Community Wellness Grant – Request For Proposals

Funding Opportunity

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) periodically offers a funding opportunity for the development of new, and continuation of current, youth programs that address social factors such as education, poverty and lack of family supports that undermine physical and mental wellness.


The deadline for questions is March 24 at 5:00 p.m. and the deadline for applications is April 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

Questions? Please email

Background and Intent

The goal of this RFP is to seek grantees to develop and/or continue, programs that promote resiliency and offer youth positive socio-emotional and/or educational experiences. According to Search Institute research, “Out-of-School Time” (OST) programs focused on activities such as, mentoring, athletics, the arts, academic support, and life skills positively impact youth development. Funded program activities will align with the one or more of the 40 Developmental Assets identified by Search Institute in the Developmental Assets Framework for Adolescents, Middle Childhood, Children Grades K-3 and/or Early Childhood.

Eligible applicants

Eligible applicants include Stark County based 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Please note that previous applicants are not eligible to receive the award for two consecutive years. Programming needs to have the ability to be implemented during ongoing COVID restrictions if necessary.

Funding timeframe

Applicants may apply for up to $2,500 for this one time, 6-month funding opportunity beginning May 1 and ending November 30. Funding is available for up to two awards.

Permissible Use of Funds

Funds may be expended on staff time, facilities, supplies, consultants and other expenses related to planning and implementing the program.

Questions, Technical Assistance and Updates

All questions must be submitted electronically to no later than March 24, at 5:00 p.m. No questions will be answered after the deadline.

Proposal Submission

Proposal Due Date: Monday, April 3rd, 2023 by 5:00pm. Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.

Where to Submit: Submissions for this proposal will only be accepted via email at All documents should be compiled into one pdf file. No faxed, mailed or hand carried proposals will be accepted.

Conditions of Award and Assurances

The applicant must accept all conditions of award and assurances to be eligible. A signed copy of the Grantee Assurances must be included in the application submission.