Request for Proposals (RFP)

Youth Climate Action Grants

Background

Clean and Prosperous America (CaPA) envisions national climate legislation that advances prosperity for all, green jobs, and climate action in 2021. Our strategy is centered on electing leaders who will act on climate change. To that end, we are providing new grants, tools, and support to organizations in Georgia that are mobilizing young people to vote in January. In 2020, CaPA awarded grants to 39 organizations spread over 11 states. Young voters will be decisive in the 2020 elections and CaPA plans to expand its support to grassroots organizations located in Georgia through January in support of voting during run-off elections.

Round 3 of Funding and Support

We are soliciting grant proposals from 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and PACs located in Georgia that are focused on encouraging Gen Z and Gen Y voter registration and turn-out, supporting climate-friendly candidates in potential senate and other run-off races, or support increased voting turn-out among diverse communities. Please contact grants@cleanprosperousamerica.org ASAP if you are interested in applying. Initial grants will be awarded on a rolling basis with awards starting on November 5th.

Our Criteria

Applicants are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Must be soliciting funding for programs occurring in Georgia.
  • Programs must advance youth voter turnout in the 2020 election, though that need not be the only objective of the program.
  • The grant-funded program must be deployed by February 1st, 2020.
  • New project proposals should be based on an expansion of an existing and proven approach to voter engagement.

CaPA will also apply the following preferential criteria to programs that meet one or more of the following:  

  • Phone/Text/Door list reduction, by tracking state voter returns approaching election day
  • Mobilize more rural and suburban (i.e. non-urban area) young voters; especially voters under 24. See CAPA’s messaging guide on “Reluctant Youth Voters” for more info on this segment.  
  • Mobilize traditionally underrepresented communities to vote. 
  • Deploy programs that are flexible and can succeed whether or not in-person organizing is possible due to COVID-19. 
  • Demonstrate a cost-effective, measurable outcome. Examples might be the number of newly registered voters, the number of new volunteers participating in voter outreach, online engagement rates, pledges to vote, or other quantitative metrics. 
  • Deploy messages related to pollution, climate change, green jobs, or that otherwise build momentum for action on climate change.

Applicants need not include any or all of the preferential criteria to be funded. CaPA is open to funding effective programs that meet only the required criteria. However, applicants are encouraged to highlight any of the preferred funding factors that are included in their proposal. Please consider completing the following RFP and submitting it as soon as possible in October. 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.