Targeted Funding

In order to meet the needs of our community, the Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County has issued the following targeted funding opportunity. 

Trauma Informed Care Training and Technical Assistance

Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County (CSCSLC) is issuing this Targeted Funding Opportunity (TFO) to identify qualified Providers who are capable of implementing a Trauma Informed Care Training and Technical Assistance Program for the provision of services identified in the Scope of Work below.

Funding available for this priority is up to $75,000 for the period of October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019 and may be renewed for up to two additional years. No program will be funded for 100% of expenses. Applying agencies will need to demonstrate buy in to the program.  Program funding is on a monthly reimbursement basis.  Additionally, funded programs will be required to submit quarterly outcome and demographic reports as detailed in the program contract.   

The mission of the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County is to improve the quality of life for all children in St. Lucie County.   In order to achieve its mission, Children’s Services Council will advocate for children by developing resources and planning, coordinating and funding services for children in a fiscally responsible manner with family, community, government and service providers.

Scope of Work

The purpose of this Targeted Funding Opportunity is to identify a trainer (or trainers) who will develop and facilitate a trauma-informed care training for the current CSCSLC funded out of school time providers.  The goal of the training and technical assistance will be to increase the capacity of out of school time provider agencies to improve the services provided to clients who have experienced trauma, as well as provide methods to cope with vicarious/secondary traumatic stress. Methods should be applicable in a variety of service providing contexts and should be designed for participants to:

  • Learn about trauma and its impact on children’s learning and development
  • Understand how to integrate strategies into their service delivery that are sensitive to children who may have experienced trauma and that support the health, healing, resilience, and well-being of these and all children
  • Learn how to ensure that their own child-serving organization and/or systems are responsive to the needs of children affected by trauma, and that workplace practices are in place to support the wellness of staff
  • Understand how to integrate what they learn into leadership and supervision within their organization.

How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted via our online grants management system e-CImpact:


important dates

August 10, 2018
Release of Request for Proposals

August 29, 2018
Proposals due by NOON
September 12, 2018
Council Vote on Recommendations

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