Adults & Family Services Commission
The Community Initiative Funding Application Review and Scoring Meeting Scheduled for March 4, 2021 has been Cancelled.
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The purpose of this Commission is to represent the community to the Board of Supervisors on issues regarding health and human services and family interests of all residents of Nevada County.
The Commission provides policy advice to the Board of Supervisors; appraises and evaluates county health and human services programs; participates in long range planning processes; helps identify and coordinate community resources, including the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), that can be used to provide collaborative solutions to health and human services needs; oversees the extent and the quality of the participation of low income constituents in the CSBG funded programs; participates in activities of the Agency on Aging Area 4 (AAA4) Advisory Council; provides advice and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on issues relating to Adult Day Services and Adult Day Health Care; provides assistance in educating the community on health and human services needs; and promoting intergenerational relations and activities, which facilitates the generations working together to solve problems and enriching the lives of all.
Community Initiative Funding (CIF) 2021-2022
The Nevada County Board of Supervisors, through the AFSC, anticipates the authorization of funding to facilitate projects and/or programs that address the key findings and recommendations identified in the 2021-2022 Community Action Plan through the issuance of Community Initiative Funds (CIF).
Respondents should be aware that CIF activities, as well as those of any CIF grantee, are subject to any modifications required by Federal, State or County legislation and their regulations. CIF funding will be contingent upon the Nevada County Board of Supervisors’ approval and fiscal resources.
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit from qualified non-profit applicants, proposals designed to promote the statewide priority of Family Self-Sufficiency identified in the 2021-22 Community Action Plan by mitigating root causes of poverty and ameliorating conditions of extreme poverty, for low-income Nevada County households.
It is estimated that the Community Initiative Funding (CIF) available under this RFP will total $30,000. Funds will be allocated on a one-time only basis to two separate projects at an amount not to exceed $15,000 each; the term of award is July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations. CIF funds are NOT intended to provide long-term support for a Project and may not be used to pay for administrative overhead costs, which includes staff and operating costs of the non-profit, or to supplant other funding sources.
CIF funding must be targeted to very low-income residents, (See ATTACHMENT D - 2020 CSBG Poverty Guidelines).
The AFSC has identified and prioritized the Need for “Improving Household Income” in their review of community Needs as set forth by the 2020-2021 Community Services Block Grant Community Action Plan (CSBG CAP). All proposals should address and clearly identify how household income of the recipients served will be improved. The CSBG CAP may found at https://www.mynevadacounty.com/DocumentCenter/View/30287/Community-Services-Block-Grant-Community-Action-Plan-2020-2021 .
The Application Deadline is February 22, 2021, no later than 12:00 P.M.