Community Partnership Fund open to Applications from Nonprofits

Metro Social Services (MSS) is overseeing Metro government’s Community Performance Funds (CPF) in the area of Financial Security.  Nonprofits are invited to participate in this competitive process with innovative program proposals to address prevention of low-income family housing loss or displacement.

Click the link for detailed CPF Solicitation Information including the following deadlines:

  1. Call for proposals released – February 7, 2018
  2. Pre-application technical assistance workshop:  At Metro Social Services, 2:00 pm on Friday, February 23, 2018.
  3. Intent to Apply –  Email a statement of your intent to apply with partners named and requested grant  amount anticipated to by Wednesday February 28, 2018. 
  4. Submission deadline:  All complete proposals must be submitted by March 23, 2018 at 4:00pm.
  5. Project Presentations – Week of March 29, 2018, depending on the number of proposals.
  6. Evaluation Committee review of proposals – April 2018
  7. Announcement of awards and submission of selected proposals to Mayor’s Office and Department of Finance – April 2018
  8. Metro Council consideration of budget including CPF funding – May/June 2018
  9. Award start date:  CPF departmental Coordinators complete contracts with those receiving grants – July 2018

MSS released the following information:

Financial Security – CPF – Application Information

Announcement of Community Performance Funding (CPF) for Priority Area Financial Security:

Funding is available for non-profits for preventing low-income family housing loss or displacement.

Metropolitan Social Services is coordinating the Financial Security CPF.  Details of requirements and important dates are contained in the CPF Financial Security solicitation available online.

Projects funded under this category will have a specific plan, strategy, and intervention that show promise to result in a measurable change in the problem, or in factors causing the problem, during the grant period.  Examples include implementing an innovative strategy, a promising practice or an evidence-based practice that has been shown to positively address housing loss prevention.

Funding Objectives:  Priority will be given to proposals that focus on preventing housing loss among low-income families with household incomes at or below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI)

Client Eligibility:

  • Families with children
  • Families unstably housed, such as those temporarily living with friends or family, those experiencing an unmanageable rent increase, and those facing eviction, none who have alternative housing resources.
  • Other families in situations defined by the applicant agency if they meet the intent of the grant.

Other CPF Priority Areas and Coordinating Departments include:

Community Health – Metropolitan Public Health Department

Domestic Violence – Metropolitan Office of Family Safety

Youth Violence – Davidson County Juvenile Court

Literacy – Nashville Public Library

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