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2023 Summer Bridge Funding RFA Released

CSC Leon has officially released its 2023 Summer Bridge Funding Request for Applications. Click here to learn more.

Our goal with this funding is to expand the capacity of programs to better meet needs of children, youth, and families in Leon County during the summer of 2023, specifically in the areas of child and youth development and food insecurity.

  • Service Line 1: Summer Learning 
    Project proposals should expand access to quality school-age summer learning programs. Our goal is to promote positive youth development and reduce juvenile crime by providing safe and enriching environments for children and youth throughout the summer months. Investments in summer learning align with the CSC Leon’s priority of “Success in School & Life” by promoting school readiness and providing school-age supports.
  • Service Line 2: Summer Feeding
    Project proposals should expand the availability of nutritious food for children, youth, and their families through the addition to or extension of existing summer feeding programs and innovative meal provision solutions. Investments in summer feeding align with the CSC Leon’s priority of “Stable & Nurturing Families/Communities” by reducing the number of households experiencing summer food insecurity.

Please note, additional funding opportunities to support implementation of new programs and sustained support (longer than three months) for existing programs are planned for the very near future and may include additional family support services (e.g., expanded access to mental health, childcare, violence prevention, etc.).

The deadline for submissions to the 2023 Summer Bridge Funding RFA is Wednesday, March 22, at 6:00 p.m. Applications must be submitted using the online portal available on the funding announcement page, starting February 15.  Decisions for this round of funding is expected to be announced on Friday, April 21, with funds issued on Monday, May 15, 2023, and expended by Thursday, August 31, 2023.

We strongly recommend reading the RFA in its entirety and taking advantage of the technical assistance opportunities listed below before starting an application.

Technical Assistance

CSC Leon will provide direct application assistance through the provision of select training opportunities listed below. They are not required but strongly encouraged.

  • RFA Overview and Application Portal Tour
    • Wednesday, February 15, 3:00 p.m.
  • Designing Quality Summer Learning Program
    • Tuesday, February 21, 2:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, February 22, 10:00 a.m.

Have specific questions? Applicants are permitted to submit questions directly to CSC Leon via email (procurement@cscleon.org) by no later than 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. All questions and answers will be posted on the funding announcements page on Thursday, February 23.

Finally, CSC Leon contracted with the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE) to provide direct training and coaching assistance throughout the application process at no cost to the applicant. You do not have to be a member of INIE to access these opportunities. Please contact a member of the INIE team to learn more.

Please note that applications require separate documentation be included and uploaded into the application portal. No items should not be emailed to CSC Leon staff or Council Members. If you encounter difficulties, contact procurement@cscleon.org. Phone calls and text messages requesting support will NOT be accepted.