Now accepting Smart Start proposals for 2017-2019
Posted on 10.12.2016, Wednesday

We are pleased to announce that Durham’s Partnership for Children is now accepting new and continuing proposals for Smart Start funding for the FY2017-2019 funding cycle (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019). New applicants are only invited to apply every two years. In fall 2017, only proposals from continuing projects will be considered. Smart Start funds may only be used to support services for young children, birth through age 5, and their families who reside in Durham County. Smart Start funds are available to local, community-based nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. All awards are contingent upon Smart Start funding made available by the N.C. General Assembly and contracted through the North Carolina Partnership for Children.

Please use these links to download the RFP and application materials:
Smart Start FY2017-2019 Request for Proposals
Activity Application
Logic Model Instructions
Budget Materials

For programmatic questions, please contact Program Coordinators Wren Davisson (, 919.403.6960 ext. 224) and Yalitza Ramos (, 919.403.6960 ext. 229). For questions related to the budget, please contact Sandra Roberts, Finance Director, at 919.403.6960 ext. 223. Technical assistance or questions may only be requested prior to grant submission.

Applications must be received (not postmarked) by 12:00 Noon on Monday December 12, 2016 in the Partnership office, located at 1201 S. Briggs Ave., Suite 210, Durham, NC 27703Submit one original 3-hole punched, double-sided hard copy and email a copy to and No fax copies will be accepted.

For more information about Smart Start, please click here. For more information and forms for new and continuing partners, please click here.

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