The DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation (the Trust), in partnership with the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), is proud to announce the FY13 DC Youth Link Service Coalition funding competition. This funding competition invites applications from high performing youth development organizations in Washington, DC that serve youth ages 14-20 with a focus on successfully reintegrating juvenile offenders into their communities by providing services and supports to the youth and their families. The Trust seeks to select for-profit and non-profit organizations that can show innovation and a successful track-record of youth development programming specifically working with juvenile offenders. Applicant organizations must employ a positive youth development/justice philosophy in its approach and program design. If you are interested in applying for this grant you must meet the following criteria:
- Eligible applicants are for-profit or not-for-profit entities. Not-for-Profit organizations must have 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status, been incorporated to operate in the District of Columbia, and been providing direct services since October 1, 2010; must be organized under the District of Columbia Non-profit Corporation Act (DC Code, sec.29-501 et seq.); must be a community-based organization, defined as: non-profit agency with a board of directors that is reflective of the community of population served; organization’s primary vision and program focus must be on serving children, youth, and/or families within the District of Columbia. An organization described in Section 501(c) (4) of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. 501(c) (4), that engages in lobbying activities is not eligible to apply, serve as a host site for members, or act in any type of supervisory role in the program. For profit organizations must have been providing direct services since October 2010 and have a mission and vision statement focused on serving children and youth within the District of Columbia. All organizations must submit a variety of documents including Basic Business License Clean Hands Form from the Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs and be in good financial standing with the DC Office of Tax and Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
All eligible applicants must meet all of the applicable requirements contained in the proposal guidelines and instructions. The Request for Proposal (RFP) will be released on Monday, June 18, 2012. The RFP will be available for download on the Trust’s website at www.cyitc.org. The deadline for submission to the Trust is Monday, July 16, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. for all submissions.
The Trust will hold (3) Funding Technical Assistance (FTA) Sessions. In order to be eligible for this grant, attendance at one of the FTA sessions is mandatory for all applicants.
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