Parent Trust Fund


The Parent Trust Fund is a Connecticut family civics initiative established through legislation passed in 2001. The purpose of the Parent Trust Fund is to support programs aimed at improving the health, safety and education of children by training parents in civic leadership skills and supporting increased, sustained, and quality parental engagement in community affairs.

Request for Proposals (RFP)
Proposals are invited from eligible applicants to deliver parent leadership training using evidence-based curricula as described in the Request for Proposals. Grants will be made on a competitive basis for the grant period November 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. on October 1, 2019.

Intent to Submit a Proposal 
Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Intent to Submit a Proposal form. This form is nonbinding and does not commit the organization to submit a final proposal. Those that do not submit the form may still apply. The information will be used to help the Connecticut State Department of Education plan the review process. Please complete the online form at no later than September 12, 2019, by 4:00 p.m.

Bidder's Meeting
A meeting will be held for prospective applicants on September 11, 2019, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. It will take place at the Graustein Memorial Fund located at 2319 Whitney Avenue, Suite 2B in Hamden. The Bidders Meeting will provide an overview of the information presented in the RFP and an opportunity for applicants to ask questions.  Attendance at the Bidders Meeting is recommended but not mandatory.

Materials from the September 11, 2019, Bidders Meeting: