For Immediate Release: 5.1.2020
UNITED WAY CONTACT
Donna Swaffar, Communications Director
Phone: 785.383.7451 (voice/text)
United Way of Greater Topeka to oversee Request for Proposal and Grant Management process
May 1, 2020, TOPEKA, KS—As a vendor for the City of Topeka, United Way of Greater Topeka announces the release of the 2021 Social Services Community Development Block Grant & General Fund Request for Proposals.
For all priority areas, any state-recognized non-profit corporation is eligible for these funds. These organizations must make services available to all Topekans, or make services available to a specific group with specialized needs, i.e. the elderly, children, disabled adults, homeless, low-income families/individuals, etc. Funds can be used only to serve persons who reside within the city limits of Topeka. Emergency Services and Preventive/Counseling are defined as follows:
Emergency Aid – Programs which provide assistance given to cover essential needs on an emergency or crisis basis.
Preventive/Counseling – Programs which provide services on an ongoing or as-needed basis to help at-risk individuals and families stabilize their lives and avoid or overcome emergencies.
City of Topeka – Social Services Funding Priorities
- Senior citizen neighborhood-based programming to include – meals, activities, transportation
- Medical assistance for low-income individuals
- Programs for at-risk youth
- Emergency housing and utility assistance
- Neighborhood and independent living based services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness
- Support services for residents who are non-English-speaking
All grantees must be in compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the implementing regulations 28 C.F.R. Part 35 as to all of its facilities and programs.
The timeline for the grant process is:
- Request for Proposal (RFP) Issued
May 1, 2020
- Virtual Application Workshop
May 6, 2020
- Submission Deadline
May 29, 2020 (5:00 pm local)
- Initial scoring
Approximately June 23, 2020
- Recommendations developed
Approximately June 26, 2020
Beginning May 1, 2020, the Request for Proposal (RFP) and application are available by accessing the following link: https://agency.e-cimpact.com/login.aspx?org=18530F Applicants may submit multiple applications under this Request for Proposal
A virtual Application Workshop will be held on May 6, 2020, at 10:00am. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a Zoom conferencing link to the workshop.
Proposals are due no later than 5:00 p.m., May 29, 2020.
Further questions regarding the funding process should be directed to Brett Martin at email@example.com
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