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Grants to Florida Nonprofits in Eligible Areas to
Benefit Low- and Moderate-Income Residents

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

Deadline Date:

02/05/21 3:00 PM


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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. Funding is intended for programs in a variety of focus areas including but not limited to health, human services, and community development. Eligible programs benefit the City of Fort Pierce. Activities and services must be provided at no cost to participants.

Grants will be awarded for various types of projects and programs, such as those that improve or enhance educational, job training, and employment opportunities; promote local arts and cultural heritage, outdoor activities, and healthy lifestyles, as well as projects that develop interest and participation in neighborhood improvement, beautification, or revitalization and instill and foster community pride; discourage adverse activities such as gangs, crime, drug use, and vandalism, and /or provide services directly to lower-income citizens.  

Public Service Grant funding can be used to provide scholarships for summer campers, senior campers, or for other program participation fees, tuition, etc.

Eligible Activities and Projects: 

  1. Employment services, including job training;
  2. Crime prevention and public safety;
  3. Substance abuse counseling/treatment;
  4. Education programs;
  5. Senior Citizen Services
  6. Homeless person 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.

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GrantWatch ID#: 148934

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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 1, 2021, unless the grant application states that the project will extend through Fall/Winter 2021. Project expenses incurred before the grant contract is signed will be ineligible for reimbursement.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible agencies must have a 501(c)(3) tax exemption status and over 51% of their clients must earn very low, low, or moderate incomes as defined by HUD. Neighborhood organizations, agencies, civic groups, church groups, or any organization that lists its operating address within the City limits of Fort Pierce are eligible to apply for this PSA grant.

If you have received grant funding for your programs/projects from the City in the past, you must ensure that this is a new or expanded public service project.

2020-2021 Public Service Grant funds CANNOT be used for salaries, stipends, gift cards, rent, office supplies, utilities, or daily program operations. Indirect costs will NOT be funded. Indirect costs are those costs related to the upkeep and maintenance of facilities, including utilities such as electricity, water, Internet, telephone, and the cost of renting or leasing space, etc.

For additional information about ineligible activities/projects, see:

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 5, 2021, by 3:00 PM

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.

Grants will be awarded by April 20, 2021.

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.

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

Grants Administration Division
City of Fort Pierce
100 North U.S. Hwy. 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34950

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