Adult & Family Services Commission

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. The next Adult and Family Services Commission Meeting is on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Empire Room at the County Government Center (950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959).  There is no Adult and Family Services Commission Meeting in August or December. Minutes are available following approval.

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Mission Statement 

To engage and empower our community to eliminate poverty, to create equity and prosperity, and assist people in achieving self-sufficiency through direct services, advocacy and community partnership.


The Commission provides policy advice to the Board of Supervisors; appraises and evaluates county health and human services programs; participates in long range planning processes; helps identify and coordinate community resources, including the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), that can be used to provide collaborative solutions to health and human services needs; oversees the extent and the quality of the participation of low income constituents in the CSBG funded programs; participates in activities of the Agency on Aging Area 4 (AAA4) Advisory Council; provides advice and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on issues relating to Adult Day Services and Adult Day Health Care; provides assistance in educating the community on health and human services needs; and promoting intergenerational relations and activities, which facilitates the generations working together to solve problems and enriching the lives of all.

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit from qualified non-profit applicants, proposals designed to diminish the causes of poverty in Nevada County and promote Family Self-Sufficiency through Projects that support educational and cognitive development; income and asset building; nutrition; housing, and/or; health and social/behavioral development as identified in 2022-2023 Community Services Block Grant Community Action Plan (CSBG CAP).  Proposals that align with these Needs will receive priority through the scoring process. Projects must support programs that mitigate root causes of poverty and improve conditions of extreme poverty, for low-income Nevada County households.

It is estimated that the Community Initiative Funding (CIF) available under this RFP will total $30,000. Funds will be allocated on a one-time only basis to two separate projects at an amount not to exceed $15,000 each; the term of award is July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations. CIF funds are NOT intended to provide long-term support for a Project and may not be used to pay for administrative overhead costs, which includes staff and operating costs of the non-profit, or to supplant other funding sources. 

CIF funding must be targeted to low-income residents.

All proposals should address and clearly identify how poverty in Nevada County will be reduced and/or how Family Self-Sufficiency will be improved. The CSBG CAP may found at .

Community Action Plan

Commission Documents