Sunday, August 28, 2011

United Way Seeking Request for Proposals for Housing-Related Initiative

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Middlesex United Way thanks Webster Bank and Harding Development Group, our 2010/11 Gold Sponsors, for Living United.


August 24, 2011

Middlesex United Way is making available a one-time grant to support a new or existing housing-related initiative. This housing initiative must be consistent with Middlesex United Way’s Five Year Goal to increase the ability of individuals and families to attain affordable housing. While not necessary, proposals that support the goals of the Middlesex County Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness will receive additional consideration.

There is a total of $10,855 available for this opportunity. The award period will be from January 2012 – June 2012. Funding beyond this time period is not guaranteed. Organizations may submit more than one proposal.

Middlesex United Way’s Affordable Housing Impact Team comprising local volunteers will review all requests, conduct site visits as needed, and recommend one or more proposals for funding.

Proposals will be rated on the following criteria:

· How it will increase the ability of individuals and families to attain affordable housing;

· Demonstrate need for service/program;

· Identity/description of target population;

· Number of people served/impacted;

· Ability to demonstrate measurable outcomes/results;

· Financial accountability for project and for overall organization; and

· Ability to implement the initiative within 2-4 weeks of notice of funding.

To download a Fund Request Form with more information and a list of required documentation All requests must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2011 to

All interested organizations are encouraged to consider submitting a proposal even if they feel you don’t meet all of the above stated criteria and/or if their proposal prioritizes different criteria. New, creative ideas that demonstrate potential will be considered.

There will also be a Technical Assistance session for organizations held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at Middlesex United Way. Contact Ed Bonilla for more information and to register at (860) 346-8695

Middlesex United Way is advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income, health and housing – the building blocks for a good quality of life.

United Way recruits people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. You are invited to be part of the change by giving, advocating and volunteering. That’s what it means to Live United.

Middlesex United Way is a locally-based organization serving the towns of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook.

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