Out 2 Learn is excited to formally announce the 2019-2020 Fall/Spring RFP Application!

Out 2 Learn is seeking to fund collaborative proposals from the following neighborhoods: Acres Homes, Central Southwest, South Acres/Crestmont, East End, Fifth Ward, and North Forest for the 2019-2020 academic year. Application criteria including eligible lead requirements and timeline are described below.

Eligible Lead Requirements:

Proposal and Grant Details:

  • Proposal must select one neighborhood to serve. Projects proposing multiple areas will not be considered.
  • Proposal must be a collaborative project. Collaborations are defined as two or more organizations joining together to enhance service delivery for a shared group of youth.
  • Funded projects must enroll and fully engage in the Fall YPQI trainings and participate in staff development activities (August 2019-January 2020), dates to be determined.
  • Work toward Quality Badge on O2L website.
  • Proposals that are innovative, expand access and are committed to a strong collaborative partnership will be prioritized. Proposals that only add service delivery enhancements or replacement funds for existing programs are discouraged.
  • Each funded project will be evaluated on achieved outcomes and outputs.
  • Funding period: September 2019 – May 2020.
  • Funding requests capped at $75,000.

Organizational Review:

Funded programs must meet basic financial and administrative requirements through a process referred to as Organizational Review. If an organization does not pass Organizational Review, it is eliminated from further consideration. See attached list of required documents for this process. 

If you are interested in applying as lead, you will need to complete the following:

1. View the Organizational Review Checklist
2. Watch the 2019 Organizational Review Requirements webinar for details on the Organizational Review process and documents required
3. Request an e-Cimpact login by emailing
e-cimpact@unitedwayhouston.org.
Be sure to copy both Kvonhaefen@unitedwayhouston.org and
KBeltran@unitedwayhouston.org
4. Begin submitting documentation as soon as your e-Cimpact login has been created

RFP Timeline

DATE ACTIVITY
Monday, May 20th, 2019
9:00-11:00 am
Out 2 Learn Quarterly Meeting
Monday, May 20th, 2019
11:15 am-12:30 pm
2019-2020 RFP Proposal Conference
(attendance required)
Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
10:00-11:00 am
Technical Assistance Call #1
Dial-in: 202-602-1295
Conference ID: 876-158-844 #
Monday, May 20th to Thursday, June 6th, 2019 Submit Organizational Review Documents (eligible leads only)
Thursday, June 27th, 2019
10:00-11:00 am
Technical Assistance Call #2
Dial-in: 202-602-1295
Conference ID: 851-950-785 #
Thursday, July 11th, 2019
by 5:00 pm
Applications DUE on e-Cimpact
Monday, July 15th, 2019Organizational Review Determinations
Friday, August 16th, 2019Grantee Notifications
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 10:00 am-11:30 amGrantee Conference
Friday, August 30th, 2019Payment Disbursed or Received
September 2019Fall Programming Begins
October 2019Fall Initial Site Visits

Takeaways:

For questions pertaining to the RFP, please email Katherine von Haefen and/or Karen Beltran.

For e-Cimpact Technical Support, email e-Cimpact@unitedwayhouston.org.