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RFP Clipart2019 Basic Needs Grant Application Process

Nonprofits interested in applying for a 2019 UWGT Basic Needs Assistance grant should attend an information meeting Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, from 1-2:30 pm at the Shawnee Co. Health Dept. Auditorium “A”, 2600 SW East Circle Dr., Topeka. Please RSVP or direct questions to Juliet McDiffett, 785.228.5122 or The RFP process is open to eligible charitable organizations as designated by IRS code 170 providing services in Shawnee and Jefferson counties. The Request for Proposals will be released at the meeting and available that afternoon on the United Way website.

United Way of Greater Topeka uses the e-C Impact online portal for grant applications and grant management. To get started, visit our gateway page.

United Way of Greater Topeka issues Requests For Proposals (RFPs) to identify and select partners that are best able to help achieve our Community Impact Goals. All RFPs are open to the public and anyone may enter a proposal that meets the stated criteria.

PREVIOUS RFPs (for reference only)

2018 Impact RFPs

Early Education (4 RFPs)
2018 Early Education RFP 1: Preschool & Childcare
2018 Early Education RFP 2: Parent Education
2018 Early Education RFP 3: Kindergarten Preparation
2018 Early Education RFP 4: Professional Development

On-Grade Achievement (1 RFP)
2018 On-Grade Achievement RFP 1: Specialized Tutoring

Financial Stability
2018 Financial Stability RFP 1: Adult Employment
2018 Financial Stability RFP 2: Youth Financial Literacy


2018 Basic Needs
Request for Proposals (RFP)
RFP Released: October 30, 2017
Qualifications Due: November 6, 2017 (noon)
Proposals Due: November 20, 2017 (noon)
Investment Panels Meet: December 5-15, 2017
Applicants Notified: December 20, 2017
Grant Cycle Begins: January 1, 2018

Grants for assistance in the basic needs categories of food, rent and utilities assistance, access to health care and prescription assistance and safety from domestic violence.

2017 Jackson County Basic Needs RFP
RFP Released: January 27, 2017
Proposals due:  By 5p.m. February 17, 2017
Investment Review Panel Sessions: March 1-10, 2017 (Volunteer Here)
Applicants Notified: March 17, 2017