Funding Opportunities

Notice of Targeted Child Care RFP

  • The RFP originally posted on March 15, 2018 has been updated due to an error on page 1 which incorrectly listed the application due date, April 27, 2018, as a Monday. April 27, 2018 is a Friday.


The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) ECI-EC-SFY19 is to solicit proposals that will enable Promise Partners to select the most qualified applicants to provide evidence-based and/or research-based strategies and supports to increase the quality and capacity of childcare environments in Pottawattamie County serving the 0-5-year-old population. Child Care environments include childcare centers, private preschool, child development home and nonregistered legally operating home providers.


This RFP is intended to support the implementation of evidence-based, quality practices and services with proven positive outcomes for children. These funds are intended to support childcare environments that strive to achieve high quality program standards.


The following are examples of the programs, services and activities the board may fund under this RFP:

  • Child Care consultants and technical assistance
  • Child care nurse consultants
  • Business Investment Program for startup or expansion
  • Quality improvement incentives
  • Business practice supports
  • Small equipment purchases, safety items, and/or minor facility improvement to meet regulatory requirements


These funds must not supplant state and federal funds. Examples of state or federal funds that need to be considered include:

  • State-administered child care assistance for eligible families
  • State-funded preschool programs such as shared visions, statewide voluntary preschool program for four-year-old children); and
  • Head Start for eligible children.


This RFP aligns with Promise Partners Early Childhood Community Plan

RESULT AREA:  All Children ready to succeed in school.


  • Number of providers participating in the state quality rating system 1-5
  • Percentage of providers participating in the state quality rating system 1-5
  • 3rd grade reading proficiency