$177,500 in Grants Available for Community Impact and Financial Stability Services in Polk County

LAKELAND, Fla. | United Way of Central Florida is accepting proposals for the following two grants to help improve education, financial stability and behavioral health services in Central Florida.

  1. $120,000 in grant funds available for the development or expansion of innovative and creative approaches to education, financial stability and behavioral health services in partnership with Crystal Lake Elementary Community Partnership School.

Minimum request: $10,000

Maximum request: $60,000

Grant Period: Oct. 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

The application deadline is Sept. 4, 2018, at 4 p.m. An optional Q&A meeting for applicants will be held on July 10, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in United Way of Central Florida’s Executive Board Room.

Click here to apply for the Community Partnership School Grant.

  1. $57,500 in grant funds available for the development or expansion of family financial stability programming in East Polk County, Florida.

Grant Period: Oct. 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

The application deadline is Sept. 5, 2018, at 4 p.m. There is no public Q&A session scheduled for this grant.

Click here to apply for the Financial Stability Grant

Questions can be sent to penny.borgia@uwcf.org or scott.lonsberry@uwcf.org

FAQ’s 

What is the geographic service area for Crystal Lake Elementary School?
http://www.polk-fl.net/schools/viewzone.asp?school=0101&type=Elem&id=18 

How many students attend Crystal Lake Elementary School?
http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/year1516/nclb1516.cfm?dist_schl=53_0101 

May applicants provide services using Crystal Lake Elementary School space during afterschool hours?
Yes. With permission from the Principal and/or Director of the Community Partnership School, space for afterschool activities can be scheduled.

Will students be allowed to receive services during school hours?
Yes. With permission from the Principal, services (speech therapy, tutoring, counseling, etc.) can be scheduled during school hours. Partners will be asked to schedule sessions in the afternoons as morning time slots are committed to required academic lessons and assessments.

Basic Crystal Lake information:
Crystal Lake Elementary School is a Pre-K through 5th grade facility located in east Lakeland within the Central Florida School district of Polk County. The school campus is adjacent to Crystal Lake Middle School. Eighty-seven percent of exiting 5th graders attend Crystal Lake Middle. Crystal Lake Elementary School is a Title 1 school where 100% of the students receive free or reduced lunch. They serve a diverse population consisting of 30.3% White, 36.2% Black, 28.2% Hispanic,0 .6% Asian, 0.6% Indian, .8% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 4.5% Multiracial.