City of Jacksonville


Public Service Grant Program

The Public Service Grant Program (PSG) contracts with Duval County non-profit agencies who have been in operation for a minimum of three years to equip families and residents 18 years and old with necessary tools to facilitate their well being through intervention, education and opportunity. The selection process of PSG awards is outlined in Chapter 118.806 and evaluated by the Public Service Grant Council.

Public Service Grants are available to nonprofits that serve categories of Most Vulnerable Persons (MVP) and/or Needs.  Most Vulnerable Persons and/or Needs are groups of citizens or the common needs and traits requiring services from Requesting Agencies, whose needs have justified priority consideration over other deserving populations or groups in competition for City funding.  The PSG Council assesses the needs of the community and recommends the categories of Most Vulnerable Persons and/or Needs for the upcoming fiscal year.

The FY25 Application process is open. 

How to Apply

Grant Application Process

The PSG Process is an annual, competitive process that begins in the Spring time. The following documents and actions are required when applying for the grant.
  • Attend the Mandatory  Workshop
  • Agency must be in operation for at least 3 years
  • Solicitation Permit
  • 3 Years of Federal Tax Returns (990's)
  • 2 Years of Agency Fiscal Balance Sheet & Statments of Income
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Notarized Affidavit 

Mandatory Training

Two Mandatory Trainings are offered each year prior to the close of the PSG application. Attendance to one of the two offered trainings is required, to apply for the grant. Certificates will be sent out after all trainings are completed. If you do not have a training certificate, you CAN NOT apply for grant. The PowerPoint presentation for the FY25 training is located in the Technical Assistance area below.

Attendance at either of the Mandatory Workshops are a requirement for submission of a Public Service Grant Application grant.  Each of the workshops will be in the 8th floor conference rooom (#851) of the Ed Ball Building (214 North Hogan Street) as well as available on-line please use the links below to access the workshops.
Time: Zoom May 14, 2024 10:00 AM Webinar
Passcode: 356352
Join Zoom May 23, 2024 2:00 PM Webinar
Passcode: 800772

Please click here for the link to the on-line application

Click on the below link to review the ordinance governing eligiblity and requirements for the Public Service Grant program.

Ordinance Chapter 118 part 8 

Public Service Grant FY 2025 Application Information

The FY25 PSG application process is open.  Below you will find helpful documents and information from the past application process which can help you prepare for the upcoming application process. Keep in mind that these forms are from FY24 and are subject to change for the next grant cycle. 

Use the link and passcode below to view the June 10,2024 PSG Council Meeting, where they conduct the FY25 Norming Exercie. 
Passcode: i9uccy@Y

Application Template and Sample Forms
To review the ordinance governing eligibility and application requirements, see Chapter 118, section 8. (Municode has not been update with 2023-238-E)

Technical Assistance

If you have any questions regarding the Public Service Grant application process or contractual requirements, please contact the Office of Grants & Contract Compliance PSG Staff.

2024-2025 PSG Human Services Framework Continuum

City Council Ordinance 2024-0198

  • Priority Need A: Acute (30% of PSG Award) Services focused on adult individuals and/or families experiencing a difficult or dangerous situation which requires prompt action to avoid further deterioration of their health, safety, or welfare.

  • Priority Need B: Prevention and Diversion (40% of PSG Award) Services focused on preventing negative changes to the health, safety, and welfare of adult individuals and/or families; or services designed to divert adult individuals and/or families who have experienced negative changes to their health, safety, or welfare from experiencing further deterioration.  

  • Priority Need C: Self-Sufficiency and Stability (30% of PSG Award) Services focused on helping adult individuals and/or families work toward needing no assistance to satisfy their health, safety, and welfare; or services focused on helping adult individuals and/or families work towards a stable level of assistance needed on an ongoing basis. 

Public Service Grant/Direct Appropriation FY 2024 Awardee Training

Prior Awards

Please contact John Snyder for additional funding history at 255-8202 or

OMB Circulars - Federal Grants and Federal Pass-Through funding (not applicable for PSG/City Grants)

The Federal Government updated its audit requirements and the old OMB circulars are no longer valid. Click here to view the new CFR Part 200.

Downloadable Forms