The Pueblo Communities that Care (CTC) coalition is excited to announce the sub-award application for the Communities that Care Youth Action Board Request for Proposals (RFP). Pueblo CTC coalition strives, through collaborative efforts, to empower youth with opportunities to become healthy, educated, and responsible citizens. CTC addresses risks in the community with the goal of preventing youth substance use, delinquency, and violence by addressing a community’s risk and protective factors. CTC is facilitated by the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) and has 30+ community partners organized into multiple workgroups to help encourage and create opportunities for youth’s prosocial involvement in the Pueblo community. In order to engage and partner with Pueblo youth to obtain youth perspective on a variety of topics and issues, CTC hires youth advisors (aged 13-20 years) who work closely with adult coalition members and CTC staff.
The CTC Youth Action Board RFP is designed to help address community-based issues in Pueblo, specifically to support organizations that serve middle and high school youth with reaching and impacting more young people in Pueblo County through subawards. The Youth Action Board (YAB) members played an integral part in the process of developing this funding opportunity, and will be actively involved in reviewing and awarding applications. PDPHE is looking to give subawards between the amounts $5,000-$25,000 each to at least six different organizations. The funds can be used for any expenses related to project implementation, including personnel, operating, materials, food, etc. It is the mission of the Communities that Care Youth Action Board RFP to provide funding to Pueblo organizations/projects which align with the goals of the CTC coalition.
Deadline to submit the RFP application is October 3, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. Applications must be submitted electronically to Shannon Roybal by the deadline to be considered. Missing this deadline will result in the application being declined. Additionally, incomplete applications may also result in not being considered. Decisions and next steps will be communicated to all applicants via email within 60 days of submitting the application.
If there are any questions regarding this RFP, please contact Shannon Roybal at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment.
Shannon Roybal | Purchasing Agent Phone: 719-583-4523 Email: [email protected]