Way of Passaic County is pleased to announce the opening of two separate calls
for program partners, supporting our work in the areas of child nutrition and
financial stability in Passaic County.
call for partners process, the United Way of Passaic County will be seeking to
partner with non-profit early childhood centers in Passaic County to replicate
the Nutrition Matters program, through a combination of grant funding and
in-kind support provided through this Request for Proposals.
to high rates of obesity and related health problems among preschoolers who
live in poverty, United Way of Passaic County created the Nutrition Matters
initiative in 2006. The purpose of Nutrition
Matters is to provide preschool children and their parents with valuable
education about healthy lifestyles and hands-on experiences through classroom-
and home-based activities. Research shows that children in early childhood and
care settings develop attitudes towards nutrition and physical activity that
persist into older childhood and adulthood. The Nutrition Matters initiative
presents a tremendous opportunity to prevent obesity by providing education on
healthy and active lifestyles for young children and their families.
To learn more about Nutrition Matters
and the Request for Proposal process click here
Way of Passaic County is also seeking program partners to complement and
enhance the current work of the Financial Empowerment Zone (FEZ), an initiative
of UWPC that strives to lift low-income individuals in Passaic County out of
poverty by helping them to increase their income. Through the FEZ low-income
individuals are able to access: free income tax preparation & filing,
benefits screening & enrollment, as well as participate in Financial
In order to
complement and enhance the current work of the Financial Empowerment Zone, UWPC is seeking proposals for a non-profit
agency to provide licensed Credit Counseling Service a minimum of one day a
week on site at UWPC’s offices in Paterson, NJ.
program will provide a combination of grant funding and in-kind support to the
selected credit counseling partner. UWPC
will provide one selected agency with funding, along with the space and
administrative infrastructure (private office, internet connectivity, and
printing/copying facilities) needed to deliver credit counseling services. UWPC
will also work in partnership with the selected agency to provide community
outreach, identify consumers in need of credit counseling and coordinate
appointment setting for services.
To learn more about the Credit
Counseling Request for Proposal process click here