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The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) will be accepting Requests for Proposals (RFP) to provides services related to sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in Adams County, Pennsylvania. This competitive application is for January 1, 2020-June 30, 2020 with yearly renewals through Fiscal Year 2021-2022. The RFP will be made available September 16, 2019 on the PCAR website ( All RFPs must be submitted electronically. Organizations wishing to apply will have until October 18, 2019 to submit an application to PCAR.


This Competitive Application provides interested applicants with sufficient information to enable them to prepare and submit an application for consideration by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape to provide services in Adams County, Pennsylvania related to sexual harassment, abuse, and assault for the period of January 1, 2020-June 30, 2020 with yearly renewals through Fiscal Year 2021-2022.

Issuing Agency

The Competitive Application is issued by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. The Director of Grants & Contracts, Lou Ann Williams, will serve as the point of contact for any questions. Ms. Williams can be contacted between 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at (800) 692-7445 ext. 118 or (717) 728-9740 Ext. 118 or by email at


Applicants must be incorporated under the Nonprofit Corporation Law of The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and must have achieved and maintained a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status. Applicants awarded funding through Act 44/Title XX funding are required to provide confidential services to victims/survivors of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault, and those collaterally affected by the victimization. Priority will be given to applicants that have previously provided services related to sexual harassment, abuse, and assault.

Evaluation of Applications

The evaluation of applications will be conducted by PCAR’s Independent Review Committee (IRC). PCAR's IRC is composed of five (5) individuals, representing diverse interests, cultures, and backgrounds. The IRC will review all applications and rule upon their acceptability. The IRC will make recommendations about application content and may request revisions to a proposal. Additional information regarding the Competitive Application Process for Subcontracts is available on

Submitting an Application

Applications will be submitted via The application will be open on September 16, 2019 and closed on October 18, 2019 at 5 p.m.. The system will not accept applications attempted after the application is closed. Any applications still in draft format at 5 p.m. on October 18, 2019 will be removed from the system and not considered for funding. Information regarding how to submit the on-line application will be available at


1. Download the resources needed for application:





2. Begin your application.