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CHSP Informational Session January 19th from 1 pm to 3 pm

1/13/2022

Please join the City and County on Wednesday, January 19th, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for an update on the upcoming CHSP funding cycle, where we will discuss changes to the mandatory training and the new outcome measures. 

Register in advance for this meeting here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This webinar will be recorded and posted online by the City and County.

 

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.


City of Tallahassee Bridge Program

1/10/2022

Introduction

In FY2020, the City established the Bridge program to support local organizations proposing to implement innovative solutions to community needs but lacked the eligibility requirements to participate in the Community Human Service Partnership (CHSP) grant process.

The City currently administers the Community Human Service Partnership in collaboration with the County to provide an efficient and effective method for allocating human services grant funds. The CHSP process is robust and has received a Best Practice award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. CHSP has several minimum requirements and operates on a two- year funding cycle. The Bridge program is an annual funding opportunity with less stringent requirements and enables nonprofit agencies that do not meet the minimum CHSP standards to strengthen its capacity while receiving funding up to a maximum of two years. Agencies are then required to apply to CHSP for funding. Agencies that have previously received or are currently receiving CHSP funding are not eligible for the Bridge program.

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

To apply to the Bridge program the agency must meet the following requirements:

  • The agency is registered as a 501(c)(3) with the United States Department of Treasury.
  • The agency can demonstrate a record of providing or intent to provide direct human services to residents of Leon County.
  • The agency has not received a CHSP funding award.

 

Online Application and Application Cycles

To be considered for funding, the agency must complete an online application at https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/tallahassee/Participant

The agency may submit only one application each funding cycle. Applications will be accepted between July 1st and July 31st, evaluated by August 31st. Fund disbursements are made at the beginning of the City’s fiscal year, October 1st.

 

 


Reporting Requirements and Narrative Report Instructional

6/24/2021

Presentation Materials from the June 24, 2021 UPHS Workshop

For a Reporting Requirement Instructional: /uploads/files/ReportingRequirementsPowerPoint.pdf

For a Narrative Report Preparation and Submission Instructional: /uploads/files/NarrativeReportPreparationandSubmissionPowerPoint.pdf


Funded Agencies

Turn About Inc of Tallahassee

Turn About provides services for children, adolescents, and young adults who are at-risk for or have alcohol, drug and/or behavioral problems and/or who have been victims of family or non-family violence. Turn About is a family and community-oriented program, providing clinical service which assists these young people to stay drug-free and to better manage their emotional and behavioral responses to life's challenges.

Big Bend Homeless Coalition, Inc.

Working to end homelessness in the Big Bend through leadership, education, advocacy, and the provision of quality services.

John G. Riley Center - Museum

The John G. Riley Center/Museum is dedicated to illuminating the contributions of African Americans to state and local history. The museum is open for tours from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday; 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday. (Museum Admission: $5 for General Public | FREE for Leon County Students). For more information or to schedule a group tour, please contact the John G. Riley Center/Museum at: (850) 891-3560 or rileymuseum@talgov.com