2018 Community Partnership Program

The City is currently in the process of creating a strategic plan for the future, to help make Savannah the best mid-sized city in America. We’re calling it Savannah Forward. To align FY18 resources with the Savannah Forward initiative, the City is seeking to purchase programs and services to be provided under the Community Partnership Program (which replaces the annual Social Services Grant Program).

Proposals will be evaluated by one or more selection committees, and successful proposals will be recommended for funding in varying amounts from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $50,000 for Community Services contracts and up to $200,000 for Homeless Continuum of Care Services Management.


  1. The Community Partnerships Program is a competitive process. Proposals may or may not be recommended for funding; therefore, agencies should not rely upon or have an expectation of funding from the City of Savannah.
  2. City funding is intended to purchase programs and services which further the City’s Strategic Plan and benefit Savannah residents. It is not intended to support general operating and overhead costs not associated with the program or service being funded. Agencies are strongly encouraged to pursue other funding alternatives to support its programs and operations.
  3. Funding recommendations must be approved by the Mayor and Aldermen in accordance with the final 2018 Budget and if approved, contracts for services will be executed with selected providers.

Two Proposal Workshops for interested parties will be held:

Friday, August 11, 2017 2:30pm-4:30pm Savannah Civic Center (Bryan Room)

Monday, August 14, 2017 2:00pm-4:00pm Savannah Civic Center (Bryan Room)