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

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
OLA is soliciting grant applications from qualified 501(c)(3) community-based health clinics with proven expertise and a history of serving the Latino community of the District of Columbia.

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 health clinics with proven expertise and a history of serving the Latino community of the District of Columbia. Established with a budget of $400,000 by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, the FY 2014 Latino Community Health Grant Program offers one-time grants of up to $100,000 to qualified community-based health clinics with a current and valid 501(c)(3) status located in the District of Columbia.  The grant funds are intended to support the provision of existing health services, early detection, prevention, treatment, and/or education programs for Latino residents of the District.


Amount of grant funds available and number of awards: 

OLA expects to award 4-6 grants. Eligible CBOs can be funded up to $100,000

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 501 (c) 3 community healthcare organizations that have existing services and programs targeting the Latino population in the District of Columbia. OLA strongly encourages collaborations for this competition.


Proposed programs should be linguistically and culturally appropriate/sensitive and delivered in an ADA accessible, safe, and HIPAA-compliant environment.


Programs can be targeted to the general Latino population or specific sub-groups, such as families, youth, persons with disabilities, adults, seniors, etc. OLA seeks to award programs that address one or more of the following areas: Primary Care, Oral Health, and Stress management and common mental disorders that are appropriately treated in the primary care setting.

Release Date of RFA: Friday, July 12, 2013, at 5:00PM

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: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 10:30am – 11:30AM
At Office on Latino Affairs and Via Webex Webinar:

Topic: OLA FY14 LCHG Pre-bidders Conference
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Time: 10:30 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Meeting Number: 731 214 338
Meeting Password: olalchg

To start or join the online meeting
Go to https://dcnet.webex.com/dcnet/j.php?ED=218023537&UID=503478587&PW=NOTM0MzgzNTEz&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: 731 214 338

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

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



To register for the grant management system please click the link.