or job applicants on the basis of race/ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.
• Provide services to families living in at least one of the following Central Texas counties: Bastrop,
Caldwell, Hays, Travis or Williamson. Applicants may have business or headquarter offices located
outside of Central Texas.
• Demonstrate strong fiscal management, which at a minimum requires: program operations for at least 3
years; 2 consecutive years of a clean audit; and the ability to access working capital or line of credit that
could cover at least 2 months of organizational expenses.
Collaboratives of multiple organizations are eligible to apply for either planning or implementation grants, but a
single organization must serve as the lead applicant. The lead applicant must meet all of the necessary criteria
relevant to the type of grant (planning or implementation) being sought.
Awards will be identified based on: the strength of the proposal; a clear organizational commitment to ensuring that home visiting is used as part of a continuum of local early childhood support; and organizational capacity to implement the proposed scope of work and degree of demonstrated community support. Additional selection criteria specific to the type are request are described below:
• Proposed approach to planning is well thought out.
• The planning process effectively involves key stakeholders (e.g. referral sources).
• There is a solid understanding of the problems identified as needing a solution, and a clear process for
selecting a home visiting model that aligns with desired outcomes and the characteristics of the priority
• Selection of the home visiting model aligns with desired outcomes, target population, community
priorities and organizational capacity.
• The characteristics of the priority population are well understood.
• Readiness is evident in:
– strong referral and retention plan for clients
– plan for identifying and connecting new families to existing natural/informal supports
– community support for the program, as evidenced by commitments for referrals, data sharing,
collaborative planning, etc.
– awareness of how the home visiting model will coordinate with other services in the early
– strong understanding of the chosen home visiting model and evidence of developer support
• The implementation plan incorporates relevant lessons learned on how to maximize the benefits of home
• The degree to which other revenue sources are committed or are likely to be committed in the future.
RFP Issue Date: April 5, 2019
RFP Information Session (Attendance is Optional): April 24, 2019
Location: St. David’s Foundation
1303 San Antonio St, 6th Floor – Innovation Center
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
RSVP: Register by emailing email@example.com by April 17, 2019.
Proposals Due, by Electronic Submission: June 21, 5 pm CST
Review and Negotiations: June – August 2019
Additional information may be requested as part of the selection process.
Awards Announced By: September 6, 2019
Planning Grant Period Begins: October 1, 2019
Implementation Grant Period Begins: January 1, 2020
Proposals must be submitted online by 5 p.m. CST on June 21, 2019.
To apply online, click on the above link.
Required Proposal Information:
• Applicant Organizational Information (Submitted online, with information such as agency financials uploaded as
• Proposal Narrative (Uploaded as an attachment). Maximum page limits: planning grants – 8 pages;
implementation grants – 12 pages. Applicants are encouraged to be concise in their responses.
• Budget (Uploaded as an attachment)
• Optional Information, e.g. letters of support, Gantt charts. (Uploaded as a single attachment)
Programmatic Questions. Questions regarding the intent of this RFP or applicant eligibility may be directed to Kim McPherson, Senior Program Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical Submission Questions. Technical questions related to the online application submission may be directed to Vanessa Rocha, Grants Coordinator, email@example.com.