Request For Proposals

Funding Opportunity

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) is offering 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.

Download the Community Wellness RFP Application

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.

Funding timeframe

Applicants may apply for up to $2,500 for this one time, 6-month funding opportunity beginning May 1, 2019 and ending November 30, 2019. 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 Emily.Provance@StarkMHAR.org no later than March 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm. No questions will be answered after the deadline.

Proposal Submission

Proposal Due Date: Monday, March 18, 2019 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 Proposals@StarkMHAR.org. 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.