City of Service: City of Helena Grant Opportunity

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City of Service – Grant Opportunity for Local 501(c)(3) Nonprofits                                                    *RFP Closed on December 6, 2019.

The City of Helena announces the availability of a total of $30,000 in grant funds for programs and activities that benefit and serve the residents of the City of Helena. These grant funds are available in amounts from $2,000 through $6,000 from the City of Helena to legally incorporated non-profit organizations.  These grant funds are not available to individuals or groups that do not have an IRS 501(c)(3) status.


The City of Helena seeks nonprofit partners to deliver important public services for a period of one year from 7/1/20 to 6/30/21.  The City will evaluate proposals from qualified nonprofits that have proven record providing the following services:

  1. Animal Control and Management
  2. Arts and Culture
  3. Economic Development
  4. Community Health and Workforce Development for Special Populations


Please find full details of the nonprofit partnership via the RFP Public Service Grant Instructions.


1. RFP Public Partnership Grant Instructions -Do Not Use

a. ADDENDUM I - RFP Public Partnership Grant Instructions - USE. Amended 11/04/2019 after Pre-Proposal Conference.

2. Public Service Grant Agreement

RFP Questions and Answers:

1. Can non-profit colleges apply?

      a. Yes- We encourage new partnerships with non-profit colleges.

2. Does a non-profit's proven record of service have to be in two areas or can it be specific to one area of service? Example: Community Health and Workforce development.

      a. Connect your proven record of service to the concept you are proposing. Example: if you are proposing case management for homeless individuals, you should prove that you have experience in case management and in working with homeless populations.

3. Will you consider funding on a reimbursement basis - funding an activity that has already been paid for?

      a. No - reimbursement funding will not be considered.

4. What are the required RFP proposal page limits and guidelines?

      a. See ADDENDUM I of the RFP document.


Timeline of Events:

Request for Proposals Released

October 23, 2019

Pre-proposal Conference (optional)

October 31, 2019

Last day to submit questions via email

November 12, 2019

Proposal Packets Due – Close date


December 6, 2019- 11:00 a.m. NO EXCEPTIONS

Packets must be delivered in-person to Nicole Woody, 316 N. Park Ave.

Service Provider Selection and Negotiation

Mid December 2019

Agreement Approval

January 2020

Work to Begin

July 2020


Thank you for your interest in this opportunity! Questions must be submitted in electronic form to Nicole Woody