Request for Application – Augmentation
All Children Thrive–California (ACT) is a statewide, community-driven initiative fostering holistic solutions to longstanding problems facing California families. ACT unites community members and their city officials to co-design policy solutions that improve child well-being. The collaborative design model ensures that those most harmed by inequities receive the greatest support.
ACT is committed to supporting local policy projects designed to allocate resources in a way that assures that all children thrive. ACT prioritizes cities that are seeking to establish policies benefiting historically marginalized communities—the same ones that have been underserved and over surveilled – and names equity as central to the distribution of resources.
ACT accelerates change by building networks of California communities that transform the ecosystem shaping child well-being. ACT will bring together city officials and community leaders who understand their cities to co-design solutions through one of six focus areas:
- Strengthening economic supports for children and families
- Creating protective environments
- Promoting healthy child development
- Youth development and civic engagement
- Access to safe and stable housing
- Mental health and wellness
Purpose of RFA
The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to support ACT Design Teams in the ACT Transformation Process.
Augmentation application deadline is January 31, 2023, at 5pm
All applications will have to be submitted via email to ACT Director Lourdes Perez at LP@phadvocates.org and Reggie Caldwell at Reggiecaldwelllcsw@gmail.com
Application will be provided by your ACT Coach.
Augmentation Funding Availability
Current ACT funded projects will be eligible to receive up to $40,000 each to support eligible activities and allowable expenditures during their 3 year participation as an ACT-funded project. (See Activities, Budget, and Use of Funds sections below.) These funds are a one-time allocation to support ACT activities. Applicants are to remain cognizant that the use of ACT appropriations from the California State General Fund -and the activities proposed in response to this RFA must be consistent with the authority provided under SB 115 -Funding is contingent upon available revenues and appropriation by the Legislature and the California Department of Public Health.
Applicants must be currently an ACT-funded project with a 501(c)3 status, other non-governmental entity, or tribal sovereignty. Before applying, an applicant must work with their ACT Coach and the ACT Core Team to develop a scope of work. – The table below provides full eligibility requirements to receive funding and means of meeting them.
Glossary of Terms
- COMMUNITY ACTION AREA
- COMMUNITY SYSTEMS MAP
- TRANSFORMATION PROCESS
- ACT COACH
- ACT CORE TEAM
- DESIGN TEAM
- ASSET MAPPING
- Learning Community
- Policy Advocacy Trainings (e.g., Civics 101, Public Speaking, Policy Campaign Plan, Policy Development)
- General Plan Review/Local Ordinance and Policy Review
- Policy Development
- 1:1 Policy Maker Education Meetings
- City Council Education Presentations
- Identifying City Council Champions for Communities
Data Collection and Analysis
- Data Visualizations such as dashboard(s)
- Asset Mapping
- Youth Policy Advocacy Training (Civics 101, Public Speaking, Policy Campaign Plan, Policy Development)
- Youth Racial Equity Training
- Communications Plan
- Educational Materials
- Leave Behind Packets for Policymakers
- Social Media Campaign
- Sustainability Plan
- Grant Writing Training
- Non-consumable Incentives
- Consumable Incentives
Provide budget as an Excel document including the following:
- Funding activities (from among above)
- Travel (Note: Safety considerations for COVID-19 required)
- Meeting Costs (e.g. Zoom, Venue)
- Incentives (e.g. food, gift cards – commensurate to the activity)
Ineligible Use of Funds
Funds may not be used for the following:
- Supplanting or duplicating existing programs
- Fundraising activities
- Lobbying or electioneering
- Reimbursements for costs currently covered by another contract
- Maintaining professional licensure or malpractice insurance
- Religious activities
- Delivery of healthcare services
Evaluation and Reporting
During the grant period, the ACT staff and evaluator will help awardees to complete surveys, participate in interviews, and complete program monitoring documentation. A reporting template will be provided to awardees. At the close of the funding period, awardees must submit a two-page summary report detailing:
- Activities and work completed
- Key Findings
If your application is denied you may file an appeal by sending an email within 30 calendar days of the date of the denial notice to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Point of Contact
All questions regarding this RFA may be submitted via e-mail to Lourdes Perez at LP@PHAdvocates.org.
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