RFP for Youth Services in Cecil County, Maryland

Posted 11 months ago at 10:20 am

RFP 18-08: Youth Services

Cecil County, Maryland, through the Cecil Human Services Agency (CHSA), Cecil County’s Local Management Board (LMB), is seeking proposals from PROSPECTIVE GRANTEES for the provision of Human Service-related programs described within this RFP. Only PROSPECTIVE GRANTEES meeting all requirements listed herein will be considered. Selection of a proposal ensures that the outlined services will be included in the County's FY 18 grant application, but does not ensure that they will be funded. Cecil Human Services Agency intends to fund a program or programs to address the areas of: 1) impact of incarceration on children and families, and 2) disconnected youth. Both programs are priority areas identified by Governor’s Office for Children as referenced and defined in in Section VII.

The County reserves the right to award contracts to multiple prospective grantees based on their ability to address the goals and priorities identified in Section VII. All awards are contingent upon receipt of funding and budgetary considerations as stated in Section I. PROSPECTIVE GRANTEES are invited to attend a Pre-Proposal meeting to be held Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Cecil County Administrative Building, 200 Chesapeake Blvd., Elkton, MD 21921 in the Perryville Conference Room. Proposals must be submitted to the Purchasing Office, 200 Chesapeake Boulevard, Suite 1400, Elkton, Maryland in sealed envelopes clearly marked in the lower left-hand corner “RFP 18-08, YOUTH SERVICES” no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. NO PROPOSAL WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 4 PM. The PROSPECTIVE GRANTEE’S name and address shall appear in the upper left hand corner of the proposal envelope. Additional specifications and/or instructions to PROSPECTIVE GRANTEES may also be obtained by contacting David Pyle, Purchasing Agent, by email at dpyle@ccgov.org, by phone at 410-996-5395, or by mail at Purchasing Office, 200 Chesapeake Boulevard, Suite 1400, Elkton, Maryland 21921. All questions requesting clarification of the RFP must be submitted in writing prior to the week before the submission deadline. Any changes to the RFP will be documented and forwarded to all participating PROSPECTIVE GRANTEES as soon as possible. Cecil County, Maryland reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals and to waive technicalities.

RFP for Citi Foundation's Community Progress Makers Fund - Due Jan. 8, 2016

Posted 2 years ago at 10:20 am

Hello, Forum members! Please see the below announcement and attached RFP to find out about Citi Foundation's new Community Program Makers Funder. First round proposals are due January 8, 2016.

"The Citi Foundation has established the Community Progress Makers Fund, a $20 million initiative, to invest in visionary organizations committed to aligning the work of residents, nonprofits, businesses, and municipal governments in an effort to create opportunity and drive economic progress for low- and moderate-income communities across the U.S.

We are defining Community Progress Makers as trusted, visionary, and established organizations that are working in new ways to address urban challenges. They serve both as a safety net for communities in economic distress and champions who break down silos and connect communities to greater social and economic opportunity. The most successful community innovators know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to complex social issues. Yet there is a growing recognition that breaking down silos, and working comprehensively and collectively with others can dramatically accelerate the pace of progress.

The Citi Foundation seeks to invest in leaders and organizations who are working to make cities engines of opportunity for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Through core support funding we seek to enable these leaders to take the bold steps required to create transformative outcomes for their communities and for their organizations.

Community Progress Makers will each receive the following:

• Core support grant of up to $500,000 over two years
• Technical assistance from national experts and leading researchers
• Access to skills-based, pro-bono Citi volunteer teams to advise on organization development
• Communications support to expand influence and share the work with a broad audience
• Opportunities to connect and share learnings with other grantees through Community Progress Makers in-person convenings and webinars"

See link attached to this post for a PDF of the full RFP with the proposal requirements.

Collective Impact RFP Posting

Posted 3 years ago at 10:20 am

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (Flint, MI) is seeking planning and facilitation professionals with background in Collective Impact and/or Opportunity Youth Community Strategies. The RFP is attached.

Request for Proposals: Creation of a Backbone to Coordinate a Collective Impact Effort Focusing on Reducing Diabetes in the Rio Grande Valley

Posted 3 years ago at 10:20 am

Unidos Contra Diabetes is now seeking an organization or collaborative partnership to sustain a "Backbone" to serve as the entity that will formally coordinate the implementation of a long-term, regional collective impact effort to combat diabetes in the Rio Grande Valley.

For more information: Rio Grande Valley Communities are Unidos Contra Diabetes Through Collective Impact

Deadline: Proposals due May 4, 2015.

Requirements: See attached RFP on this post

NEA's Call for Collective Impact Art Proposals - Due July 24

Posted 4 years ago at 10:20 am

For those working in the arts field, the deadline for the National Endowment for the Arts' call for proposals is coming up on July 24, and this round includes a priority for collective impact projects.

A summary of their requirements for collective impact projects is below, and you can read the full call for proposals here.

Collective Impact Grants

Projects increase student access to arts education through collective, systematic approaches. John Kania and Mark Kramer have shown how collective efforts have a greater impact on social change than individual efforts in their "Collective Impact" article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

We anticipate making a limited number of grants at higher award levels for longer term, large-scale projects that use a collective, systematic approach to provide arts education to students throughout a neighborhood, school, school district, and/or state.

These projects should embrace the following principles, which may be ongoing and occur at any point during the project:

  • - Partnership: Cross-sector partners work to determine a common vision, define goals, develop strategies, and identify measurable outcomes for arts education. Partners may include arts organizations, units of government, school systems, funders, community organizations, or institutions of higher education. Priority will be given to projects that include a managing partner that is the coordinating entity, and involve at least three cross-sector organizations, one of which is an arts/cultural organization.
  • - Data: Data informs decision making. This may include asset mapping of community resources, collecting student data, or creating new data collection tools.
  • - Planning: A plan outlines system-wide arts education implementation. This should include a description of each partner's role in achieving the common vision, as well as plans for communication among the partners and sustainability.
  • - Programming: Activities support the plan. Programming may include services to students, professional development, curriculum design, or convening stakeholders.
  • - Evaluation: A shared measurement system assesses the impact of planning and programming and is disseminated.

You must identify your project as either Emerging or Sustaining.

Emerging projects are in the initial phase of work to establish an arts education plan. These projects may cultivate partners, convene, collect data, or create an arts education plan.

Sustaining projects have an arts education plan in place. These projects may continue work from the emerging phase, be in the programming and evaluation stage, or scaling up proven efforts to increase arts education access. These projects must demonstrate how they are disseminating information to the fields of arts education, public education, and beyond.

(NOTE: If any partner in the project has been a past participant in the Education Leaders Institute (ELI), indicate that in your application. Describe if and how the proposed project supports or is aligned to efforts made as a result of participation in ELI.)

Read the full call for proposals