SSFC, Inc., in cooperation with the NC General Assembly, NCPC, Inc., and the Dollywood Foundation, Inc., is receiving applications from non-profit or public organizations in Forsyth County to expedite the implementation of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) in all zip codes of Forsyth County on or before December 4, 2017.

Interested organizations must submit a letter of intent, co-signed by the chief executive and chief volunteer officer of the organization, by close of business (COB) Tuesday November 7 2017, and the completed application by Tuesday November 14 2017. Applications must include all necessary attachments and documentation.

The RFA review committee will provide notice to the awardee by November 22, 2017.

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* 1. What is the official corporate name and address of your organization?

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* 2. Does your organization have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, or is it a public organization?

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* 3. Please list all zip codes in Forsyth County to be served.

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* 4. Please list the organizations that you will enlist for family recruitment work and book inventory loss prevention and redistribution.

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* 5. If in item 4 you identified organizations for ONLY FAMILY RECRUITMENT, please describe how you and any partner will engage in family recruitment in all Forsyth County zip codes, and explain how you currently are doing or have done business with each. If you did not identify an organization for this item in item 4, please enter N/A here.

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* 6. If in item 4 you identified organizations for ONLY BOOK LOSS PREVENTION, please describe how you and any partner will engage in book loss prevention in all Forsyth County zip codes, and explain how you currently are doing or have done business with each. If you did not identify an organization for this item in item 4, please enter N/A here.

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* 7. If in item 4 you identified organizations for ONLY BOOK REDISTRIBUTION, please describe how you and any partner will engage in book redistribution in all Forsyth County zip codes, and explain how you currently are doing or have done business with each. If you did not identify an organization for this item in item 4, please enter N/A here.

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* 8. If in item 4 you identified organizations for COMBINED FAMILY RECRUITMENT, BOOK LOSS PREVENTION, AND REDISTRIBUTION, please describe how you and any partner will engage in combined family recruitment, book loss prevention, and redistribution in all Forsyth County zip codes, and explain how you currently are doing or have done business with each. If you did not identify an organization for this item in item 4, please enter N/A here.

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* 9. List the family engagement and pre-literacy programs and initiatives with which you will work to link DPIL.

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* 10. As regards the programs and initiatives described in item 9,  please describe how you already are engaged in each initiative.

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* 11. Please list or provide metrics on your organization’s current or previous administration of other, evidence-based or evidence-informed (1) pre-literacy programs and (2) early literacy book-distribution programs for children birth to five in Forsyth County.

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* 12. NCPC, Inc., will develop information about DPIL and a link for parents to register online, as well as promote registration through a variety of outlets.  Do you agree to promote this centralized registration through your website, social media, and other promotional opportunities?

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* 13. Please describe your plans to promote this centralized registration through your website, social media, and other promotional opportunities.

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* 14. List the other organizations and media outlets that you will use to promote enrollment in DPIL and the importance of daily reading.

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* 15. List the likely person(s) (and their titles) in your organization to be primarily responsible for: a) Recruiting families; b) Sending Imagination Library info through social media and to local media; c) Entering family enrollment information into the Imagination Library database; and d) Picking up undelivered books from the post office and delivering to other users. 

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* 16. Please describe your plan for program sustainability after June 2019.

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* 17. Do you agree to participate in NCPC’s state evaluation, in particular, NCPC’s March 2018 report to the NC General Assembly?

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* 18. Please list and briefly describe previous or on-going statewide data collection and evaluation projects in which your organization has participated.

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* 19. Whom on your staff should we contact if we want to talk with you about how the Imagination Library program is going?
a)      Name
b)      Phone number
c)      Email address

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* 20. Please send the following required documentation to CharletteL@smartstart-fc.org:
*Authorization to mail at nonprofit USPS marketing mail prices
*IRS Determination Letter
*Letter of Support, signed by CVO on behalf of the board of directors
*List of current board of directors, or responsible publically appointed or elected officials
*Program budgets for 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and a biennium budget for 2017-2019 (please contact CharletteL@smartstart-fc.org for budget forms)
*Timeline for implementation in all Forsyth zip codes on or before December 4, 2017

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