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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Community Programs Department do?

The Community Programs Department contracts with community-based organizations and other non-profit organizations to assist in youth development, helping people to self-sufficiency, and programming to fight substance abuse.

Does Community Programs provide direct services?

Community Programs does not provide direct services. We contract with local community non-profit entities such as community-based organizations, hospitals, and government agencies to provide services.

What is an RFP, and what is the process?

RFP stands for Request for Proposals. This process is based on a citizen review panel and low bid. If you are interested in knowing if the Department is advertising any RFP's at this time, please visit our Funding Opportunities page.

Do we provide training and technical assistance?

Yes, at the request of local citizens and organizations we provide opportunities for training and technical assistance.

I have (or I know someone who has) a drug abuse problem. Can you help?

We can help you to find help. We collaborate with a number of agencies and we can refer you to a substance abuse treatment provider.

I am new to the City, what programs for children do you recommend?

Each year we contract a number of non-profits to provide after-school programs. To see what program is near you and of interest to your children, visit our website’s Funded Partners page.

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