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FY 2018 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:

09/01/17 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $50,000 to Washington, DC nonprofit community-based organizations to meet the needs of Latino residents through linguistically and culturally appropriate programs. Funding will be provided for programs offering targeted resources and services to Latino communities in designated areas of need.

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

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163639

Number of Grants:

MOLA expects to award up to 60 grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible organizations can be awarded up to $50,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant will be awarded for one year starting in October 1, 2017 and ending on September 30, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations who meet the following eligibility requirements at the time of application may apply:

-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;
-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 FY17 grant cycle.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A pre-application orientation will be held Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in the Edna Cromwell-Frazier Community 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.

For language access needs such as translation or sign language, please contact Eduardo Perdomo (see contact details below) 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 email. Applicants are encouraged to email their questions at the contact information listed below on or before September 1, 2017. 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, September 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM. All applications will be recorded upon receipt. Applications received after Friday, September 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM are disqualified and will not be forwarded to the Review Panel for funding considerations.

The ONLY method to submit an application is through ZoomGrants online portal.

Hardcopy, email, or DropBox submission is only allowed with prior written approval by the Director of MOLA.

Award letters will be released in October 2017 via email using the grant application program, ZoomGrants.

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
ATTN: Eduardo Perdomo
2000 14th Street, N.W. Second Floor

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC