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Public Service Grant Opportunity - Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Grants to Fort Pierce, Florida Nonprofits to
Benefit Low and Moderate Income Residents

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United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - City of Fort Pierce

Deadline Date:

01/18/18 3:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Fort Pierce, Florida nonprofit organizations, civic groups, agencies, and church groups for a wide range of programs and activities benefitting low and moderate income households. Eligible requests broadly include health, human services, and community development.

All activities must meet guidelines and regulations established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and other local restrictions established by the City of Fort Pierce.

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

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:

Grants will be awarded by April 1, 2018. The Ending Date for all grant-funded projects is September 30, 2018, unless the grant application states that the project will extend through Fall/Winter 2018. No project expenses incurred before the grant contract is signed will be eligible for reimbursement.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The City of Fort Pierce will allocate a portion of its federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Neighborhood organizations, agencies, civic groups, church groups, or any organization with an active Fort Pierce Business Tax Receipt that lists their operating address within the City limits of Fort Pierce, are eligible to apply for this grant.

While churches are eligible to apply for a Public Service grant, their program/projects may not be religious in nature, directly or indirectly, or be limited to or predominantly for members of individual churches or religions.

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.

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) Insurance;
7) Office Equipment and Furnishings;
8) Religious Activities; and
9) Indirect Costs

Pre-Application Information:

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 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.

To be considered for funding, completed grant applications must be submitted by 3:00 PM, January 18, 2018, to the City of Fort Pierce Grants Administration Division.

Grants will be awarded by April 1, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Libby Woodruff, Grants Administration Manager
P: 772-467-3169
F: 772-466-5808

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

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USA: Florida: City of Fort Pierce