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CHSP Appeals Hearing


The Community Human Service Partnership employs an appeals process. Please note that a denial or reduction of the funding allocation alone is not grounds for an appeal. An allocation made by the Citizens Review Team may be appealed only if the following criteria applies.

Appeals Criteria: A request for an appeal must include documented evidence that the funding request was inappropriately denied or reduced due to gross misconduct, error, or misinterpretation by the Citizens Review Team; a denial or reduction of the funding request alone is not a sufficient condition to appeal. Only agencies that were awarded CHSP funding in FY 2021/2022 are eligible to participate in the appeals process.

Requests for an appeals hearing were due by 5:00 PM, on Friday, July 15, 2022

On Thursday, July 28th, 2022 at 9 am, the CHSP Appeals Hearing will begin at the City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs Administrative Offices (Community Room), 1201 Myers Park Drive, which is open to the public to attend in-person. Appealing agencies and defending CRT leaders will be given the option to join in-person or join virtually. The hearing is scheduled from 9 am - 12 pm but this timeframe may be adjusted depending on the number of appeals received. 

City of Tallahassee Bridge Program



In FY2020, the City established the Bridge program to support local organizations proposing to implement innovative solutions to community needs but lacked the eligibility requirements to participate in the Community Human Service Partnership (CHSP) grant process.

The City currently administers the Community Human Service Partnership in collaboration with the County to provide an efficient and effective method for allocating human services grant funds. The CHSP process is robust and has received a Best Practice award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. CHSP has several minimum requirements and operates on a two- year funding cycle. The Bridge program is an annual funding opportunity with less stringent requirements and enables nonprofit agencies that do not meet the minimum CHSP standards to strengthen its capacity while receiving funding up to a maximum of two years. Agencies are then required to apply to CHSP for funding. Agencies that have previously received or are currently receiving CHSP funding are not eligible for the Bridge program.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements

To apply to the Bridge program the agency must meet the following requirements:

  • The agency is registered as a 501(c)(3) with the United States Department of Treasury.
  • The agency can demonstrate a record of providing or intent to provide direct human services to residents of Leon County.
  • The agency has not received a CHSP funding award.


Online Application and Application Cycles

To be considered for funding, the agency must complete an online application at

The agency may submit only one application each funding cycle. Applications will be accepted between July 1st and July 31st, evaluated by August 31st. Fund disbursements are made at the beginning of the City’s fiscal year, October 1st.

January 19, 2022 CHSP Update 1-3pm


Attached you will find the Power Point from the January 19th CHSP Update Meeting: CHSP Update Meeting (January 19, 2022).pdf

Funded Agencies

Families Restoring the Homefront Inc

Families Restoring the Homefront Inc is a non-profit human service organization that addresses the needs of parents and families with "At-Risk" children. We believe that families are restored to wholeness and good life by ending "At-Risk" factors; reducing the social, emotional and physical deterrents to good health.

The Dick Howser Center for Childhood Services, Inc.

The Learning Pavilion is a non-profit preschool focused on creating an inclusive environment that promotes growth and development for children with special needs. TLP has served children and their families for 30 years and is a leader in early education and intervention with an innovative campus specifically designed to maximize each child’s development. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and acceptance of children with special needs and their families.

The Sharing Tree

Our mission is to inspire creativity, innovative thinking, and collaborative problem-solving while nurturing children, families, communities, and the environment. We accomplish our mission by providing children, parents, and teachers with: - a magical, creative play space designed to develop creative confidence - recycled and repurposed materials for creative play, arts, and crafts - classes and events for after-school, preschool, home school children, and adults