City of Topeka Social Service Grants


As a vendor for the City of Topeka, United Way of Kaw Valley oversees the request for proposals and grant management of the Social Services Grants.

For all priority areas, any state recognized non-profit corporation is eligible for these funds. These organizations must make services available to all Topekans, or make services available to a specific group with specialized needs, i.e. the elderly, children, disabled adults, homeless, low-income families/individuals, etc. Funds can be used only to serve persons who reside within the city limits of Topeka. Emergency Services and Preventive/Counseling are defined as follows:

  • Emergency Aid – Programs which provide assistance given to cover essential needs on an emergency or crisis basis.
  • Preventive/Counseling – Programs which provide services on an ongoing or as-needed basis to help at-risk individuals and families stabilize their lives and avoid or overcome emergencies.


City of Topeka – Social Services Funding Priorities
(Year 2025)

  • Senior citizen neighborhood-based programming to include – meals, activities, transportation
  • Medical assistance for low-income individuals
  • Programs for at-risk youth
  • Emergency housing and utility assistance
  • Neighborhood and independent living based services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Support services for residents who are non-English-speaking


All grantees must be in compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the implementing regulations 28 C.F.R. Part 35 as to all of its facilities and programs.




The 2025 Request for Proposal (RFP) and application are closed.


Applicants may submit multiple applications under this Request for Proposal.

Questions regarding the funding process should be directed to Brett Martin.

A virtual application workshop was held on April 29, 2024.