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Summer 2022 Funding Announcement

The Summer 2022 Funding Announcement is officially posted and available to the public. Click here

CSC Leon seeks to issue one-time program funding to expand the capacity of existing programs to better meet the needs of children, youth, and families in Leon County during the summer of 2022. Additional funding opportunities to support implementation of new programs or sustained support for existing programs is planned for the future. This round of funding is expected to be issued on June 1, 2022 and expended by August 30, 2022.

The application requires entities to demonstrate how the services proposed (1) align directly with at least one of the CSC Leon Priority Areas, (2) is an expansion of services, and (3) are supported by an infrastructure capable of collecting data to demonstrate program impact. Note: entities may request training and technical assistance to comply with data collection and reporting requirements.

Any entity is eligible to apply for this funding, including entities currently receiving funding from other community funding partners. However, CSC Leon funds may only be used to expand services and not supplant or duplicate funding for existing services. For example, if an entity receives funding from another agency to support 10 slots for childcare and the program has need for additional 10 slots, then that application could be accepted for consideration.

Examples of program expansion related to increased demand for direct services include the following:

  • Childcare scholarships to expand participation in quality summer early learning programs
  • Childcare scholarships to expand participation in quality school-age summer camp programs
  • Addition of mental health specialist(s) as an enhancement to an existing summer program
  • Funding for transportation costs to better connect children, youth or families to services
  • Emergency funding to provide food, shelter and other basic needs that are not currently funded
  • Adding an additional unit to a fleet of mobile services designed for children, youth or families
  • Technology and other resources to allow your organization to collect data from the children, youth or families served

Please note, the list above is not exhaustive. While we want to encourage innovation, these funds are designed to expand services, and not pilot or test new programs.

In addition, CSC Leon will award extra points to any proposal that demonstrates collaboration with partners, specifically, if the primary applicant will serve as an intermediary (i.e., applying on behalf of multiple partners that exist in the community already). CSC Leon will also award extra points for proposals that will expand services to target inequity through the use of technology, home-based or mobile delivery of those services. Finally, CSC Leon will award extra points to proposals that expand the capacity of programs in order to better connect families and youth to mental health, workforce development or legal services.

We strongly recommend that you download the full announcement before beginning the online application process. While it is a fairly simple process, the online does not currently have a way for an individual to “log in” and save progress as you go. We hope to offer this feature in the future. Applications are due on Saturday, May 14, by 5:00 p.m. 

Applications nor required documentation should be emailed to staff or Council Members of CSC Leon. If you encounter difficulties, you must contact info@cscleon.org no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13, to allow for adequate time to trouble shoot the submission process. Phone calls and text messages requesting support will NOT be accepted.

Note: CSC Leon is hosting two TA webinars on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. (Register) and Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. (Register). It is strongly encouraged that anyone interested in applying for summer funding attend one of these events. They will also be posted for viewing on the resource section of the announcement page accessible here.


2 Responses

  1. I am extremely interested in engaging families with resources and strategies to help there children not fall behind academically during the summer. A Focus on literacy and financial literacy for adults is a critical area.

    • Holly McPhail says:

      This was precisely the point of our summer bridge program. So glad to see the ARTs program thriving.

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