2024-2025 Community Resource Development Fund Request for Proposals

(609) 584-0888

The New Jersey Children’s System of Care, Mercer County, and Capitol County Children's Collaborative are interested in expanding services and programs for youth in the county with emotional, behavioral, intellectual & developmental disability, substance use, and other wellness needs.  This one-time funding of $67,697.70 (less may be applied for) must be utilized in full by June 30, 2025, and will become unavailable to the awardee(s) after that date. Funding is intended to support new or existing activities or services through collaboration with community partners that reduce risks to youth and directly promote well-being, safety, health, and connections at home and in the community. These funds are not intended to purchase services directly for specific individuals or families and funds cannot be used to supplement government contracted services. These funds cannot be used to acquire or maintain fixed assets, such as land, buildings, vehicles, and equipment.

Applicants must commit to working in partnership with Capitol County Children's Collaborative, other system partners, and community-based resources. They must embody the values of the New Jersey Children’s System of Care.

There have been noted gaps and needs in quality, community-based services through various federal, state, and system-wide surveys and needs assessments. Capitol County has reviewed county and state data, needs assessments, and local focus groups that have documented areas of need for our county. Applicants considering proposals for this funding must show how their proposed services or activities fill needs cited in the Request for Proposals Packet which is available for download below.

Capitol County will host two (2) RFP Overview and Q&A sessions. These meetings are not mandatory, but attendance is encouraged.

Monday, November 13, 2023, 11:00a.m.
Passcode: MERCER

Monday, November 20, 2023, 2:00p.m.
Passcode: MERCER

Proposals are due January 8, 2024 by 5:00p.m. Please see the complete RFP packet attached for details.  

Please direct any questions pertaining to the Request for Proposals to Ashlee Bright, Community Resource Manager at [email protected] or 609-584-0888 ext. 143)