The Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights (VACIR) seeks a request for proposal (RFP) to support a organizer positions in Prince William County, Virginia. VACIR will award three $15,000 grants.

Commonwealth laws and local ordinances in Virginia have been among the most anti-

immigrant and oppressive in the nation. The goal of this RFP is to organize immigrant justice supporters and build power within local communities. Organizers must work closely with immigrant communities in Prince William County and be attentive to addressing the needs and priorities identified by these communities.

Selected organizations will work with Tenants and Workers United on their campaign to eliminate the 287(g) agreement, and reducing discrimination against students of color in the Prince William County school system.


The organizer must serve in Prince William County, but the host organizations may be located anywhere in Northern Virginia. We expect organizing to be flexible and responsive to the needs of the community.

Application Guidelines


All proposals must be emailed to Monica Sarimento ( by September 18, 2019.  Proposals may not be over five pages.


Complete proposals must include:

  • Proposal narrative
  • Project Timeline (grant period runs from November 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020
  • Project Budget narrative
  • Project Budget


Evaluation Criteria

Proposal narrative – Who you are and what you hope to achieve (40%)

Plan & Timeline – Is the proposal well thought out with a plan and measurable results (35%)

Budget narrative – Budget (10%)

Is your organization in good standing with VACIR – (15%)

All funded proposals will be non-partisan, will not promote any political parties or candidates, and will be compatible with IRS 501 C3 status restrictions.

Review, Funding, and Notification Process

All complete proposals will be considered by a review panel and evaluated on the criteria outlined above. Final decisions on grant recipients will be announced via email September 30, 2019.


Your application must be emailed by September 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST to be considered. If you have any questions or inquiries, you can email Monica Sarmiento, at