Social Action Funding

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Social Action Funding

Grant Overview

Social service agencies that provide homeless services and/or homeless prevention services can apply to take advantage of up to $50,000 in Social Action Funding grants from the City of St. Petersburg. 

Priority is given to agencies that provide services for:

  • Homeless families with minor or dependent children (ages 0-17 years)
  • Unaccompanied youth and those aging out of foster care
  • Individuals who are most vulnerable
  • Chronically homeless individuals and veterans
  • Victims of domestic violence

Agencies can take advantage of grants up to $50,000, depending upon eligibility and fund availability. 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, or discretionary funds for street outreach to homeless individuals and families.

How To Apply

To be eligible, applicants must attend the mandatory Bidders/Technical Assistance Workshop, which will be held in person at City Hall, 175 5th St. N. Interested applicants are encouraged to print the below Application Example and Application Guidelines and have them available during the workshop. NOTE: Applications will only be accepted through the Application Portal below. The Application Example is for educational purposes only. 

Bidders/Technical Assistance Workshop
Friday, June 3 at 9-11 a.m.
City Hall, Room 100
175 5th St. N.

Application Example
Application Guidelines

To apply, complete the steps in the below application portal. Applications will be open through July 6, 2022.

Application Portal

In Fiscal Year 2022, the City awarded $525,867 in Social Action Funding grants to 11 organizations in the community.

Any questions, contact Theresa Jones at or 727-893-7627.