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RFP Clipart2019 Jackson County Basic Needs Grants

Charitable organizations interested in receiving United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) funding for Basic Needs Assistance should plan to apply online via e-CImpact. United Way is releasing the 2019 Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide investment for assistance in the basic needs categories of food assistance, rent and utilities assistance, and access to health care and prescription assistance.  A public meeting will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, March 18, in the lower level conference room at Holton Community Hospital, 1110 Columbine Dr., Holton, KS 66436.

The RFP process is open to eligible charitable organizations as designated by IRS Code 170 that provide services in Jackson County. Questions about charitable eligibility should be directed to Brett Martin, 785.581.0231.

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Nonprofits interested in applying for a 2020 UWGT Basic Needs Assistance grant should watch for notifications in the fourth quarter of 2019. For more information on our grant process, please contact Juliet McDiffett, 785.228.5122 or jmcdiffett@unitedwaytopeka.org. The RFP process is open to eligible charitable organizations as designated by IRS code 170 providing services in Shawnee and Jefferson counties.

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. Impact grants are on a three year cycle, with the current cycle running from 2018-2020. Basic Needs grants require an annual proposal.

PREVIOUS RFPs (for reference only)

2019 Basic Needs RFP

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