Funding Opportunities

Request for Proposals: FY19 Community Schools Planning

EXTENDED Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.

Family League of Baltimore is facilitating a Request for Proposals (RFP) process in support of the Baltimore City Community School Strategy partnership model.  This opportunity is open to local governments, nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities, and faith-based organizations.

A primary goal of Community Schools is to create stronger partnerships and better systems for connecting children, youth and families to resources that will improve critical outcomes in their lives.  Community Schools start with a planning process, where a community-based partner works in partnership with school stakeholders to lead a data-driven needs assessment and partnership development process.  These processes are focused on strengthening partnerships between schools and community organizations, service providers and city agencies that serve youth and families to increase the scale and efficiency of service delivery.   Ultimately, this will increase the positive impact of that service delivery on youth and families.

Specific efforts will be made to:

  • Utilize schools as a hub/access point for agencies to better identify and reach youth/families who need and will benefit most from available services;
  • Where possible, co-locate services directly in the schools (in either unique space design or through development of a partnership model) to increase direct and easy access to those services by families;
  • Develop systems/planning structures for better use of data (school performance and other) to target efforts/resources where they will have the greatest impact on key outcomes. For example, using early warning indicators such as early chronic absenteeism to identify youth / families for needed resources;
  • Partner with each school to develop a strategic action plan, identifying partnerships in core areas as well as an operational plan to manage resources.

Through this RFP, we are seeking a community-based partner to lead the Community Schools planning processes in Cecil Elementary School.

Click here for the FY19 Community Schools Planning RFP

Supplemental Materials:

Cecil Elementary School Profile

Policy_ADH Community Schools Strategy

Policy_ADH-RA Community Schools Strategy


Pre-Proposal Webinar/Call Information:

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Family League will host a pre-proposal Webinar to present this RFP and respond to questions. It is Family League’s
aim to provide as much information and support to potential applicants as possible. While it is not mandatory to
attend the meeting, it is strongly encouraged. Family League will compile and publish responses to questions from
this meeting on the Funding Opportunities page.

Dial in by Phone: (312) 757-3121; Access Code: 222-113-901

Note: Please limit your webinar connection to one per organization.

Click here for the Pre-Proposal Conference PowerPoint






Updated Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 10:16 am