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Pathways Out of Poverty Program

Grants to Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland Nonprofits
in Eligible Areas to Improve Youth and Adult Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Herb Block Foundation

LOI Date:

02/04/21

Deadline Date:

04/15/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $25,000 to Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for education programs that benefit youth and adults. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support programs that improve student achievement and healthy development of young people. Applicants must be located in and/or provide services in the greater Washington, DC region which is defined as the District of Columbia, the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and the city of Alexandria in Virginia and Montgomery, and Prince George's counties in Maryland.

This program will focus on helping needy young people and adults gain a quality education. For projects serving youth, The Herb Block Foundation seeks proposals that focus on improving student achievement and healthy development of young people. Projects may include in-school and community-based educational programs, after-school activities, and mentoring programs. Programs designed to increase high school graduation rates are encouraged to apply. For projects serving adults, The Herb Block Foundation seeks proposals to provide literacy education and GED preparation, and to offer vocational training and job placement.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174661

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 will be considered.

Term of Contract:

Grants will be considered for one year's funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements for All Grant Programs
1) Applicants must be nonprofit organizations classified as 501(c)(3) organizations by the Internal Revenue Service.
2) Applicants for the Pathways Out of Poverty Program must be located in and/or provide services in the greater Washington, DC region which is defined as the District of Columbia, the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and the city of Alexandria in Virginia and Montgomery, and Prince George's counties in Maryland.
3) Grants will not be made for capital or endowment programs, nor for sectarian religious purposes.
4) No more than 10% of a grant may go to indirect costs (outside of those for general operating support).
5) Grants cannot be used for lobbying or other partisan purposes.

Pre-Application Information:

Pathways Out of Poverty Application Timetable:
- LOI's Due: 2/04/21
- Full Proposal Invited: 3/18/21
- Full Proposal Due: 4/15/21
- Proposed Board Meeting: 5/18/21

The Herb Block Foundation uses a two-step process for evaluating grant proposals: a Letter of Inquiry and a Full Proposal.
1. Organizations that wish to apply for a grant are required to first submit a Letter of Inquiry. Online applications must be submitted by midnight of the deadline date listed in the Application Timetable. Hard copies must be received by mail or dropped off in The Herb Block Foundation's offices no later than 6:00 p.m. on the deadline date listed in the Application Timetable.
2. The Foundation selects projects for further consideration with an invitation for a Full Proposal. Full Proposal Applications may be sent only upon a request by the staff of The Herb Block Foundation after reviewing Letters of Inquiry.

For hard copy submissions, the Foundation uses the Washington Regional Association of Grantmaker's (WRAG's) Common Letter of Inquiry at https://www.washingtongrantmakers.org/common-grant-application.

Contact Information:

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

Application: https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_2014?SA=SNA&FID=35026

Please note that some people have had trouble with the link to the application. If the above link does not work for you then please contact the Herb Block Foundation directly at info@herbblock.org.

To apply online, visit The Herb Block Foundation Online Letter of Inquiry Application.

For those choosing to submit a hard copy - letters of inquiry must be received by mail or dropped off in The Herb Block Foundation's offices at 1730 M Street, NW, Suite 1020, Washington DC 20036. Provide one copy of the Letter of Inquiry to either Marcela Brane (President) or Sarah Alex (Executive Director).

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Montgomery and Prince George's Counties;   Virginia: Arlington and Fairfax Counties and the city of Alexandria ;   Washington, DC

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