Adult & Family Services Commission

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. The next Adult and Family Services Commission Meeting is on Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Empire Room at the County Government Center (950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959).  There is no Adult and Family Services Commission Meeting in August or December. Minutes are available following approval.

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Adult and Family Services Commission Meeting Schedule for 2022

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Mission Statement 

To engage and empower our community to eliminate poverty, to create equity and prosperity, and assist people in achieving self-sufficiency through direct services, advocacy and community partnership.

Overview

The Commission provides policy advice to the Board of Supervisors; appraises and evaluates county health and human services programs; participates in long range planning processes; helps identify and coordinate community resources, including the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), that can be used to provide collaborative solutions to health and human services needs; oversees the extent and the quality of the participation of low income constituents in the CSBG funded programs; participates in activities of the Agency on Aging Area 4 (AAA4) Advisory Council; provides advice and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on issues relating to Adult Day Services and Adult Day Health Care; provides assistance in educating the community on health and human services needs; and promoting intergenerational relations and activities, which facilitates the generations working together to solve problems and enriching the lives of all.

Funding Proposals

Community Services Block Grant Funding (CSBG) 2022-2023

The Nevada County Adult & Family Services Commission (AFSC) announces a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Nevada County Community Services Block Grant Funding (CSBG). The AFSC seeks proposals from local non-profit agencies to provide services that will enhance the priority set forth by the Community Services Block Grant Community Action Plan (CSBG CAP) in the area of Improving Household Income.  

One CSBG award will be funded in the total amount of $120,000, in support of the mission of the AFSC in order to improve the lives of low-income residents of Nevada County.  A single award totaling $120,000, will be disbursed in the amount of $46,000 for calendar year 2022 and $74,000 for calendar year 2023, based on the availability of funds.

Non-Profit organizations may submit an application for CSBG funds.

Funding requests are for May 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023. The maximum funds available will be $120,000, with funds distributed as outlined above.  These funds are limited to program support and are subject to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors’ approval and fiscal resources. These funds are to provide direct program support with indirect costs not to exceed 10% of direct program expenses. These funds may not be used to purchase of assets.  Funding priorities will be aligned with activities in support of Improving Household Income as set forth by the Community Services Block Grant Community Action Plan (CSBG CAP). 

CSBG funding must be targeted to very low-income residents as identified by the California Department of Community Services & Development, see ATTACHMENT F – 2021 CSBG Poverty Guidelines (income limits are subject to change). Proposals must meet the priority objective of Improving Household Income as outlined in the CSBG CAP.  The CSBG CAP may found at https://mynevadacounty.com/DocumentCenter/View/42653/CAP-2022-2023-_Nevada-County_Final .  Please note that CSBG defines Improving Household Income as those services which directly lead to increased income such as job training and employment placement programs.

A downloadable copy of the application is available here

  • The Application Deadline is April 5, 2022, no later than 3:00 P.M.
  • Selection process will occur at the April 21, 2022, Adult and Family Services Commission meeting
  • All applicants are encouraged to attend

For questions or additional information, contact rob.choate@co.nevada.ca.us 

Community Initiative Funding (CIF) 2022-2023

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors, through the AFSC, anticipates the authorization of funding to facilitate projects in support of programs that alleviate the causes of poverty in Nevada County through the issuance of Community Initiative Funds (CIF).

Respondents should be aware that CIF activities, as well as those of any CIF grantee, are subject to any modifications required by Federal, State or County legislation and their regulations. CIF funding will be contingent upon the Nevada County Board of Supervisors’ approval and fiscal resources.

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit from qualified non-profit applicants, proposals designed to promote Family Self-Sufficiency through Projects that support educational and cognitive development; income and asset building; nutrition; housing, and/or; health and social/behavioral development.  Projects must support programs that mitigate root causes of poverty and ameliorate conditions of extreme poverty, for low-income Nevada County households.

 It is estimated that the Community Initiative Funding (CIF) available under this RFP will total $30,000. Funds will be allocated on a one-time only basis to two separate projects at an amount not to exceed $15,000 each; the term of award is July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations. CIF funds are NOT intended to provide long-term support for a Project and may not be used to pay for administrative overhead costs, which includes staff and operating costs of the non-profit, or to supplant other funding sources. 

CIF funding must be targeted to low-income residents. (See Attachment D)

The AFSC has identified and prioritized the Need for “Improving Household Income” in their review of community Needs as set forth by the 2022-2023 Community Services Block Grant Community Action Plan (CSBG CAP). Proposal that align with this Need may receive priority through the scoring process  All proposals should address and clearly identify how Family Self-Sufficiency will be improved. The CSBG CAP may found at: https://mynevadacounty.com/DocumentCenter/View/42653/CAP-2022-2023-_Nevada-County_Final

A downloadable copy of the application is available here

  • The Application Deadline is April 5, 2022, no later than 12:00 P.M.
  • Proposals will be reviewed and scored by the AFSC Commission or their designees at the April 21, 2022 Adult and Family Services Commission meeting.  
  • All applicants are encouraged to attend 

For questions or additional information, contact rob.choate@co.nevada.ca.us or by phone at (530) 265-1645.


   

Community Action Plan

Commission Documents