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Social Action Funding Grants Now Available

Social service agencies that provide homeless services and/or homeless prevention services are invited to apply to take advantage of up to $50,000 in Social Action Funding grants from the City of St. Petersburg. Applications will be open May 8-July 1 and can be found at

Priority will be given to agencies that provide services for:

  • Homeless families with minor or dependent children
  • Unaccompanied youth
  • Individuals (who are most vulnerable)
  • Chronically homeless individuals and Veterans
  • Victims of domestic violence

Only one application per agency is permitted. However, an agency may submit additional applications for programs that provide any of the following critical services:

  • Storage units for personal items belonging to homeless individuals
  • Call centers to assist persons with prevention of homelessness or to assist those who are already homeless
  • Discretionary funds for street outreach to homeless individuals and families

Applicants must attend the mandatory Bidders/Technical Assistance Workshop to be eligible. Interested applicants are requested to print the application and guidelines found on the website and bring them to the workshop. 

May 31, 9 a.m.
City Hall, Room 100
175 5th St. N.

A limited number of free parking spaces are available on 5th St., directly in front of City Hall. In addition, a limited number of free metered parking spaces are available in Parking Lot #4 on the north side of City Hall. To qualify for free parking in Lot #4, you must park in a metered parking spot. Free parking is also available in the City of St. Petersburg Municipal Services Building Parking Garage. The entrance to this garage is on 3rd St. N, just north of Central Avenue. Please bring your parking voucher to the meeting for validation. Note: If you park in any other location please ensure you have parked legally, or you may be subject to a parking violation.

Last fiscal year, the City awarded $578,800 in Social Action Funding grants to 18 organizations in the community.

For more information, visit or contact Theresa Jones at or 727-893-7627.

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