New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) and Division of Family and Community Partnerships (FCP) - Office of Early Childhood Services (OECS)
04/10/19 12:00 PM
Grant of up to $75,000 to a Passaic County, New Jersey nonprofit, for-profit corporation, or university to establish a local county council that addresses the needs of young children. The council will promote early childhood development, childcare, and school readiness for disadvantaged communities, serving county residents in pregnancy and children from birth through age eight.
Grants are available in Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and Preschool Development Grant Birth through Age Five (PDG B-5) funds to establish a local County Council for Young Children in Passaic County. Work is performed to ensure access to high quality early childhood care and education services, with a special emphasis on promoting school readiness for the state’s most vulnerable children and families. The County Council extends outreach to families, enhances NJ’s mixed delivery approach, and enhances the collaborative and community partnerships. The County Council actively seeks family engagement, mentors parents in leadership roles and promotes community action to improve the health, education, and well-being of children, including families with high needs.
The Council will bring together parents/families, community leaders, health care, child care, school districts, family support, and other local partners that care about the well-being of infants and young children, and will work to develop resources for children/families in underrepresented and special populations. The Passaic County Council will help reach the goal of ensuring that children are ready for school and will sustain their developmental and educational gains. The lead agency for the County Council will appoint a project coordinator and oversee the work of the County Council.
Priorities for County Councils: https://www.nj.gov/dcf/providers/notices/requests/2019-FCP-RFP-CCYC-Passaic.Cty-2-22-19.pdf#page=5
GrantWatch ID#: 185420
DCF is providing funding of up to $75,000 to one (1) successful applicant.
The funding period for this program is from the point of a signed contract through December 31, 2019.
Applicant Eligibility Requirements:
- Applicants must be for profit or non-profit corporations and/ or Universities that are duly registered to conduct business within the State of New Jersey.
- Applicants must be in good standing with all State and Federal agencies with which they have an existing grant or contractual relationship. Where required, all applicants must hold current State licenses.
- Applicants that are not governmental entities must have a governing body that provides oversight as is legally required.
- Applicants must have the capability to uphold all administrative and
operating standards as outlined in the guidelines.
- Applicants must provide a viable plan to leverage funds and resources and include a feasible sustainability plan for continuation of the County Council.
- All applicants must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number.
(For additional requirement specifications, see https://www.nj.gov/dcf/providers/notices/requests/2019-FCP-RFP-CCYC-Passaic.Cty-2-22-19.pdf#page=9.)
Funds awarded under this program may not be used to supplant or duplicate existing funding.
- March 22, 2019 12:00 PM Deadline for Email Questions
- April 10, 2019 Deadline for Receipt of Proposals by 12:00PM
Applications may be submitted in person or by commercial carrier. In addition, DCF offers the alternative for bidders to submit proposals electronically. Only a registered Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) or the designated alternate is eligible to send in a submission by submitting an AOR form. AOR Registration forms and online training are available on our website at:
DCF will provide eligible applicants additional and/or clarifying information about this initiative and application procedures through a time-limited electronic Question and Answer Period. Inquiries will not be accepted after the closing date of the Question and Answer Period. Questions must be submitted in writing via email to the DCF. Written questions must be directly tied to the RFP and should be asked in consecutive order, from beginning to end, following the organization of the RFP. All inquiries must identify, in the Subject heading, the specific RFP for which the question/clarification is being sought. Each question should begin by referencing the RFP page number and section number to which it relates.
Technical inquiries about forms and other documents may be requested anytime by emailing the DCF.
All other types of inquiries will not be accepted. Applicants may not contact the Department directly, in person, or by telephone, concerning the RFP.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Proposals must be either delivered in person or by Commercial Carrier (hand delivery, Federal Express or UPS):
Catherine Schafer, Director of Grants, Integrity and Accountability
Department of Children and Families
50 East State Street, 3rd floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0717
Or submit online (see Pre-Application Information above to register).
Submit all questions to: DCF.ASKRFP@dcf.nj.gov.
Department of Children and Families
P.O. Box 729
Trenton, NJ 08625-0729
USA: New Jersey