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DEC 2020

As part of our contract with the New Jersey Children’s System of Care, Capitol County Children’s Collaborative (CCCC) has access to limited funds designated for one time use by community organizations to promote and develop new, additional, and/or unique resources addressing an unmet or under-served need in Mercer County

“Request for Proposals” (RFP) Topic: This letter serves as a “Request for Proposals” (RFP) to develop and/or increase the availability of resources to Mercer County youth and their families.

A maximum total of $25,000 is available to fund one or more projects. Funding is to be used for expansion or creation of resources available to Mercer County youth experiencing emotional, behavioral, developmental, intellectual, and substance use needs, and their families. All types of projects that result in the expansion or creation of community-based resources will be considered with preference given to those programs that address needs related to:

  • Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
  • Children under 6 years old
  • Aging Out Youth
  • Race Equity
  • LGBTQ+ Community
  • COVID-19
Collaborative applications that maximize the impact of these limited funds are encouraged as well as projects that include family participation. All awards are contingent on the sufficiency and availability of CSOC funding. Final decisions regarding grant awards will be at the discretion of the CSOC. See below for full RFP notice.

Important RFP Dates
  • Bidders Meeting: 10:00 am Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – Access the Zoom Meeting through this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83653606202?pwd=NTZIcG5pOXM2U25ZNEVjRVIyY2JwUT09
    This is an informational meeting where all questions regarding this solicitation will be addressed at this time. The meeting is not mandatory, but attendance is strongly encouraged.
  • RFP Submission Deadline: 5:00 PM Monday, January 4, 2021 – Proposals received after this deadline will not be considered for funding. The preferred method for submission for the Request for Proposal is a Word or PDF document attachment via email sent to: Dwinter@capitolkids.org
  • Proposal Review Meeting: 1:00 pm Monday, January 11, 2021 – Selected applicants may be invited to present their proposals. Proposals will be evaluated by a review team consisting of members of the Mercer County Children’s Inter-Agency Coordinating Council (CIACC), Mercer County Youth Services Commission (YSC), NJ Children’s System of Care partners, and Capitol County Children’s Collaborative. Due to time constraints and the volume of applications, not all proposals may be selected for presentation.
Proposal(s) are anticipated to be recommended to NJ-CSOC by Friday, January 22, 2021. Disbursal of funds and program implementation is anticipated for Late Winter- Early Spring 2021. The program is expected to run for no longer than twelve (12) months, commencing from the actual date of funding.

2021 CCCC Community Development Funds Request for Proposals – Full Notice
FEB 2020