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The Eastern Council RFP for Caregiving and Parenting Skills

The Eastern Council and the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund invite Ohio organizations to apply for funding to provide programs to enhance caregiving and parenting skills in Belmont, Coshocton, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, and Noble counties.

Up to $108,500.00 is available to Strengthen Caregiving and Parenting Skills to Promote High Quality Care and Education for Young Children by a select entity or entities for State Fiscal Year 2020.

The programs must be one of the evidence-based programs listed in the RFP. The Council chose as a strategy, strengthening caregiving/parenting skills to provide high quality care and education early in life to increase knowledge of parenting and child development, promote the social and emotional competence of children, and provide families with concrete supports in times of need. 

The funding period of the award will begin no sooner than October 1, 2019 or upon issuance of a contract (whichever is later), and will last through June 30, 2020. Dependent upon completion of the strategy goals, objectives, and funding availability, the selected vendor or vendors may receive funding for a 12-month periods through June of 2021.

Applications are due by September 18, 2019.

Interested organizations should visit the Ohio University Sourcing Portal to learn more about this opportunity and how to apply for funding. Click “Current Bid Opportunities” to view the RFP and related documents. In order to submit a bid, you must be registered as a supplier. Click on the “Supplier Registration” icon and follow the instructions. You can also click on the “How to Register Tutorial” or further instructions to register.  

For questions please contact, Tim Yake, Procurement Commodity Manager at yake@ohio.edu or through the Portal by Monday, August 26, 2019.


The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University is the Regional Prevention Coordinator of the Eastern Ohio Regional Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Council, which serves Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, Muskingum, Noble, and Tuscarawas counties.