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  • Learn about healthy child development as an effective means to preventing child abuse and neglect from ever happening in the first place by contacting your Children's Board.
  • The Children's Board of Hillsborough County has served children and families for over 25 years by granting funding for programs and services.
  • Your Children's Board devotes 82% of each dollar to direct services for children in Hillsborough County.
  • Children's Board grants are awarded through a competitive process and are evaluated on a regular basis to ensure positive impact and fiscal responsibility. In Fiscal Year 2014, the Children's Board invested nearly $28 million in more than 50, local organizations.
  • On average, the Children's Board gets less than 3 cents of every dollar paid in property taxes, which fund a wide variety of programs designed to help children lead a healthy, safe, and productive life. And that, makes a difference for all residents of Hillsborough County.
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What’s New


The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County will be holding a Town Hall meetings to seek community input on child safety in your community. Please join us for a conversation on how we can work together to make Hillsborough County the best place in the nation to raise children.  All meetings will begin at 5:00 pm.

February 12, 2015 – Children’s Board Family Resource Center Town N’ Country                                7520 W. Waters Ave., Suite 8, Tampa 

April 9, 2015 – Children’s Board Family Resource Center East County                               639 E. Alexander St., Plant City

June 11, 2015 – Children’s Board Family Resource Center North Tampa                           1401-A E. Fowler Ave., Tampa

August 13, 2015 – Children’s Board Family Resource Center South County                       3030 E. College Ave., Ruskin

October 8, 2015 – Children’s Board Family Resource Center Brandon                                1271 Kingsway Road, Brandon

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Funding Announcement – Addendum 1 released

Funding Allocation for Fiscal Year 2015 has been increased to $500,000 in the Children are Ready to Learn and Succeed focus area.  The purpose is to address prevention and early intervention efforts to improve educational success for 6th grade youth.  Out of school time activities provide youth the opportunities to build positive relationships and increase their connection to school and their community.

Qualifying Proposals will address the following needs:

1.  The primary target areas to organize and deliver services are Plant City and/or Thonotosassa, with respective ancillary services supporting these targets in the communities of Knights/Antioch, East Hillsborough and Lithia as defined on the Hillsborough Office of Neighborhood Relations webpage: (https://webapps.hillsboroughcounty.org/onr/listing/home.cfm)

2.  Provide out of school time programming that supports the needs of Middle School 6th Grade Students, supports teachers and incorporates parent/caregiver involvement.

3.  Include a summer intervention that nurtures youth interests and talents (including, but not limited to the arts and sciences).

4.  Require staff to be trained in Trauma Informed Care. The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County will provide local training options for Trauma Informed Care to the selected grantee.

For all announcements go to “Funding Opportunities” under the Budgeting Tab. 

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Children's Board of Hillsborough County
1002 East Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: 813-229-2884
Fax: 813-228-8122

Email: info@childrensboard.org

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