Flint ReCAST - 2019 Request for Proposal
Flint ReCAST teaches the Community Resiliency Model to enhance resiliency & wellness practices in support of the seven key areas of focus; Youth, Families, Community-Based Organizations, First Responders, Decision Makers, Educators, and Health Care Providers

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T​he Flint Resiliency in Communities after Stress and Trauma Program (ReCAST) is designed to promote resilience in the Flint community by assisting high risk youth and families, mitigating the impact of trauma, reducing behavioral health disparities and increasing the opportunities and training for Flint youth through strong community engagement strategies.

The target population addressed by this project are high risk youth and their families impacted by the Flint Water Emergency (FWE). Poverty, exposure to violence and trauma, decreased educational and employment opportunities all contribute to the risks facing youth and their families.

ReCAST is seeking proposals from agencies/programs that support the mission of ReCAST, and expand the use of trauma-informed approaches throughout the greater Flint community.

Two grant types are available:
1. Practice Change: funding for the change of an organizational policy.
2. Program Updates: funding for program updates.

We expect to fund at least 10 initiatives through this RFP.
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Submit a proposal that aligns with the ReCAST goal of doing trauma informed work in the community.

Successful proposals (and associated organization/programs/staff) will:

1) Use a trauma informed model to serve in the Flint area community.

2) ReCAST funded projects/agencies must commit to attending monthly meetings with the ReCAST team.

3) Provide data reports on ReCAST funded activities.

4) Programs must identify three key activities that will be implemented/strengthened with ReCAST funding. These activities must align with trauma informed work.

5) ReCAST funded projects must attend a ReCAST approved trauma informed training (recommended training “The Community Resiliency Model” which is a four hour web based training course). Projects must commit to a minimum of three staff members attending this training.

6) Serve a minimum of one identified ReCAST population (Youth, Families, Community-Based Organizations, First Responders, Decision Makers, Educators, and Health Care Providers). An individual agency/group may apply for more than one project, but each project must address a different ReCAST population.

7) An individual agency/group may apply for more than one project, however each project must address a specific population.

8) Successful projects will be able to be sustained after the ReCAST funding has ceased.

ReCAST funds cannot be used for agency administration or food. Leasing/Rent costs are capped at 5% of the total ReCAST funding allocation.
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To apply for ReCAST funding agencies/groups must complete the full application and submit electronically via the application link below no later than 5:00 p.m. March 29, 2019.

To be considered agencies/group must respond to all questions and attach all requested supporting documentation. Agencies/groups do not have to be a non-profit with 501(c)3 status to apply, however they do need to provide a I-9 for each person who works for pay or other type of payment.

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