Name of Funding: 2A Out of School Time Program Funds
City Agency: Office of Children's Affairs
Link to RFP: www.denvergov.org/childrensaffairs
Type of Grant: General Operating/Program
Source of Funds: Local
Total Funds Available: $275,000
Funding Range: $25,000-$50,000
Maximum Award Amount: $50,000
Scope of Funding:
The goal is to provide more of Denver’s children and youth safe and enriching summertime opportunities for as much of the summer school break as possible. Funds will be used to support quality comprehensive programs that inspire learning and help mitigate summer learning loss through engaging academic and youth development activities. Ideally, programs will leverage funds available through this RFP to serve a large number (100- 150/day) of multi-age children and youth for a minimum of six hours per day for at least sixeight weeks during the summer with very minimal cost to families. Partnerships that allow programs to enhance and/or extend services are highly encouraged. Lead organizations should be aware of other programs in the area to ensure that the proposed services are not duplicative.
What City Priority Does this Funding Connect to: Kids, Jobs, and Safety Net
The vision of the Office of Children's Affairs is to deliver a City where all children, youth, and their families have the opportunity to succeed. We partner with City agencies, community based organizations and other key stakeholders to achieve three goals to ensure that: Children have their basic needs met, are ready for kindergarten, and have the opportunity to succeed academically and professionally
We focus resources on increasing access to and participation in quality programs and services. One of the Office’s top priorities is to develop a city-wide infrastructure and system of support for organizations that serve children and youth during the out-of-school hours through academic and enrichment programs that keep kids safe, inspire kids to learn, and prepare them for the future.
Applications will be accepted from any not-for-profit community-based organization, Denver
Public Schools 21st century grant sites, and City and County of Denver youth serving agency.
Organizations must demonstrate prior experience in providing youth programs during the
summer months to be eligible to apply.
Key Qualifications or Areas of Interest:
All programs must be physically located in and provide services primarily to school-age
(K-12) children and youth from one or more of the following Denver neighborhoods (a map
showing the neighborhood boundaries can be found in Appendix B):
North Capitol Hill
Northeast Park Hill
College View/South Platte
Green Valley Ranch
To verify that your program is located in one of the identified neighborhoods, visit
www.denvergov.org/maps, type in the service address, hit search, and the name of the
neighborhood will be listed on the left.
All programs that are not licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services must
meet minimum safety requirements as outlined in Appendix C.
All programs must meet the minimum insurance requirements listed in Appendix D.
Complete coverage requirements are also contained in the sample contract, Appendix A.
All programs must identify existing funds already available for the program in the Program
Budget (page 12). At least half of the funds necessary to carry out the program must be
secured from other identified sources.
All programs must complete and maintain a profile in the Community Partnership System.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 303.292-3144 x216. If the
program is located in a Denver Public School, the organization must also have a completed
Denver Public Schools Partnership Agreement in place prior to program delivery.
Applicants must track youth attendance by individual identifier number (i.e. DPS Student ID
number if available) including daily record of when youth arrive and depart, how many days
youth attend over the course of the program, etc. in an electronic manner. Records must
be submitted as part of the reporting process as defined by the contract agreement and
rolled up into a final count per student at the end of the program. If you are not already
utilizing an electronic tracking system, two examples are provided in Appendix E. Each
program site must also track the overall number of program hours, days, and weeks the
program is offered.
All programs must offer a variety of programming with both a mix of academic and youth
development activities with measureable goals for each (example: changes in behavior,
attitude, skills, knowledge, etc.). Funds can be used to sub-contract with content specific
programs to enhance program offerings to fulfill this requirement.
Programs must provide specific examples of their organization’s commitment to quality
with emphasis on using a continuous quality improvement process, as well as steps taken to
improve program effectiveness.
All programs are highly encouraged to make healthy snacks and/or meals available to
participants. Sites are highly encouraged to coordinate meal services with a summer food
Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the Denver Quality
Afterschool Connection meeting. The meeting will be held from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Mi Casa
Resource Center, 360 Acoma Street.
Questions Due: All questions must be submitted in writing by 1/23/14 to: 2ARFPSubmissions@denvergov.orgAnswers will be posted at www.denvergov.org/childrensaffairs on January 30, 2014.
Deadline for Submission: 3:00pm on Thursday, 2/13/14
Award Notification: March 2014
Anticipated Contract Start: 6/1/14
Contact to Register Interest: Maxine Quintana (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact for Questions: Maxine Quintana (email@example.com)