Announcing Grants Committee Members for the Out-of-School-Time RFP

At its board meeting on October 11, 2022, the Escambia Children’s Trust Board of DIrectors approved the following local subject-matter experts to participate in the Grants Committee for out-of-school time proposals: Samuel R. Mathews, Ph.D.; Lynsey R. Listau, Ed.D.; Suzanne Ryals, M.Ed.; and Carmen Powe, M.Psy. Resumes and CVs for Dr. Mathews, Dr. Listau, Ms. Ryals and Ms. Powe are available in the October 11, 2022 meeting packet, beginning on page 116.

In addition to the four citizen reviewers, four ECT Board members will serve on the OST Grants Committee, for a total of eight members. The four board members include Stephanie White, Tori Woods, Melissa Sidoti and Patty Hightower.

Using the scoring matrix included in the OST RFP, linked below, reviewers will assess the soundness and completeness of each proposal as well as the proposer’s capacity to effectively deliver what is proposed. After individual reviewers have independently reviewed and scored proposals, the Grants Committee will convene on Monday, November 28 at 3:30 p.m. in a publicly noticed meeting to discuss each proposal and record each reviewer’s rating, including explanatory comments. Proposers may attend the public Grants Committee meeting as observers. Cumulative scores will be recorded for each proposal, and proposals will be ranked according to scores. The Grants Committee will vote on the cut-off score and the list of proposals to be recommended for funding. Consideration will also be given to factors such as effective and economical distribution of funding across Escambia County and/or in underserved geographic areas/populations in Escambia County (if applicable) to address gaps in services while preventing duplication of services.

Important Dates

Release of ECT RFPSeptember 14, 2022
RFP Information SessionSeptember 21, 2022
Proposal Submission DeadlineNovember 4, 2022
Grants Committee MeetingNovember 28, 2022
Funding Recommendations to ECTDecember 13, 2022
Board Anticipated Contract Start DateJanuary 1, 2023

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