Priority Funding Opportunity: Keeping Kids in School

The Children’s Services Council is opening its priority area “Keeping Kids in School” for the 2020-2021 funding year.

The Children’s Services Council has aligned its funding priorities with community indicators. By funding and making available prevention and early intervention services, the Children’s Services Council strives to ensure that these services have a positive impact on the community. The community indicators aligned with the priority area “Keeping Kids in School” are:

  • School Absenteeism Rate
  • Grade Level Reading Proficiency
  • Academic Performance
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Graduation Rate
  • Drop Out Rate

Agencies submitting proposals will be required to demonstrate how their proposed program’s main focus and program impact are aligned, directly or indirectly, with one or more of the above community indicators. Proposed programs that cannot demonstrate their impact will not be considered for funding.

Funding for programs selected will begin October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. Program funding is on a monthly reimbursement basis. Additionally, funded programs will be required to submit quarterly outcome and demographic reports as detailed in the program contract.

The full proposal application must be submitted online. A copy of the application is available by clicking here.


Important Dates

  • October 1, 2019 - Release of Request for Proposals
  • October 30, 2019 - Bidder's Conference for Interested Agencies CLICK TO RSVP
  • December 20, 2019 - Proposal Deadline by Noon
  • March 12, 2020 - Funding Recommendations presented to Council
  • March 24, 2020 - Funding Appeals Due
  • April 9, 2020 - Council Vote on Funding Recommendations