GF2020FAQ

Dowloaded a copy of the RFQ for Early Education Providers here: Early Education RFQ FINAL
Download a copy of the RFQ for a Data Analyst here:  Data Specialist RFQ

Great Families 2020 is a five-year initiative to improve family stability for vulnerable children and their parents living in five neighborhoods in Indianapolis. Great Families 2020 is modeled from the promising practice of the “Two Generation” approach, where neighborhood networks in education, financial stability and health services are integrated to serve the whole family.  This is a federally funded effort by the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) through the Social Innovation Fund (SIF). United Way (Federal Award Number: 16SIHIN001 and CFDA No: 94.019) received a subaward of $7 million to implement the initiative by contracting with local not-for-profit entities.  More information regarding Great Families 2020 can be found on the United Way of Central Indiana website: http://www.uwci.org/great-families-2020

Martin Luther King Community Center, as subgrantee of the United Way of Central Indiana’s Great Families 2020 initiative, seeks agency partners to provide early childcare education to families in the neighborhood service area with children ages 0-5.

Q.  When will the request for qualifications (RFQ) be released?
A.  The request for qualifications can be dowloaded here: Early Education RFQ FINAL.

Q.  What is the deadline for responses to the RFQ?
A.  Organizations should submit their responses to Lisa@MLKCenterIndy.org by Friday, December 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Q.  When are the informational sessions to learn more about this RFQ?
A.  Three sessions have been scheduled.  You only need to attend one.  All responses to questions will be posted on this site.  All sessions are held in the Conference Room of the MLK Center at 40 W. 40th Street, 46208.
(1) Monday, November 27th at 4:00 p.m.
(2) Wednesday, November 29th at 2:00 p.m.;
(3) Friday, December 1st at 10:00 a.m.

Q:  When does the MLK Center hope to enroll children into the Early Education programs?
A.  The MLK Center will contact winning proposals by December 22nd, 2017.  Contracts will begin in January 2018.  Eligible children currently enrolled in your child care programs with other payment sources can be enrolled in Great Families 2020 today.  Contact Lisa Hughes – Lisa@MLKCenterIndy.org

Q.  What if my home or center is only licensed at PTQ Level 1?
A.  The Great Families 2020 project identifies PTQ 3 and 4 as the evidence based practices for Early Childhood Education.  If your home or center is not currently a PTQ 3 or 4 you must have an identified plan to achieve that in the near future.  United Way and other technical providers are available to assist you with achieving PTQ 3 or 4.

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