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Level (2) Uniting Grant - Children are Healthy and Safe

Grants to Hillsborough County, Florida Nonprofits and Agencies for
Programs and Services that Benefit Local Families and Children

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Children's Board of Hillsborough County (CBHC)

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Deadline Date:

03/29/19 4:00 PM ET Receipt


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Grants to Hillsborough County, Florida nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs and services that benefit the area's families and children. Funding is intended to mobilize community partners to work on ways to improve the lives of children and their families, to develop prevention and early intervention services, and to provide venues for community engagement and advocacy efforts. Level (2) Uniting Grants are awarded to organizations that offer accessible services countywide with a collaborative approach to service delivery that supports one or more strategic focus areas.

The vision of the Board is that Hillsborough County will be recognized as one of the top places in the nation to raise children. The Children’s Board is committed to funding opportunities through strategic grant making principles and leveraging strategies; developing innovative services and supports; and, catalyzing the research and community perspective to promote wellness, learning, professional training, and enhance service delivery systems.

Funding is meant to support proactive, quality services that must reflect best practices in the field available to the population at large, or vulnerable populations to promote two CBHC focus areas:
- Children are Healthy and Safe
- Children have Supportive and Supported Families

CBHC Priority Populations:
- Children birth to age five; and
- Children of elementary school ages.

Early preventative health and education prepares a family to develop nurturing and healthy habits in coordination with community partners including healthcare systems, primary care providers or community based agencies. The Board seeks to fund services for children and their families who are residents of Hillsborough County without an open case in the child welfare system. Proposed programs must offer prevention or early intervention services, which may include:
- Social‐Emotional Health and Safety
- Health or Safety Education for child, youth, caregivers or early care educators
- Fitness / Nutrition
- Environmental Safety
- Injury Prevention.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185273

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Start-Up Amount for First Year Operating Budget: Up to $250,000
Annual Amount for Second Year Operating Budget: Up to $250,000

Term of Contract:

- First year: June 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019
- Second year: October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020
- If awarded, the contract term may be renewed annually, through September 30, 2022, based on funding availability, Board approval, and annual satisfactory contract evaluation

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposers eligible for funding include not‐for‐profit corporations and governmental organizations legally operating in the state of Florida.

Funding may be provided for programs through faith‐based or religious organizations if the program serves a secular purpose and if the principal or primary effect of the program is one that neither advances nor inhibits religion. Additionally, the program must not require worship or religious instruction activities as a condition of participation. All agencies funded by the Children's Board will be required to meet the same high level of professional standards and quality assurance measures.

The Board will consider funding of health services (and other services of a preventive nature) provided that a determination is made by the CBHC Executive Director that these services cannot be funded through other agencies established to provide them. In those cases where the Board may fund such services, a plan to obtain funding from other appropriate sources at the earliest possible time will be formulated by the provider agency and approved by the Board.

The Board will not fund academic and recreational activities unless a determination is made that these services cannot be funded through other agencies. In those cases where the Board may fund such services, a plan to obtain funding from other appropriate sources at the earliest possible time will be formulated by the provider agency and approved by the Board.

At this time the Children’s Board is not seeking to fund the following types of services:
- Mentoring programs;
- Services for middle or high school age youth;
- External program evaluation/evaluator;
- Services outside of the scope of prevention or early intervention; or
- Any educational institution receiving taxpayer dollars.

The Board will not provide programmatic funding for real property acquisition or building construction.

The CBHC Board will not provide funding to programs or agencies that are under the exclusive jurisdiction of the School District of Hillsborough County. However, the Board may fund services through other organizations which are coordinated with and complement the services provided by the School District of Hillsborough County, and such services may be provided on sites owned or administered by the School District of Hillsborough County.

CBHC funding or resources shall not be used to supplant funding for activities that other local, state, or federal governmental agencies are obligated by statute, administrative rule, or local ordinance to support.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Funding Workshop will be held on February 19, at 2:00 PM.

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

Pre-Application Information:

- Funding Workshop: February 19, 2019
- Deadline for Written Proposer Questions: February 22 by 4:00 p.m.
- CBHC Final Answers to Questions posted on website: February 27, 2019
- Request for a Hillsborough County Public School(s) Letter of Support (if applicable): February 27, 2019
- Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 29 by 4:00 p.m.
- Community Review Team Sessions: Week of April 8, 2019
- Questions for Recommended Proposers: Week of April 15 2019
- Board Review for Approval of Funding Recommendations: April 25, 2019
- If awarded, required grantee orientation: May 2019 TBD
- Contract starts: June 1, 2019

Submit one (1) original application and six (6) identical copies including attachments, plus one (1) electronic copy of the proposal narrative, and required or applicable attachments on a USB drive in PDF format.

Proposals will not be accepted by e‐mail. Please mail, hand deliver, or courier proposals before 4:00 pm (Children’s Board Lobby Clock) to the office (see details in Contact Information, below).

Grantees will be paid on a cost reimbursement basis.

Contact Information:

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

Mail, hand deliver, or courier proposals to:

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

For further information use RFP designation number PRO 2019 ‐ 07 in subject line and email Juli Walker, Project Manager, at

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USA: Florida