Collective of Results and Evidence-based (CORE) Investments

The Collective of Results and Evidence (CORE) Request for Proposal application deadline has passed and applications are no longer being accepted.

 

   

RFP # HSD1 – 2021 

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors and the Santa Cruz City Council invite applications to the Collective of Results and Evidence-based (CORE) Investments Request for Proposals. Potential applicants are encouraged to check this site often throughout the process to ensure use of up-to-date materials and to sign up for events and trainings.

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What is the CORE RFP?

How do I apply?

How may I get more information on the RFP?

How can I find communications and presentations related to the RFP?

 

What is the CORE RFP?

CORE Investments is a local movement to achieve equitable health and well-being in Santa Cruz County, using a framework that is a collective impact, results-based approach that is responsive to community needs.  CORE Investments also refers to specific City and County funding dedicated to improving equitable well-being through the application of the CORE Framework.  The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors and City Council on November 9, 2021, approved the release of an RFP that outlines their intent to collectively award $5.8 million annually for three County/City fiscal years.

Applicants are to use the RFP located HERE and dated November 16, 2021.

The County and City recently received a number of requests from community providers to delay the Collective of Results and Evidence (CORE) Request for Proposal application deadline, given the impact of the COVID surge. On January 25, 2022, the County Board of Supervisors approved the extension of the application deadline to March 4th, 2022 (4 weeks after the original deadline). This deadline extension prompted an adjustment to other CORE RFP timelines. 

Applicants can find the addendum to the RFP that reflects changes in the timeline due to the extension of HSD102021 HERE dated February 2, 2022.

Applicants can find an additional addendum to the RFP that reflects changes in the Protests and Appeals Process due to the extension of HSD1_20221 HERE dated March 11, 2022.

How do I apply?

The deadline to apply for HSD1-2021 was on March 4, 2022, 5:00 PM PST. Applicants who need to access their submitted application can access the application portal HERE. 

How may I get more information on the RFP?

The County and City provided additional information related to the RFP documents and application process including: 

  • RFP Conference (Bidder’s Conference) 
  • Online Portal Overview and Assistance 
  • Questions and Response Document  
  • Group Trainings 
  • Office Hours 
  • One-on-On Technical Assistance 

Many of these supports were recorded and can be found at the CORE Investments Youtube page HERE. 

How can I find communications and presentations related to the RFP?

Links will be added throughout the application process.

Planning Process

Links to the most recent County and City presentations regarding the planning for the RFP are below.

March 8, 2022 Update on CORE

  • Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors (Link coming soon)

January 25, 2022 Approval of Extension of RFP

November 9, 2021 Approval of Proposed RFP

September 28, 2021 Study Session of Stakeholder Engagement and RFP Framework

Several engagement dialogues with community-based agencies were held during the planning process. Recordings are at the link below. 

Where do I find the CORE results menu?

The CORE Results Menu, is an online tool to explore the CORE Conditions found on DataShare Santa Cruz County (DataShare). While not required to be used in this RFP, the menu is a tool designed to help community members access data on community level indicators that illustrate needs and strengths which are components of this RFP. Applicants can find information on: 

  • CORE Conditions 
  • Impact statements 
  • Indicators 
  • Strategies and Program Outcomes 
  • CORE Continuum and Promising Practices 

 

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