City of Topeka Social Services Grants RFP for 2022

City of Topeka Social Service Grant Applications Open for 2022 Funding

United Way of Greater Topeka to oversee Request for Proposal and Grant Management process

April 21, 2021, TOPEKA, KS—As a vendor for the City of Topeka, United Way of Greater Topeka announces the release of the 2022 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
Year 2022

  • 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 whom 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
    April 26, 2021
  • Virtual Application Workshop
    April 28, 2021 at 10 a.m.
  • Submission Deadline
    May 28, 2021 (5:00 pm local)
  • Initial scoring
    June 21, 2021
  • Recommendations developed
    June 24, 2021

Beginning April 26, 2021, the Request for Proposal (RFP) and application are available by accessing the following link: Applicants may submit multiple applications under this Request for Proposal.

A virtual Application Workshop will be held on April 28, 2021, at 10:00am. Please RSVP to Juliet McDiffett to receive a Zoom conferencing link to the workshop.

Proposals are due no later than 5:00 p.m., May 28, 2021.

Questions regarding the funding process should be directed to Brett Martin.