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FY 2019 Latino Community Grant

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits to
Meet the Needs of Latino Communities

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Government of the District of Columbia - Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA)

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Deadline Date:

07/06/18 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $50,000 to Washington, DC nonprofit community-based organizations serving Latino residents. Funding is intended to enhance programs that focus on workforce development, education for all agencies, economic development, civic engagement, housing services, crisis intervention, level services, and arts, culture, and humanities.

Funding Areas:

The primary focus of the grant is programs that provide direct services to the District’s Latino community that address at least one of the following areas:

-Jobs & Economic Development
-Public Safety
-Civic Engagement
-Health & Wellness
-Youth Engagement
-Arts & Creative Economy

Target Population:

The target population for these funds is Latino individuals of all ages who reside in the District of Columbia and/or business owners in the District of Columbia. Applicants will need to demonstrate how they will engage specific segments of the community. Applicants should also indicate opportunities for the Mayor’s participation in the grant-funded program in particular, or in the applying organization in general.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163639

Number of Grants:

MOLA expects to award up to 60 grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $50,000

Term of Contract:

The grant will be awarded for one year starting in October 1, 2018 and ending on September 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet all of the following conditions:
-Be a Community-Based Organization with a Federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or evidence of fiscal agent relationship with a 501 (c)(3) organization;
-The organization or program serves the District’s Latino residents; or business owners
-The organization’s principal place of business is located in the District of Columbia;
-All services and programming must be provided in the District of Columbia;
-The organization is currently registered in good standing with the DC Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs, Corporation Division, and the Office of Tax and Revenue;
-Current grantees must be current on any reporting obligations for the FY18 grant cycle.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate:
-Strong evidence of responding to one of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s policy priorities: focusing on the community’s youngest residents; transforming workforce training and creating economic opportunities.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A pre-application orientation will be held Thursday, June 21, 2018 in MOLA’s conference room, located at Frank Reeves Municipal Center, 2000 14th Street N.W., 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20009 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

For language access needs such as translation or sign language, please contact Eduardo Perdomo 3 to 5 days before the pre-application conference.

Pre-Application Information:

MOLA will only receive or answer questions related to this grant competition in writing via e-mail. Applicants are encouraged to email their questions at the contact information listed below on or before July 3, 2018. Due to the volume of inquiries and other administrative tasks, questions submitted after this date may not receive a response.

Applications are due no later than Friday, July 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM via ZoomGrants. All applications will be recorded upon receipt. Applications received after Friday, July 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM are disqualified and will not be forwarded to the Review Panel for funding considerations.

Award letters will be released in August 2018 via email using the grant application program, ZoomGrants.

The grant application will be available through the online grant application, ZoomGrants. In order to apply, an applicant must go to the link that will be posted on MOLA’s website Once the applicant clicks on the link, he or she will be prompted to create a ZoomGrants account and then will be able to access the grant application.

With an extenuating circumstance and with prior written approval by the Director of the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, applicants may submit their application through hardcopy, email, or cloud storage.

Contact Information:

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

Eduardo Perdomo, Grants Management Specialist

Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs
2000 14th Street NW, Suite 206
Washington, DC 20009

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USA: Washington, DC