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Trust Seeks Grant Reviewers for Job Readiness and Placement, Socio-Entrepreneur, A+ Information Technology Funding Competition

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


On behalf of the DC YouthLink initiative, the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation (the Trust), in partnership with DYRS, is seeking individuals to review proposals for the Job Readiness and Placement, Socio-Entrepreneur, and A+ Information Technology Funding Competition.  This is an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues in the fields of youth development and juvenile justice, to learn more about the funding process, to develop proposal-writing skills, to learn about exciting initiatives happening in the juvenile justice field, and to contribute your knowledge and experience in helping the Trust select high-quality youth programs throughout the District of Columbia.

What does a grant reviewer do?
Reviewers evaluate 3 to 5 proposal applications on average and then convene in a debrief session with fellow reviewers and a Trust facilitator to discuss findings. The goal of this debrief session is to assign final scores to each proposal application and to select proposals that will move to the next level of review.

What qualifications should reviewers have?
The Trust is looking for a diverse group of reviewers who reside in the DC Metropolitan Area and who have experience with or knowledge of:

·         Juvenile justice,

·         Youth development,

·         Workforce development programming,

·         Job placement,

·         Entrepreneurial business development,

·         Information technology,

·         Community-based programming, and/or

·         Grant writing and grant management.  

Reviewers must be comfortable reading a large volume of material within a short timeframe and providing analysis in a small group setting.

What is the time commitment?
Reviewers must commit to one reviewer training session scheduled the week of May 27, 2013 and one debriefing session scheduled the week of June 17, 2013 (times will depend on reviewer availability and consensus). The time period between the reviewer training and debrief session will provide approximately two weeks for reviewers to evaluate and score proposals.

How can I apply to become a grant reviewer?
To apply, please email your resume to [email protected], indicating “Reviewer – Job Readiness and Placement, Socio-Entrepreneur, and A+ Information Technology RFP” in the subject line. Please feel free to share this announcement with others who you feel would be interested in serving as a grant reviewer for the Trust.

What is the deadline to apply?
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 17, 2013. However, please feel free to submit your resume as soon as possible. We will begin reviewing resumes as they arrive.