Job & Family Services Requests for Proposals

Request for Grant Applications (RFGA)#: R-1011-06-8023 for the Ohio Fatherhood Initiative Grants
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Announcement - 7/23/09
Bidder's Conference Held August 10, 2009

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8/28/2009Official ODJFS Answers to Applicant Questions (click on link)

10/09/2009 ALERT: Due to the volume of proposals received, ODJFS will not meet the estimated timeline listed in the RFP. All vendors that submitted proposals will receive a letter when the final selections are made.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ (ODJFS) releases this Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) on behalf of the Ohio Fatherhood Initiative (OFI) in order to award nine grants to qualified non-profit faith-based and community organizations to implement partnerships-based, innovative and effective regional fatherhood-specific programs on topics such as emotional accessibility, family support, and responsiblity.
Through this RFGA, ODJFS intends to award funding to qualified organizations to provide fatherhood-specific programs.  The programs selected through this competitive process must demonstrate innovative and effective approaches to 1.) building the parenting skills of fathers, 2.) providing employment related services to low income, non-custodial fathers, 3.) preventing premature fatherhood, 4.) provde services to fathers who are inmates in or have just been released from imprisonment in a state correctional or in any other detention facilitiy, so that they are able to maintain or reestablish their relationship with their familie and, 5.) reconciling fathers with their families, or 6.) increasing public awareness of the critical role that fathers play.  ODJFS is seeking non-profit applicants with a minimum of two years' experience serving families and children, with a preferred emphasis on fatherhood specific prgramming. All submitted proposals must include a copy of the applicants organizations current non-profit (501(c)(3) tax status with the Ohio Secretary of State in order to receive any consideration for funding under this project.

  Actual RFGA (click link)


  • Attachment A     Required Vendor Information and Certifications 
  • Attachment B     Request for Taxpayer Identification (W-9) Form
  • Attachment C     Declaration of Material Assistance Form
  • Attachment D     ODJFS Model Contract
  • Attachment E     Technical Proposal Score Sheet
  • Attachment F     Project Budget Forms 
  • Appendix A        ODJFS Application Form
  • Appendix B        ODJFS Commitment Letter