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Notice of Funding Availability FY2014 Latino Community Development Grant RFA 22615-14

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Background information on the grant:

The District of Columbia’s Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA) is soliciting grant applications from qualified 501(c)(3) community-based organizations (CBOs) serving the District’s Latino residents. Established with a budget of $1,400,000 by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, the FY 2013 Latino Community Development Grant Program offers one-time grants of up to $50,000 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, Economic Development, Housing Services, Civil Engagement, Legal Services, Crisis Intervention, and Arts, Culture and Humanities.


Amount of grant funds available and number of awards: 

OLA expects to award 28-45 grants. Eligible CBOs can be funded up to $50,000

Eligible organizations and entities:

Applicants must meet all of the following conditions without exception:


  • Non-profit agency with a current and valid 501(c)(3) status;
  • Located in the District of Columbia;
  • Evidence that a majority (60%) of the clients served by the program presented in a proposal to OLA are Latinos residing in the District of Columbia;
  • Program staff meet qualifications of position requirements and are able to deliver services in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner;
  • Service facilities meet all applicable federal, state and local regulations for their intended use;
  • Charter Schools are not eligible to apply.


Program scope: OLA is soliciting applications from eligible community based organizations that have existing services targeting the Latino population in the District of Columbia.

Programs can be targeted to the general Latino population or specific sub-groups, such as children, youth, persons with disabilities, adults, seniors, etc. OLA seeks to award programs that address the following areas: Education (all ages), Workforce Development, Economic Development, Housing Services, At-Risk Youth Empowerment, Civil Engagement, Legal Services, Crisis Intervention, Arts, Culture and Humanities, and Gang Intervention.

Release Date of RFA: Friday, July 12, 2013

Availability of RFA: Download at OLA’s website (www.ola.dc.gov) and/or pick up a copy at the OLA’s office located at Reeves Center, 2000 14th ST NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20009

Pre-bidder’s conference: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 10:00am – 11:30AM
At Office on Latino Affairs and Via Webex Webinar:

Topic: OLA FY14 LCDG Pre-bidders Conference
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Time: 10:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Meeting Number: 739 089 921
Meeting Password: olalcdg

To start or join the online meeting
Go to https://dcnet.webex.com/dcnet/j.php?ED=218026557&UID=503478587&PW=NZTliODk4YzUz&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D
Audio conference information
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the meeting, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493

Access code: 739 089 921

Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Via OLA’s Grant Management System

Contact Name: Josué Salmerón, Grants Program Manager, (202) 671-2827, [email protected]

Josue Salmeron
(202) 671-2827