City of North Port launches NP² program to aid non-profits

Published on April 01, 2024

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NORTH PORT, FL—The City of North Port is announcing the launch of the NP² (North Port Non-Profits United) program, or “NP squared,” an initiative to foster collaboration between municipal government and local non-profits to better serve North Port residents. NP²'s primary objective is to assist non-profits by providing support that will continue to enhance and expand their mission.

“Since I arrived as the City Manager, staff and I have committed to strengthening the relationship between the City of North Port and our non-profit community,” North Port City Manager Jerome Fletcher said. “I believe this program reflects our commitment to supporting those who support our community.”

The NP² program, approved by the City Commission in Fiscal Year 2022/2023, offers North Port non-profits an opportunity to apply for support items that directly contribute to their service to the community. Examples of eligible expenditures include but are not limited to essential equipment, appliances, machinery or tools, etc.

"We believe collaboration is key to building a stronger, more resilient community," said North Port Social Services Manager Janet Carrillo. "NP² represents a proactive step towards supporting non-profits and ensuring they have the resources to continue serving our residents effectively."

To be eligible for support through NP², non-profits must meet specific criteria, including being in good financial standing and providing essential documentation. Additionally, all agencies must be active on at the time of application and receipt of items.

Applications are open now until May 31, 2024. Non-profits interested in applying are encouraged to visit to learn more about the NP² program.

For more information about NP² and how to get involved, please call Janet Carrillo, the Social Services Manager, at 941-429-3704.

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