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 opportunities. 

1) Parenting Education Home Visitation Program

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 Parenting Education Home Visitation Program for the provision of services identified in the Scope of Work section of this TFO.

Funding available for this priority is up to $200,000 for the period of October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. 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.

Scope of Work

Parenting Education Home Visitation programs provide educational skill building activities and information to enhance parent-child relationships and to build family resiliency and capability for functioning under stress by addressing risk factors such as poor parental supervision and high family conflict. These programs also serve to prevent child abuse and neglect for families at risk of involvement or further involvement with the Department of Children and Families. The proposed program must be evidence-based showing proven efficacy. Registries that cite these programs include: Blueprints; California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare; National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs; Promising Practices Network; and What Works, Wisconsin.

2) Stopping Child Abuse Before it Happens/ Building Strong Families

The funding priority for this targeted funding opportunity is Stopping Child Abuse Before it Happens and Building Strong Families. Funding available for this priority is up to $300,000 for the period of October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. 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.
 
Agencies submitting proposals will be required to demonstrate how their proposed program’s main focus and program impact are aligned, directly or indirectly, with the community indicator detailed below. Proposed programs that cannot demonstrate their impact will not be considered for funding.
 
Scope of Work
 
The Children’s Services Council has aligned its funding priorities with community indicators. By funding and making available prevention and early intervention services, the Children’s Services Council strives to ensure that these services have a positive impact on the community. The community indicator aligned with the priority area “Stopping child abuse before it happens and building strong families” is:

• Child Maltreatment rate

Furthermore, based on the Adverse Childhood Experiences research illustrating the tremendous impact on health and social well-being throughout the lifespan, the Children’s Services Council supports programs that are inclusive of a trauma informed approach and/or strategies that prevent adverse childhood experiences by developing safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments.
 

How to Apply

Applicants will be required to apply online through our grants management system. Below you will find links to help you complete the application process.

Spotlights

important dates

May 1, 2018
Release of Request for Proposals

June 15, 2018
Proposals due by NOON

July 12, 2018
Funding Recommendations to Council
 
July 26, 2018
Reconsideration Requests Due
 
August 9, 2018
Council Vote on Recommendations