DCF Funding Opportunity: 2023 FL-511 Request for Proposals
RELEASE DATE: Friday, April 28, 2023
RFP Closing Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. CST
Opening Doors Northwest Florida, FL-511 CoC Lead Agency, is now accepting applications for the 2023 Grant Period.
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Office on Homelessness has made funds available under the State Unified Homelessness Grant Program (Florida). Within this contract, applicants are given the opportunity to apply for Challenge Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Opening Doors NWFL seeks applications from qualified non-profit organizations to provide services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.
The total award amount available through this RFP is $ 395,820.00 per fiscal year for project applications to support the eligible activities as described in Sections I, II, III (See Request for Proposal (DCF) Detailed Instructions). These grant funds are for activities performed for the fiscal year of July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024. Organizations that are awarded under this RFP may be renewed for a second contract year, dependent upon performance outcomes. If renewed, the second year will end June 30, 2025.
Project Applicants should thoroughly read the 2023 FL-511 Request for Proposal (DCF) Detailed Instructions.
New this year, project applicants will submit a 5-minute video presentation highlighting their proposed project. Applicants shall submit one application for their organization. The application allows each organization to submit a separate proposal for each grant/program funding source (i.e., Challenge, ESG, TANF).
Interested Project Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the in-person RFP Informational Meeting that will be held at Opening Doors NW FL on May 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. There will be a virtual option and the meeting will be recorded and posted to the Opening Doors Website on the 2023 FL-511 Request for Proposal (DCF) Page.