Request for Proposal: Grassroots Organization to Supervise Immigrant Organizers

The Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights (VACIR) is issuing a request for proposal (RFP) for a grassroots organization to supervise immigrant organizers . This is a eight-month grant of $20,000. The supervising organization will be working closely with the Executive Director of VACIR and four other VACIR organizations  in Prince William County. The selected organization will provide supervision and guidance to two immigrant organizers working in Prince William County, and meet regularly with them to ensure their success.

The organizers will be focusing on immigrant justice work. The Commonwealth laws and local ordinances in Virginia have been among the most anti-immigrant and oppresive in the nation. The focus of the organizers will be to identify immigrant justice supporters and build power within local communities. By achieving policy changes that immigrants themselves identify as priorities.


  • The grassroots supervising organization must have at least five years of professional organizing experience.
  • The grassroots supervising organization must have hosted at least three organizing training events before.
  • The organization must be familiar with Voter Activation Network.
  • The organization must be in good standing with Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights and the Virginia Civic Engagement Table, by being up to date with their membership dues.
  • organization must show measurable results after nine months of supervising.


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 (November 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020)
  • Project Budget narrative
  • Project Budget

Evaluation Criteria

General Proposal – 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 qualified proposals will be considered by a review panel and evaluated on the criteria outlined above. Final decisions on grant recipients will be made and announced in writing by September 30, 2019.


Official Rules

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