The City of Jacksonville offers grants through a variety of service providers.
FY 2012 Department of Justice-Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) City Application
The City of Jacksonville Mayor's Office of Grants and Compliance will offer the 2012 JAG grant program application to serve criminal justice programs that further promote the U.S. Department of Justice goals and objectives to combat crime nationally. Applications are available: 04/04/2012 and due back no later than 2:00 p.m. on 04/12/2012. In addition, the applications will be scored utilizing the following matrix: FY 12 JAG Scoring Matrix
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The Jacksonville Children's Commission was created in 1994 as an expression of our community's commitment to children and to a vibrant, safe and prosperous future. Children's Commission–supported programs assist with everything from good parenting and nutrition to early learning, high-quality afterschool activities, summer camps and help for children with special needs. Other initiatives include quality improvement work in early learning centers, developmental screening for young children, mentoring, and mental health and case management services for children with behavioral, economic or family barriers to success. In addition, we provide training opportunities for caregivers and those who work with children and youth.
Community Development Grant Program
The Community Development Division supports neighborhood development in the city and assists with a variety of structural and organizational improvements. The division rehabilitates and redevelops slums and blighted areas, fosters town center initiatives and is responsible for relocating people displaced by these activities. Its mandate stipulates that funds received under a variety of specific government programs must be administered by the Housing Services Division. The division also oversees the activities of federal grant programs administered by the Housing Services Division.
Cultural Service Grant Program
CSGP provides general operating support for Duval County arts and cultural organizations. City of Jacksonville funds are administered by the Cultural Council through a competitive and rigorous grant process governed by City ordinance (Chapter 118, Part 6, Ordinance Code of City of Jacksonville).
Job Opportunity Grant Program
In 2005, Ordinance 110.368 was sponsored by former City Council President Kevin Hyde and approved by the City Council establishing the Duval County Job Opportunity Bank (the 'Bank'). The Bank is a permanent trust fund of the city into which funds received pursuant to Ordinance Code, Section 180.105 are deposited. The deposited funds are used to provide grants and other financial assistance to city residents that increases opportunities for skills advancement, provides customized training for new and incumbent workers, and increases job placement of youth ages 18 to 21, chronically unemployed and underemployed, dislocated workers, ex-offenders, and veterans. In a nutshell, the overarching goal of the Bank is to ensure that citizens are trained for and are employed in high-wage, highly-skilled jobs in Duval County.
Public Service Grant Program
The Public Service Grant Program (PSG) contracts with non-profit agencies to equip residents with necessary tools to facilitate their well-being through intervention, education and opportunity. Previous agency performance, as evidenced by successful quality assurance reviews, is used to determine the providers selected to furnish measurable services that will improve the quality of life for Jacksonville's eligible residents in need. The PSG is administrated by the Mayor's Office of Grants and Compliance.
Jacksonville currently levies a six percent tourist development tax on transient accommodations in the city. In addition to its many other duties, the TDC utilizes a portion of this tax to fund tourism promotions and events that will generate a substantial number of visitors to Jacksonville, the Beaches and Baldwin. In doing so, the TDC has a unique opportunity to impact tourism by offering grants for those applicants that are planning a convention, special event or conference in the Jacksonville area.
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