Requests for Funding for Community Services Block Grant & Community Initiative Funding ~ Applications Due Feb. 16

January 18, 2018

Thanks toVickie Victor, Administrative Assistant II, Nevada County Department of Social Services, for this letter.

On Behalf of the Nevada County Adult & Family Services Commission: 

Dear Community Partners,

The Nevada County Adult & Family Services Commission announces Requests for Funding (RFFs) for Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and Community Initiative Funding (CIF). These funds will allow local non-profit agencies an opportunity to provide services that will enhance the priorities set forth by the Community Services Block Grant Community Action Plan (CSBG CAP).  A total of $15,000 Community Initiative Funding (CIF) has been allocated to support a single, one-time only funded project subject to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors’ approval and fiscal resources. CSBG funding will be awarded in the total amount of $111,000, to improve the lives of low-income residents of Nevada County.  CSBG and CIF are two separate funding sources. Non-Profit organizations may submit an application for either CSBG or CIF funds or may apply for both funding sources.

CIF Funding

Funding requests are for fiscal year July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019. The maximum funds available will be $15,000.  These funds have been allocated to support a single, one-time-only funded project subject to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors’ approval and fiscal resources.  These funds are NOT intended to provide long-term support of a program and are not to be used to pay for administrative overhead costs. Funding priorities are aligned with the CSBG funding.

CSBG Funding

Funding requests are for July 1, 2018-December 31, 2019.  The maximum funds available will be $111,000 beginning July 1, 2018and ending December 31, 2019, and is contingent on Federal, State and local funding and with Nevada County Board of Supervisors’ approval.

CSBG funding must be targeted to very low-income residents, (See ATTACHMENT E in the application for 2017 Poverty Guidelines for CSBG). Proposals must meet the priority objectives outlined in the CSBG CAP.  The CSBG CAP priorities are listed below and found at https://www.mynevadacounty.com/DocumentCenter/View/13801 .  Awards will be prioritized for funding proposals that provide services in one of the following areas as identified in the County of Nevada’s CSBG CAP and CIF aligned priorities.

  • FOOD/NUTRITION
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • SAFE & STABLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING
  • ACCESS TO MAINSTREAM BENEFITS

A downloadable copy of the proposal applications will be available January 18, 2018 at https://www.mynevadacounty.com/1434/Adults-Family-Services-Commission  

For questions or additional information, contact Rob Choate:

Nevada County Department of Social Services, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA  95959, Phone: (530) 265-1645rob.choate@co.nevada.ca.us

The Application Deadline is February 16, 2018 no later than 3:00 P.M.

In an effort to reach as many community organizations as possible, we are asking our partners to help distribute this announcement. Please accept our apologies should you receive this announcement more than once.

Vickie Victor, Administrative Assistant II, Nevada County Department of Social Services