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WHITTIER SOCIAL SERVICES FUNDING - FISCAL YEAR 2013-14
Annually, the Whittier Social Services Commission provides grant funding for local non-profit agencies which provide necessary and specialized services to City of Whittier residents.
Agencies submit applications for funding, which are reviewed by the Commission. They, in turn make recommendations for agencies and funding amounts for the Whittier City Council’s review and approval.
The Social Services Commission submitted its 2013-14 recommendations during the FY 2013-14 budget process. Despite the challenging state of the economy, the City Council approved $182,766 in funding for 28 local non-profit social services agencies when they approved the FY 2013-14 budget at their June 25, 2013 meeting.
Funding for the successful applicants was awarded with the beginning of the fiscal year on July 1, 2013.
For a listing of the 28 agencies that received funding, and a summary of their services, click here.
For more information on the Social Services funding process, please call the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at 562-567-9400.
WHITTIER SOCIAL SERVICES FUNDING APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
The Whittier Social Services Commission invites applications for funding from local non-profit organizations that provide needed social services for City of Whittier residents for the 2013-14 Fiscal Year. The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m. Friday, December 13. “The Social Services Commission encourages innovative programming that could include agencies submitting joint applications for projects to better the quality of life in Whittier and provide necessary services to our residents,” said Fran Shields, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.
Applications and an informational letter may be obtained by calling the Community Services Department at 562-567-9400; in person at the Department office at Whittier City Hall, 13230 Penn Street. The application may also be accessed by clicking here. All groups applying for funding must supply proof of non-profit status with the application. The following documents are required as proof of non-profit status: a Certificate of Filing, Certificate of Status or Certificate or Articles of Incorporation or Exemption Determination Letter of the California Secretary of State and a Determination Letter of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognition of their section of 501 c (3) exempt status.
Examples of social services programs which may be eligible for grant funding include employment assistance, crime prevention, child care and education, health services, drug abuse, recreational needs and other services that primary assist low to moderate income residents including abused children, battered spouses, senior citizens, those with disabilities, homeless persons and illiterate persons. The Whittier Social Services Commission will review all applications to determine eligibility. The Commission's recommendations regarding funding will be forwarded to the City Council for final approval. Agencies that receive funding may be required to make presentations at Commission meetings
For more information regarding this Social Services funding application process, please call the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at (562) 567-9400.
To obtain a copy of the informational and funding letter and copy of the funding application, click here.
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