Pinellas: Social Action Funding Grant applications sought

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Program provides funding for priority social services for county residents

Pinellas County is accepting applications for funding through the Social Action Funding Grant Program.

The program provides funding to social service organizations for priority services that directly serve Pinellas County citizens. The goals of the program are to address the health, economic and social wellbeing of county residents in need of assistance.

Applicant organizations must be 501(c)(3) registered nonprofits serving Pinellas County residents. They must have been incorporated in the State of Florida for at least one year before the date of their application. Funding is awarded through a competitive process.

Organizations may apply for up to $150,000 in funding, with the minimum grant being $10,000, and must align with one of the defined social action priorities:

  • Food and Nutritional Services: including food banks, meal delivery, congregate dining, and related supportive services.
  • Homeless Prevention and Support Services: including homeless outreach and engagement, prevention and diversion services, system navigation, and shelter and housing support.
  • Healthcare and Human Services for Disadvantaged Residents: including, but not limited to, specialized healthcare services, workforce development, life skills training and support, transportation or mobility assistance, chore services, health and hygiene support, and specialized mentoring or educational programs for disadvantaged populations.
  • Supportive Services for an Aging Population: any of the above listed types of programs or additional supportive programs targeted to an aging population.

Eligible applicants may submit a maximum of one application. Applications must be submitted at https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/PINELLASCOUNTYFL/Participant. Applications are due April 30, 2022. Late applications will not be considered.

For more information, please visit www.pinellascountyorg/humanservices.

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