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Capital Area United Way Requests Proposals in Early Childhood Development

Monday, October 22, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Mullenix
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Capital Area United Way, a LANO member, is pleased to announce the CAUW Social Innovation Fund Request for Proposals.

CAUW is seeking eligible and qualified nonprofit organizations to replicate or expand early childhood development programs for children and families in low-income communities within the ten-parish Capital Area

Applicants from outside the 10 parish region who wish to expand services to the capital area may also apply. 

Over the course of the CAUW Social Innovation Fund (SIF) award, selected subgrantees will work with CAUW to increase significantly the evidence base for their early intervention models.

In July 2011, based on research by Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman and others, CAUW made a 10-year commitment to work toward the goal that children in the capital area will enter school ready to learn. To meet that goal, CAUW seeks to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Improve birth outcomes
  • Engage, educate, and support parents to meet the needs of their young children
  • Ensure that all children have access to quality child care and preschool
  • Meet children's physical health and safety needs
  • Meet children's social-emotional health needs

At least one representative from an applicant organization will be required to attend one Technical Assistance session in order for the organization's application to be considered for funding.

Choose to attend one of the following sessions (these are duplicate sessions):

  • Friday, October 26th, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, at CAUW, 700 Laurel St.
  • Tuesday, October 30th, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, at CAUW, 700 Laurel St.
  • Thursday, November 1st, 10:30 am –12:00 pm (webinar)

RSVP for a session as soon as possible to

If an interested organization cannot attend any of the 3 sessions listed above, notify CAUW by November 1st, so that we can make other provisions for you to receive this Technical Assistance.

This funding opportunity is made possible through a Social Innovation Fund grant CAUW received from the Corporation for National and Community Service, along with additional support from the capital area community.

Please see for more information. All questions about CAUW SIF proposals must be directed to

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