Funding - WebGrantsThe Children's Trust funds hundreds of programs in Miami-Dade County through different initiatives, addressing many needs in the community. Qualified organizations are invited to apply as funding opportunities become available. To learn more about our funding process, read the frequently asked questions page of this section.

Proposals are processed through a Web-based system called WebGrants, which requires a username and password. Follow the instructions below to register. If you are already a registered user, proceed to the "See Funding Applications" link at the bottom of this page.

Qualified applicants for funding may be governmental entities, for-profit or nonprofit incorporated service providers, or faith-based organizations exempted from state regulation - each must be qualified to do business in the State of Florida at the time the application is submitted. Applicants are not required to be a 501(c)3 entity. The Trust is prohibited by statute from contracting with programs that are under the exclusive jurisdiction of the public school system. However, collaboration and/or use of school resources by applicants are encouraged when appropriate.

To support our operation, The Children's Trust also contracts with vendors for services - training, consultation, accountants and other relevant expertise or services. Procurement for these types of services must adhere to special guidelines. Click here for details.


WebGrants Registration
Each organization must assign a single individual to be the primary application contact. Once the primary person is registered, he or she will be able to register other users in their organization if it is necessary for different staff to complete diferent sections of the application.
• Need help registering? Download easy to follow instructions (pdf). You can also view the WebGrants Tips page.

If you have registered in the past, you may use the same login information. If you do not recall your login information, you may contact the WebGrants Helpdesk to obtain it (contact information below). For new registration requests, the information provided by the primary application contact will be reviewed, and a user name and password will be emailed to that individual within two business days. Additional accounts created by the primary application contact (again, the first person registered for the organization) for subsequent registered users within an organization will be active immediately.

User accounts on WebGrants (to apply for funding or respond to RFPs) are different and separate from user accounts on the main website (used to register for any trainings).

NOTE: For each form on WebGrants, be sure to "Save" and "Mark as Complete". To submit your pre-application once all forms are completed, click the "Submit" link. Once your pre-application is submitted, it cannot be modified, even if there is still time before the submission deadline.

Funding Glossary of Terms & Tips

Organizations are often required to complete a pre-application for each funding opportunity. Deadline for the pre-application is generally three (3) weeks before the application is due.

Bidders' Conferences
These are forums for organizations to become better informed about a specific funding opportunity, what their purpose is and what types of organizations should apply.

Application Trainings
Application Trainings are opportunities for organizations to learn about the application for a specific funding opportunity. The information provided during these sessions will pertain to the programmatic and fiscal aspects of a funding application. All questions submitted are included in Q&A (Question & Answer) documents compiled and posted for review by all applicants (see "Application Questions").

Application Questions
During the application period, questions regarding a funding opportunity must be submitted in writing only through Funding Contact. All questions submitted are included in Q&A (Question & Answer) documents compiled and posted for review by all applicants. NOTE: Before submitting your question through Funding Contact, please read through all available Q&A documents for the funding opportunity your organization is applying for, as the answer to your question may already be available.

Technical Support

The Children's Trust will make available a WebGrants Help Desk call-in line, as well as in-person technology support, for applicants that may require assistance accessing WebGrants (i.e., registration, accessing application forms, uploading documents to attachments, etc.). Technical support will be provided by Trust IT Help Desk staff on laptop computers set up at The Children's Trust offices. Technical support will also include assistance to users in scanning and uploading attachments if needed. Applicants can drop into these open labs for technical support on the dates and hours shown on our community calendar. ONLY TECHNICAL questions will be addressed at these sessions.

A funding opportunity may have addenda documents issued while the application period is still open. These may describe application updates, include question and answer (Q&A) documents generated by inquiries from other applicants, and/or revisions to the funding opportunity. If addenda documents have been issued for a funding opportunity, they will be available on the Funding Applications page.

Appeals Process
Whenever a competitive process is utilized, an applicant that is adversely affected by a procedural determination may file a Request for Review/Notice of Appeal within seventy-two (72) hours following the receipt of written notification from The Trust of the applicant's failure to advance to the next stage of review due to a critical flaw, or within seventy-two hours (72) following receipt of the president/CEO's written recommendations for funding to the board. Download complete details

Application Submission
Online funding opportunities in WebGrants have multiple forms. Once completed, each form must not only be "Saved" but also "Mark as Complete". Then, the ENTIRE application MUST be "Submitted". If the application is not "Submitted" by the deadline, your organization's application will not be considered for funding.



Latest Funding Recommendations

Title Funding Recommendations
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RFP 2015-01
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Shared Service Alliances
ITN 2015-04
Early Childhood Development
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Enrollment Assistance Programs
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School Health Programs
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Out-of-School Food and Nutrition Program
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Service Partnership for GLBTQ Youth
Single Source 2015-09
Service Partnership for Children
of Incarcerated Parents

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Helpline Call Center
and Help Me Grow Services
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Small Community-Based Organizations
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Development Initiative
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Professional Development
Support Service for Quality Counts
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Service Partnership for GLBTQ Youth
SS 2016-08
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of Incarcerated Parents
SS 2016-09