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Durham County 2018-2019 Nonprofit RFP Target Area Announcement: Food Insecurity 

Durham County is excited to announce the Target Area for the 2018-2019 Nonprofit Request for Proposal (RFP) Process: We will be looking to partner with agencies that Decrease Food Insecurity by Providing Access to Sufficient and Healthy Food for residents of Durham County. Related high-value outcomes include Strengthening the Collaborative Network responsible for decreasing food insecurity as well as Facilitating Innovation to decrease the prevalence of food insecurity. In the attached RFP matrix you will find greater detail about the “Possible Measures” and “Example Strategies” to help frame your application. These two columns are not exclusive, but rather intended to provide direction so that application responses are driven in terms of metrics and strategies. Having said that, we are asking that nonprofits apply that have a direct connection to impacting the listed Target Area Outcomes. Please find the Target Area and Outcomes below.

Recalling the Manager’s memorandum in January, as we continue to make process improvements to the nonprofit funding program and to allow enough time to evaluate the investments made in FY 2017-2018, all currently funded nonprofits will be funded flat in FY 2018-2019 pending a recertification process (information on the recertification process will be coming soon). In addition to evaluating and maintaining those investments, the budget process was used as an opportunity to identify an area of pressing need where we could partner with local service providers to achieve the most impactful outcomes. For FY 2018-2019, Food Insecurity was identified as the area where we would focus those resources. Please find the memorandum from the County Manager for more information about that process below.

Please find additional information about the FY 2018-2019 RFP Process in the following:

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Nonprofit agency must have operated as a 501(c)(3) for two years by December 31st, 2017
  • Provide services to Durham County residents 
  • Clearly contribute to one of the Target Area Outcomes
  • Nonprofit agencies must have:
    • No suspended revenue by the NC Department of Revenue
    • No State or Federal overdue taxes

Revenue and tax status can be determined here: http://www.sosnc.gov/search/index/corp

  • Submit the following documents with application packet:
    • An IRS tax exempt letter confirming 501(c)(3) status
    • An IRS 990 form
    • A current solicitation license from the North Carolina Secretary of State (or if exempt, the exemption letter)

Registration

If your agency’s program aligns with the Target Area Outcomes, you meet the eligibility requirements and you are interested in applying in the 2018-2019 Durham County Nonprofit RFP Process, please send the following information to Josh Edwards at jsedwards@dconc.gov:

  • Organization’s name
  • Contact’s name, email and phone number
  • Agency Individuals needing access to online application
  • Acknowledge that you meet the eligibility requirements

Timeline

April 17th Application is Open

May 25th Applications are Due

Collaborations

As we did last year, we are inviting existing nonprofit collaborations to apply. Please find definitions of a nonprofit collaboration at the following websites:

http://www.fsg.org/publications/collective-impact

http://alliancefornevadanonprofits.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Research-Brief-Building-and-Sustaining-Collaborations.pdf

https://www.unitedwaytriangle.org/what-we-do/our-approach/

Customer Service

Please contact Josh Edwards at jsedwards@dconc.gov or 919-560-0221 if you need any assistance or have any questions. This year, in lieu of an information session, we will be making individual appointments for questions that cannot be resolved by email or phone.

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Resources:

2018-2019 Target Area

2018-2019 Application for individual Nonprofits For informational purposes only - application must be completed in e-cimpact

Attachment 1 - Scope of Work Word version is in the "Resource Center" in e-cimpact

Attachment 2 - Performance Measures Word version is in the "Resource Center" in e-cimpact

Scope of Work Instructions

Application Scoring Matrix

Application Scoring Matrix Guide

Nonprofit Funding Program Policy

Insurance Requirements

Managing for Results: Strategic Plan

County Manager's Memorandum to Nonprofits on Process for FY 2018-2019

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Link to e-Cimpact Software where the application can be accessed for registered applicants.