HHS Independent Agency Funding Availability

Introduction

The primary goal of the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Department (HHS) and the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Advisory Council (HHSAC) is to assist families and individuals to lead healthy, stable lives, and to achieve the maximum level of self-sufficiency possible. The SJC Health and Human Services Independent Agency Funding Program is a reimbursement program that aims to provide social services to St. Johns County residents in need. The funding will provide necessary financial assistance to non-profit agencies that serve eligible county residents.

Health and Human Services and the HHSAC has identified the following four funding objectives as high priorities and service gaps that must be addressed in our community:

  1. Community Healthcare
  2. Aging
  3. Employment Opportunities
  4. Affordable Housing and Homelessness

Approximately $1,400,000.00 is anticipated to be awarded under this funding application process. These funds are estimates only, and are contingent upon the BCC approved budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. Please note that the available funds listed may be increased or decreased at any time without notice at the sole and absolute discretion of St. Johns County. Additionally, the County intends to fund one or more agencies up to the estimated available dollar amount(s).

Application Submission Procedures

Agencies applying for this funding must submit one bound, signed original and six (6) bound copies of the completed application and supplemental information, clearly marked on the outside with the agency name, funding category, and “HHS Independent Agency Funding Application”. Applications must be mailed or hand delivered no later than 3:00 P.M. on Friday, June 29, 2018 to: St. Johns County Health and Humans Services Department, Attention: Contract Coordinator, 200 San Sebastian View, Suite 2300, St. Augustine, FL 32084. In addition, applicants must submit one (1) electronic copy of the application and supplemental information via email to acowling@sjcfl.us. Alternatively, a flash drive can be included with the paper application.

Contact

Questions related to the application should be submitted via email to acowling@sjcfl.us by Friday, June 15, 2018.

Lobbying

Any applicant, or any person acting on behalf of an applicant, is prohibited from lobbying the County with respect to a funding application. If an applicant has any questions regarding the announcement of availability of funds, the applicant shall contact the person identified in the announcement as the contact person for the County. Applicants who fail to comply with this prohibition are subject to automatic rejection of their application, without further recourse, and disqualification from consideration for funding.