Funding Opportunities

Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc.

2017-2019 Request for Proposal

Question & Answer Responses

  1. How many pages is the proposal allowed to be?

The total proposal application, including the cover sheet and activity budget should not exceed eight (8) two-side, 8.5X11 inch sheets of paper (16 pages of text). Required attachments and supplemental information are not included in the 16-page limit.

  1. Are agencies allowed to submit activities that may not be represented in The Smart Start Resource Guide of Evidence-Based or Evidence-Informed (EB/EI) Programs and Practices?

     Yes, agencies are allowed to submit activities that may not be represented in The Smart Start Resource Guide of EB/EI Programs and Practices. If an agency selects an activity not represented in The Smart Start Resource Guide of EB/EI Programs and Practices, they must cite the source of the selected EB/EI program and practices.  

       See Appendix B in “The Smart Start Resource Guide of EB/EI Programs and Practices” for more information on determining whether a program activity and/or strategies are considered EB or EI.  

  1. What proof of insurance must be provided by an agency that decides to submit a proposal?

     All agencies submitting a proposal application must submit the following applicable proof of insurance forms:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • General Business Liability
  • Fidelity Bonding (e.g. employee crime or dishonesty)
  • Professional Liability
  • Automobile (owned, hired or non-owned)
  1. When is it necessary for an agency to submit proof of automobile insurance?

The agency must provide proof of automobile insurance if an agency is awarded Smart Start funding to deliver a service activity that requires staff to travel in order to deliver the service.

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FY 2016-2017 Request for Proposals (RFP)

Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc., (SSFC) is requesting proposals from organizations that provide evidence based or informed services that contribute to the well-being and development of children, birth to 5 yrs., and their families in the following areas: early care and education, health, family support and literacy. Interested organizations must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by 5 pm on 11/16/15. Incomplete or late forms will not be accepted.  Please submit the LOI and direct all inquiries to Charlette Lindell, charlettel@smartstart-fc.org, 714-4347.  LOI forms are available at www.smartstart-fc.org.

Download Letter of Intent
Download Application
Download Budget worksheet

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January 2015

Request for Applications
ABCD Program in Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham Counties, NC

Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc. (SSFC) is soliciting applications for the design, implementation, and management of the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Program in Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham Counties, NC from January through December 2015. Successful applicants will propose to implement, according to model fidelity, the ABCD program and to conduct evaluation activities in collaboration with SSFC.

Interested parties should submit a cover letter, logic model, work plan, memorandum of understanding, and budget and budget narrative not to exceed $$76,500 by COB Friday January 30, 2015.

For further information, please contact Jackie Lofton, JackieL@SmartStart-FC.org.

For more information about SSFC and the ABCD Program, visit http://smartstart-fc.org/abcd-program/

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October 2014

… announcing funding opportunities for 2015 – 16 program year!

 

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January 2014

Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc. (SSFC) is seeking proposals from organizations interested in providing “outreach and information services” or “program evaluation services” that contribute to the well-being, optimal development, and provision of high quality services to young children, birth through 5, and their families and educators, through the use of evidence-based or evidence-informed programs. Proposals due Friday February 7. For application materials or more information, contact Charlette Lindell, 336.714.4347 or CharletteL@SmartStart-FC.org.

For more information about evidenced-based and evidence-informed programs and their use in North Carolina through the Smart Start approach, review the linked guidebook, in particular pages 6 – 11.

You may use the linked form in submitting your proposal. For assistance in completing the form, including determining whether particular proposal items are relevant to your proposal, contact Charlette Lindell, 336.714.4347 or CharletteL@SmartStart-FC.org.

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November 2013

Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc. (SSFC) is seeking proposals from agencies interested in providing services in the 2014 – 2015 program year in the areas of early care and education, family support, and allied developmental services that contribute to the well-being and optimal development of young children birth-to-five and their families.

For detailed information about the 2014-15 Request for Proposal and Application Form and Instructions, click here.   In addition to the Application Form, applicants also submit a completed logic model and the Evidenced-based/Evidenced-informed program self-assessment.

Interested agencies attended a mandatory bidder’s conference on November 18, 2013 at SSFC’s offices.

For further information, contact Charlette Lindell at 336.714-4347, or CharletteL@SmartStart-FC.org.