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The Walmart Washington@Work Work Readiness Initiative

Grants to Assist Unemployed
Individuals Attain Careers

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

Deadline Date:

09/08/11 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $150,000 to $250,000 for non-profit organizations that provide support for the unemployed residents of Washington DC. The purpose of this grant is to assist low income and unemployed individuals begin careers in retail, restaurant, hospitality, and related customer service occupations. Awardees must provide the following services for at least 250 people:

-A needs assessment that examines individual’s readiness and abilities for employment.
-Case management services, including providing referrals to partner organizations that can help individuals address barriers to work
-Basic career coaching that helps individuals evaluate their career interests, and develop necessary plans
-Intensive training on the skills needed to succeed in customer-service careers in industries like retail, restaurants, and hospitality.
-Job placement assistance, including help with job search, resume writing, and interviewing.
-At least 90 days of job retention services

Priority will be given to organizations that provide adult literacy education, basic math education; and/or computer literacy education.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 125877

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Term of Contract:

26 months

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

501(c)3 nonprofit organizations with demonstrated experience
providing high-quality workforce development services in the
District for at least one year.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The foundation strongly recommends attending the Applicant Information Webinar: Friday, August 26th at 10:30am EST.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
1201 15th St. NW Suite 420
Washington DC 20005
phone: 202 955 5890
fax: 202 955 8084

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC