Bonita Springs is launching a food insecurity funding program to implement a federal grant and is seeking applicants from area non-profit food pantries that currently serve citizens located in the city.
The city received $496,713 in funding from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, to be put toward such a food insecurity program.
- Notice of funding availability released May 25th, 2022.
- Please submit questions or requests for additional information by June 21, 2022.
- All applications are due by June 28, 2022, at 5:00 pm.
Applications may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or hard copies delivered/mailed to City of Bonita Springs – 9101 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 before the application deadline.
To be eligible for the application submittal, non-profits (the applicants) must meet the following requirements:
- Applicants must have 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) status with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and include proof in their application.
- Services must benefit residents of Bonita Springs
- Minimum program amount – $25,000
- Maximum award not to exceed – $50,000
- Applicants must provide direct service to clients
- Applicants must track clients served for reimbursement
Once the application is submitted, it will be assessed for eligibility and evaluated by a Selection Committee utilizing the published scoring sheet.