Jackson County Basic Needs RFP 2022


Donna Swaffar, Communications Director

United Way of Greater Topeka Requests Jackson County Proposals

 Two-year grants will support organizations providing basic needs assistance

TOPEKA, KS, Feb. 14, 2022—United Way of Greater Topeka issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) today for basic needs support in Jackson County.

Jackson County Basic Needs grants are intended for organizations that have a proven track record and who have outputs that align with UWGT strategies. Grants awarded for basic needs are commitments for a two (2) year period. The grant period will begin July 1, 2022, and end June 30, 2024.  To be eligible,

  • The organization must actively conduct programs and provide services to individuals residing in Jackson County in Kansas and be an organization for charitable health, welfare, character-building and allied purposes.
  • The organization must be an eligible charitable organization as designated by the IRS code 170 or amendments thereto and able to receive deductible contributions.
  • The organization must operate on a nondiscriminatory basis in all respects including but not limited to age, sex, race, religion, national origin and disability.

A full explanation of eligibility and other requirements are provided in the RFP, which can be downloaded as a .pdf file at https://bit.ly/JACORFP2022.

RFP Process Timeline

February 14, 2022        

Request for proposal (RFP) released to community
(RFP information meeting video recording can be found here: https://bit.ly/JACORFPvideo2022)

March 14, 2022

Proposals due to UWGT (by 5:00pm CST)

March 28-April 1, 2022 

Investment panel sessions

April 29, 2022  

Applicants notified

July 1, 2022     

Two-year grant cycle begins

Grants are for general program support and can include indirect administrative costs applicable to the proposed program. If you have any question, please contact Brett J. Martin at 785.581.0231.