Grant Opportunities

 
Community Engagement NOFA

The Community Engagement Fund of The Children’s Trust hopes to build on existing community assets, encourage collaboration and support the sustainability of successful programs and projects. All funded programs/projects must support the mission and values of The Children’s Trust. The fund includes two portfolio areas, (1) Direct Service and Program Enhancements and (2) Promotion of Citizen Engagement, Advocacy, and Leadership. The Community Engagement Fund is a noncompetitive opportunity that provides community partners not directly funded by The Children’s Trust the opportunity to seek funding for programs that support communities as well as children and their families in Miami-Dade County. In accordance with the procurement policy, section 2010, Community Engagement Fund Policy. 

Please Note: Applications for this grant must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the proposed activity and are accepted on a rolling basis until budgeted funds within the fiscal year are exhausted.  Additionally, all application reviews will be conducted on a set 90-day schedule (quarterly). This means that application that are submitted the minimum 90-days prior to the start of their activities will only be reviewed within four (4) designated review periods of our Fiscal Year. These periods are December, March, June, and September. This means that request for support of services in January must be submitted by the corresponding date in October for review in December. Items reviewed in September will only be considered for funding under the next fiscal year beginning in October.  

  • NOFA 2019-13 Direct Services and Program Enhancements
    The Community Engagement fund is a noncompetitive opportunity that provides community partners not directly funded by The Children’s Trust the opportunity to seek funding for programs that support communities as well as children and their families in Miami-Dade County. The Direct Service and Program Enhancements portfolio of the Community Engagement Fund aims to provide support for community-based services. This funding can only be used to provide service enhancement to existing programs. The service population to be addressed must be demonstrated as a high-need community or population, or where some physical or safety factor prevents access to existing services.  The typical grant award is expected to be no more than $10,000.00. A defined application criterion has been developed. Specifics of this solicitation can be found within the supporting documentation. 
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  • NOFA 2019-14 Promotion of Citizen Engagement, Advocacy, and Leadership
    The Community Engagement fund is a noncompetitive opportunity that provides community partners not directly funded by The Children’s Trust the opportunity to seek funding for programs that support communities as well as children and their families in Miami-Dade County. The Promotion of Citizen Engagement, Advocacy, and Leadership portfolio of the Community Engagement Fund aims to provide support for community-based planning, organization and collaboration. This funding can only be used to support collaborative community projects. These collaborative efforts must have the intent to develop and/or operate in partnerships that promote citizen led engagement, advocacy, and governance at variable stages of progress of the project. The typical grant award is expected to be no more than $10,000.00. A defined application criterion has been developed. Specifics of this solicitation can be found within the supporting documentation. 
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SS 2019-12 211 Helpline Services

Service Requested The Children’s Trust seeks one provider to administer a 211 Call Center to handle all aspects of The 211 Helpline in Miami-Dade County, which shall serve as the single point of coordination for information and referral for health and human services in Miami-Dade County.

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Community Outreach Activities (Fiscal Year 2019-2020)

Applications for this grant must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the proposed activity and are accepted on a rolling basis until budgeted funds within the fiscal year are exhausted.

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The Foundation Center
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Grants.gov
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Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies, and encompasses over 900 grant programs offered by the twenty six Federal grant-making agencies. It streamlines the process of awarding over $350 billion annually to state and local governments, academia, not-for-profits, and other organizations.

GrantStation
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An interactive website that allows grantseekers to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects, and mentors them through the grantseeking process. GrantStation provides access to a searchable database of grantmakers who are actively accepting inquiries and proposals from a variety of organizations; federal grant deadlines, which are updated twice a week; links to state funding agencies; and a growing database of international grantmakers.

Miami-Dade County
www.miamidade.gov
An extensive directory of current grant opportunities from a variety of local, state and national sources. 

National Council of Nonprofits, Nonprofit Economic Vitality Center
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This resource was developed to help nonprofits better understanding the current economic climate and assist in accessing strategies to help navigate the economy so that nonprofits can provide community services more effectively.

 

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