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FY2016 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)


Friday, May 20, 2016

Background information:

The District of Columbia’s Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA) is soliciting grant applications from qualified 501(c)(3) community-based organizations (CBOs) serving the District’s Latino constituents [residents and/or business owners] – for its FY2016 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). The FY2016 SYEP offers to CBOs with a current and valid 501(c) (3) status located in the District of Columbia a onetime fixed rate payment per youth served. The grant is intended to provide District of Columbia youth ages 14-24 with meaningful and structured employment and career readiness opportunities and services with a variety of community based partners for the duration of the SYEP. MOLA will only receive or answer questions related to this grant competition in writing via e-mail. 

Target Population:

Youth ages 14-24 bona fide residents of the District of Columbia.

Program Purpose is to:

1. Provide 200 youth (ages 14-24) with meaningful and structure employment and career readiness opportunities and services with a variety of community based partners for the duration of the SYEP.

2. Provide a safe, positive work environment that will allow youth to develop necessary skills and training needed to be employable in the future.

3. Expose youth to different career options and motive them to stay in school to pursue these careers through interactive, hands-on career development activities and supportive services.

Eligible Organizations

Partners or community-based organizations must: 1. Have a Federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status 2. Be located within in the District of Columbia; 3. Execute programs that target Latino residents of the District of Columbia (Charter Schools are not eligible to apply); and; 4. Be registered in good standing with the DC Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs, Corporation Division, and the Office of Tax and Revenue.

 Source of Funding

The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA) is awarding these funds by Intra-District Grant Funds from the Department of Employment Services. The total budget for the SYEP shall not exceed $ 328,925.00 for fiscal year 2016.

Release Date of RFA:  Friday, May 20, 2016

Award Period

The SYEP grant award will not exceed 29 program days, with an earliest starting date of June 27, 2016 and a closing date of August 05, 2016.

MOLA Contact:

Eduardo Perdomo

Grants Manager

Phone: (202) 671- 22825

Email: [email protected]