Letter of Intent to Apply

Know and Grow: Building Resilient Children, Families & Communities

Please see the link below to an invitation to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Potts Family Foundation (PFF) for a small, short-term contract opportunity made possible through the “Oklahoma’s Recovery Plan for Infants & Toddlers: Protecting the Future of Oklahoma’s Workforce & Economy” grant awarded to PFF and funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) through the Oklahoma Legislature and the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The purpose of the Know and Grow: Building Resilient Children, Families & Communities is to help community leaders and residents come together to ensure children born during the recent pandemic are developmentally on track by identifying and responding to their needs and those of their families. One of the many outcomes of COVID-19 is the potential impact on thousands of Oklahoma infants and toddlers. A large, longitudinal national study in 2021 indicates the measure of cognitive, motor and speech/language skills in the population of children born during or around the start of the recent pandemic scored significantly lower than over the past 10 years.

This is an opportunity to receive funding via a short-term contract for your team to learn about the challenges and opportunities that families with children born during this time in your community are currently navigating. We, at the Potts Family Foundation, hope you will join us in the journey to build a resilient Oklahoma for these children.

If you have questions after you review the LOI, there is a process outlined in the document for you to submit those to ARPA@pottsfamilyfoundation.org on or before August 11. Answers will be posted to the PFF website – www.pottsfamilyfoundation.org/ARPA on August 17.