Proposals for 2017 Community Services Block Grants are being accepted through Jan. 25 by the Pima County Community Action Agency, a division of the Community Services, Employment and Training Department.
According to Pima County’s website, the amount of available funding is not currently known, but $300,000 is the estimated total.
Proposed programs must have a measurable impact on Pima’s causes of poverty and also produce measurable results.
The grant funding period begins July 1 and ends on June 20, 2018. However, that period could be extended another year depending on available funding, if the program’s performance is acceptable and meets the approval of the board of supervisors.
Focus areas of the block grant funding include youth services, incomplete use of programs and services, inability to meet emergency needs, starvation/ malnutrition and inadequate housing.
Preference will be given to proposals serving rural areas. Any proposals that are not within the focus areas will not be considered.
Individual proposal requests are limited to $30,000, organizations are allowed to submit as many proposals as desired. In cases where multiple proposals by one agency are recommended, the total funding amount will not exceed $50,000.