The Community Engagement Fund
The Community Engagement Fund of The Children’s Trust hopes to build on existing community assets, encourage collaboration and support the sustainability of successful programs and projects. All funded programs/projects must support the mission and values of The Children’s Trust. The fund includes two portfolio areas, (1) Direct Service and Program Enhancements and (2) Promotion of Citizen Engagement, Advocacy, and Leadership. The Community Engagement Fund is a noncompetitive opportunity that provides community partners not directly funded by The Children’s Trust the opportunity to seek funding for programs that support communities as well as children and their families in Miami-Dade County. In accordance with the procurement policy, section 2010, Community Engagement Fund Policy.
Please Note: Applications for this grant must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the proposed activity and are accepted on a rolling basis until budgeted funds within the fiscal year are exhausted. Additionally, all application reviews will be conducted on a set 90-day schedule (quarterly). This means that application that are submitted the minimum 90-days prior to the start of their activities will only be reviewed within four (4) designated review periods of our Fiscal Year. These periods are December, March, June, and September. This means that request for support of services in January must be submitted by the corresponding date in October for review in December. Items reviewed in September will only be considered for funding under the next fiscal year beginning in October.
Direct Services and Program Enhancements
The Community Engagement fund is a noncompetitive opportunity that provides community partners not directly funded by The Children’s Trust the opportunity to seek funding for programs that support communities as well as children and their families in Miami-Dade County. The Direct Service and Program Enhancements portfolio of the Community Engagement Fund aims to provide support for community-based services. This funding can only be used to provide service enhancement to existing programs. The service population to be addressed must be demonstrated as a high-need community or population, or where some physical or safety factor prevents access to existing services. The typical grant award is expected to be no more than $10,000.00. A defined application criterion has been developed. Specifics of this solicitation can be found within the supporting documentation.