Open Monday, August 21 - Friday, September 8, 2023

Bullitt County Open RFP

Request for Proposals

In 2020, Metro United Way began a three-year transition to a new impact and investment model aimed at creating transformational change throughout the communities we serve because we recognized the urgent need to address persistent inequities that stifle sustainable progress communitywide. Today, Metro United Way unites and empowers communities by investing in issues and solutions to ensure positive, sustainable change. We use data-driven insights to identify our community’s greatest needs and address systemic challenges with a focus on advancing equity and sharing opportunities for all so that our entire community succeeds.

This year, we are seeking both new and established partnerships in Bullitt County, KY that are working innovatively to support THRIVING KIDS, STRONG HOUSEHOLDS, and an EQUITABLE COMMUNITY.

In this particular Request for Proposals (RFP), we are seeking proposals from organizations located in and/or are primarily focused on serving Bullitt County residents and families. Applicant organizations are not required to have a pre-existing relationship with Metro United Way. They must, however, be able to demonstrate effectiveness at creating community impact in one or more of the following areas:


Thriving Kids:

  • Creating a seamless system of supports for children ages birth to 5 and their families ensuring all children enter kindergarten ready to thrive;
  • Building a positive system of resources, supports, and opportunities to ensure the success of all young people ages 6-24;

Strong Households:

  • Meaningfully influencing household financial stability through strategies that increase earned income; increase retained income; or increase capital for under-resourced entrepreneurs;
  • Meeting the urgent health and basic needs of individuals and families;
  • Creating and sustaining effective and efficient cross-sector coordination among service providers to meet the needs of individuals and families.

Equitable Communities:

  • Leading initiatives specifically designed to lift under-resourced neighborhoods and communities


Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of community volunteers who will assess applications for alignment to the following stated goals:

  • Location of Services (Bullitt Co.)
  • Alignment to MUW’s Pillars (Education, Economic Mobility or Health & Basic Needs)
  • Innovation
  • Impact on the Community

Award decisions will be announced in October. The grant period is January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024, with a mid-year report due in July 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Internal Revenue Service has ruled the applicant to be a federally recognized tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization or the organization has an application in process and a fiduciary agent.
  • The applicant is seeking funds for programs, services, or strategies focused on Education, Economic Mobility, or Health in Bullitt County, KY.
  • The applicant must be able to comply with MUW’s Grant Agreement (download).
  • Organizations may submit more than one application per agency for this particular Metro United Way funding opportunity.


  • The online application portal will be open August 21 – September 8, 2023.
  • Interested applicants must first submit a Request for Credentials in order to access the online application portal. Requests for Credentials will be accepted beginning  August 18th.
  • Please respond to the following questions. Upon completion, you will be able to print a copy of your application from the website.
  • If your organization is selected to receive funding, you will be notified at the email address listed on the application.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, we regret that we do not have the ability to notify or share feedback with organizations that do not receive funding.
  • A list of grants awarded will be available on the Metro United Way website no later than October 31, 2023.
  • If you have additional questions, please email


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