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Community Human Service Needs Funding

Request for Proposals for FY2021:

The Town of Falmouth, through the Human Services Department, announces two Requests for Proposals for Fiscal Year 2021.  The Town of Falmouth promotes quality projects, programs and services that provide a safety net for vulnerable citizens and address identfied human service needs of its residents.  To that end, the Town of Falmouth has continued to identified Homelessness Prevention and Outmigration of working age adults as areas of need, and proposals are requested from non-profit agencies and partnerships to deliver projects or programs that address these areas of need.

The Falmouth Town Manager’s proposed budget for FY2021 includes $20,000 to address homelessness prevention for Falmouth residents and $20,000 to address the outmigration of working age adults from the Town of Falmouth.  Subject to Town Meeting appropriation, the Town will execute one contract with the Organization/Proposal selected to prevent homelessness in Falmouth and one contract with the Organization to reduce the outmigration of working age adults.

To follow are the full Request for Proposals:

FY21 RFP.Homelessness Prevention

FY21 RFP. OUTMIGRATION

Attachments A-F

Request for Interest for FY2021

The Town of Falmouth, through the Human Services Department, announces a RFI for Fiscal Year 2021 from non-profit agencies and partnerships to deliver projec ts, programs and services that support vulnerable citizens and address unmet human service needs for the Town.  Subject to Town Meeting appropriation, the Town of Falmouth will award one contract totaling $9,500 in FY2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021).

The Town of Falmouth promotes quality projects, programs and services that provide a safety net for vulnerable citizens and that address human service needs of its residents and enhance the community at large.  The primary intent of this funding is to provide seed money to stimulate the development of new initiates, projects and programs that are not currently being offered in the community.  Secondarily, applications will be considered for funding used to enhance or grow existing programs and services that are unable to meet the community’s current need.

Applications must describe the unmet human service need for which town funding is being sought and provide relevant and supporting data that documents the need.  For this RFI projects, programs, and services that address unmet needs in the categories of mental health, substance use, homelessness prevention, and outmigration of working adults will not be considered for funding due to previously awarded contracts in those categories.)

To follow are the full Request for Interest:

FY21 RFI Other Services

FY21 RFI.Attachments A to F

Human Services Funds:

For more than 30 years, Falmouth taxpayers have supported numerous non-profit agencies on the Cape through the operating budget of the Human Services Department.  These non-profit agencies offer programs and services to assist Falmouth residents with a variety of human services related needs.  Since FY17 the Town’s human services funds are distributed based on five priority categories of unmet needs.  This process has been successfully phased in over the past 3 years and the final category of general support was awarded to Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod for FY20 in the amount of $9,500.  To learn more about the five priority categories click on the report link:  Falmouth Community Human Services Needs assessment.2016

FY2020 Funding:

Homeless Prevention: $20,000 – Housing Assistance Corp provides professional case management to  Falmouth residents at risk of homelessness.  Services provided in Falmouth, eliminating the obstacle of travel to Hyannis.

Outmigration Prevention: $14,000 – Cape Cod Young Professionalsestablished strategic priorities for 2018-2020, conducted a Community Needs Survey to collect information on the current needs of young people living and working on Cape Cod, as well as a baseline survey of Falmouth residents to determine needs specific to Falmouth’s young workforce.  Established a Falmouth  Steering Committee to localize this effort.  Hosted the sold-out “Shape Your Cape” Summit at the Sea Crest in North Falmouth.  Lastly, in partnership with Entrepreneurship for All Cape Cod, a $100,000 MassTech grant was awared to accelerate entrepreneurial opportunities on Cape Cod.

Outmigration Prevention: $6,000 – Falmouth Service Center provided financial assistance to Falmouth residents ages 25-44 for the purpose of expanded vocational opportunities and career advancement, increased job skills and income, and/or for transportation related costs in order to maintain employment and livelihood in Falmouth.

Mental Health: $20,000 – Falmouth Public Schools delivered a Behavioral Health Consultation Program with McLean Hospital, Inc. to expand the development and delivery of evidenced based interventions and therapeutic programs within Falmouth Public Schools.

Substance Use: $20,000 – WellStrong expanded substance use recovery support services through additional classes, increased memberships, and the addition of employment.  Received $49,750 in grants in FY19 and an additional $15,000 from a United Way Community Impact Grant for FY20.

Other Support Services: $9,500 – The Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod is bringing support groups, consultations and referral services to Falmouth.

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