Adult & Family Services Commission

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. The February 13, 2024 Adult and Family Services Commission Meeting will be held at the Nevada County Government Center upstairs in the Empire Room , 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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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.

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 purpose of this RFP is to solicit from qualified non-profit applicants, proposals designed to diminish the causes of poverty in Nevada County and 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 improve conditions of extreme poverty, for low-income Nevada County households.  Proposals from local non-profit agencies to provide services that directly assist with Improving Household Income as set forth by the Community Services Block Grant Community Action Plan (CSBG CAP) will be given priority.  

 One CSBG award will be funded in the total amount of $148,000, in support of the mission of the AFSC in order to improve the lives of low-income residents of Nevada County.  the term of award April 1, 2024 – December 31, 2025, and will be disbursed in the amount of $74,000 for calendar year 2024 and $74,000 for calendar year 2025, based on the availability of funds.

 CSBG Funding

Funding requests are for April 1, 2024 – December 31, 2025. The maximum funds available will be $148,000, 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 for the purchase of assets.  Funding priorities will be aligned with activities as set forth by the Community Services Block Grant Community Action Plan (CSBG CAP).  Funding priority will be given to those activities that directly assist with Improving Household Income of low income members of the community.

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://www.nevadacountyca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/51617/CSBG-CNA-CAP-Nevada-County-2024-25-FINAL_062323.          

Please note that CSBG defines Improving Household Income as those services which directly lead to increased income through job training and employment placement programs.

 A downloadable copy of the proposal application will be available at https://www.nevadacountyca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/51618/CSBG-24-25-Request-for-Funding-Application 

CSBG Proposal Application Word Doc

For questions or additional information contact rob.choate@nevadacountyca.gov .          

 The Application Deadline has been extended to February 6, 2024, no later than 12:00 P.M.

Selection process will occur at the February 13, 2024, AFSC meeting

All applicants are encouraged to attend

 

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