Proposals must be received no later than July 10, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. EST.  A PDF version of the proposal must be emailed to: and

Questions about this RFP should be submitted to and by June 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  Answers to questions will be posted online by July 5, 2023.

The Philadelphia City Fund and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health seek an evaluation partner for the Philly Joy Bank, a guaranteed income pilot for 250 pregnant and postpartum people in Philadelphia. The Philly Joy Bank will provide $1,000 of monthly, no-strings-attached cash to participants throughout pregnancy and through 12 months postpartum, with the goal of improving financial stability for participants and reducing infant prematurity.

This RFP is for an evaluation partner who will work closely with the Philly Joy Bank steering committee to design the pilot and develop an evaluation plan. We seek an evaluation partner with experience in community-based participatory research, content expertise around maternal/child health and/or reproductive justice, and methodological expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Questions about this RFP

Q: I see in the RFA that CAN has decided against an RCT method for this pilot. But assuming that interest in the program is greater than funding, has the CAN decided how they will allocate resources? Are they looking for the evaluator to propose a method? It seems like this may have implications for an evaluation plan.

A: The CAN has preliminarily discussed using a lottery to select from eligible applicants, but has not yet committed to any plan, pending input from the evaluation partner. We would welcome proposals from the evaluator that support a strong evaluation plan.