FY 25 Consolidated Funding Pool Application (July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025)
The Community Action Partnership of Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro, or CAPSAW, invites nonprofit organizations and government entities to submit proposals requesting funds for eligible programs and services from the Consolidated Funding Pool for a one-year grant for FY 2025.
Proposals are due by 5pm on Thursday, January 11, 2024 to [email protected].
Late applications will not be considered
The Consolidated Funding Pool is a competitive grant comprised of a combination of federal, state, and local sources:
• Federal and State Community Services Block Grant (CSBG): CSBG is a Federal block grant program, administered by the Virginia Department of Social Services, which addresses the causes of poverty among low-income persons and families), by supporting programs and services that improve economic self-sufficiency. More information about CSBG eligibility can be found on page 2.
• Community Services Block Grant – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (CSBG-TANF): CSBG-TANF provides a supplemental allocation of Federal funds with specific eligibility requirements for families with children under 18; income levels at or below 200% of poverty; and reimbursements are tied to specific activities. More information about CSBG-TANF can be found on page 3.
•City of Staunton, City of Waynesboro, and Augusta County Matching Funding: Each locality provides funding to be allocated as needed through the Consolidated Funding Pool.
This is a reimbursement-based grant, meaning that approved funds will be provided to contracted agencies after expenses have been incurred. Typical quarterly reimbursement amounts represent ¼ of the total annual contract, however, amounts may fluctuate in some situations as allowed by CAPSAW policies and procedures. Documentation of eligible expenses will be reviewed during the contract period through quarterly reporting processes and CAPSAW staff request.
Results Oriented Management and Accountability, or ROMA, training is highly encouraged and will be helpful for applicants. Agencies are not required to complete ROMA prior to applying, however, grantees are expected to maintain a minimum of one ROMA trained staff member during their contract period. An introduction to ROMA concepts can be found here: https://vacsbg.learnworlds.com/course/roma-training-series-2023.
How much will be awarded? We anticipate awards ranging from $10,000 - $35,000. Awards in previous competitive funding cycles totaled $395,000 - $425,000.
Grants will be awarded for one year, beginning July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025. The actual amount will be dependent on federal, state, and local budget procedures. Selected grantees may be offered two-year grant commitments. Those not selected for a multi-year commitment will need to reapply for FY 26 funding when that application is available.
High priority will be given to applications that:
- Focus on whole-family concepts with measurable outcomes for more than one household member. Families are made up of individuals, but their challenges and successes are linked.
- Provide services intended to produce measurable outcomes in MORE THAN ONE Impact Area (Childcare, Education, Employment, Housing, and Mental Health).
Pre-Submission Training Opportunities:
Virtual Application Review:
Tuesday, November 7 @ 10:30am via Zoom meeting ID: 834 1878 5236, code: 577945
Tuesday, November 28 @ 3pm via Zoom meeting ID: 856 5723 4128, code: 412231
Pre- Submission Individual Application Review via Zoom
Monday, December 11 – email [email protected] to schedule
Tuesday, December 12 – email [email protected] to schedule
Wednesday, December 13 – email [email protected] to schedule