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First Round of SIPS Now Open: Due August 1

CSC Leon Local Funding Opportunity

The Children’s Services Council of Leon County (CSC Leon) is pleased to announce its first round of “Small Investment for Program Success” (SIPS) funding to allow our smaller community partners to receive investments outside of established priority funding cycles. If approved, an organization may be awarded up to $15,000 in funding in one of four categories:

  1. Program Funding
  2. Developmental Funding
  3. Match Funding; or
  4. Sponsorships (up to $5,000).

There are very specific eligibility requirements for each category, so please be sure to download and review the full SIPS Program Description for more details.

As this is a new funding opportunity, we anticipate you will have questions. We will host an informational session and tutorial of the application portal on Thursday, July 6, at 3:00 p.m. ET via Zoom. The application portal will open immediately following the webinar. However, a sample application is available for you to begin thinking about the specific questions. We will also accept questions during the webinar and via email (procurement@cscleon.org) up until 12 p.m. on Monday, July 10.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 1, at 5:00 p.m. Decisions are expected by Friday, September 15. If awarded, funds must be spent by March 31, 2024.

As with all CSC Leon funding opportunities, applicants (their agents, officers, principals, and employees, including any individual assisting the applicant in this process) shall not engage in any written or verbal communication or any lobbying efforts or other attempts to influence the CSC Leon (including Council Members, team members or any member of the community impact panel) regarding the procurement, the merits of the applicant, or regarding whether CSC Leon should retain or select the applicant with respect to the procurement.

All communication regarding this funding announcement, including technical assistance requests, should be directed to the CSC Leon purchasing official (procurement@cscleon.org).