Media Release

2009/10 Poverty Reduction Funding (CAPP)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 1:00 AM

May 6, 2009

4:15 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications from 501(c)(3) organizations for the Community Agency Partnership Program (CAPP) poverty reduction funding program.  Agencies must have a physical location in Alachua County and current 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.  The funding is available for programs that reduce poverty among Alachua County residents.  Programs must fall into one of the following four categories:  Basic Assistance, Healthcare, Housing/Supportive Living or Child/Youth Education, Safety, Growth & Development.  The categories are explained further in the application instructions and will be covered in the pre-application workshops.

All applicants are required to attend one pre-application workshop.  There will be an abbreviated workshop for applicants who received CAPP funding in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009.  If an applicant did not receive CAPP funding in 2007-2008 and in 2008-2009, the applicant must attend one of the two new applicant workshops.  If a workshop is not attended by a representative of the organization, the organization will not be eligible to apply for funding.  No RSVP is required or requested for the workshops. 

New Applicant Workshop:

  • Thursday, May 14, 2009, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Alachua County Health Dept.
    224 SE 24th Street
    Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Monday, May 18, 2008, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Alachua County Health Dept.
    224 SE 24th Street
    Gainesville, FL 32641

For 2007/08 and 2008/09 CAPP Award Recipients Only:

  • Abbreviated Workshop:
    Friday, May 15, 2009, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    Alachua County Health Dept.
    224 SE 24th Street
    Gainesville, FL 32641

The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2009.  Applications are time-stamped upon submission and none will be accepted past a 5 p.m. time stamp.  Applicants are encouraged to allow time for very limited downtown parking. 

Solicitation documents (applications) and details for receiving documents may be obtained online:

  • For the Program Application, click here.
  • For the Application Instructions, click here.
  • For the Application Worksheet, click here.

Or hard copies can be picked up/mailed:

  • To pick up applications please visit the Alachua County Purchasing Division, 3rd Floor of the County Administration Building (12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville).
  • Requests of applications can be mailed to: Alachua County Purchasing Division, P.O. Box 1467, Gainesville, FL 32602

For questions, contact the Alachua County Purchasing Division at 352-374-5202.



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).