• Public Education & Outreach Campaign RFP

    Public Education & Outreach Campaign RFP

    The Escambia Children’s Trust invites proposals for the creative development and placement of print, video, digital, and/or social media content to support the two education and outreach campaigns described below and to encourage engagement of the target audiences. 

    ECT seeks a public awareness and education campaign targeting current and future parents and other caregivers raising children (from prenatal to age 18) in Escambia County. The goal for this universal campaign is to provide information to parents/caregivers to help them raise healthy and safe children; build awareness of local resources and how to access them; and increase parent and community engagement with related programs and services. ECT is looking for creative and innovative approaches to reach new audiences, particularly among communities that are difficult to penetrate. 

    1. Strategies to keep children safe around water and resources to obtain swim lessons, including a directory of lessons offered at no or reduced costs for low-income families across the county. 
    2. The importance of formal early childhood education to include messaging regarding brain development and positive interaction with infants and toddlers; this campaign should also stress that early childhood educators are professional educators whose roles go beyond ‘babysitting.’ 

    The document below includes a detailed explanation of dates, deadlines, information, and any questions that you may have about the Public Education and Outreach Campaign. Please contact info@escambiachildrenstrust.org if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

    Important Dates

    ​Release of ECT RFPJune 16, 2022
    Proposal Submission DeadlineJuly 27, 2022
    Grants Committee MeetingAugust 5, 2022
    Funding Recommendations to ECT BoardAugust 9, 2022
    Anticipated Contract Start DateSeptember 1, 2022
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  • Kindergarten Summer Bridge RFP

    The Escambia Children’s Trust invites local providers of high-quality early learning services to apply for funding to design, implement, and operate a summer bridge program for the children that will be entering kindergarten for the first time in August of 2022 and who are unprepared/underprepared for kindergarten; have not previously attended an early learning program or VPK; or have a diagnosed developmental delay.

    The goal of the Kindergarten Summer Bridge Program is to introduce children to a formal early education setting to help prepare them for their first day of kindergarten!

    Completed RFP submissions are due on June 8th, 2022 at 3 PM CST. We hosted an optional information session about the RFP process on May 18th, 2022 at the Brownsville Community Center. You can find the full information session video below along with questions that attendees asked.

    The document below is a detailed explanation of dates, deadlines, information, and any questions that you may have about the Kindergarten Summer Bridge Program. Please contact info@escambiachildrenstrust.org or watch the info session by clicking the button below if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

    Watch the full Information Session here:

    View questions that were asked by members of the public here:

    Important Dates

    ​Release of ECT RFPMay 11, 2022
    RFP Information SessionMay 18, 2022
    Proposal Submission DeadlineJune 8, 2022
    Grants Committee MeetingJune 13, 2022
    Funding Recommendations to ECT BoardJune 14, 2022
    Anticipated Contract Start DateJuly 1, 2022
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  • Thank you Director of Finance Applicants!

    Thank you for your interest in working with The Escambia Children’s Trust. Please see the attached PDF for details.

  • RFP Announcement: Needs Assessment Consultant

    Please see the attached Request for Proposal for a Needs Assessment Consultant, closing April 7th, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

  • Letter from the Executive Director

    Dear Friends,

    I am honored and thrilled to be the first executive director of the Escambia Children’s Trust. Having grown up in Pensacola, I love our community and promise to work hard to ensure the Trust serves our children as intended. I have been here for two weeks and want to update you on what we are doing.

    First and foremost, we (the Board, lawyers, accountants, and I) are getting the procedures and safeguards in place to start awarding funding as quickly as possible. I know everyone is ready to see action from the Trust. We are anxious to get the money flowing to the community providers too, but we must be accountable and transparent as we build our infrastructure. Among other things, the ECT Board will be reviewing procurement and fiscal operations policies and procedures at their next meeting on March 8, 2022. Once those are in place, we can ramp up our operations. (The Board meetings are open to the public, so you are welcome to attend if you are interested.)

    Part of what I have been doing over the past two weeks, in addition to meeting local community leaders and developing policy drafts, is looking for physical space to house the Trust and proposing a ‘lean and mean’ staffing plan. The goal is to spend as little as possible on overhead so the maximum amount of funding can go directly to serving children and families.

    Lots of data and various needs assessments have already been published to help identify the greatest needs in Escambia County. Thus, to save time and money, we hope to gather and use what is there to inform a strategic plan to guide the ECT’s work. In the meantime, we will also explore any funding streams that we can get moving sooner rather than later, based on what we already know. Please bear with us as we get going. We want to do this right.

    I welcome your input as we move forward. I do not have a Trust phone number yet, but you can reach me at tgreer@escambiachildrenstrust.org. Please also keep an eye on our website at www.escambiachildrenstrust.org for updates and information, including upcoming Board meetings, job openings, community events, and – soon – requests for bids and proposals.

    The Escambia Children’s Trust belongs to the community. I am dedicated to seeing a return on this investment in our future: our children. I look forward to working for you to ensure ALL children in our county grow up healthy and safe and have every opportunity to succeed. Thank you for the opportunity to be back and to give back.

    Sincerely,

    Tammy D. Greer

  • Congratulations to our NEW Executive Director, Tammy Greer!

    The Board of Directors is pleased to announce Tammy Greer, a Pensacola native, as our new Executive Director of the Trust!

    Ms. Greer has over 30 years in leadership experience from governmental to the non-profit sector. Some of her greatest roles in the last two decades includes Chief Operating Officer and CEO at Gulfcoast Legal Services in St. Petersburg; Director of Compliance and Special Projects at Lutheran Services Florida in Largo; Director of Communications and Resource Development at Children’s Services Council/Prime Time Palm Beach County Inc. in Boynton Beach; and Grants Development Director at the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach.

    She has a Master’s in Public Administration from United States International University and her Bachelor’s is in Interdisciplinary Humanities from our very own, University of West Florida. Go Argos!

    Tammy Greer has three grown children, two ‘fur-babies’ and is especially glad to be back serving her hometown community.

  • Thank you to those who applied for the Executive Director position. The application period ended.

  • Thank you for the accounting, banking, & insurance services proposals! The bidding is now closed.

    Due October 6, 2021 5:00 p.m.

    Please view the Solicitations for Proposal here.

  • Thank you to our applicants who applied for legal services! The bidding process is now closed.

    See our Bids/RFPs page listed under Announcements for more information.

    Due July 9th, 2021 by 5:00 PM

  • The Citizens are Seated! Next Meeting on April 27, 5:30 p.m.

    Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced the appointment of 5 citizens to serve on the Escambia Children’s Trust board!

    Congratulations to the following new members:

    *Dr. Rex Northrup *David Peaden *Pastor Lonnie Wesley III *Stephanie White *Tori Woods

    The 10 member board is now complete – a huge milestone for our community. They will convene for the first time together at 5:30 p.m. on April 27 inside the Board of County Commission chambers. Agenda is linked below.