Basic Needs Mini Gap Grant
Applications Open: September 28, 2020-November 6, 2020.
All applications must be submitted online at eCImpact
Download Full RFP Manual
Basic Needs grants are meant to provide immediate, short-term assistance to help people stabilize a financial or health crisis to prevent homelessness, utility shut-offs, and/or the use of pay day lenders. Our goal is that all Douglas County community members will have equitable access to a strong safety net of support in times of crisis.
Funds will be invested in grassroots and/or 501(c)(3) charitable organizations whose work centers and benefits people with low incomes in Douglas County, KS. Priority will be given to organizations with a theory of change rooted in the intersection of poverty and racism as overlapping threats to the common good.
Applicants may be selected to receive between $1,000 and $10,000 in funding. The requests may include up to 18% overhead expenses. Funding begins January 2021. The spending period is Jan.1-June 30, 2021.
Households at or below 150% the Federal Poverty Level living in Douglas County, KS.
The highest funding priority will be given to programs that:
• Prioritizes services for families with young children
• Prioritizes services for those experiencing the greatest disparities
• Utilizes a “no barrier” or “low barrier” service model
• Equitably serves rural areas of the County
Basic needs grants are meant to fund intervention-related activities that address short-term client needs (as opposed to the Community Impact long-term prevention-related strategies). The eligible activity categories for funding are
Food: Increase food security & access to healthy food
Shelter: Increase access to safe & affordable housing
Healthcare: Increase access to integrated healthcare
Employment Supports: Increase access to essential supports for employment, including transportation and childcare assistance
For more information about specific eligibility criteria, investment goals, and the application process, please download the RFP Manual;
HOW TO APPLY
All applications and must be submitted online through E-CImpact.
- Current United Way Community Impact Partners may log in to E-CImpact using their normal credentials.
- New agencies must create an account using the "New to E-CImpact" link at the bottom of the home page. New organizations will be asked pre-qualification questions, and if eligible, will be able to create an E-CImpact account and submit the proposal.
Instructions on registering a new agency and submitting a grant application through E-CImpact can be found in the Agency Site Manual. You may download the manual by clicking here, or on the image below.
Applications are due November 6, 2020
For more information:
Lea Roselyn, VP Community Impact