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Request for Proposals – Loudoun County

The Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights (VACIR) seeks  proposals for up to three grants made to support youth organizing and engagement among immigrant populations in Loudoun County.  The program is designed to train the next generation of leaders who will organize for immigrant justice. Each grant is for $12,000.  There will be regular training and support for selected organizations, and $4,000 in shared program expenses.

 

Loudoun County immigrants are on the frontlines of a range of anti-immigrant, racist attacks, and incidents.  

The focus of these grants is for Loudoun County immigrants, with the support of their host organization, to identify key issues and solutions confronting immigrant communities and / or immigrant youth.  The proposed work may be based in a specific neighborhood, region, or institution such as a school or place of worship.

 

Interested organizations will:  

Hire one or more person(s) as a temporary organizer/ intern/ fellow.

Identify a specific geography or institution where they will focus their work.

Identify issues or problems that they are likely to address.

 

The organizers must work in Loudoun County, but the host organizations may be located anywhere in Virginia.

Interested Organizations should submit the following information:

  • Identify the program manager / supervisor for this work and attach their resume.
  • Identify  in writing the specific geography and / or institution where the organizing will occur.   
  • Identify in writing likely issues which will be addressed by the project or campaign.
  • Identify one or more youth interested in the internship fellowship program. Attach either a brief explanation of why they are interested (if available) and  attach and attach an intern job description including compensation.

 

The applicant organization must be a VACIR member in good standing or agree to become a member if selected for support.  Interns/Fellows and their supervisor agree to regular joint meetings with the technical assistance provider for this project.  The meetings may be during evenings and / or on weekends. These meetings will provide an opportunity for training on organizing and support and feedback on plans and ongoing work.

 

Evaluation Criteria

Identified and Qualified supervisor.

Identified geography and / or institution within Loudoun County for organizing area.

Identified interns/fellow OR a solid plan for intern/fellow recruitment (attached)

Reviewing, Funding, and Notification Process

Proposal must be emailed to Ms. Monica Sarmiento at monica@vacir.org by Friday, April 13, 2018. All  proposals will be considered by the VACIR Executive Board and / or a review panel.   Final decisions on grant recipients will be made and announced in writing.

 

Important!  All funded programs will be non-partisan, will not promote any political parties or candidates and compatible with IRS 501(c)3 status restrictions. Applicant organizations must be a VACIR member in good standing. If you have questions please email Ms. Monica Sarmiento at monica@vacir.org.

 

2018 Loudoun County Organizer Grant

The Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights (VACIR) seeks a request for proposal for a organizer positions in Loudon County for a matching grant. VACIR will award $40,000 to an organization that can match with $10,000 for a one year organizer position.

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

immigrant and repressive in the nation. The focus of this is to organize immigrant justice supporters and build power within local communities. By achieving policy changes that immigrants themselves identify as priorities.

The organizer must serve in Loudon County, but the host organizations may be located anywhere in Northern Virginia. We expect organizing to happen around the needs of the community.

  • The organizer must have one year of professional organizing experience.
  • The organizer will educate community members about issues that they care about, identify and recruit leaders, and motivate residents to take action.
  • The grantee must show measurable results after one year of organizing.
  • The organizer must be fairly compensated and provided healthcare and benefits.

A completed proposal must include:

Application (must be completed online).

Which will include:

Program Proposal

Program Timeline

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 must be in good standing with VACIR – (15%)

Reviewing, 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.

Official Rules

Your application must be emailed by January 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST to be considered. Please email Ms. Sarmiento for application questions. If you have any questions or inquiries, you can email Monica Sarmiento, at monica@virginiaimmigrantrights.org.

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

 

2017 Grants

The Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights (VACIR) is accepting proposals for five organizing projects in Northern Virginia. An amount of $3,000 will be awarded to Virginia organizations in support of each project.

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

immigrant and repressive in the nation. The focus of these grants is to organize immigrant justice supporters and build power within local communities. The goal is to achieve policy changes that immigrants themselves identify as priorities.

The organizers must serve in Northern Virginia, but the host organizations may be located anywhere in Virginia. We expect organizing to happen around the needs of the community, whether it is opposing 287(g) agreements or other policies that affect the immigrant community.

  • Organizations must be in good standing with VACIR, by being up to date with their membership dues.
  • Projects may educate community members about issues that they care about, identify and recruit leaders, and motivate residents to take action.
  • Organizations must show measurable results after the project is complete.

A completed proposal must include:

Application (completed online).

Which will include:

Program Proposal

Program Timeline

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 measureable results (35%)

Budget narrative – Budget (10%)

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

Reviewing, 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.

Official Rules

Your application must be emailed by September 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST to be considered. If you have any questions or inquiries, you can email Monica Sarmiento, at monica@virginiaimmigrantrights.org.

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

 


2017 Supervising Grant         

The Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights (VACIR) is issuing a request for proposals for a grassroots supervising organization. This is a one year grant of $20,000. The supervising organization will be working closely with the Executive Director of VACIR and two other organizations, that have yet to be named, in Prince William County and Loudoun County. The supervising organization will provide supervision and guidance to the two organizers working in Prince William County and Loudoun 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 often been among the most anti-immigrant and repressive in the nation. The focus of the organizers will be to find immigrant justice supporters and build power within local communities. By achieving policy changes that immigrants themselves identify as priorities.

  • Grassroots supervising organization must have five year of professional organizing experience.
  • Grassroots supervising organization must have hosted at least three organizing training events.
  • Must be familiar with Voter Activation Network.
  • 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.
  • Grassroots supervising organization must show measurable results after one year of organizing.

A completed proposal must include:

Application (must be completed online).

Which will include:

Program Proposal

Program Timeline

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 measureable results (35%)

Budget narrative – Budget (10%)

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

Reviewing, 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.

Official Rules

Your application must be emailed by September 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST to be considered. If you have any questions or inquiries, you can email Monica Sarmiento, at monica@virginiaimmigrantrights.org.

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

 

 


2017 Organizer Grants

The Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights (VACIR) seeks a request for proposal for two organizer positions, one each in Prince William County and Loudon County for a matching grant. VACIR will award $40,000 to an organization that can match with $10,000 for a one year organizer position.

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

immigrant and repressive in the nation. The focus of these grants is to organize immigrant justice supporters and build power within local communities. By achieving policy changes that immigrants themselves identify as priorities.

The organizers must serve either the Prince William County or Loudon County, but the host organizations may be located anywhere in Northern Virginia. We expect organizing to happen around the needs of the community, whether it is against 287(g) or other policies that affect the immigrant community.

  • Organizers must have one year of professional organizing experience.
  • Organizers will educate community members about issues that they care about, identify and recruit leaders, and motivate residents to take action.
  • Host organizations must show measurable results after one year of organizing.
  • Organizers must be fairly compensated and provided healthcare and benefits.

A completed proposal must include:

Application (must be completed online).

Which will include:

Program Proposal

Program Timeline

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 measureable results (35%)

Budget narrative – Budget (10%)

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

Reviewing, 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.

Official Rules

Your application must be emailed by September 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST to be considered. Please email Ms. Sarmiento for application questions. If you have any questions or inquiries, you can email Monica Sarmiento, at monica@virginiaimmigrantrights.org.

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

 

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