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Contract for Services to a Florida Nonprofit or Agency to
Manage Community Centers for Local Families

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Children's Board of Hillsborough County (CBHC)

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07/28/20 4:00 PM


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Contract for services to a Florida nonprofit or government organization to manage child and family resource centers in eligible locations. Applicants must participate in a funding workshop and submit a letter of intent prior to a full application. Funding is intended to support community centers that offer programming in the areas of health, child development, social-emotional growth, and education. Eligible applicants must serve the residents of Hillsborough County.

The successful Applicant will serve as the Managing Agency to operate all seven (7) Centers which offer universal access of primary prevention and early intervention services to young children and families throughout Hillsborough County. The primary programming focus is pregnant and parenting families with young children, however the CBFRC may serve all Hillsborough County residents. 

Strategic investments in the community include developing local prevention and early intervention services; convening community partners to work on outcomes improving the lives of children and their families; and providing venues for community engagement and advocacy efforts. The Children’s Board is committed to funding opportunities through strategic grant making principles and leveraging strategies; developing innovative services and supports; and catalyzing the research and community perspective to promote wellness, learning, professional training, and enhance service delivery systems. 

Focus Areas: All Centers in collaboration with community partners will offer services in all four (4) of the Children’s Board Focus Areas:

  • Children are Healthy and Safe;
  • Children are Developmentally on Track;
  • Children are Ready to Learn and Succeed; and
  • Family Support. 

 Agency infrastructure cost of up to 10% of the total direct expenditures can be budgeted in the administrative/indirect budget line. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182402

Number of Grants:

The ITN will lead to the selection of one (1) agency to manage all seven (7) Centers.

Term of Contract:

Contract term: October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2024. If awarded, the contract term may be renewed annually, through September 30, 2024, based on funding availability, Board approval, and annual satisfactory contract evaluation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposers eligible for funding include a non-profit 501-C-3, governmental entity or incorporated not for profit qualified to do business in the State of Florida.

Ineligible Applicant Organizations: Organizations that have not previously managed a large grant in excess of $1,000,000.

By statute Section 125.901, Florida Statutes, as it existed prior to October 1, 1990, the CBHC Board will not provide funding to programs or agencies that are under the exclusive jurisdiction of the School District of Hillsborough County. However, the Board may fund services through other organizations which are coordinated with and complement the services provided by the School District of Hillsborough County, and such services may be provided on sites owned or administered by the School District of Hillsborough County.

Funding may be provided for programs through faith-based or religious organizations if the program serves a secular purpose and if the principal or primary effect of the program is one that neither advances nor inhibits religion. Additionally, the program must not require worship or religious instruction activities as a condition of participation.

CBHC funding or resources shall not be used to supplant funding for activities for which other local, state, or federal governmental agencies are obligated by statute, administrative rule, or local ordinance to support.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Mandatory Funding Workshop:
*Mandatory means at least (1) representative from the Applicant Agency must attend.

Date: June 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. or July 07, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Log in / Arrival by 1:50 pm

Virtual attendance via GoTo Meeting:
To join from applicant's computer, tablet or smartphone - (link for 06/16/2020 only) (link for 07/07/2020 only)

Pre-Application Information:

June 24, 2020 - Addendum (#1) release date
July 14, 2020 - Tours of CBFRC must be completed
July 15, 2020 - Deadline for written applicant questions (by 11:59 pm)
July 21, 2020 - Letter of Intent to Apply due (by 11:59 pm)
July 28, 2020 - Application submission (by 4:00 pm)
Week of August 10, 2020 - Community review team session
Week of August 10, 2020 - Interview with Recommended Applicant(s)
October 1, 2020 - Contract start date (if awarded)

Grantees will be paid on a cost reimbursement basis. This will require applying organizations to have the financial resources with evidence of two (2) months of available reserves to pay operating expenses of the program prior to receiving payment from CBHC.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To submit Written Applicant Questions and Letter of Intent:

Schedule at Tour of CBFRC (appointments limited)
Contact Juli Day:

María Negrón, Director of Programs
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
1002 E. Palm Ave.
Tampa FL 33605
Phone: 813-229-2884
Fax: 813-228-8122

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Hillsborough County

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