RFP Open for Social Innovation Fund – Opportunity Reboot

Published on October 1, 2015 | Written by

Youthprise is excited to share a funding opportunity made possible through a Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant to Youthprise for implementation of Opportunity Reboot. Letters of Intent are being accepted from nonprofit organizations working in Minnesota. Grants will support community partnerships focused on working to more effectively create pathways to school, career, and life success for opportunity youth.

Opportunity Reboot is targeting youth between the ages of 14 and 24 and who are either homeless, in foster care, involved in the juvenile justice system, or disconnected from school and work. These youth are also at risk for becoming or may be high school dropouts; may be involved with the criminal justice and human service systems; and have mental health conditions and/or care-giving responsibilities that further complicate their lives.

To learn more about Opportunity Reboot and to download a copy of the Request for Proposals, please visit our website here. Opportunity Reboot is open to organizations meeting the eligibility criteria described in the Letter of Intent.

Youthprise will award 6-8 Opportunity Reboot subgrants based on approximately $1.25 million per year in available funds. Subgrants will be in the range of $150,000-$250,000 per subgrantee annually, and individual grants over the three-year period will total $450,000-$750,000 per grantee. Although initial awards will be for a three-year period, we anticipate this being a five-year initiative. Funding for years four and five are subject to federal appropriations. Subgrantees will be required to provide a 1:1, dollar-for-dollar, cash match with non-federal dollars. This is a reimbursable grant award. Selected subgrantees must demonstrate they have spent at least dollar-for-dollar resources when submitting for reimbursement.

About the Social Innovation Fund

The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) unites public and private resources to evaluate and grow innovative community-based solutions with evidence of results. The SIF and its private-sector partners have invested more than half a billion dollars in compelling community solutions. As a result, the SIF has awarded grants to more than 35 community-based organizations and over 180 nonprofits working in 37 states and the District of Columbia.

Authorized by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in April of 2009, the Social Innovation Fund is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency focused on improving lives, strengthening communities, and fostering civic engagement through service and volunteering. Together, service and innovation provide a vehicle to harness the power of ordinary people and unleash the potential of innovative ideas to help address our communities’ toughest social problems and transform lives. For more information, please visit NationalService.gov/Innovation.

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