Children’s Services Council of Martin County Funding Opportunities

opens in a new windowCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RELIEF AND RECOVERY FUNDING

The Children’s Services Council of Martin County is working in partnership with local  local funding sources to ensure an efficient process for organizations to request funding and assistance through a universal application process.

Each funder participating in the Consortium will individually allocate their own resources to the organizations and grants that fit within the funder’s guidelines and funding priorities.

The Consortium allows for all funders to have access to and review all applications submitted through a universal application process. This collaboration also allows for funders to share data, information and encourage collaboration and partnerships yet eliminate duplication of efforts.

The Community Foundation’s goal in this process is to provide an efficient process which allows area funders to make quick and strategic decisions that will allow for our Martin County’s not-for-profits to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and allow them to serve our most vulnerable populations.

The following funders in Martin County have joined together to establish a coordinated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief & Recovery application process:

  • Allegany Franciscan Ministries
  • Children’s Services Council of Martin County
  • The Community Foundation Martin St. Lucie
  • Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
  • Hobe Sound Community Chest
  • Lost Tree Foundation
  • Mariner Sands Charity Week
  • United Way of Martin County

Funding priorities include:

  • Emergency food, shelter and other basic needs
  • Expansion of service capacity related to increased demand for direct services
  • Access to health care services for uninsured and underinsured clients
  • Technology and other resources to allow your organization to continue to provide services

Because we may receive a high volume of requests for these funds, applicants are advised that we do not expect to be able to cover all funding requests; and we may not be able to fund the full amount of each request.  However, we are committed to make the best use of available resources to address the highest priority needs.  Applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services to Martin County residents. Government entities currently receiving funding from any of the funding partners are eligible to apply.

Applications can be accessed online by clickinghttps://www.thecommunityfoundationmartinstlucie.org/covid19grantmartin/.

Funding will be made directly from one or more of the participating funders to the applicant agency. Final funding decisions and reporting requirements are exclusively the purview of the participating funder(s).

If you have any questions regarding the universal application, please contact one of the following at The Community Foundation Martin St. Lucie:

Elizabeth Barbella elizabeth@tcfmsl.org

Robin Cartright robin@tcfmsl.org

(772) 288-3795

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Children’s Services Council of Martin County Funding Process:

The purpose of the Children’s Services Council is to plan, coordinate, fund, and evaluate programs and to address public policy issues relating to children in Martin County. Our Mission is to enhance the lives of the children of Martin County and to enable them to attain their full potential.

CSCMC typically releases competitive Requests for Proposals (RFP) that focus on one of its Funding Priority Areas on a rotating basis.  CSCMC is in the process of conducting a Needs Assessment for Martin County and developing a new Strategic Plan for completion in 2020.  Therefore, CSCMC will not be releasing an RFP for 2020-21 funding.

All programs currently funded by CSCMC on a July – June contract year will receive continued funding for July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021, if the following conditions are met:

  • Program is in good standing and is meeting current contract deliverables
  • Provider competes and Abridged Application and submits Supporting Documents by a date and time specified by CSCMC
  • Provider submits and receives CSCMC’s approval of the program budget in SAMIS by a date and time specified by CSCMC

Performance Measurements and Minimum Service Levels may be renegotiated as deemed necessary by CSCMC.

New Programs Applying for Funding:

Before applying for funding, please read our  opens in a new windowProgram and Funding Policies, and the Sample Contract and Budget.

An organization that is interested in providing services to children and their families in Martin County may submit a Letter of Inquiry to Children’s Services Council of Martin County at any time throughout the year.

Please note that the submission of a Letter of Inquiry is not a guarantee of eligibility to apply for CSCMC funding.

Important Links and Documents:

opens in a new windowSample Contract and Budget

opens in a new windowProgram and Funding Policies

opens in a new windowSAMIS Chart of Accounts

2014-2019 CSCMC Strategic Plan

FUNDING: 

Request for Proposals

The competitive RFP process allows the Council to ensure efficiencies, implement program expansions as warranted, and helps to ensure that programs are meeting the needs of the community. CSCMC is in the process of conducting a Needs Assessment for Martin County and developing a new Strategic Plan for completion in 2020.  CSCMC will not be releasing an RFP for 2020-2021 funding.

Partnership Grants

In an effort to respond to emerging community challenges, encourage new program ideas and address developing program and service concepts, the Council began awarding small Partnership Grants with a $25,000 limit, and dollar for dollar match from a sustainable funding source, designed to assist developing or expanding programs. To begin the application process, a Letter of Inquiry should be submitted.

Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) 

Invitations to Negotiate typically include targeted populations, models of services delivery, numbers to be served and measurable outcomes. ITN’s are released on an as needed basis.