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Robin Davis
Director of Media Relations

Melanie Crabill
Communications Manager

Media advisory
News Date: November 19, 2018

City of Columbus Releases Request for Proposal for Human Services Grant Program

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council released a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the 2019 – 2020 Human Services Grant Program. 

“Family stability and neighborhood resiliency are the cornerstones to making sure every person in our city has the opportunity to thrive,” said Mayor Ginther. “Through targeted investments with human services providers, we can build a strong foundation for economic security for our residents.”

Proposals are being sought to create, maintain and improve pathways and capacity-building opportunities for people to move from economic insecurity to economic security as demonstrated by measurable results in one or more of the City’s Investment Priorities, including income through employment; job quality, education and training, financial capability, and stabilization and resource supports.

“City Council’s commitment to the economic security and quality of life of our residents continues to be a priority,” said Councilmember Priscilla Tyson. “We value the partnership we have with human services providers and the opportunity to offer funding that supports direct services and programs that help many residents transition to a place of economic stability.”

This RFP will cover the Grant Program period of January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2020. Deadline for submission of proposals is 5 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019.

To reduce the burden on non-profit organizations, we’ve partnered with the United Way of Central Ohio (UWCO) to streamline the RFP submission process. A link to submit proposals is available here.