Welcome new and continuing partners!

To ensure every child in Henderson County enters school ready to succeed, Smart Start of Henderson County leads community strategies for children birth through age five and their families that promote healthy development and learning and enhance access to high quality care.

Smart Start of Henderson County is accepting proposals for Smart Start funding beginning July 1, 2017. Please see the Bid Ad here.

The following includes the Request for Proposals, forms, resources and required documents necessary to submit a complete and accurate bid proposal: 

Request for Proposal Instructions

Project Guidelines 


Program Logic Models and Measurable Indicators

Community Outreach and Awareness Logic Model

Community Outreach and Awareness Measurable Indicators

Parents as Teachers Logic Model

Parents as Teachers Measurable Indicators

Partners in Reading Logic Model

Partners in Reading Measurable Indicators

Reach Out and Read Logic Model

Reach Out and Read Measurable Indicators

Smart Start Quality Enhancement Logic Model

Smart Start Quality Enhancement Measurable Indicators

Smart Start Rewards Logic Model

Smart Start Rewards Measurable Indicators

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Evidence-based Evidence Informed Guide

Early Childhood Profile Indicators

Smart Start Cost Principles

TA Core Competencies

The Bidder is responsible for reviewing all grant documentation prior to submission. Complete applications must be received by 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 1, 2017 in the Smart Start of Henderson County office at 722 5th Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28739 and must follow instructions detailed in the Request for Proposals.

You may contact the Executive Director at 828-693-1580 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.