E. RFP Criteria

Proposals will be scored based on the following criteria. Total scores will contribute to the discussion on funding recommendations. Application scores will be an important, but not the sole factor, in making reccomendations for funding.  Other factors to be considered will include distribution of funds across the city geographically, and demographically.

The following criteria will be used when reviewing Leadership Development proposals:




Points Available 


Applicant Organization: Extent to which the applicant demonstrates or reports sufficient experience, capacity and/or support to carry out the proposed program.



Focus Area: Focus area selected is likely to reflect desired target populations



Participant Recruitment and Accessibility Planning: Stated recruitment criteria and strategies are likely to engage target population. Planning for accessibility appears to respond to anticipated barriers to participation.  



Program design: Extent to which the proposal design is clear, thorough and aligns with desired strategies. Program will give participants the skills to design and implement projects that will improve cohesion and engagement in their neighborhoods and communities, and prepare residents for participation in city initiaitves and processes.



Community Assets and Partnerships: Proposal identifies and and utilizes available  community and city resources in an efficient and effective manner.



Timeline: Extent to which timeline and work plan presented seem well thought out and realistic.



Funding: Extent to which the proposal presents a detailed budget and demonstrates strategic planning for any additional funding needs.



 Output and Outcome Measures: Proposed measures  are clearly stated and align with identified framework. Data collection and tracking system seems realistic and doable.



Total Points available (City staff evaluating proposals will not recommend any proposal that does not score over 40 points.)


Last Updated: 06/08/2018

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