Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division has funds for nonprofit organizations, cities, schools and churches to provide summer camp services.
A mandatory application workshop will be conducted for all interested applicants at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in the first-floor training rooms of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.
Participating agencies must operate a camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for at least six weeks this summer during the seven-week scholarship program. Services should include supervised playground activities, sports, crafts and field trips for children ages 5 through 12. Five-year-olds must have completed kindergarten, and 12-year-olds must be entering sixth grade. Camps serving primarily special needs children may accept applicants up to age 17. Camps are encouraged to provide opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity.
Applicants must have proven administrative capacity and at least one year of successful experience in providing summer camp programs.
Funding will be provided from June 10 to July 26 through scholarships to children whose families are at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Providers will be paid per child at a portion of the weekly rate, not to exceed the weekly rate established by the Community Assistance Division.
Applications are available online at www.volusia.org/community_assistance/applications or by calling Jill Marcum at 386-736-5955, ext. 15593. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. Jan. 18.
The Children and Families Advisory Board will recommend qualified agencies to the Volusia County Council for final approval.
Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II)
In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Volusia County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs and activities. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity of the county, should contact the county’s ADA Title II coordinator, George Baker, at 386-248-1760 at least two business days before the scheduled event or meeting.
This notice also applies to written requests by a physically handicapped person needing a special accommodation to attend a public meeting in accordance with section 286.26, Florida Statutes.
A copy of the county’s Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) can be obtained at www.volusia.org/ada or by calling 386-248-1760.