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Grant Opportunities

2019 Grant Opportunities

2019 DCIA Utility Training

The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) is seeking grant applications from a utility company that will partner with a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) in order to assist the District of Columbia Infrastructure Academy (DCIA) in providing employability/skills training in the Utility Industry to District resident’s ages eighteen (18) years or older who are unemployed or underemployed.  The selected grantees will also be responsible for providing employability training services to include effective interviewing skills and techniques, time management, resume building and professional development skills.  These services have been proven to assist in removing barriers and mitigating skills deficiencies to employment.
2019 Utility Training RFA

2019 Financial Literacy Services 

The Division of State Initiatives seeks the services of a qualified grantee to provide high-quality, structured financial literacy and asset-building program services to 1,500 DOES customers who are receiving employment services through the Division of State Initiatives (DSI). The grantee shall provide services that (1) enhance financial capability skills; and (2) establish a savings account that results in the ability to make a long- term and lasting asset purchase; such as, buying a home, advancing education or starting a small business; and/or as otherwise determined by DOES

2019 Financial Literacy Services RFA
List of Required Documents

2019 Intermediary Initiatives

The Department of Employment Services (DOES) is seeking grant applications for high quality, structured, and innovative workforce development programs as a part of the Workforce Development Bureau Intermediary Initiatives that will assist adults and dislocated workers as they transition into the workforce. DOES is looking to award at least one grant to an organization that will help expand innovative programming in one or more of the District’s six high demand industries; construction, infrastructure, hospitality, law enforcement, healthcare, and information technology (IT).

2019 Workforce Intermediary Initiatives RFA
Intermediary Initiative Attachment A-Definitions

2019 In-School Youth Innovation Grant

The In-School Youth Innovation Grant is designed to assist in-school District residents ages 14-21 by combining guidance, supportive services, educational financial literacy, and pre-college preparation to minimize the effects of barriers that deter or prevent attainment of a high school diploma or equivalent, acceptance and enrollment into a Post-Secondary Institution or unsubsidized employment.

2019 In-School Youth Innovation Grant RFA
In-School Youth Innovation Attachments

2019 Work Readiness Training 

The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES), Division of State Initiatives (DSI) is seeking qualified organizations to provide specialized work readiness training services to District residents with barriers to employment that are enrolled in a Division of State Initiative program.

DOES is seeking organizations to deliver quality, structured and measurable work readiness training services and provide supportive services (i.e. intensive case management) intended to mitigate the effects of barriers to successful completion. Participants who are twenty years of age or older will be eligible to receive program services.

Work Readiness Training RFA 
List of Required Documents

FY19 General Notice of Funding Availability

The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) is issuing this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to announce its intent to solicit multiple grant applications for opportunities to support Workforce Development Innovation Initiatives.  The purpose of the grants is to support innovative workforce development solutions for residents of the District of Columbia (District) to increase their success rate of entering in and sustaining employment that forges a path to the middle class and further stimulates the District’s economy

FY19 General Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)