Baltimore's Promise

RFI: 0 – 5 Years Investment Landscape for Baltimore City

Request for Information 

B’more for Healthy Babies and Baltimore’s Promise

Landscape of Investment and Demand in Services

for Children Ages 0 – 5 Years

Release Date: October 24, 2018
This RFI is now closed. 
Download the full Request for Information.

Request for Information (RFI) Summary

Project Description: 0-5 Landscape

B’more for Healthy Babies (BHB) and Baltimore’s Promise are working with systems partners and stakeholders throughout Baltimore City to coordinate a strategy to identify and meet the needs of children ages 0-5 in the City.  In order to do this, we are collaborating on a comprehensive inventory of investment in early childhood programs and services in Baltimore as it relates to levels of need among parents of babies and young children. By “0-5,” we mean the time beginning with prenatal care through the first day of kindergarten. By “investment,” we mean the amount of financial expenditures from public and private sources on programs and services serving children from prenatal care through their first day of kindergarten.

For a full description of the 0-5 Landscape, please download the RFI here.

0-5 Landscape: Comprehensive Accounting of Investment and Demand in the 0-5 Space

BHB and Baltimore’s Promise are seeking a consultant to work with us to develop a comprehensive landscape of financial investments in the children of Baltimore City from prenatal care through their first day of kindergarten and benchmark that landscape against those of other U.S. cities. To determine the extent to which the social and financial investment levels in the 0-5 space meet the demand for programs and services, the analysis must assess the needs of Baltimore’s youngest children for health services, early education programs, social services, and all associated programs, services, and supports necessary to promote healthy growth and education in early childhood.

From this analysis, we hope to learn more about 1) areas in which the total amount of all investment in children from prenatal care through the start of kindergarten is insufficient given the complex needs of the population, 2) the distribution across the city of programs and services for children ages 0-5 and the extent to which resources are uniformly or unevenly distributed, 3) the amount of investment per child ages 0-5, 4) a measure of the extent to which investment per capita among children ages 0-5 meets the needs of children, 5) the extent to which investment per capita in the 0-5 space within Baltimore City  is comparable to that of other selected jurisdictions in Maryland and selected reference cities in the United States, and 6) inequities in investment in children across race, gender, age, and neighborhood.

Award Amount

The award amount for this project is $25,000.  Please submit a proposed budget for the project.  If the amount exceeds the award amount, please explain.


Baltimore’s Promise and BHB expect to complete the selection process within two weeks of the proposal deadline. The consultant will begin work immediately thereafter with Baltimore’s Promise and BHB. An interim report will be submitted two months after the starting date of the contract. Data collection will be complete by March 15, 2019.

Proposal Guidelines

The proposal should be no longer than 10 pages (excluding writing samples) and include the following information:

• 1-2 page overview of relevant work and approach to this question.
• Three professional references for relevant work
• CVs or resumes for team members
• Two sample reports or writing samples demonstrating implementation analysis and process evaluation approach
• Statement on strategy for applying a race equity and inclusion lens to this and similar research (max 300 words).
• Proposed budget

For complete instructions, please download the RFI.

Submission Due Date and Instructions

The deadline to submit your proposal is EXTENDED: 9:00 AM EST on Monday, November 19, 2018. Please e-mail your materials to Tiffany Davenport, Senior Director of Data and Policy at Baltimore’s Promise, at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baltimore’s Promise is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals, as well as administer all personnel actions, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or ancestry, status as an individual with a disability who is otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of his or her position, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws. Baltimore’s Promise will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination, and any such conduct is prohibited.