Not-for-profit agencies are invited to submit an application for funding through the Grant and Aid Program each year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Not-for-Profit Agencies that provide services to Winter Haven residents are eligible to apply for a grant each year through the Grant and Aid application.

  • Mandatory training sessions will be offered leading up to the application window. Applicants are required to attend one of the three training sessions to be eligible to apply for the grant. Each training session is the same, and applicants only need to attend one. Only those who attend training will be granted access to the grant application.

The first step to applying for grant funding this year is to attend training. Click the link under the date you prefer to attend to register for a training session. All training sessions will happen in person at City Hall.



February 18

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Click to Register


February 28

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

City Hall

Click to Register


March 9

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

City Hall

Click to Register

The application window for the 2023/24 Fiscal Year is March 1, 2023 through April 15, 2023.


  • February 18, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – Training Session Option 1

  • February 28, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – Training Session Option 2

  • March 1, 2023 – Application Window Opens

  • March 9, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – Training Session Option 3

  • March 30, 2023 – Reporting due from 2023 recipients.

  • April 15, 2023 – Application Window Closes

  • June 2023 – Staff presents the recommendations of the Grant and Aid Review Committee to the City Commission. The final decision on funding is made by the City Commission.

  • September 2023 – Grant and Aid funding included in the budget process.

  • October 2023 – Grant and Aid checks are sent to awarded recipients.

  • November 2023 – March 2024 – Recipients may be asked to provide an update on the utilization of funds in writing or via an in-person presentation to the City Commission.

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