Expanding home visiting capacity is a component of the Foundation’s broader strategy to ensure that all Central Texas children get the best possible start in life to achieve their full potential. The Foundation believes home visiting is a valuable tool in this strategy, influencing three interrelated goals fundamental to achieving positive outcomes for children and families: reducing sources of stress, strengthening core life skills, and supporting responsive relationships. Improving these interrelated factors sets the stage for improvements in: maternal, prenatal, infant and child health; child development; parenting practices; school readiness; coordination of community resources for families with young children; and reduced rates of child maltreatment.
This RFP defines home visiting programs as those that seek to improve the well-being of young children (prenatal to age five) and their families, by using the home as the primary mechanism to provide direct support and coordination of services. While services can be received elsewhere, the home is the primary service delivery setting.
This Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks to identify organizations able to expand capacity of home visiting programs in Central Texas that are part of a coordinated, integrated system of local early childhood services.
Projects eligible for funding under this RFP fall into the following categories:
Organizations applying for either planning and implementation grants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
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 bases 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:Planning Grants:
RFP Issue Date: April 5, 2019RFP 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.Application Link
To apply online, click on the above link.
Required Proposal Information:
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