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Applications for Social Services Grants Now Available - Important Workshop June 2

St. Petersburg, FL (May 12, 2017) 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, 2017, by 4 p.m. and are available online at

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.

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.

A mandatory Bidders/Technical Assistance Workshop will be held on Friday, June 2 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 applicants to the Social Action Funding Program to qualify for funding. Interested applicants are requested to print the application and guidelines found on the website and bring to the workshop.

Parking, for the June 2, 2017 workshop:  A limited number of free parking spaces (unmetered) are available on Fifth Street, 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 Third Street 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.

In Fiscal Year 2017, the city allocated social services grants to 17 organizations in the community. For more information, visit

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