Orange County is pleased to announce the opening of the Citizens’ Review Panel Fund Distribution Process for Children’s Services. The Orange County Board of County Commissioners commissioned the services of Forefront, LLC, an independent Florida-based consulting, research and advisory firm, to provide recommendations for the utilization of $20 million in new funding earmarked for children’s programs and services in Orange County. Forefront, LLC published a final report outlining focus areas for targeted services of Juvenile Prevention/Diversion, Mental and Physical Health, Early Childhood Education/Care and Child/Student Homelessness. The report recommended that programming to address the identified focus areas, be primarily targeted in nine (9) zip codes in Orange County: 32703, 32801, 32805, 32808, 32810, 32811, 32818, 32822, and 32839. You may find the entire report by visiting www.orangecountycss.org.
The Citizens’ Review Panel for Human Services Advisory Board (CRP) will accept and evaluate funding proposals from 501(C)3 health and human services organizations located and offering services, for at least one (1) year, in Orange County. The CRP will then make funding recommendations to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners. This funding allows nonprofit organizations to provide vital services to children, youth and their families in Orange County.
There are two (2) categories of funding for agencies – General CRP (GCRP) Requests for Proposals and Small Scale CRP (SSCRP) Requests for Proposals.
General CRP Request for Proposal Agencies
This category is open to all local health and human services 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies located and offering services in Orange County. Agencies must have provided services for at least one (1) year and meet all other funding eligibility requirements to be considered for funding. Agencies may apply for multiple Requests for Proposals.
Small Scale CRP Requests for Proposals
This category of funding is open to local health and human services 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies with a total budget (revenue received from all funding sources) of no more than $300,000, as documented by agency’s IRS 990 filing, located and offering services for at least one (1) year in Orange County. Agencies must not have received funding from Orange County Citizens’ Review Panel Fund Distribution Process within the past five (5) years. Agencies can only apply for one (1) Request for Proposal.
*Note the deadline to submit Notice of Intent to Apply for funding is Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Agencies must submit a Notice of Intent to Apply and be approved to move forward with the application.
The CRP Process Information Packet found in the left margin of this page will provide more information on how to register for online access to the funding proposal application. Refer to the Timeline, also found in the left margin of this page, for specific process dates and deadlines.