Human Services Advisory Board

The Human Services Advisory Board (HSAB) was created on March 13, 1991, with the adoption of Resolution No. 77-1991. There is a need for the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners to fund community-based agencies that provide needed health and social services for the citizens of Monroe County.

The purpose of this board is to review funding requests from non-profit human services agencies and make recommendations to the BOCC. The board bases its recommendations on an evaluation of the county’s needs, agency capability and past performance, and an established set of guidelines. An eligible organization must provide medical services, core services and/or quality of life services.

The advisory board consists of five members, with the adoption of Resolution No. 056-1992, each county commissioner appointing one. Members’ terms will be two years or the termination of the respective appointing commissioner's term, whichever shall first occur provided that each board member serves on the board until the appointment of a successor.

FY2020 HSAB Funding Cycle Schedule
Budget Period:  October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020

Monroe County is now accepting grant applications for FY2020 from non-profit (501c3) organizations who wish to propose a program for meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention and remediation of problems and committed to improving the overall quality of life for service populations who live in Monroe County.

FY2020 Grant Application Form & Instructions:
It is highly recommended you read the instructions and the application prior to beginning; this should prove to be beneficial in preparing you for the successful completion of the application.

Please contact the Grants Office with any questions you may have or if you experience any technical difficulties with the electronic application form.

**VERY IMPORTANT:  You MUST use Acrobat Reader XI or Acrobat Reader DC to complete and submit the application; other versions Adobe Acrobat do not appear to work with this application form. Link to download free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC: 

FY2020 Application Instructions:  FY2020 Grant Application Instructions
FY2020 Application: 
**FY2020 Grant Application (Fillable) Form

FY2020 HSAB Funding Recommendation Meeting
Date:  Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time:  9:00 AM until all business is complete
Location: Marathon Gov't. Center
2nd floor BOCC Meeting Room
2798 Overseas Highway; Marathon, FL  33050
Agenda:  TBA

ADA Assistance: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, please contact the County Administrator's Office, by phoning 305-292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711." Accommodation Request Form.

FY2020 HSAB First Meeting
Date:  Monday, February 25, 2019
Time:  3:00 PM
Location: Marathon Gov't. Center
2nd floor BOCC Meeting Room
2798 Overseas Highway; Marathon, FL  33050

Previous Year's Funding Recommendations & Applications Submitted:
FY19 HSAB Funding Recommendations

FY19 Applications Received

FY18 HSAB Recommendations

FY17 HSAB Recommendations

FY16 HSAB Recommendations

HSAB Application Workshop Video       

Human Service Advisory Board (HSAB) Members

Michael Ingram
District 1
Expires: November 16, 2020
Sandra Higgs
District 2
Expires: February 20, 2021
Virginia Stones
District 3
Expires: February 20, 2021
David Manz
District 4
Expires: February 20, 2021
Bob Johnson
District 5
Expires: November 16, 2020