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The City of Tallahassee and Leon County formed the Community Human Service Partnership (CHSP). Its distinctive process, the partnership between two local governments, earned a “Best Practice” award from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Moreover, the City of Cambridge Massachusetts included the CHSP model while conducting its research of best practice models in grant administration,

The goal of the CHSP process since its infancy has been to streamline the local grant process for applicant agencies by creating a concerted, community-driven, needs-based approach to solving the ever-growing and changing human service needs in Tallahassee/Leon County. Before the development of the CHSP funding distribution process, both partners conducted separate grant review processes; consequently, local human service providers had to participate in two different processes. This initiative requires greater coordination and cooperation between funding sources and among agencies, affords easier recognition of duplication and gaps in service delivery, and provides the ability to target funds accordingly.

 

2024-2026 Funding Cycle:

All agencies that intend to apply for the FY25 & FY26 funding cycle must attend ONE of the mandatory workshops listed below. Deadline to register is March 19, 2024, at https://www.chspportal.org.  

All workshops will be held at the Leon County Office of Human Services and Community Partnerships, 615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, FL 32301 

         Mandatory Application Workshop Schedule 

New Agencies 

(not currently receiving CHSP funding) 

Thursday, March 21: 2-3:30 p.m. OR  

Monday, March 25: 10-11:30 a.m. 

This workshop is for new agencies not previously funded by CHSP and new agency directors. 

Agencies currently receiving CHSP funding 

Thursday, March 21: 10-11 a.m. OR  

Monday, March 25: 2-3 p.m.  

This workshop is for currently funded CHSP agencies. 

Agencies applying on Team 11 - Homeless Services 

Wednesday, March 20: 2-4 p.m. 

This workshop is for agencies applying on Team 11 – Homeless Services. These agencies only need to attend this mandatory workshop, even if they are also applying on Teams 1-10.* 

Agencies applying on Team 12 - Gun Violence Intervention 

Wednesday, March 27: 2-4 p.m. 

This workshop is for agencies applying on Team 12 – Gun Violence Intervention. These agencies only need to attend this mandatory workshop, even if they are also applying on Teams 1-10.* 

Instructions for registering for agency workshops.

 

 

2023/2024 Monthly and Quarterly Expenditure Forms:

 

23-24 Monthly Expenditure Form

23- 24 Monthly Expenditure Form (with Advance)

23-24 Quarterly Expenditure Form

23-24 Quarterly Expenditure Form (with Advance)

 

2022- 2024 Funding:

 

Income limit guidelines to use for FY 22-23

Income limit guidelines to use for FY 23-24

 

CHSP Contract Management Workshop Slides

 

Sept. 8 CHSP Update slides

 

CHSP RFP Workshop New Agency Power Point Presentation.pdf

 

CHSP RFP Workshop - Previously Funded Agencies Power Point Presentation

 

CHSP manual

 

CHSP Applicant Report Card

 

CHSP CRT Assessment Guide

 

 

 

 

 

2023/2024 City of Tallahassee Special Projects Reporting Documents:

Section 1: Unduplicated Persons Served - FY 2024 Quarterly and Year-End Demographics

Section 2: Program Accomplishments - FY 2024 Quarterly and Year-End Narrative Report

 

 

Report Timeframe and Deadlines:

Quarterly / Year-End Reports

       Reporting Period      

Report Submission Deadlines

     First Quarter October 1st through December 31st                                                              January 25th
   Second Quarter January 1st through March 31st               April 25th
    Third Quarter April 1st through June 30th               July 25th
  Year-End Report October 1st through September 30th              October 31st

 

 

In order for an agency to be eligible to participate in the CHSP process it must:

 

  1. Provide direct human services to Tallahassee/Leon County residents.
  2. Be registered as a nonprofit corporation with the Florida Department of State pursuant to Chapter 617.
  3. Be registered with the U. S. Department of Treasury, Section 501 (c) (3), Internal Revenue Service Code, for exempt status.
  4. Be registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, pursuant to Chapter 496, unless exempt.
  5. Be registered with the Florida Department of Revenue pursuant to Chapter 212.08 if the agency has a physical location in the state of Florida.
  6. Have a Fiscal Management Policy.
  7. Have a Check Signing Policy that requires two or more signatures based on certain fiscal thresholds approved by the board of directors.
  8. File an annual IRS Form 990.
  9. Have a Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy.
  10. Have Liability coverage.
  11. Have a Records Retention Policy.
  12. Have a Conflict of Interest Policy.
  13. Be governed by a local board of directors or local advisory board.
  14. Have its books and records audited on an annual basis by an independent certified public accountant, if applicable.
  15. At least one member of the agency must attend one of the Agency Training workshops.

 

Bridge Program:

 

City’s Human Services website

City's Neighborly Software Portal

Bridge Program Manual