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Notice of Funding Availability and Request for Application (RFA)


Monday, June 6, 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 residents. The FY2016 Latino Community Development Grant Program offers one-time grants of up to $25,000 to CBOs with a current and valid 501(c)(3) status located in the District of Columbia.  The grant funds are intended to enhance existing Latino-serving programs focused on Education (all ages), Workforce Development, Health & Wellness, Economic Development, Housing Services, Civil Engagement, Legal Services, Crisis Intervention, and Arts, Culture and Humanities. MOLA will only receive or answer questions related to this grant competition in writing via e-mail.

Target Population:

The target population for these funds is Latino individuals from all ages who reside in the District of Columbia.  

Eligible Organizations:

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;
  •   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;
  •   Charter Schools are not eligible to apply.

Source of Funding: 

The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA) is awarding these funds throught its fisical year 2016 local budget. MOLA expects to award 7 grants in amounts of up to $25,000 to successful applicant organizations. Only one application per 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization will be accepted. Be advised that the grant competition is intense and that grant resources are limited. MOLA is unable to support all of the many worthwhile activities for which applications are received.

Release Date of RFA:  Monday, June 6, 2016

Award Period: 

The District of Columbia’s Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA) is awarding these funds through its fiscal year 2016 local budget. The grant award will be for a period not to exceed 12 months, with an earliest starting date of October 1, 2015 and a closing date of September 30, 2016. 

MOLA Contact:

Eduardo Perdomo

Grants Manager

Phone: (202) 671- 22825

Email: [email protected]