions to the email address above or call 772-467-3169

Mailing Address:
Grants Administration Division
City of Fort Pierce
PO Box 1480
Fort Pierce, FL 34954

Grants Administration Division
City of Fort Pierce
Fort Pierce City Hall – 2nd Floor
100 North U.S. Hwy. 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34950

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: City of Fort Pierce

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