Submit an application to the Newburgh ESPRI fund, now through 1/12/18

About the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI):
The effort to reduce poverty in impoverished communities throughout New York State was launched in 2016, and a dedicated $25m was put toward this effort through the Governor’s office. 

Poverty reduction is a complex problem to solve; a multi-pronged strategy is the only way to truly address the many variables that factor into what keep families in an intergenerational cycle of poverty. As our community’s needs evolve, so too must our strategies in order to effect change. As a community, it is our time to combine efforts and develop a unified vision for systematic change. We have committed to a collaborative model focused on community solutions and systems change and alignment. 

About the Newburgh ESPRI Fund:
These Requests for Proposals (RFP) are designed as a foundation to address a strategy of intervention for broad issues that comprise poverty through systems change and coordination, family peer mentorship, and resident leadership. ESPRI is looking for partners who share our commitment to the following: 

1.      Community and population level outcomes focused in the City of Newburgh with the greatest need as defined by local data;
2.      Work collaboratively with the ESPRI Task Force and other initiative partners in developing effective, cohesive strategies;
3.      Implement strategies that demonstrate long-term success using evidence-based or informed models or those identified as promising practices;
4.      Practice cross-agency and cross-sector collaboration.

The culminations of the aforementioned steps have resulted in identifying two targeted interventions eligible for funding:
1.      Family Peer Mentorship Pilot
2.      Family Peer Mentorship Data Track Tool

Newburgh Resident Mini-Grants applications will open in April of 2018.

Available Funding:

FAMILY PEER MENTORSHIP PILOT

Through this Request for Proposal (RFP), the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI) will provide funding to high-quality human service programs that align with priorities outlined herein under the impact area of peer mentorship. All applications must be completed on paper and must be submitted in their entirety by January 12, 2018 at 5PM. No late or incomplete proposals will be considered. Applicants (in collaboration) may request a maximum amount of $325,000 for programs, plus $125,000 for direct client grants (Flex Fund) for a total of $450,000.  

Download Family Peer Mentorship RFP (PDF file)
Download Counterterrorism Compliance Form (PDF)

Key Dates:

Activity

Date

Request for Proposal Released

December 18th, 2017

Questions & Answers

Please submit questions to Rae Leiner (rleiner@uwdor.org) by January 5th, 2018:  Responses will be issued within 48 business hours

Application Due Date

January 12th, 2018 at 5PM

Award Notifications

January 31st, 2018 at 5PM

 

FAMILY PEER MENTORSHIP DATA PLATFORM PILOT 

Through this Request for Proposal (RFP), the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI) will provide funding to high-quality human service programs that align with priorities outlined herein under the impact area of peer mentorship data. Applicants may request a maximum amount of $50,000. 

Download Family Peer Mentorship Data Platform Pilot RFP (PDF file)

Download Counterterrorism Compliance Form (PDF)

Key Dates:

Activity

Date

Request for Proposal Released

December 18th, 2017

Questions & Answers

Please submit questions to Rae Leiner (rleiner@uwdor.org) by January 5th, 2018:  Responses will be issued within 48 business hours

Application Due Date

January 12th, 2018 at 5PM

Award Notifications

January 31st, 2018 at 5PM

Applications must be received by Friday, January 12th at 5pm.

Email RFPs to rleiner@uwdor.org.

Send by post or deliver by hand to:

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region
123 Grand Street, 2nd Fl
Newburgh, NY 12550
Subject: RFP

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Questions?

Please submit questions to Rae Leiner (rleiner@uwdor.org) by January 5th, 2018: Responses will be issued within 48 business hours

UWDOR believes that the most efficient and effective way to address the challenges in our community is to partner with organizations who implement programs proven effective over time. To further assist you, United Way partners with the Dyson Foundation and the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley to publish MidHudson Community Profiles, which provides data about the issues that face our region.