It’s always a pleasure to share exciting news with our community benefiting our children and families. We are excited to share with you an inspiring announcement released by the Children’s Board Hillsborough County.
Hillsborough County – On October 27, 2016, during the Regular Board Meeting, the Children’s Board Governing Board approved a recommendation to release new funding in the amount of $10,300,000 in a competitive application process for Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018) for the Leading (grants up to $65,000) and Uniting Grants (grants up to $525,000). The Request for Proposals will be an opportunity for our community to provide quality services for children and families in the Children’s Board focus areas:
- Children are healthy and safe
- Children are developmentally on track
- Children are ready to learn
- Children are in supported and supportive families
The Governing Board also authorized a $250,000 Uniting Grant to provide universal training to Early Education Providers in social-emotional learning. The grant will specifically seek an agency that has the capacity both administratively and programmatically to develop a countywide training plan in Conscious Discipline. The intent is for Conscious Discipline to serve as the foundation for constructive problem solving allowing children to be successful in their early years and to be ready for kindergarten.
Additionally, the Governing Board authorized the release of $250,000 for a time limited Leading Grant for 2017 Summer Services. The Children’s Board has provided funding for quality summer programming for the past two years in a concerted effort to increase capacity and improve the quality of summer programming for local youth. This request increases the amount allocated for Summer Services in 2016 by $100,000, partially due to the longer summer break for Hillsborough County students. The anticipated release for this grant is February 2017.
For additional details and all open funding opportunities please visit www.childrensboard.org.