Applications now available for social services grants

ST. PETERSBURG – Social service agencies may now apply for $333,500 in competitive grants from the city of St. Petersburg. Grant applications are due Tuesday, July 5 by 4 p.m. and are available online at www.stpete.org/social_action_funding.

Funding is limited to social service programs that provide homeless services and/or homeless prevention services. Priority for funding: homeless families with minor or dependent children (highest priority), unaccompanied youth (second priority) and chronic homeless adults (third priority).

Grant awards will not be offered to agencies requesting less than $10,000 or more than $40,000. An agency can request funding for more than one program, but the total request cannot exceed $40,000. Agencies must submit only one application.

A Bidders/Technical Assistance Workshop will be held on Friday, June 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Room 100 at St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 Fifth Street North, 33701. Attendance at this workshop is required by all new applicants to the Social Action Funding Program to qualify for funding.

Agencies currently funded (FY 2016) by the city’s Social Action Funding Program are not required to attend, however are welcome and encouraged to attend the workshop. Interested applicants are requested to print the application and guidelines found on the website and bring to the workshop.

In fiscal year 2016, the city allocated social services grants to 16 organizations in the community. For more information, visit www.stpete.org/socialservices.

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