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.

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.  The application schedule for FY2021 has not been released.  Organizations seeking funding are encouraged to check this webpage on a regular basis.

FY2021 HSAB Funding Cycle Schedule

Budget Period: October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021

FY2021 HSAB Application (Fillable) Form

Application Deadline: Friday, April 24, 2020 (Before Noon)

FY2021 HSAB Application Information & Instructions

First Meeting of Human Services Advisory Board for FY2021 Cycle
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time:  2:00 PM
Location:  Marathon Government Center
                 BOCC Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
                 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL  33050
Agenda:   2/25/2020 Meeting Agenda
Watch Meeting*:
*FY21 Human Services Advisory Board Meeting - Watch Video Recording.  Note:  For best results, watch video of meetings using Internet Explorer as your browser

FY2021 HSAB Application Deadline
Date:  Friday, April 24, 2020 (Before Noon)

Funding Meeting for FY2021 HSAB Funding Cycle
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Time:  11:30 AM
Location:  Marathon Government Center
                 BOCC Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
                 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL  33050

Previous Year’s Funding Recommendations, Applications Submitted & Video Recording:

FY20 Human Services Advisory Board Meeting - Watch Video Recording
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First Meeting - Monday, February 25, 2019: 

Second (Funding Recommendation) Meeting - Tuesday, May 21, 2019:

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.

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 Eadie
District 5
Expires: June 19, 2021

Human Services Advisory Board Working Group

The Human Services Advisory Board Working Group was created in June 2010, by Board commission motion. The purpose of the Working group was to review and possibly modify the HSAB's policies and funding categories, to sunset in November 2010. The HSAB Working Group consisted of nine voting members.

The group met four times during that period, and made a series of recommendations to modify/streamline the application; elicit additional information about how prior year's funding was utilized; offer an opportunity for organizations to change their funding category; eliminate the weighted percentages attached to each of the funding categories for two years; move several organizations that are not statutorily or otherwise required to be funded from BOCC line items to HSAB (with the funding- these are: Big Pine Athletic Assoc., Heart of the Keys Youth, Kids Come First; Rural Health Network, Upper Keys YMCA and Keys to Recovery); and to make an explicit policy that the vast majority of HSAB funding granted to any agency must be spent in and directly benefit Monroe County.

The recommendations from the Working Group were presented and approved at the November 17, 2010 BOCC meeting.