United Way of Greater Topeka to issue Requests for Applications (RFAs) for 2016 Basic Needs funding

United Way of Greater Topeka to issue Requests for Applications (RFAs) for 2016 Basic Needs funding

TOPEKA, KAN.—Charitable organizations interested in receiving United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) funding for Basic Needs Assistance should plan to attend an information meeting on January 14th at the Holton Community Hospital. United Way will be releasing the 2016 Request for Applications (RFA) to provide funding for assistance in the basic needs categories of food, rent and utilities assistance, and access to health care, prescription assistance.

The RFP process is open to eligible charitable organizations as designated by IRS Code 170 that provide services in Jackson County (contact United Way for specific details).space

Information Meeting

The information meeting will be Thursday, January 14th, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Holton Community Hospital, 1100 Columbine Dr., in Holton. UWGT staff will review the RFA, answer questions and explain the online application system and process (e-CImpact). To ensure adequate materials are available, please RSVP for the information meeting by e-mailing Katie Sullivan at Katie.Sullivan@unitedwaytopeka.org.

Schedule:     3:00 – 3:30       Basic Needs RFP Specifics

3:30 – 4:30       e-CImpact Training

Online Proposal Process
Requests for Applications will be available to organizations via the e-CImpact online community investment management system at the end of the day on Thursday, January 14th 2016. 

New Applicants
New applicants must sign-up for an account in the e-CImpact online community investment system. Go to https://agency.e-cimpact.com/login.aspx?org=18530F and click on the “Click here to create a new account” green button and follow the steps from there. UWGT strongly encourages new applicants to attend the January 14th information meeting.

Existing/Previous Applicants
The launch page for e-CImpact is: https://www.unitedwaytopeka.org/work/e-cimpact/. Click on the link for the agency log-in and save that link in favorites.

Agency representatives should check contact information and update the staff contacts in the profile. Agencies are responsible for keeping this information up to date. UWGT will use this system to alert agencies to community investment grant details and timelines (when reporting opens, deadlines, etc.). Please delete accounts for staff that have left the organization and add new accounts for those who need access to reporting. Please confirm that the appropriate staff person is identified as the primary contact.

For questions about the 2016 Basic Needs RFA or application process, please contact:
Katie Sullivan, Director of Community Impact
785-273-4804 x121

 Visit United Way of Greater Topeka for information and details anytime at www.unitedwaytopeka.org.

In 2012, Jackson County officially became part of United Way of Greater Topeka.  A year later, two Jackson County residents joined the United Way Board of Directors and a Jackson County Advisory Committee was established. Planning meetings began with Jackson County community members, and a Basic Need Survey collected data on community priorities.  Since 2012 United Way has raised and invested $74,000 back into Jackson County.