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Investment Opportunity for non-profit agencies to provide homeless shelter for families

Manatee County's Neighborhood Services is accepting applications from non-profit agencies to provide a family homeless shelter with case management services program for parents with children (ages 17 and younger) who are residents of Manatee County.

ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM CONSIDERATION WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM
MONDAY, JULY 12, 2021 AT 12:00 P.M. UNTIL MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021 AT 12:00 P.M.

 

For a Children's Services Advisory Board consideration of a recommended investment for Family Homeless Shelter with Case Management Services program, applicants must pass the eligibility quiz, which then leads to the application for an investment. To meet the general eligibility requirements applicants must:

  • Be recognized as a corporation under the State of Florida
  • Be tax exempt per the Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3)
  • Provide proof of sufficient insurance coverage
  • Provide financial audit or compilation by an independent auditor certified in the state of Florida
  • Serve residents of Manatee County

This consideration for investment originates from a recommendation of the Children's Services Advisory Board (CSAB) for fiscal year 2021-2022 and is to fill a community need by providing a family homeless shelter with case management program for parents with children. This process is separate from the annual application process for local non-profit agencies to provide Human Services program investments, yet the fund provided for this investment will also come from the Children's Services Dedicated Millage.

The total funding recommended by the CSAB for the Family Homeless Shelter with Case Management Services for Parents of Children 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/training in developing a viable plan for self-sufficiency
  5. Assistance or education on searching for and obtaining, if needed: 1) Affordable and adequate housing; 2) Transportation; 3) Gainful employment; 4) Medical Care; 5) Childcare; 6) Public assistance (if qualified)
  6. Referral Services, as needed
  7. Follow-up on maintained success for a minimum of 6 months post stay (one year is preferred)

The Human Services Division invests in human services programs through the Children’s Services Dedicated Millage to help disadvantaged children and families in the community, as well as from the General Revenue Fund to assist adult residents or provide other services to Manatee County.

Investments are awarded on a competitive basis and the Manatee Board of County Commissioners determine the amount available in any given year. Programs are paid on a reimbursement basis, contingent upon the successful completion of the project, the results (human gain), and meeting the requirements of the investment agreement.

How to Apply

Once you've entered the online application system, click on the New Applicant? link (below) to create an account profile, if you already have an account use the New Applicant? link to sign in using your email address and password to access your account, saved and completed applications.

An account allows you to access your saved and submitted applications at any time. It also allows us to send you a submission confirmation email and notify you if additional information is necessary to process your application.

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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.

Neighborhood Services' Children's Services representatives will be available to answer questions throughout this funding period. You may reach Kristi Hagen, Human Services Program Manager at 941-748-4501 ext. 3485 or Kristi.Hagen@mymanatee.org, or LaWanda Timmons, Senior Human Services Analyst at 941-748-4501 ext. 3678 or LaWanda.Timmons@mymanatee.org

Applications for the 2022-23 year will be available in January 2022.

For More Information

Neighborhood Services' Children's Services representatives will be available to answer questions throughout this funding period. You may reach Kristi Hagen, Human Services Program Manager at 941-748-4501 ext. 3485 or Kristi.Hagen@mymanatee.org, or
LaWanda Timmons, Senior Human Services Analyst at 941-748-4501 ext. 3678 or LaWanda.Timmons@mymanatee.org

For more information on the funding investment process, please contact one of the following Neighborhood Services' team members, depending on the source of funding:

Children's Services - Kristi Hagen at kristi.hagen@mymanatee.org, or call (941) 748-4501 ext. 3486.
Adult Human Services - Renese Remy at renese.remy@mymanatee.org, or call (941) 748-4501 ext. 3722.

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Funder vs. Investor

The Funder

  • Invites submissions and selects from those applying.
  • Uses multiple criteria—including need, work plan, quality of proposal writing, evaluation design, etc., to select. May offer points for proposal sections.
  • Funds direct services, capacity-building, technology, etc. using the same approach.
  • Spends most of the time at “front end” making new grants

The Investor

  • Seeks to uncover all possible promising opportunities.
  • Answers three questions of each opportunity.
    • What are we buying?
    • What are the chances we will get it?
    • Is this the best possible use of our money?
  • Clearly distinguishes among investment in programs, innovations, and organizational growth.
  • Reserves considerable time for “back end” understanding results from past grants