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Please refer to the sections in the RFP Guidelines that lists Eligible Applicants and Eligible Programs.
Please reference back to the eligibility section as well as the Appendices to see if the program you are interested in submitting fits within the guidance provided. Entities must meet the eligibility requirements. Programs must fall within the Life Areas listed.
Funding is through the Madison County Youth Bureau. The Youth Bureau releases two Requests for Proposals: one in the fall and one in the spring. The eligibility, funding parameters and submission information are all included in the directions posted on the Youth Bureau webpage. Reading through the packet should answer questions regarding these areas and what is required in the submission.
What is required for the application is included in the information on the Youth Bureau webpage. Reviewing the information will be the best way to determine if you want to complete the process to apply.
All those interested in submitted a proposal must contact the Youth Bureau Director, Tina Louis, (315) 366-2574, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 12:00 p.m., September 24th. This will ensure that the office will expect to receive an e-mail from you to ensure your application was received.
The Request for Proposal process is open and does not allow for any technical assistance in directing an agency toward or away from a direction for programming. All questions should be directed by e-mail to email@example.com. All answers to questions raised will be posted to the Youth Bureau webpage by September 28th. This is to ensure that everyone applying receives the same information.
As noted in the application instruction packet, the parameters of the funding are based on priorities included in Appendix A: Touchstones Life Areas, Goals and Objectives. Applications for funding are meant to support programs for Madison County youth under the age of 21 that provide services, opportunities and supports designed to improve youth outcomes. These outcomes are specific to age appropriate activities noted in the Life Areas. The Teen Assessment Project Survey only surveys youth in grades 7 through 12 and can be referenced as a tool to address how youth in those grades responded to various questions on their behaviors, beliefs and attitudes and can be used to draw a foundation for programming for those ages as well as those younger than the respondents.
Year long programs are expected to run the majority of the calendar year. Funding decisions will be based on how submitted applications best meet the parameters of the funding.
The directions and appendices are listed on the Youth Bureau webpage. The directions note the content areas required for submission. All applicants should review the directions and appendices to submit their Word document by the deadline posted.
Nonprofit entities are eligible to apply. Eligible programs must meet an outcome included in the application instructions. The amount of funding will be subject to the availability of annual dollars as designated by the Madison County Board of Supervisors. Program requests should not exceed $25,000. Programs can apply for the amount needed that may be less than $25,000.
The intention of word limits is to try to reduce the text in areas where possible as there are times when applications are very lengthy for raters to review. This in turn makes the contract lengthy if the program is funded. Use your best judgment. You can also utilize areas where there is not a limit to explain the program more fully.