United Way of Hunterdon County announced a change in its annual Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Community organizations are asked to submit a two-page Letter of Intent (LOI) outlining a proposed program that is aligned under the Community Impact focus areas of Income, Health and Education.
“This shift in approach from previous funding cycles will simplify the application process and allow United Way to assess alignment between programs and the UWHC vision and Community Impact Agenda,” which will be of benefit to all parties involved, explains Diana Fredericks, board member and CRISP committee chair.
United Way’s Community Resource Investment and Strategic Planning (CRISP) committee and staff will review the LOI’s and invite those organizations with seemingly aligned programs to submit full proposals. If more than one organization has a similar proposal or CRISP identifies an opportunity for collaboration, those organizations may be asked to meet with CRISP to share potential ways to move forward collectively.
United Way of Hunterdon County envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their full potential, with income, health and education (in order of priority) as the primary areas of focus to improve the financial stability of and quality of life for 10,000 Hunterdon County residents by 2020. A successful program will be aligned with these community impact areas.
As a community leader bringing partners together to address community concerns we encourage proposals that involve multiple agencies and joint programs. These programs may be given additional consideration.
Prospective partner agencies should contact the UWHC with questions and concerns, particularly with respect to whether the proposed program may be aligned. An information and Q&A session will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 9:00 at the United Way Volunteer Center at 20 Fulper Road, Flemington, NJ. Please call Caroline at 908-782-3414, ext. 30 to RSVP or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed Letters of Intent are due no later than 4pm, Monday, February 20, 2017.