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Lake County is accepting grant applications for Health & Human Services programs

RELEASE DATE: March 14, 2016

TAVARES — Lake County’s Health & Human Services Division is releasing a request for grant applications for funding as much as $25,000 for youth intervention/prevention programs, and as much as $25,000 for health and human services programs. Requests for Proposals will be released Monday, March 14, and applications will be accepted on, or before, Friday, May 13.

Organizations eligible for funding from Children’s Services Council and Human Services grants include public and private non-profit organizations, local governments and public or private schools. Applicants must demonstrate a sufficient level of administrative capacity to effectively manage funds received. All proposals selected for funding must serve Lake County residents only.

• CHILDREN'S SERVICES COUNCIL – $5,000 minimum funding -$25,000 maximum funding is available for youth prevention and/or intervention programs emphasizing one or more of the following needs:  abuse and neglect; afterschool and out of school programs to address delinquency prevention; developmental screening and assessments for children with special physical and behavioral needs; kinship care (grandparents/relatives raising children); subsidized child care; abstinence from unhealthy choices, social media awareness, nutritional education and the reduction of childhood obesity to safeguard physical health.

• HUMAN SERVICES – $5,000 minimum funding -$25,000 maximum funding is available for individuals, elders and families prevention and/or intervention programs emphasizing one or more of the following needs: rental or mortgage assistance; utilities assistance; deposits (for utilities and housing); food; achieving economic self-sufficiency and services that assist with independent living for elders and disabled.
The deadline to submit grant applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 13. To request copies of the grant application forms, contact Rebecca Foley-Kearney at 352-742-6520 or rkearney@lakecountyfl.gov, or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov, keyword “grant.”



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