Funding Opportunities

Is your agency interested in applying for Children’s Board funding?  Does your organization have the capacity to manage these dollars?  The Children’s Board has developed an Agency Capacity Checklist to assist local agencies in determining if they have the internal capabilities to manage a government contract.  Pending Board approval the Children’s Board will release a Request for Proposals (RFP). Stay connected to learn more.

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The Children’s Board invests in programs and services that support four focus areas:

  • Children are Healthy & Safe
  • Children are Developmentally on Track
  • Children are Ready to Learn & Succeed
  • Family Support

We seek to demonstrate this impact through accountable services that work, create, and sustain thoughtful partnerships and build continuous services for success in neighborhood communities. Our Funding Opportunities information will keep you posted on new funding and contract opportunities, as well as explain our funding guidelines, requirements, and procedures. Children’s Board policy does not allow us to respond to unsolicited proposals. The Children’s Board is required to administer funding for proposals or projects through a transparent Request for Application/Proposal/Qualifications process.  To be notified of future Children’s Board funding opportunities, please complete the registration form.

Emerging Needs Grants

The purpose of Emerging Needs Grants is to address emerging community needs and/or funding requests that are communicated to Members of the Governing Board of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and/or Children’s Board staff, including the Executive Director, throughout the fiscal year.

Match Grants

Match grants are available to 501c3 organizations that provide services in Hillsborough County when a Federal, State, County or Foundation entity requires a cash match as condition for a grant award. Applications would assist the Children’s Board with its mission to improve the quality of life for children (birth to age 8) and families in one or more Children’s Board focus areas. The scope of work can range from direct service, capacity building, or public awareness.

Basic Criteria Include:

  • Qualifying agencies must serve young children and be a legally operating not-for-profit corporation in the State of Florida.
  • For funding to be considered, one-time requests must be between $5,000 and $75,000.
  • The unanticipated need can be expected to seriously affect pregnant women and/or children aged birth-8 and their families in Hillsborough County.
  • The emerging need could not be reasonably anticipated prior to the adoption of the annual Children’s Board budget.
  • The emerging need is strategically aligned with the four funding focus areas of the Children’s Board: 
    1. Children are Healthy & Safe
    2. Children are Developmentally on Track
    3. Children are Ready to Learn and Succeed
    4. Family Support

To learn more about Emerging Needs and/or to discuss a community issue please email Juli Day, Procurement Specialist, at

Due to COVID-19 the Following Funding Releases will not be proceeding as Scheduled in FY 2020: 

  • Investment Grants Pro 2020-09 for Evidence Based Practice;
  • Leading Grants Pro 2020–10 for Targeted Initiatives; and
  • Social Enterprise Competition Pro 2020-11.
FY 20 Open Funding Opportunities
PUR 2020-04 Asbestos Abatement Full Procurement Document
PUR 2020-03 Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) RFP
FY 20 Closed Opportunities
PRO 2020-12 Children’s Board Family Resource Centers (CBFRC) ITN
PUR-02 2020 Professional Auditing Services RFP
PRO 2020-10 Targeted Initiatives
PRO 2020-09 Evidence-Based Models
PRO 2020-08 Summer Services
PRO 2020-07 Technical Assistance Grants – Cycle Two
PUR 01-2020 Facilitation of Town Hall Meetings
PRO 2020-06 Newborn and Infant Family Support
PRO 2020-02 Technical Assistance Grants – Cycle One
RRO 2020-03 Navigation and Family Support
PRO 2020-04 Military and Veteran Family Support
PRO 2020-05 Fatherhood Programming
PRO 2020-01 Administrative Services Organization (ASO)

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1002 East Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: 813-229-2884
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