The Work of the Citizens’ Review Panel includes:
- Review and evaluate funding proposals submitted by local nonprofit agencies
- Make final recommendations to Orange County’s Board of County Commissioners
The Orange County Citizens’ Commission for Children (CCC), solicits proposals from nonprofit organizations in Orange County for children’s services. The funding is allocated through the Citizens’ Review Panel for Human Services Advisory Board (CRP)
Citizens’ Review Panel (CRP) for Human Services Advisory Board is a volunteer board who are appointed by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners, formed in 1995 for the purpose of making funding recommendations for the allocation of Orange County human service dollars to local nonprofits. Funding local nonprofit organizations helps bring critically-needed services to the citizens of our community.
In 2018, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners commissioned the services of Forefront, LLC, an independent Florida-based consulting, research and advisory firm, to provide recommendations for the utilization of $20 million in new funding earmarked for children’s programs and services in Orange County. Forefront, LLC published a final report outlining focus areas for targeted services of Juvenile Prevention/Diversion, Mental and Physical Health, Early Childhood Education/Care and Child/Student Homelessness. The report recommended that programming to address the identified focus areas, be primarily targeted in nine (9) zip codes in Orange County: 32703, 32801, 32805, 32808, 32810, 32811, 32818, 32822, and 32839.
The entire Forefront study, as well as the summary report, can be accessed at the links below.
Various programs in this directory are specific to the targeted zip codes identified by the report. These programs will be labeled by program name. Agency’s who have received funding for the specific sectors, will serve 75% of their youth and families from those zip codes. Below you will find a chart with the sectors and the zip codes.