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Recent News

Promise Zone Boundary Expansion Map

2/25/2020

The Promise Zone map has been updated to include the additional census tracts that were added by the County and City Commissions in January 2020.  Any agencies that are interested in applying for funding to this category may input addresses to determine if they are within boundaries to of the Promise Zone.

https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?useExisting=1&layers=5ae18e95a4a649ae9c603688fdb45d70


CHSP Grant Eligibility Criteria

1/31/2020

  1. The agency is a nonprofit corporation, incorporated in Florida or authorized by the Florida Department of State to transact business in Florida, pursuant to Chapter 617, Florida Statutes. 
  2. The agency has obtained 501(c) (3) status from the United States Department of Treasury. 
  3. The agency is authorized by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to solicit funds, pursuant to Chapter 496, Florida Statutes.
  4. The agency has obtained a sales tax exemption registration from the Florida Department of Revenue, pursuant to Section 212.08.
  5. The agency has a Non-discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy.
  6. The agency has a Dual Check Signing Policy that requires two or more signatures based on certain fiscal thresholds approved by the board of directors. Furthermore, the policy specifies that no agency staff, including the executive director, can sign a check written to themselves or written for cash. The policy also includes specifications and internal safeguards (direct board oversight) regarding making withdrawals from the agency’s account.
  7. If required by law, the agency has its books and records audited annually by an independent certified public accountant who has no affiliation with the agency and whose examination is made in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. The audit report must include a management letter; and financial statements showing all of the agency’s income, disbursements, assets, liabilities, endowment, other funds, and reserves and surpluses during the period under study. The audit report must be consolidated with the statements of any affiliated foundations or trusts.
  8. If the audit contains a schedule of findings, the audit includes a corrective action plan.
  9. The agency has an IRS Form 990 completed within the last fiscal year or the agency filed an extension with IRS.
  10. The agency has an administrative cost of 25% or less as evidenced by the IRS Form 990 and/or audit. 
  11. The agency has a local board of directors and/or a local advisory board.
  12. The agency has a Records Retention Policy.
  13. The agency has a Conflict of Interest Policy.
  14. The agency has a comprehensive Fiscal Management Policy.
  15. The agency has proof of general liability coverage.


Funded Agencies

The Oasis Center for Women and Girls

The Oasis Center for Women and Girls improves the lives of women and girls through celebration and support, and we envision a community where women of all ages are thriving. Our programs include Girls Circles, Girls Can Do Anything! Summer Camp, Single Mothers Support Group, Individual Counseling for Women, Women Can Run Campaign and Leadership Training, Trailblazer Luncheon & Awards, and Trailblazers in Schools elementary education on local women's history.

John G. Riley Center - Museum

The John G. Riley Center/Museum is dedicated to illuminating the contributions of African Americans to state and local history. The museum is open for tours from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday; 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday. (Museum Admission: $5 for General Public | FREE for Leon County Students). For more information or to schedule a group tour, please contact the John G. Riley Center/Museum at: (850) 681-7881 or info@rileymuseum.org

Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region, Inc.

For more information about the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region and the services that the ELC provides, including assisting families with finding child care and helping eligible families with paying for child care, please go to www.elcbigbend.org or call (850) 385-0504.