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My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK) Youth Development Grant

Grants to St. Petersburg, Florida Nonprofits for Programs
to Improve the Lives of At-Risk Youth and Children

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City of St. Petersburg

Deadline Date:

04/23/19 12:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $1,500 to $15,000 to St. Petersburg, Florida nonprofit organizations for programs and projects to improve the lives of local at-risk youth and children. Eligible proposals may include one-time events, regular events, and ongoing programs.

The grant is designed to offer funding to non-profit organizations, in good standing, which have developed specific projects/programs to address the following areas of concern:

-Entering school ready to learn.
-Reading at grade level by third grade.
-Graduating from high school ready for life, college, and career.
-Accessing and completing career relevant training.
-Participating in enrichment that address the health and well-being of the child.

The targeted population of the project/program must be youth who are less likely to successfully transition into adulthood and achieve economic self-sufficiency or academic success.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185746

Estimated Size of Grant:

The funds will be available in the minimum amount of $1,500 up to the maximum amount of $15,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations and individual applicants can apply. This program will provide funds to non-profit organizations providing services to youth within the municipal boundaries of the City of St. Petersburg. Services must be within the eligibility criteria set forth below.

To be considered for funding a project and/or a program:

-Be a pre-existing program or project that targets at-risk children and youth or be part of a program that will be expanded to serve at-risk children and youth.
-Have a written mission statement that sets forth goals that are measurable, aligned with the mission statement, and directed to achieve sustainability.
-Have an evaluation system that collects feedback from family, staff, and volunteers to measure success against written goals at the beginning and at the end of the project or program.
-Include an itemized budget for funds requested that reflects sound fiscal and business practices that ensures continued and sustained program operations.
-Offer developmentally appropriate activities that reflect the mission and goals of the program.
-Provide a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for children and youth to choose from, which provide social, recreational, and educational opportunities.
-Have written policies and procedures to ensure the safety of children and youth, including additional staff if necessary, and complies with all legal requirements where necessary.

Applications not Eligible for Funding:

-Organization is not in compliance with 501(c)(3) requirements.
-Organization has an annual operating budget of more than $250,000.
-Organizations does not have a history of operation for a period of at least one year.
-Programs that require greater than 10% administrative fees for operation.
-Programs that require greater than 50% program staff fees for operation.
-Any organization which owes monies to the City of St. Petersburg.
-Any organization that previously contracted with the City and failed to successfully complete the projects and/or programs required by the contract will not be eligible to receive funding.
-Any organizations which is not in compliance with a current City contract is not eligible for funding.
-If the application is not complete on the date the application is due

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be completed no later than 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, April. 23, 2019.

Time Line:
-Applications released to the public: March 11th, 2019
-Q&A period and technical assistance for applicants begins: March 19th, 2019
-Live voluntary in-person public meeting: March 19th, 2019
-Q&A and Webinar released online: April 1st, 2019
-Q&A period and technical assistance for applicants ends: April 16th, 2019
-Applications due: April 23rd, 2019
-Award recommendations sent to Mayor*:Week of May 27th
-Letter notifying awardees transmitted*: Week of May 27th

*Award recommendations and notifications dates may change depending on number of applicants

Only one application per organization will be accepted. Organizations which offer multiple projects/programs may submit one application with multiple individual descriptions and budgets for each project or program. Proposals may range from requests for funding of entire projects or components of a larger project.

MBSK Youth Development Grant

Application Instructions:
2019 Youth Development Grant Q&A Forum:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Questions? Contact:
Leah McRae, Esq.
Director of Education
Office of the Mayor Rick Kriseman, City of St. Petersburg

Questions can be submitted using the Youth Development Grant Q&A Online Form:

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: City of St. Petersburg