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Social Action Funding

Social service agencies have the opportunity each Spring to apply for more than $400,000 in competitive grants from the City of St. Petersburg. 

Tentative, important dates to remember while planning for the 2020 funding cycle: 
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

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; chronic homeless individuals; intensive support systems and services for permanent supportive housing; rapid rehousing of families/individuals; prevention/diversion.

Please contact Theresa Jones, Manager of Veterans, Social and Homeless Services for questions or additional information.

Phone: (727) 893-7627

2019 Funding Cycle Documents

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 2018, the city allocated Social Action Funding grants to 15 organizations in the community. 

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