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Homeless Shelter Child Care Services Grant

Grant to a Baltimore County, Maryland Nonprofit Childcare Provider
or Organization to Operate a Child Daycare Center at a County Shelter

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Baltimore County Department of Planning

Conf. Date:

07/10/19

Deadline Date:

08/16/19 2:00 PM

Description:

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Grant to a Baltimore County, Maryland nonprofit licensed child care provider or nonprofit organization to render childcare services to homeless children at a County shelter. Funding is intended to support the maintenance and operation of the shelter's daycare program for approximately 46-68 children from infancy to 5 years of age.

Baltimore County is requesting proposals from qualified applicants to maintain and operate the County’s Eastside Homeless Shelter, the child care center at the Eastern Family Resource Center. The center is located at 9150 Franklin Square Drive and is inside the Eastside Family Shelter. The County will provide the space as well as provide and retain ownership of initial capital items (major kitchen appliances, tables and chairs, cribs, cots, nap pads, and starting inventory of toys and supplies).

Children of the Eastside Family Shelter and/or former residents of the Eastside Family Shelter are given first opportunity to enroll children in the program, after which children from other Baltimore County homeless shelters will be accepted. The County envisions children attending the daycare program on either a full-time basis, or drop-in basis if spots are available.

Baltimore County is looking for creative proposals that comply with child care licensing requirements while understanding the fluid nature of enrollment levels as family compositions change with shelter entry and exits.

The Provider will operate a continuous twelve month child care program, knowing that the approved length of shelter stay is 90 days and thus children will by cycling in and out during the program’s twelve month operations.

For additional details on provider services and programming specifications, see pages 2-3 of the Application Instructions document below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186239

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$125,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

For the purpose of this initial grant Request for Proposal (RFP), a maximum of $125,000 in grant funds will be available. Subsequent renewals may be made and Baltimore County can provide up to $250,000 annually for the grant renewal period.

Term of Contract:

For the purpose of this initial grant, the initial term will be the six-month period from January 2020 through June 2020. Subsequent renewals will be July 1 - June 30 and Baltimore County can provide funding for the grant renewal period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Baltimore County is seeking a nonprofit partner to provide licensed child care services for homeless children. To that end, the County is requesting proposals from licensed child care providers/nonprofit organizations.

Provider Qualifications:

- Provider shall present evidence that it has been engaged for at least five years in providing services as listed in the RFP for this program.
- Provider must be currently operating, managing or employed in a licensed and accredited childcare facility.
- Provider must list and describe any Maryland or other state’s licenses or certifications it possesses or any additional pertinent information that describes its qualifications to operate a childcare facility (e.g. childcare licenses, teaching certificates, training, work experience, written references, MD Excels, NAEYC, Therapeutic Nursery, etc).

Pre-proposal Conference:

Public Hearing and Pre-Proposal Meeting (Highly Recommended):

Interested applicants are welcome to join a pre-proposal meeting and tour of the child care center to discuss the grant Request For Proposal (RFP) and answer any questions about the child care services. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the child care center at the Eastside Family Shelter, Eastern Family Resource Center, 9150 Franklin Square Drive, Rosedale, Maryland 21237.

Pre-Application Information:

Proposal due date and time: Friday, August 16, 2019, 2:00 PM

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Materials must be submitted by email to cmahony@baltimorecountymd.gov and in hard copy format by hand-delivery or regular mail to:

Colleen Mahony, Chief of Policy, Planning and Administration
Baltimore County Department of Planning
Jefferson Building
105 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 201
Towson, MD 21204

For questions regarding instructions, contact Colleen Mahony by telephone at (410) 887-5785 or at the email address indicated above.

Funding or Pin Number:

RFPCCEFRC2020

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Baltimore County