Family Homeless Shelter Investment Opportunity

Family Homeless Shelter Investment Opportunity
Posted on 07/09/2021
Mom consoling daughter as they are forced to move out of their homeMANATEE COUNTY, FL (July 9, 2021) – Manatee County’s Children's Services (part of the Neighborhood Services Department) is accepting applications from non-profit agencies to provide a family homeless shelter with case management services for parents with children (ages 17 and younger) who are residents of Manatee County.

Online applications will be accepted from Monday, July 12, 2021, at 12 p.m., to Monday, July 19, 2021, at 12 p.m. A link to the online application will be provided  during the application period on the Human Services Agency Funding Webpage. Applicants must be non-profit agencies that are recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code.

Neighborhood Services’ Children’s Services division invests in human services programs through the Children’s Services Dedicated Millage that help Manatee County’s disadvantaged children and their families.

This opportunity for investment consideration, originating from an investment recommendation of the Children’s Services Advisory Board (CSAB) for FY21-22, is to fill a community need by providing a family homeless shelter with case management program for parents with children. The investment consideration is separate from the annual application process for local non-profit agencies to provide Human Services program investments, yet the funds provided for this investment will also come from the Children's Services Dedicated Millage.

Children’s Services investments are awarded on a competitive basis, and the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners determines the investment amounts in any given year based upon recommendations provided by the Children’s Services Advisory Board (CSAB).

The total funding recommended by the CSAB for family homeless shelter with case management services for parents of children (ages 0 – 17) program is $70,000 for fiscal year 2021-2022 (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022). The amount awarded will be considered and recommended to the Board of County Commissioners by the CSAB and may be equal to or less than a total of $70,000. Programs are paid on a reimbursement basis, contingent upon the successful completion of the project, the results (human gain) and fully meeting the requirements of the investment agreement.

Requirements of the family homeless shelter with case management services program are to include, but not be limited to, the following criteria:
  1. Shelter
  2. Adequate food supply, ensuring nutrition
  3. Comprehensive case management
  4. Assistance or training in developing a viable plan for self-sufficiency
  5. Assistance or education on searching for and obtaining, if needed:
    • Affordable and adequate housing
    • Transportation
    • Gainful employment
    • Medical care
    • Childcare
    • Public assistance (if qualified)
  6. Referral services, as needed
  7. Follow-up case management for a minimum of 6 months (one year is preferred) post-stay
The online application for Fiscal Year 2021/22 is “results-based.” Each question has both guidance and examples readily available within the application. Refer to Important Tips for the Results First Application section on the Agency Funding Webpage for a downloadable worksheet to help develop results, milestones and verification.

All applications must be complete with all required attachments, including a supplemental questionnaire specific to the family homeless shelter with case management services program. Applications must be submitted by Monday, July 19, 2021, by 12:00 p.m., via the online application link which will be made available on Monday, July 12, on the Agency Funding Webpage.

The following Neighborhood Services’ Children’s Services representatives will be available to answer questions throughout this funding period: Kristi Hagen, Interim Human Services Program Manager, 941-748-4501 ext. 3485, or [email protected]; LaWanda Timmons, Senior Human Services Analyst, at 941-748-4501 ext. 3678, [email protected].

More information about the CSAB

About Manatee County Neighborhood Services Department: Neighborhood Services provides a wide range of services focused on enhancing the overall quality of life for Manatee County residents. Through Children’s, Aging, Veterans, Libraries, Underinsured Healthcare, Probation and Fee-Assistance Services and Programs, the Neighborhood Services Department works to inform and connect residents to the non-profit agencies we help fund and other resources available in our community. For more information, call (941) 749-4501, visit and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @manateeneighbor. For more information about Manatee County Government, call 941-748-4501 or visit, and follow them on @manatee.county.fl or twitter @ManateeGov.