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CHSP Public Notice- 24-26 Funding Cycle

2/26/2024

The City of Tallahassee and Leon County invite all interested non-profit human service organizations to participate in the 2024/2025 - 2025/2026 funding cycle of the Community Human Service Partnership (CHSP) grant process. To apply for funding, the organization must provide direct human services to residents of the Tallahassee/Leon County area.

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CHSP Public Notice

Instructions for mandatory workshop registration


CHSP Grant Eligibility Criteria

2/20/2024

CHSP Grant Eligibility Criteria

  1. The agency is a nonprofit corporation, incorporated in Florida or authorized by the Florida Department of State to transact business in Florida, pursuant to Chapter 617, Florida Statutes. 
  2. The agency has obtained 501(c) (3) status from the United States Department of Treasury. 
  3. The agency is authorized by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to solicit funds, pursuant to Chapter 496, Florida Statutes.
  4. The agency has obtained a sales tax exemption registration from the Florida Department of Revenue, pursuant to Section 212.08.
  5. The agency has a Non-discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy.
  6. The agency has a Dual Check Signing Policy that requires two or more signatures based on certain fiscal thresholds approved by the board of directors. Furthermore, the policy specifies that no agency staff, including the executive director, can sign a check written to themselves or written for cash. The policy also includes specifications and internal safeguards (direct board oversight) regarding making withdrawals from the agency’s account.
  7. If required by law, the agency has its books and records audited annually by an independent certified public accountant who has no affiliation with the agency and whose examination is made in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. The audit report must include a management letter; and financial statements showing all of the agency’s income, disbursements, assets, liabilities, endowment, other funds, and reserves and surpluses during the period under study. The audit report must be consolidated with the statements of any affiliated foundations or trusts.
  8. If the audit contains a schedule of findings, the audit includes a corrective action plan.
  9. The agency has an IRS Form 990 completed within the last fiscal year or the agency filed an extension with IRS.
  10. The agency has an administrative cost of 25% or less as evidenced by the IRS Form 990 and/or audit. 
  11. The agency has a local board of directors and/or a local advisory board.
  12. The agency has a Records Retention Policy.
  13. The agency has a Conflict of Interest Policy.
  14. The agency has a comprehensive Fiscal Management Policy.
  15. The agency has proof of general liability coverage.


Year-End Reports and Final Reimbursement Requests Due October 31, 2023

10/23/2023

All FY 22-23 Year-End Reports and Final Reimbursement Requests are due October 31, 2023. There will be no extensions. 


Funded Agencies

Omega Lamplighters Inc.,

Omega Lamplighters, Incorporated( #OLL) is a 501c3 youth leadership organization for young men in grades Fourth through Twelfth founded in 2008 by Royle King II. Tuesday, September 15, 2008 Omega Lamplighters was founded by Royle King II in Tallahassee, FL. The program was the brain child of King II who participated in two mentoring programs in his high school years. The Omega Sparks program created by the Theta Alpha Foundation (Dallas, TX) and the Dallas Fort Worth Association of Black Journal

Emergency Care Help Organization, Inc.

ECHO delivers emergency relief and empowerment resources for our most vulnerable neighbors in the Big Bend area. We supply food, household goods, furniture, and housing alongside intensive case management and counseling to those experiencing homelessness, poverty, and crisis.

Lighthouse of the Big Bend

LBB is a nonprofit agency dedicated to guiding people through vision loss. Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals who live with vision loss in the Big Bend area through direct services, community engagement, and education. Free services are provided to anyone who is legally blind and lives in the following counties: Franklin, Gadsden, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, and Wakulla.