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Grant Opportunities

2017 Transitional Residential Program

The Department of Employment Services is requesting proposals to serve District residents through providing residences for a minimum of eight participants (four men and four women) for up to six months. The residences, at minimum, must be two, four unit dwellings, each with two bedrooms. The units will be separate based on the gender of the intended occupants; however, an equal number of units must be provided for men and women participants. 
The program goal is to provide short-term housing while affording participants an opportunity to make significant financial gains that will put them on a path to obtain, and maintain, sustainable housing.

2017 Suit Up Program

The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) Office of Resource Allocation is seeking proposals for high quality, structured and innovative programs as part of the Workforce Development Division “Suit Up” Initiative. This grant provides an opportunity for applicants to support the District’s efforts in expanding job readiness services, that includes providing business attire for hard to serve and/or special populations including dislocated workers, homeless citizens, returning citizens, minorities and women, veterans, citizens with disabilities, and citizens with Limited English Proficiency.

In-School Youth Innovation Grants– Pilot

The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity soliciting grant applications to support the delivery of innovative workforce solutions and education that will drastically improve the opportunities for in-school youth between the ages of 14-21. Organizations will be asked to support workforce related programming with case management services and follow-up services for four months in one or more of five Career Pathways. The pathways include Information Technology, Science, Engineering, Math & Technology, Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Human Services, Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Arts, and AV Technology & Communications.

In-School Youth Innovation Grants Technical Assistance

District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity soliciting grant applications to partner with an organization that can provide technical assistance that will help build the capacity of grant recipients. Specifically, DOES seeks an organization to work with DOES grantees to help them institute best practices in key competencies of nonprofit management and processes. Applicants will develop a model based upon a theory of action that is supported by a solid research basis with evidence of previous successes. Applicants will also identify, propose and define a number of effective management competencies they believe relevant to this scope of work for youth-serving community-based nonprofits. DOES expects appropriate strategies to be instituted over the course of the grant year resulting in improved grantee practices in the key competency areas. A final deliverable required is a report documenting improvements as a result of the capacity building intervention and recommendations for future training and technical assistance to further sustainability of nonprofit service providers in DC.

For a full list of grant opportunities for the Government of the District of Columbia, visit the  District Grants Clearinghouse..