Request for Proposals (RFP)

Youth Civic Engagement and Climate Action Grants

Background

Clean and Prosperous America (CaPA) envisions national climate legislation that advances economic prosperity for all, green jobs, and climate action in 2021. In 2020, we supported grassroots efforts to mobilize young people, especially BIPOC and rural individuals, to vote for leaders who prioritize climate action. Our grassroots partners used a wide range of innovative strategies to educate, register, and turn out the youth vote. These efforts yielded decisive results in the 2020 general and presidential elections, as well as the 2021 Georgia Senate runoff elections.

2021 Funding and Support

We are soliciting grant proposals from 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and PACs located anywhere in the U.S. for programs that foster youth civic engagement and/or youth legislative engagement around climate action. We are currently accepting proposals. Please complete the form below to apply and contact grants@cleanprosperousamerica.org with any questions. We will begin reviewing proposals on March 15th and awards will be made on a rolling basis. The timeline for your organization to spend any awarded grant funds will be negotiated with CaPA and depend upon the scope of your program.

Our Criteria

  • Programs must primarily engage people under the age of 40.
  • Preference will be given to programs that reach out to young people outside large cities, in rural and/or suburban areas.
  • Preference will be given to programs that specifically engage and uplift BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other historically marginalized communities.
  • Programs must focus on one or both of the following:
    • Engage and empower young people to participate in civic life, politics, and/or government (e.g. ongoing youth voter registration activities).
    • Recruit and train young people to engage with their elected officials and advocate for climate and environmental action at the national and/or state level.
  • Programs must be flexible enough to succeed whether or not in-person organizing is possible due to COVID-19.
  • Programs must be able to track and demonstrate cost-effective, measurable outcomes utilizing the CaPA quantitative reporting spreadsheet (e.g. number of newly registered voters).
  • Preference will be given to programs that incorporate relational organizing tactics, i.e. volunteers and supporters reaching out directly to their friends and family via text, call, or on social media.
  • Organizations with an annual budget of over $2 million are eligible to apply for grant funding to support youth civic engagement work, but not legislative engagement work.

Please complete the following RFP by March 10th, and earlier if possible. The RFP will be updated if grantmaking ends. 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and PAC organizations are welcome to apply. Please indicate the legal status of your organization in the proposal.

Clean and Prosperous America RFP

If your proposal aligns with CaPA’s mission, we will get in touch with you to discuss more. 

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Clean and Prosperous America is both a 501.c4 and a Political Action Committee located in Seattle, WA.