Circle of Care: Funding Opportunity

Circle of Care: Funding Opportunity
  • This letter serves as a “Request for Proposals” (RFP) to support the development, enhancement and/or expansion of the availability of community-based resources that reduce risks to child and youth well-being and to promote their safety, health, and connections at home and in the community in Passaic County. 
  • A maximum total of $67,697.70 (less can be applied for) is available to fund one or more projects.
    • This funding is available for the period of July 1st, 2024 – June 30, 2025. Proposals submitted must either be a one-time initiative that can have a sustained impact or serve as seed money to initiate a new resource.
    • Applicants must commit to working in partnership with Circle of Care for Families and Children of Passaic County (COC), other system partners, and community-based resources. They must embody the values of the NJ Children’s System of Care.
    • Projects that address the following needs will be considered, in no specific order:
      • Skill development programming (social skills, anger management, stress/anxiety management skills, character development, etc.) with preference to upper Passaic county.
      • Prevention programs and community-based mentoring accessible without system (DCPP, CMO, legal) involvement that promote school, community and family engagement.
      • Programming that supports teens in their efforts to transition to adulthood, such as college and career readiness, financial literacy, employment readiness.
      • After school enrichment programs for youth with developmental disabilities that provide recreational, psychoeducation and socialization opportunities.
      • Programming that is culturally responsive, trauma-informed and inclusive for non-English language youth and caregivers.
      • Peer support programming and affirming spaces and services for LGBTQ+ youth.
  • All awards are contingent on the sufficiency and availability of CSOC funding.  Final decisions regarding grant awards will be at the discretion of CSOC.
  • Submission Deadline: January 8th, 2024 5:00 PM