Social service agencies have the opportunity each Spring to apply for more than $300,000 in competitive grants from the City of St. Petersburg. For the 2018 funding cycle, grant applications are due July 3, 2017 by 4:00 PM. Interested applicants must attend a mandatory Bidder’s Workshop scheduled for June 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM in Room 100 at St. Petersburg City Hall to qualify for funding.
This annual funding opportunity 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; rapid rehousing for families/individuals.
Important dates this year:
- Social Action Funding Grant applications now available online: May 12 to July 3, 2017
- Bidders/Technical Assistance Workshop, required for all applicants: Friday, June 2, 2017-Rm 100 St. Petersburg City Hall-175 5th Street N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
- Social Action Funding Grant applications due: Monday, July 3 by 4:00 PM-St. Petersburg City Hall
- Social Services Allocations Committee Deliberations and Recommendations Meeting: Friday, August 25, 2017 9:00 AM to 12 Noon-Rm 100, St. Petersburg City Hall
Please contact Cliff Smith, Manager of Veterans, Social and Homeless Services for questions or additional information.
Grant awards are not 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 Mandatory Bidders/Technical Assistance Workshop is held each year at St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 Fifth Street North, about one month before the grant request application deadline. Attendance at this workshop is required to qualify for funding. Interested applicants are requested to print the application and guideline documents on this page and bring to the workshop.
In Fiscal Year 2017, the city allocated Social Action Funding grants to 17 organizations in the community.
Tentative, Important Dates to remember while planning for next year:
First Friday in June - Bidders/Technical Assistance Workshop, 9 to 11 a.m., at City Hall.
First Monday in July - Grant applications due by 4 p.m.; deliver to City Hall.
For questions, contact: Clifford Smith, Manager of Veterans, Social and Homeless Services, at 727-893-7627.