RFP: Mitigating the Effects of Childhood Poverty through Parent Supports & Increased Family Income Page

Mitigating the Effects of Poverty On Young Children

Request for Proposals

By collaborating with community partners, we aim to reduce the harmful, lasting effects of poverty on children by increasing income for families and supporting parents.

2023 Request for Grant Proposals

Proposal Deadline: September 1, 2023, 5:00 PM MT

Gary is seeking to identify 8-10 partners across Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, and Jefferson counties that are serving primarily BIPOC families who are interested in participating in a community of practice to explore how to connect family economic security and child development by addressing income and parenting support at the same time. For this RFP, income includes tax credits, public benefits, emergency assistance, direct cash assistance, mutual aid, and/or paid family leave. Parenting capacity includes strategies such as home visiting, parenting circles, parenting classes, parent skills training, and/or parenting groups with direct contact with parents.  

Selected partners will work across a 13-month period (December 2023 through December 2024) as part of a Community of Practice to: 

  1. Gather and evaluate insights from families and staff on current programming, needs, and opportunities as it pertains to income and parenting supports; 
  2. Learn from each other and external partners and experts on effective ways to blend income and parenting supports for families;
  3. Develop, test, and refine new strategies in income and parenting that show promise in mitigating the effects of poverty on young children’s development (each organization will be expected to test at least one to two new strategies or partnerships to strengthen their services); 
  4. Share and strengthen impact and impact measurement strategies to understand what strategies are making a difference; and
  5. Identify next steps in program design, program implementation, or policy change that are needed.

Gary is partnering on a number of strategies to support children’s readiness for school and family economic mobility. Visit the School Readiness and Family Economic Mobility pages to see the full scope of Gary’s focus in each respective outcome area.

Application Process

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Want a copy of the application questions to share with your team?

Should you wish to preview the application questions and/or work on your responses in a separate document before transferring them to the online form, you may download a sharable Google Doc below. However, all applications must be submitted through the online form using the Apply Online button above.

RFP Engagement Opportunities

Webinar Recording and Presentation Slides:

Didn’t get a chance to join us on August 10th? Not to worry! You can check out the presentation slides and the video recording of our Mitigating the Effects of Childhood Poverty Webinar at the links below:

Office Hours:

Drop into an optional session to seek assistance and ask questions about the RFP.

August 25 – 10:00 AM MT

Important Dates:

  • September 1 – Proposals due by 5:00 PM MT
  • October 20 – Grant Awards Announced


If you have questions, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact:

Brian Firooz


Family Economic Mobility


Steffanie Clothier


School Readiness