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Grant Writer Request #05162019B

Primary Purpose:
Seeking specialized technical assistance in aiding our organization in shepherding our Community Mental Health Center (and our community partners) in submitting a compelling and realistic grant proposal for this significant federal opportunity.
Programming and Dollar Needs:
Our Community Mental Health Center staff is already providing free trainings to local law enforcement agencies (police and sheriff offices) on interacting with the chronically mentally ill. These trainings are being done for free. These federal dollars would help formalize the technical assistance we can provide law enforcement while at the same time broadening our reach to more public safety agencies.
Project Description:
The Grant Writer should be ready to begin work on: June 3, 2019
Provide a flat rate for writing and developing each of the following application(s):

Improving Justice and Mental Health Collaboration: TTA to Grantees (GrantWatch ID#: 185780)    (View details of this grant here.)

Due: June 11, 2019

Organizational Status:
Our organization is a(n): Non Profit, 501c3, Foundation
Our company is in existence for: 70 Year(s)
Services:
We presently provide or will be providing services in the geographic areas of: Scott County, Iowa (approximately 250,000 people). Increasingly expanding services to 5 counties in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.
Since 1949, we have been the safety net provider of mental health services in Scott County, Iowa (Eastern Iowa encompassing Davenport, Iowa, and surrounding areas). Our work has five primary pillars. We serve clients regardless of their ability to pay and primarily through Iowa Medicaid. Those pillars are 1) medical intervention; 2) outpatient therapy; 3) residential/housing facilities; 4) school-based and youth services; and 5) community-based mental health services.
Current Revenue:
Our Community Mental Health Center's gross annual revenue is approximately $12,000,000. The primary source of revenue is Iowa Medicaid and private insurance paying for the services offered to our clients struggling with mental illness. In addition, the Foundation provides philanthropic support and coordinates the grant application enterprise on behalf of our Community Mental Health Center. Finally, residents do pay rent to live in our housing or residential facilities, primarily from Social Security and/or disability benefits.
Grant History:
We have previously applied for a grant(s).
Historically, we have been funded through a Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) grant through the US Department of Justice. Recently, we learned our application to renew funding under VOCA had not been approved. We include this here to indicate previous success in securing and administering a grant through not only the Federal Government but also the DOJ itself.
We have previously received $1,000,000 in grant funds.
We have a copy of our previously written grant application(s).  Number examples of previously submitted grant applications can be provided.
Significant grant funding over the last 70 years, well over $1,000,000 secured over those 7 decades. However, with increasing margin pressure, the Foundation is seeking to improve the number of quality grant applications submitted while not adding FTEs or part-time employees to the Foundation or Center's overhead. For this reason, the Foundation is exploring for the first time a grants contract with an outside grant writing professional through Grant Watch's GrantWriterTeam.
We have a fundraising packet.  As with previous grant applications, the Foundation can produce several fundraising materials in various formats (Word, PDF, Native Design Files, etc). These materials are constantly updated and are often created in house.
We have an agency mission statement: Our Community Health Center (Established 1949) Mission Statement: "To enhance the mental health of our community by providing quality, accessible and comprehensive care" The Foundation (Established 1985) Mission Statement: "To support the mental health of our community by inspiring compassionate awareness and fostering generous giving"