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Summer Enrichment 2024

CSC Leon Local Funding Opportunity

CSC Leon has officially released its 2024 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 2024. Specifically, we will fund programs to promote positive youth development and reduce juvenile crime by providing safe, enriching environments paired with high-quality instruction for children and youth throughout the summer months.

It is CSC Leon’s intent to “raise the bar” on quality standard implementation during Summer 2024. As such, only programs that meet the minimum standard expectations will be considered. These standards include but are not limited to minimum duration and dosage, staff-youth ratios, pre-service training requirements, and enrichment components.

Summer enrichment programs are invited to join us on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 3 p.m. via Zoom to learn more about this opportunity. REGISTER HERE

The deadline for submissions to the 2024 Summer Enrichment RFA is Friday, January 19, at 5:00 p.m. Applications must be submitted using the online portal available on the funding announcement page, starting November 7.  Decisions for this round of funding is expected to be announced on Friday, March 8, with funds issued on May 15, 2024, and expended by August 31, 2024. Any entity selected for funding will be required to participate in pre-funding events and training.

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
    • Tuesday, November 7, 3:00-4:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • The following trainings are provided by the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE) :
    • Organizational Profile & Staffing Plan Training
      • Thursday, November 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m. via Zoom
    • Program Budget Training
      • Thursday, December 7, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (in-person)
    • Program Proposal Training
      • Thursday, November 30, 1:00-3:00 p.m. via Zoom
    • Evaluation Protocol & Assessment Tool Training
      • Thursday, December 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m. via Zoom

Have specific questions? Applicants are permitted to submit questions directly to CSC Leon via email (procurement@cscleon.org) by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. All questions and answers will be posted on the funding announcements page on Tuesday, November 28.

Finally, INIE will also provide 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.