School Year 2013-2014
Fall Session 2013 - 8-week session - 15 days:
- All programs are held between 3:30-5:30pm (1½ hour classes) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- All programs are geared for youth grades 6-9 (ages 10-14)
- Funding is available to offer programs during the scheduled sessions
- Providers are encouraged to be knowledgeable with RI Program Quality Assessment Standards
- Priority will be given to programs focusing on STEAMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math and Music) concepts
- Many programs will have a participation fee
Proposals (RFP) due – September 6, 2013
Notification of funded programs (LOA) sent – September 16
New provider orientations - September 24 or 26
Session begins - October 22
No class - November 28 (Thanksgiving)
Session Showcase - December 12
Winter Session 2014 - 8-week session - 14 days:
Proposals (RFP) due - December 13, 2013
Notification of funded programs (LOA) sent - December 23
New provider orientations - January 7 or 9
Session begins - January 28
No class - week of February 17 (public school vacation)
Session Showcase - March 20
Spring Session 2014 - 8-week session - 14 days:
Proposals (RFP) due - February 7, 2014
Notification of funded programs (LOA) sent - February 17
New provider orientations – March 4 or 6
Session begins - April 1
No class - week of April 21 (public school vacation)
Session Showcase - May 22
iNCASE has funds available to program partners who wish to apply to participate in the network’s events and program series. The total amount of funds available depends upon the success of iNCASE’s fundraising efforts. Awards are for the current upcoming session, unless otherwise specified. Individual grants generally do not exceed $1000.
iNCASE’s Goals and Objectives:
• Increase youth access to high-quality after-school programs throughout Newport County
• Increase the numbers of Newport County youth involved in after-school programs, especially in currently underserved areas
• Reduce duplication of services and ensure full capacity of existing after-school programs
• Identify gaps in service (both in terms of adolescent developmental needs and youth preferences) and develop programming and/or procure funding to provide programming to fill these gaps
• Increase opportunities for youth, parent, and community input into the development of after-school programming in Newport County
• Increase the number of youth agencies that adhere to minimum quality standards and practices
• Cultivate a shared County-wide understanding of exactly what constitutes high-quality after-school programming
• Increase the number of youth, from diverse backgrounds, participating together to expand cultural awareness
What Types of Programs do iNCASE Funds Support?
• iNCASE has conducted extensive surveys and research with the youth of Newport County, and based on their feedback, have found that the programs that youth wish to participate in afterschool build new skills, strengthen existing skills, are engaging, and -- most importantly—are fun.
• iNCASE seeks program providers who make their programs accessible to all.
What is the Structure of the Programs to be Offered?
• Priority will be given to programs focusing on STEAMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math and Music).
• Transportation for youth will be coordinated by the Hubs (Newport Boys and Girls Club and Jamestown Teen Center) both to and from the programs.
• Lesson plans should be focused on engaging youth in grades 6-9.
Who May Apply?
• Program providers who either can offer programs at their facility in Newport County or at one of the iNCASE Hubs (Newport Boys and Girls Club, Jamestown Teen Center).
• Program providers who can show proof that they have (or will have) completed the Rhode Island Program Quality Assessment (RIPQA) process by the first session of the upcoming session. Those willing to complete the RIPQA process are also eligible to apply.
• Applications may be made by individuals or by groups, as long as all session leaders and affiliated staff can show proof of a cleared, current Criminal Background Check
• Approved programs will need to show proof of liability insurance for $1,000,000 and name the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County as an additional insurer.
iNCASE Funding Criteria
• Each program provider should demonstrate in their proposal how their programs enrich and engage the youth they intend to serve, as well as how they are safe and fun.
• Each proposed program should have clear and measurable objectives.
• The proposed program should plan to serve between 10-20 youth (optimally); however, all proposals that target anywhere from 5 to 25 youth will be considered.
• All applicants agree to allow youth, iNCASE staff, and/or parents to observe and/or evaluate their programs.
• Applications may be downloaded here Fall Session 2013 - word
or Fall Session 2013 - PDF
. Written requests may be made to iNCASE, c/o the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County Attn: Debbie Bailey, 95 Church St, Newport, RI 02840.
• The proposal should include a clearly legible description of the program and include responses to all sections on the provided application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
• All proposals will be reviewed, and final decisions made, by the iNCASE Coordinating Council.
• iNCASE reserves the right to offer partial funding at its discretion or to ask for additional information before making its final decision.
If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Bailey, INCASE Coordinator at 401-847-6927ext. 17, or email us at iNCASE@bgcnewport.org