Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 5:00pm EST
The Community Foundation for Prince George's County (CFPGC) is pleased to announce the 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the Partnership for Prince George's County. The Partnership will award grants to nonprofit direct-service organizations and advocacy organizations that are working to address the needs of traditionally underserved residents in Prince George's County in the areas of Education, Workforce, and Safety Net.
The Partnership is interested in building the capacity of organizations whose work helps to further its mission. The Partnership's goal is to establish a network of sustainable organizations working collaboratively with public and private partners to make a measurable difference in the lives of families and communities in Prince George's County.
The Partnership uses a multi-faceted approach to achieve organizational development. The capacity building work begins with the self-assessment. The application, review, and selection process will take approximately six months. Grants will be awarded in June 2013. Organizations submitting requests to the Partnership should plan their projects accordingly.
- Submission of the Partnership's organizational self-assessment due January 31, 2013.
- 501(c)(3) designation or a fiscal sponsor with a 501(c)(3) designation.
- Organizations that have been in existence and successfully serving traditionally underserved communities in Prince George's County for a minimum of two years.
- Organizations that currently provide services primarily in the areas of: Education, Workforce or Safety Net as defined below.
- Organizational budget size and geographic service area requirements:
- Management Assistance Grant - organizations with operating budgets of no less than $50,000 and no budget maximum. Organizations must be based in Prince George’s County and serve at minimum 50% traditionally underserved community in Prince George's County.
- Service Award Grant - organizations with operating budgets of no less than $1 million, no budget maximum and whose clients served are at minimum 50% traditionally underserved communities in Prince George's County.
- Advocacy Grant - organizations with operating budgets of no less than $50,000, no budget maximum and whose work benefits Prince George's County residents.
- Organizations that received a grant in 2012 are not eligible to apply.
- Organizations that received previous funding and are not current in their reporting to the Foundation are not eligible to apply.
The Partnership will consider requests from organizations that primarily engage in the delivery of services that address the Partnership's funding priorities of:
- Education - Prepare young people (ages 16-24) for a successful transition to adulthood by increasing the percentage of youth who graduate from high school ready for post-secondary opportunities.
- Workforce – Improve workers' career prospects and earnings by increasing the number of adults in our region who acquire a post-secondary credential.
- Safety Net – Meet the basic human needs of every individual and family in Prince George's County by increasing access to high quality safety-net services (such as food and shelter) and services that strengthen the safety-net and community-based health care delivery systems.
Types of Support
Eligible organizations may apply for funding consideration for one of three types of support:
- Management Assistance Grant – A grant to strengthen an organization's ability to function, i.e. board development, fiscal management, fundraising, strategic planning, technology etc. Organizations may receive a grant of up to $15,000 to address one management/organizational issue. Agencies approved for funding must also be willing to participate in the Partnership's two-year leadership development program.
- Service Award Grant – A grant award of 500 hours of technical assistance provided in partnership with the Taproot Foundation to address one organizational issue, i.e. leadership development and strategic HR, strategy management, marketing and information technology.
- Advocacy Grant – A grant to support the organization's effort to foster systemic change for the community as a whole, i.e. community organizing, budget advocacy, community needs assessment, asset mapping, etc. Organizations may receive a grant for up to $20,000 to support an advocacy project or to build the organization's advocacy capacity.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 5:00pm
The first step in the application process is completion of the Partnership's self-assessment. Please note only those organizations that complete a self–assessment will receive the Letter of Intent (LOI) application to apply for funding consideration.
If you are applying for a Management Assistance Grant or Service Award Grant, you must submit the NonProfit Capacity Assessment Tool. If you are applying for an Advocacy Grant, you must submit the Advocacy Assessment Tool. To download a document to your local computer, right click and "choose save target as...".
Nonprofit Capacity Assessment Tool.docx
Advocacy Assessment Tool.doc
Once you have downloaded and completed the appropriate self assessment, sign and date the signature page (last page) and fax or email the entire assessment to:
Partnership for Prince George's County
Attn: Mena Amin
Late assessments will not be accepted.
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