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Children's Services Council (CSC) and Human Services (HS) Grants

Grants to Florida Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools in
Eligible Areas for Social Service Programs for Local Residents

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Lake County Health and Human Services

Deadline Date:

06/25/21 12:00 PM Noon

Description:

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Grants of up to $25,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools for social service programs that benefit local communities. Funding is intended to support intervention programs for at-risk youth and children and other human services that benefit at-risk families, individuals, and the elderly. Eligible programs benefit the residents of Lake County.

Funding may be requested under the following two programs: 

Children's Services Council (CSC): Prevention and/or intervention programs that serve at-risk children. This may include:

  • Abuse and neglect
  • Afterschool and out of school programs 
  • Mental, physical, or behavioral health
  • Subsidized child care
  • Healthy choices/good decisions.

Human Services (HS): Prevention and/or intervention programs that serve at-risk individuals, elders, and families. This may include:

  • Rental or mortgage assistance
  • Utility assistance
  • Deposits (for utilities and housing)
  • Food
  • Achieving economic self-sufficiency
  • Services that assist with independent living for elders and disabled.

The “need statement” should clearly identify a community need consistent with the funding priorities listed above.

Funds may be used for direct services only that could include:

  • New programs or program expansions
  • Community collaborations
  • Grant match requirements
  • Direct assistance to targeted groups
  • Educational activities
  • Electronic hardware valued at $1,000.00 or less, needed to provide direct services
  • Operating equipment valued at $1,000.00 or less, needed to provide direct services.

Applicants must demonstrate a sufficient level of administrative capacity to effectively manage funds received.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181111

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum request for CSC and HS Grants is $25,000. The minimum request amount is $5,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant period will be the County’s Fiscal Year from October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022. Funds awarded must be expended by September 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations eligible for funding from Children’s Services Council and Human Services grants include public and private nonprofit organizations, local governments, and public or private schools.

All proposals selected for funding to serve Lake County residents only.

Funds may not be used:
- To supplement the annual operating budget of an organization
- To supplant any operational funding of an organization
- For activities to serve people living outside of Lake County
- For any indirect costs of administration, inclusive of administrative fees, non-program specific expenditures, etc.
- To benefit for-profit individuals or entities
- To purchase goods or services that provide no benefit to the focus of the program
- For the cost of entertainment expenses
- Electronic hardware valued at over $1,000
- Operating equipment valued at over $1,000
- Cost of background checks, licenses, or insurance
- Costs associated with the development of RFP

Pre-proposal Conference:

All agencies applying for funding must attend the proposal review meeting. Appointments will be made once date is determined.

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals must be received on or before June 25, 2021, at 12:00 P.M. Noon.

Selection of Proposals: Date & Location TBD; Note: All agencies applying for funding must attend the proposal review meeting. Appointments will be made once date is determined.

Organizations are encouraged to contact Rene Bass for more information or to be added to the list of potential service providers for Children’s Services and Human Services grants.

Agencies, or their subsidiaries, may apply for either the CSC grant or the HS grant. Agencies or their subsidiaries, may not apply for both grants.

There is a requirement of a minimum commitment of three (3) years (past initial funding) of any program/agency utilizing these funds for items, equipment, computer hardware, or any other electronic equipment.

Contact Information:

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

Mail applications to:
Rene Bass
Lake County Children & Elder Services
P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, FL 32778 -7800

Or deliver to:
Lake County Housing & Human Services
2008 Classique Lane
Tavares, FL 32778

Direct questions to Rene Bass at the email address above or call 352-742-6519.

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Lake County

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