Current Projects & Programs

Notice of Intent to Award for State Fiscal Year 2017

Notice of Intent to Award for state fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017):

The Promise Partners Governance Board held a monthly meeting January 25, 2017 and approved the intent to award Quality Child Care Services to the following applicants:

Children’s Square USA – Building Resiliency                              $  8,500.00

Heartland Child Development – Professional Development           $  2,831.00

Council Bluffs YMCA – Technology Enhancement                       $  5,930.00

Shea’s Learning Days – Safety and Health                                 $ 12,000.00

Early Opportunities Therapy Services - TCIT                              $ 10,000.00

TOTAL Projection:                                                                 $  39,261.00

Contracts will be issued. If the available funds are reduced, the board will renegotiate with eligible applicants. This notice of intent to award is subject to execution of a written contract and, as a result, this notice does not constitute the formation of a contract between Promise Partners and the apparent successful applicant. The applicant shall not acquire any legal or equitable rights relative to the contract services until a contract is fully executed. If the apparent successful applicant fails to negotiate and execute a contract with Promise Partners, in its sole discretion, Promise Partners may revoke the notice of intent to award and enter into contract negotiations or withdraw and re-issue the request for proposals. Promise Partners further reserves the right to cancel the notice at any time prior to the execution of a written contract.  

If the amount listed above is less than stated in the original request, applicants may be required to submit a revised budget and performance measurement plan prior to a contract being finalized. The applicant must inform the Promise Partners Board of any changes from the original application (such as key personnel, organizational leadership, structure, financial status, etc.).

Failure to submit the final reimbursement claim and/or year-end report (due no later than July 30, 2017) for the current contract period may result in canceling the contract for state fiscal year 2017.

Applicants not listed above will not be awarded a contract. The release of this notice of intent to award constitutes receipt of the adverse decision. Pursuant to page 4 of the RFP, applicants may appeal the adverse decision by filing a written appeal to the Board within 10 working days of the date of the board funding decision. Grievance forms may be accessed on the website  under “Forms & Documentation” or by emailing a request to

Please refer billing, reporting or contracting questions to Tisha Moore at

Thank you for participating in the competitive selection process. For additional information, please contact the undersigned.

Patricia Russmann, Executive Director

Promise Parnters


Notice of Funding Renewal for State Fiscal Year 2018

Notice of Funding Renewal for State Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018)


It is the intent of the Promise Partners Board to renew the current family support and quality child care services contingent on available funds, renewal requests, and final year-to-date report submission. Please carefully review the attachment. The board will need an updated budget & justification and staffing grid. The Board Committee will review the program year-to-date scorecard and progress reports prior to final contract execution. In addition, the Board wanted to give programs an opportunity to share lessons learned, any programmatic adjustments, and/or success stories as appropriate. It is not the intention to make this a labor intensive process so we have a 3 page maximum and some questions are optional. The critical elements are updated staffing, budget, scorecards, and target values for FY18. This is a renewal not an open competitive process so you may contact Tisha Moore  at with questions or for assistance. 


This is intended for the following current programs:


FAMILY Inc. CCNC                                       $  22,343

CCR&R Child Care Incentives                        $  78,479

CCR&R Consultants & PD                             $ 122,150       

Early Opportunities Therapy Services TCIT     $  20,000    


WIC Coordinated Intake                                    $   50,000

FAMILY PAT                                                    $ 326,862

VNA Project WIN                                             $   53,821    

LFSN Nurturing Parent Program                        $   25,235