In this particular Request for Proposals, we seek to identify community programs and services that increase access to food and combat food insecurity in Shelby County. Our goal is to ensure that individuals are able to live healthy lives free from hunger and its associated health issues and move more freely toward self-sufficiency with this barrier removed.
This application will be open Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 31, 2023. Available funding will be distributed to organizations whose work most closely aligns with the stated goals. This is a one-year general operating grant and applications should be for services to be performed June 2023 through May 2024. Organizations receiving grant funds must sign a grant agreement and agree to provide a brief report about how funds were used to Metro United Way within 30 days of the end of the grant period. Applicants will be notified via email regarding award status no later than May 5, 2023.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Location of Services
- Impact on the Community
- Program Sustainability
- Urgency of Funding Request
- Measurability of Impact