The following Request for Proposals are available from the Fairbanks Wellness Coalition:

BE[YOU] TEEN OUTREACH

The Fairbanks Wellness Coalition’s (FWC) purpose is to foster wellness through primary prevention and advocacy. As part of our work, we hope to prevent the use of teen drinking, dispel the stigma of accessing behavioral health assistance and promote responding to signs of suicide among teens (ages 12 to 18) in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. As part of our prevention efforts, the Fairbanks Wellness Coalition is developing positive community norming messages for teens (ages 12 – 18) that combine promoting the positive, hopeful fact that the majority of local teens don’t use alcohol, promoting the importance and acceptability of seeking behavioral health services and promoting addressing signs of suicide. Positive Community Norms messaging is a proven prevention method developed by the Montana State University Center for Health and Safety Culture, https://chsculture.org. The intent of these messages is to communicate that teens do and can partake in healthy activities as a protective factor.

To deliver these messages to those aged 12 – 18 through positive activities, the Coalition is offering two $7,500 grants to youth organizations to lead an organize a team consisting of one adult advisor and a minimum of five teens. One team will consist of middle school aged teens (ages 12 – 14) and the other, high school age teens (ages 15 – 18). The same grantee may apply for both grants. Between the two grants, no more than $15,000 will be distributed between October 14, 2019 and June 30, 2020. There is a required cash match of 10% of the total amount awarded. No state or federal funds may be used for the cash match. This award is contingent on continued funding being awarded by the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Deadline for proposals is Friday, October 4, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. Submit the required proposal documents by email to: info@fairbankswellness.org.

Download the RFP documents HERE.

Teen Team Opioid Prevention

***Middle School deadline extended***

The Fairbanks Wellness Coalition’s (FWC) purpose is to foster wellness through primary prevention and advocacy. As part of our work, we hope to prevent the first misuse of prescription opioids (e.g. Vicodin and OxyContin) among teens (ages 12 to 18) in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The misuse of prescription opioids is risky and can lead to addiction, use of heroin, Hepatitis C, overdose and death.  As part of our prevention efforts, the Fairbanks Wellness Coalition is developing positive community norming messages for teens (ages 12-18) that combine promoting the positive, hopeful fact that the majority of local teens don’t misuse prescription opioids with the concern that experimenting with/misusing prescription opioids is risky. Positive Community Norms messaging is a proven prevention method developed by the Montana State University Center for Health and Safety Culture, https://chsculture.org.  The intent of these messages is to communicate that teens do and can partake in healthy activities as a protective factor instead of experimenting with drugs. The Fairbanks Wellness Coalition will provide training and guidance to the grantee selected.

To deliver these messages to those aged 12-18 through positive activities, the Coalition is offering one $7,500 grant to a youth organization to lead and organize a team consisting of 1 adult advisor and a minimum of 5 teens. The team will consist of middle school age teens (ages 12-14). No more than $7,500 will be distributed between October 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. There is a required cash match of 10% of the total amount awarded. No state or federal funds can be used for cash match. This award is contingent on continued funding being awarded by the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services.

Deadline for proposals is Friday, October 4, 2019, by 11:59 p.m.  Submit the required proposal documents to FWC, by email: info@fairbankswellness.org.

Download the RFP documents HERE.

Sources of Strength

One of our strategies is to implement the Sources of Strength program in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. This evidence-based program will build resiliency by developing protective factors in high school students against substance abuse, mental illness, and ultimately suicide.
The Fairbanks Wellness Coalition (FWC) is accepting proposals to implement the Sources of Strength program in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The maximum amount of funds to be distributed by the coalition will be $120,000 to one agency for three years of programming. This award is contingent on funding being awarded by the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services.

Download the RFP documents HERE.

QPR Services - Community

To increase QPR, the Fairbanks Wellness Coalition (FWC) is accepting proposals from organizations to plan and provide sustainable QPR services to the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The maximum amount of funds to be distributed by FWC will be $20,000. This award is contingent on funding being awarded by the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services. No more than 10% of the funds can be used for facilities and administration. There is a required cash match of 10% of the amount awarded during FY20 (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020). No state or federal funds can be used for cash match.

Download the RFP documents HERE.

The deadline for the Sources of Strength and QPR - Community proposals is Friday, September 13, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. Submit the required proposal documents to Til Beetus, FWC Coordinator, by email: info@fairbankswellness.org.

REFERENCES/CONTACTS

Please refer any questions to the FWC Coordinator:

Til Beetus

(907)888-3430

info@fairbankswellness.org.