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Rural Aspirations 2.0 Request for Proposals

The Rural Maryland Foundation is requesting proposals to create a brief film highlighting innovative agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, and other economic development projects currently taking place in the 18 rural counties. The film will be used as a marketing tool to educate non-rural residents and legislators of the importance of supporting and strengthening rural communities and will educate residents of the outputs that rural communities provide in the forms of fiber, fuel, and food for the State and global economies. Priority will be given to rural-based organizations or videographers. Rural areas are defined as communities located in the following counties: Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Kent, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester. Travel to the rural communities to interview and film participants is required.

Access the Rural Aspirations 2.0 Request for Proposals (RFP)

Proposals will be accepted until ­­­Monday, May 13, 2019. Selected recipients will be made on a highest-ranked basis. All applications will be accepted by email; an email confirmation will be provided once the application has been received. Please note: If you do not receive an email confirmation we have not received your application.  Applications must be emailed to ruralmdfound@gmail.com; No faxed applications will be accepted. Direct mail applications will not be accepted.

Please include a cover sheet with your organizational/company letterhead and all relevant contact information for your organization, including but not limited to, the name of the contact person and their phone and email address, and a brief, concise summary of your organization.

Proposal (no more than ten (10) one-side, single-spaced pages) that includes the following:

  • Project cost. (Amount of your request to perform the services)
  • Project activities (describe in detail how your organization will achieve the objectives of the proposal).
  • Staff responsible for your proposed project.
  • Your organization’s qualifications, including your organization’s background, primary mission, and history.
  • Detailed budget for your service.
  • Letters of recommendation from current or previous clientele may be included; maximum of three letters of support are allowed.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Charlotte Davis, Secretary, Rural Maryland Foundation, and Executive Director, Rural Maryland Council, at 410.841.5774 or charlotte.davis@maryland.gov.

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