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The DC Children's Youth Investment Trust Releases RFP for FY 2013 DC YouthLink Service Coalition

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Fiscal Year 2012 Green Team: Tag Removal and Community Beautification.


Summary: The DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation (The Trust) is a public-private partnership chartered by the District to help a wide variety of organizations improve the quality, quantity and accessibility of services and opportunities for every child in the city.  The Trust works to increase resources and invest in the people, programs, and systems that serve children, youth, and their families in the District of Columbia.

The Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) is the District of Columbia cabinet-level agency established to lead the reform of the District’s juvenile justice system by coordinating the collaborative efforts of government agencies, contracted providers, labor, and community leaders to improve the security, supervision, and rehabilitation services provided to committed and detained juvenile offenders and Persons in Need of Supervision (“PINS”).

The Trust in partnership with the DYRS announces the availability of funding to provide high quality outreach and programming to support District of Columbia youth 18-21 years of age (especially those who have been arrested for property damage) who are engaged with DYRS. This funding is available through the District’s allocation of funds to DYRS and the Trust to support targeted gang intervention and outreach, continuing and more specifically focusing the work recommended in the Blueprint for Action report of 2009. Applicant organizations must employ a positive youth development philosophy in its approach and program design. Applicants must show how they will meet the following youth development goals:

  • Create a sense of “Belonging and Membership” (A perception that one values, and is valued by others in the family and in the community.)
  • Create a sense of “Safety and Structure” (A perception that one is safe in their community and that daily events are somewhat predictable.)
  • Create a sense of “Self-Worth” (A perception that one is a “good person” who contributes to self and others)

Criteria for eligible applicants: Eligible applicants are 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. 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 Thursday, June 14, 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 Friday, July 6, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. All applications must be submitted in person.

The Trust will hold two (2) Grant Technical Assistance (GTA) Sessions.  In order to be eligible for this grant, attendance at one of the GTA sessions is mandatory for all applicants. The sessions will convene on the following dates at these locations (please note that these dates are subject to change):

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Trust
1400 16th St, NW, Suite 500
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Friday, June 22, 2012 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
The Trust
1400 16th St, NW, Suite 500
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IMPORTANT! All prospective applicants must submit a Notice of Intent to Apply to the Trust. The Notice of Intent to Apply form should be returned to the Trust by Monday, June 25, 2012 by 4:00pm. Submittal of a Notice of Intent to Apply does not commit an agency to apply. However, failure to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply in a timely manner will disqualify an applicant. Any supplemental written information related to this RFP will be provided only to those organizations that have filed a Notice of Intent to Apply. A Notice of Intent to Apply should be submitted via online athttp://cyitc.org/ or via email to [email protected].

Click here to download the NOIA

Questions must be submitted in person at the Grant Technical Assistance Session or via e-mail at [email protected] on or before Monday, June 25, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. All written questions concerning this RFP will be posted on the Trust’s website at www.cyitc.org. If you have any additional inquiries, please contact Kim Paymaster, Program Officer, via phone at (202) 478-8025 or via email at [email protected]