Job & Family Services Requests for Proposals

Request for Grant Applications (RFGA)#: R-89-01-0878 for the GOFBCI Fatherhood Initiative
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Alert: March 31,2008: Proposal/Application Submission Deadline Extended to Friday May 2, 2008, 3:00 pm.

  Final ODJFS Answers to Vendor Questions

Alert to Applicants, June 3, 2008: Due to an unexpectedly high response rate to the OFI RFGA, applicants are hereby notified that announcements regarding grant awards should not be expected before the week of July 7, 2008. While we regret this delay, and will announce grantee selections as soon as possible, the accurate evaluation of all qualified proposals received is necessary for the success of this program. Once all qualified applications received have been evaluated, each responding organization will receive notification of whether its application has been recommended for grant award.


  • Announcement - 03/18/2008:  The Director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has approved the release of this RFGA.   Interested organizations are to follow instructions provided in the RFGA (click the link below) carefully in order to submit their proposals for grant funding. 

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ (ODJFS) releases this request for Grant Applications (RFGA) on behalf of the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GOFBCI) in order to award eight to twenty-four 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 and GOFBCI (collectively, the State) intend 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.) serving fathers from low-income backgrounds working to develop strong and healthy relationships with their children and to become responsible caregivers, as well as, 2.) preventing premature fatherhood.  GOFBCI 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 RFP (click link)