County Opens Request for Proposal Process for Local Nonprofits
Target Area is Food Insecurity – Application Deadline is May 25, 2018
Durham, NC – Local nonprofit organizations can now register for Durham County Government’s Nonprofit Agency Funding Program Request for Proposal (RFP). The application period opened Tuesday, April 17, 2018, and eligible nonprofits have until May 25, 2018, to submit their online application. The current nonprofit application cycle is for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 and seeks RFPs from the specific target area of Food Insecurity. Target Area Outcomes are identified to address the County’s most pressing needs.
“In the budget process, we identified food insecurity as an area of pressing need and where Durham County would focus nonprofit funding resources,” said Budget Analyst for the Durham County Budget and Management Services Office Andy Miracle. “We are looking to partner with agencies that decrease food insecurity by providing access to sufficient and healthy food for our residents. Related high-value outcomes include facilitating innovation and strengthening the collaborative network responsible for decreasing food insecurity.”
Agency programs that align with the Target Area Outcomes, meet the eligibility requirements, and are interested in applying in the 2018-2019 Durham County Nonprofit RFP Process, are invited to submit the following information to Andy Miracle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Josh Edwards at email@example.com:
- Organization’s name
- Contact’s name, email and phone number
- Agency individuals needing access to online applications
- Acknowledge that you meet the eligibility requirements
Currently funded nonprofits are welcome to apply for the RFP if they provide services in alignment with the Target Area Outcomes. All agencies funded for 2017-2018 will be funded flat (remain the same) in FY 2018-2019 pending a recertification process. These agencies can apply for the new RFP, but will only be eligible for a single award through the County’s nonprofit funding program. All applications are due by midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on the due date of May 25th.
As outlined in a January 2018 memo from the County Manager’s Office, changes to the nonprofit funding application process will allow the County – which has awarded approximately $20 million though the Nonprofit Funding Program the last 20 years – to make the most strategic investments with the most efficient use of public dollars. Eligibility requirements, registration information, and the County’s nonprofit funding policy can be found on the County’s Nonprofit Agency Funding Program webpage.