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Grant Opportunities

2019 Grant Opportunities

2019 In-School Youth Innovation Grant

The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES), Office of Youth Programs (OYP) is seeking qualified organizations to provide services to District youth through its Youth Innovation Grants Program (YIGP). The purpose of this program is to support innovative workforce-related programs aimed at: 

  • The attainment of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent
  • Entry into postsecondary education
  • Career readiness for teens and young adult participants that leads to a nationally recognized credential
  • Remedial services that lead to measurable skills gain
  • Paid and unpaid internships or job shadowing in an emerging career pathway

In-School Youth Innovation Grant RFA

In-School Youth Innovation Grant 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 Intermediary Initiatives RFA

2019 Intermediary Initiatives Documents


Literacy & Workforce Innovation Grant For Latino Families

The Department of Employment Services (DOES) is issuing this Request for Application (RFA) for the Literacy & Workforce Grant for Latino Families. DOES, Office of Workforce Development, is seeking culturally and linguistically competent organizations to deliver bi-lingual, quality, structured and measurable work readiness training services in high demand and rapidly growing job sectors. Eligible participants are District residents 18 years and older who are Limited English and Non-English Proficient (LEP/NEP).   DOES has identified $100,000 for this grant opportunity.

Literacy & Workforce Innovation Grant for Latino Families RFA

Literacy & Workforce Innovation Grant 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)