ST. PETERSBURG – Social service agencies may now apply for $354,000 in competitive grants from the city of St. Petersburg. Grant applications are due Monday, July 3, by 4 p.m. and are available online at www.stpete.org/social_action_funding.
Applications should be delivered to St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg.
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; unaccompanied youth; and rapid rehousing for families/individuals.
To qualify for the 2018 Social Action Funding Program, applicants must have attended a mandatory Bidders and Technical Workshop held on June 2.
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 for these competitive funds cannot exceed $40,000. Agencies must submit only one application.
In Fiscal Year 2017, the city allocated social services grants to 17 organizations in the community. For more information, visit www.stpete.org/socialservices.