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Literacy and Workforce Innovation Grant for Latino Families

Grant to a Washington, DC Nonprofit or Faith-Based
Organization for Workforce Training and Literacy Programs

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District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) - Office of Workforce Development

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04/25/19 5:00 PM


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Grant to a Washington, DC faith-based or community nonprofit organization for workforce training and English literacy programs for Latino adults who are District residents. Funding is intended for training for jobs in high-demand and growing sectors. Programs should also provide additional supportive services to address other barriers to obtaining employment.

The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) Office of Workforce Development is seeking culturally and linguistically competent organizations to deliver bi-lingual, quality, structured and measurable work readiness training services in high demand and rapidly growing job sectors to District residents 18 years and older who are Limited English and Non-English Proficient (LEP/NEP). Organizations must also provide literacy programs (i.e. English as a Second Language) and supportive services (i.e. intensive case management) intended to mitigate the effects of barriers to successful completion of the program or obtaining employment. Hispanic/Latinos who are eighteen years of age or older are eligible to receive program services.

DOES oversees programs designed to serve District residents experiencing multiple barriers to permanent employment obtainment. Exhibited barriers may include previous incarceration, single parents, victims of domestic violence, history of homelessness or substance abuse, Limited or Non- English proficiency and/or educational deficiencies. Literacy and Bi-lingual Work Readiness Programs should be designed according to the nationally recognized transitional jobs network program model. The programs should provide job readiness and life skills training, as well as ancillary services with the goal of providing program participants with the tools and experience necessary to obtain permanent, unsubsidized employment in high-demand and rapidly growing job sectors.

High Demand and Growing Job Sectors for Proposed Training Programs
- Auto Mechanic Technician
- CDL Training
- Computer Certification
- Culinary Arts
- Entrepreneurship training
- Home Health Aid
- Hospitality
- Medical Assistant
- Paraeducator

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185675

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Number of Grants:

DOES intends to make at least 1 grant award.

Term of Contract:

The grant will operate from the date of award through September 30, 2019. DOES reserves the sole right to exercise a single option year beyond the original period of performance contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the grantee

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations that are eligible to apply for this grant include the following:
- Local community or faith-based nonprofit organizations

The organization selected must have a proven track record for implementing effective outreach strategies to the public in District of Columbia, convening stakeholders, working in partnerships in a collaborative manner with Hispanic/Latino and LEP/NEP communities.

For the purpose of this RFA, all applicants must currently hold office space in the District of Columbia and be able to provide program services in the District of Columbia. Each applicant must provide legal proof of ownership or occupancy of the site that will be used to host events.

Food for staff or participants enrolled in the program is not an allowable expense under this grant.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-Application Meeting
- Location: 4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20019
- Room: TBD
- Date and Time: April 11, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

(Please email if you will be attending the pre-application meeting.)

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Vanessa Black
Grant Specialist

Department of Employment Services
4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20019

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USA: Washington, DC