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Yamhill Early Learning Hub releases RFP for Family Preservation Services

Yamhill Community Care’s Early Learning Hub is releasing funds for projects that will occur between November 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. Family Preservation Services funds are designed to help families (including adoptive and extended families) who are at-risk or in crisis, including:

·       Service programs designed to help children:

o   where safe and appropriate, return to families from which they have been removed, or

o   be placed for adoption, with a legal guardian, or if adoption or legal guardianship is determined not to be safe and appropriate for a child, in come other planned, permanent living arrangement;

·       Pre-placement preventive services programs, such as intensive family preservation programs, designed to help children at risk of foster care placement remain safely with their families;

·       Service programs designed to provide follow up care to families to whom a child has been returned after foster care placement;

·       Respite care of children to provide temporary relief for parents and other caregivers (including foster parents); and

·       Infant safe haven programs to provide a way for parents to safely relinquish a newborn at a safe haven designated pursuant to a state law.

Awarded projects will help to move forward the work outlined in the Early Learning Hub’s 2018-2022 strategic plan found at https://yamhillcco.org/early-learning/early-learning-leadership/early-learning-council/. Proposed projects must serve populations 0-6 years old and their families.

 

ELIGIBILITY AND FUNDING REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be 501(c)3 or public agencies. Multiple agencies may collaborate on a project or application, but only one agency may apply as the fiscal sponsor. YCCO will not read or provide feedback on applications in advance of submission but will answer questions and provide technical support in completing the application.

 Funding will not be awarded:

                                      i.     To individuals or in the form of scholarships

                                     ii.     For political purposes

                                    iii.     To disburse subgrants 

                                   iv.     For any non-charitable purposes outside of the meaning of OAR 501(c)3

Programs addressing populations that are historically or systemically underserved and populations that exhibit ethnic, linguistic, economic, academic, or other disparities will be given preference.

Applicants must submit a current W9 for the applying agency in order to receive payment. If personal health information (PHI) or other confidential information will be exchanged, awardees will sign a Business Associate’s Agreement with YCCO. Awardees may be required to submit other financial or organization-specific paperwork upon receipt of grant.

 

FUNDING

YCCO Early Learning Hub will award up to $30,000 in Title IVB-2/Family Preservation Services funds. Each award will be between $5,000 and $30,000. Funding will be reimbursable only and will require documentation of expenses.

 

TIMELINE

Funding will be administered for the program as follows:

Monday, August 22, 2022                               Request for Proposals released
Friday, September 23, 2022, 11:59 PM       Applications due
Friday, October 14, 2022                                Awards announced
Tuesday, November 1, 2022                          Funding agreements effective

 

After contracts are executed, funds will be reimbursed quarterly after receipt of narrative and expenditure report. 

Please download and review the materials linked below to understand the full scope of requirements for all applications. Please direct questions to Jenn Richter at jrichter@yamhillcco.org or (503) 376-7421.

Request For Proposals

RFP Cover Page

RFP Budget Template

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