The Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) announces the availability of approximately $5.2 million for “Youth FORCE” programs. This Request for Proposal (RFP) includes programming to provide effective, research-based best practice approaches to strengthen protective factors and teach positive decision-making skills to at-risk middle-school youth.

The Council is soliciting applications from non-profit organizations, governmental entities, or for- profit organizations incorporated or qualified to do business in the State of Florida. The RFP is available electronically at the CSC website,  Copies are also available at the Children’s Services Council office at 6600 West Commercial Boulevard, Lauderhill, Florida, 33319.

Verbal instructions regarding the services to be procured will be provided during the only pre-bid conference on Dec. 2, at 1:30 p.m.  It is also the only opportunity to receive information regarding the client populations to be served, contractual expectations and other critical service delivery requirements.

Completed applications are due on or before Jan. 20, 2016, by 12:00 p.m. Approved programs will result in contracts effective Aug. 1, 2016.

Palm Beach 

The City of West Palm Beach is donating two properties managed by the city’s Department of Housing and Community Development to Habitat for Humanity so that Habitat can build single family homes on them. The two vacant lots, located at 1090 17th Street and 1053 17th Street are worth just under $20,000 combined. The two properties have been managed by the city and set aside for affordable or workforce housing. The agreement requires that a Habitat-qualified homeowner live there for the first ten years. In addition to helping provide affordable housing, the deal also ensures that the properties return to the tax rolls in the city.

Miami – Dade

The Footprints Foundation is offering a free prenatal class at The Redland Hotel, 5 S. Flagler Ave., Homestead, Fl. on Monday, Dec. 7 from 12 noon to 2 pm. RSVP at 305-573-8423 or via email,