CSBG Summer Camp Scholarship Program

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Summer

Moving families beyond poverty.

Applications for this program are not being accepted at this time. Please check back periodically for updates.

 

St. Lucie County is offering income-eligible households assistance with summer camp scholarships. Preference will be given to households who are working or currently enrolled in school. Eligible households must meet the following requirements:

  • Live in St. Lucie County;
  • Be at or below 125% of the federal poverty level. Proof of income required.

Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first qualified basis. 

Income guidelines below: 

Household Members

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Income Limit

$15,175

$20,575

$25,975

$31,375

$36,775

$42,175

$47,575

$52,975


St. Lucie County residents interested in receiving assistance should complete the interest form below. If you need access to a computer or assistance completing an interest form, contact 772-462-1777, press 0.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Who are the participating summer camps?

Currently, summer camp vendors are the Lincoln Park Community Center and the City of Port St. Lucie. However, funds can be used to pay other comparable summer camp programs if the vendor is willing to work with the program.

What are the eligibility requirements?

Applicants must currently reside in St. Lucie County. Preference will be given to households who are working or currently enrolled in school. Income eligibility is based on household size. A household is defined as all individuals residing at the same address. The household income may not exceed 125% of the Federal Poverty Level in order to qualify for assistance. Income guidelines listed above.  

How is income eligibility determined?

Income eligibility is based on household size within the last 30 days. A household is defined as ALL individuals residing at the same address. Gross income must be used as per grant guidelines. Verifying documentation required.

What is considered income?

The following is considered income per grant guidelines:

  • Money wages and salaries before any deductions;
  • Self-employment wages after deductions for business expenses;
  • Social Security payments;
  • Unemployment;
  • Worker’s compensation;
  • Veteran benefits;
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF);
  • Alimony;
  • Child support;
  • And all other allowable sources of income as determined by the grant guidelines.

Verifying documentation required.

How is this program funded?

The Human Services Division receives a Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) from the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity. These funds aim to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities and help promote self-sufficiency.

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