Request for Proposal for Bowdoin Geneva CHI Project

Do you have a creative project for the Bowdoin Geneva Community?
This RFP is designed to support innovative, small-scale Community Health Improvement (CHI) projects in the Bowdoin Geneva community. CHI projects address root causes and systemic issues in the community and have outcomes focused on health.

The Bowdoin Geneva CAB, has a special interest in the following social determinants:

  1. Employment
  2. Food Access
  3. Housing
  4. Public Safety
  5. Active Transit
  6. Health & Wellness

The Bowdoin Geneva CAB, also has a special interest in the following populations: youth, pregnant teens, African American residents, residents with mental health and substance use concerns, as well as those seeking transitional services.

All projects that support CHI and the goals of this initiative, are encouraged to apply. We understand that it is not a large amount of money, but we hope that this pilot project will help leverage additional funding in the future.

For example, a possible initiative would be focusing on employment with special emphasis on African American men seeking transitional services. You may select to pilot a work-readiness or internship program that would support a group of 10 men, as well as follow their progress 6 months after the training program. This type of project could have the potential to make community level change and obtain additional funding.

Grant Period and Funding Available
The funding will be for a period of 12 months

Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications must be submitted to Jamiah Tappin via email Selected Grantee will be notified within 30 days.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Bowdoin Geneva-based organizations, community groups or individual residents. A 501.c.3 fiscal sponsor (a registered not-for-profit tax-exempt corporation) or an independent not-for-profit 501.c.3 preferred.
  • Projects and initiatives must focus on and support residents in Bowdoin Geneva and demonstrate a plan for community engagement, collaboration with neighborhood groups in Bowdoin Geneva, and project a sense of neighborhood pride
  • Applicants must have the capacity to manage and account for grant funds
  • Recipient must be willing to participate in 2-3 Bowdoin Geneva events through funding year (volunteer time, share work with residents)

Proposal Requirements

  • Project title: applicant name and contact info (address, telephone, email, main contact person)
  • Summary of organization: mission, vision and goals (1-2 paragraph)
  • Project description: summary, purpose, goals, target audience, how services are marketed to the community (1-2 pages)
  • Brief explanation of how this project supports racial equity in Bowdoin Geneva (1 paragraph)
  • Clear goals and measurable outcomes. How will you determine “success?” (1 page, bullets or table)
  • One-year timeline (1 page, bullets or table)
  • Budget summary (1 page, bullets or table)
  • The lead organization’s proof of 501.c.3 tax exempt status (if applicable)

Contact: Jamiah Tappin
Community Organizing and Communication Manager
Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) or 617.279.2268

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