TAVARES — The Lake County Department of Community Services is releasing a combined request for proposals for grant applications on Tuesday, Dec. 2.
The deadline to submit grant applications is Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. The three programs that are accepting the grant applications for the 2009-2010 fiscal year are:
CHILDREN'S SERVICES COUNCIL — Youth intervention and prevention programs emphasizing one or more of the following needs: At-risk children of incarcerated parents, physical and inner fitness, nutritional education and reduction of childhood obesity, academic success, school dropout reduction and positive life choices. A grant application is not to exceed $25,000. For more information about this grant program or to request a proposal, call Rebecca Foley-Kearney at (352) 742-6520.
HUMAN SERVICES — Assisting individuals or families and identify one or more of the following needs: Maintaining a healthy and safe living environment, achieving economic self-sufficiency, prevention or intervention services, reducing barriers to service acquisition and emerging and/or urgent community needs. A grant application is not to exceed $10,000. For more information about this grant program or to request a proposal, call Brenda Quattlebaum at (352) 742-6525.
COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT AREA — Partnerships that will enable eligible unincorporated communities to improve quality of life in their neighborhoods by addressing infrastructure and public facility deficiencies and to leverage funds to address underlying socioeconomic issues. A grant application is not to exceed $75,000. For more information about this grant program or to request a proposal, call Bill Gearing, Community Enhancement Coordinator, at (352) 742-6515.
Proposals for any of the grant opportunities may be downloaded at www.lakecountyfl.gov, keyword: grant. Each of the proposals are grant specific. Organizations are limited to applying for one of the three grant opportunities.