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FY20 Latino Affairs Community Grant

The District of Columbia’s Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA) is soliciting grant applications from qualified 501(c)(3) Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) serving the District’s Latino constituents [residents and business owners] – for its FY 2020 Community Development Grant. The FY 2020 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 is intended to enhance Latino-serving programs in areas of need in the community.

The primary focus of the grant is programs that provide direct services to the District’s Latino community that address at least one of the following areas:

  • Education
  • Jobs & Economic Development
  • Public Safety
  • Civic Engagement
  • Health & Wellness
  • Youth Engagement
  • Arts & Creative Economy

Target Population

The target population for these funds is Latino individuals of all ages who reside in the District of Columbia and business owners in the District of Columbia. Applicants will need to demonstrate how they will engage specific segments of the community. Applicants should also indicate opportunities for the Mayor’s participation in the grant-funded program in particular, or in the applying organization in general.


Eligible Organization

Applicants must meet all of the following conditions:

  • be a Community-Based Organization with a Federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or evidence of fiscal agent relationship with a 501 (c)(3) organization;
  • the organization or program serves the District’s Latino residents; or business owners
  • the organization’s principal place of business is located in the District of Columbia;
  • all services and programming must be provided in the District of Columbia; the organization is currently registered in good standing with the DC Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs, Corporation Division, and the Office of Tax and Revenue;
  • Current grantees must be current on any reporting obligations for the FY19 grant cycle.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate: 

  • Strong evidence of responding to one of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s policy priorities: focusing on our youngest residents; transforming workforce training and creating economic opportunities.


Release Date of RFA:                     Monday, June 3, 2019

Pre-Bidder’s Conferences:         Wednesday, June 12, 2019

10 am -12 pm
Franklin D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs
2000 14th Street, NW
MOLA Conference Room – 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20009


Thursday, June 13, 2019
5:30-7:30 pm
Franklin D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs
2000 14th Street, NW
MOLA Conference Room – 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20009

RSVP Here:                                  http://bit.ly/prebidders


Submission Deadline:                Monday July 1, 2019 at 5 pm

Submission Details:                   Online submissions only. Please submit your complete application through the following online portal: ZoomGrants https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2247&limited=2264


Point of Contact:                         Eduardo Perdomo, Grants Management Specialist

                                                      (202) 671-2826, [email protected]



Availability of RFA:    Attached