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Community Investment Partnership

United Way of Thurston County, the Thurston County Regional Health and Human Services Council and the Cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater have created the Community Investment Partnership (CIP).  The CIP members agree to work together and join resources to address common needs in meeting basic health and human service needs in the Thurston County Region. In 2016 the cities of Rainier, Tenino and Rochester joined the CIP.

The CIP was formed in 2013 to:

• Amplify community impact and focus around common goals
• Create incentives for service coordination
• Increase efficiencies for both non-profit service providers and funding organizations
• Support common performance reporting and continuous improvement

Just Announced: Request for Proposals for 2017

A single RFP from the Community Investment Partnership (CIP) is available February 18, 2017, for proposals to be submitted by April 7th and to be awarded by approximately May 16, 2016. This funding will be for one year with programs starting on July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018.  Approximately $630,000 will be available each year.
The CIP proposal framework will prioritize promoting:
• Programs that increase educational success and resiliency of at-risk children and families. (single year or three-year funding available); and
• Programs that meet the basic needs of at-risk populations (single-year funding only).


APPLICATION DUE DATE:  Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12PM


2016-2017 AWARDS

We are pleased to announce the funding awards for the Community Investment Partnership (CIP) consolidated funding round for 2016-2017.

In addition to the Health and Human Service Council (HHSC) and United Way funding, the 2016-2017 process included allocation of revenues from the federal HOME Investment Partnership Act, the state Consolidated Homeless Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant and the Affordable and Homeless housing funds (2060 and 2163). 

The Community Investment Partnership Consolidated Application process received 74 applications from 37 agencies requesting $4,016,862 in funding for a wide variety of programs to address essential needs serving all areas of our community.  Our available funding addressed 69% of the requested CIP needs.

Review panels of 16 community volunteers were appointed by the CIP Steering Committee to review the applications, interview the applicants and provide the Steering Committee with a priority ranking of the proposals.  After considering all relevant information, the CIP Steering Committee recommended the attached list of programs to receive funding with contract start dates between July and November of 2016.  The Board of Commissioner’s approved the contracts on May 24, 2016.

Community Investment Partnership Funding awards range from $3,375 to $288,138.  They reach into every area of the county to increase residential stability, improve individual and community health and increase child and youth resilience and education.

In total, these allocations provide funding for 58 programs operated by 35 agencies with 14 agencies receiving multiple awards and in total 78% of the applications were awarded funding (58 of 74).

These applicants, as a part of the selection process, were asked to identify their project focus on the Thurston Thrives outcomes as available.  These selected applications provide programming that addresses Child and Youth Resilience, Education, Food, Public Safety and Justice and Housing elements of our Thurston Thrives set of initiatives.

To view 2016 CIP Funding Awards Click Here

To view 2016 HOME Funds Awards Click Here

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