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Current Funding Opportunities

Request for Application (RFA)


FY 2018 Truancy Reduction Program: High School Pilot.
The District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG) announces the availability of funds for pilot programs centered on addressing truancy in high schools. Data-driven and evidence-based practices should be implemented to enhance attendance and accesses to community-based services for truant 9-12th grade youth and in special cases their families prior to interventions by the Child and Family Services Agency, Office of the Attorney General, and/or Court Social Services.

Eligibility: Only qualified non-governmental organizations with prior experience working with DC’s child welfare, youth services, family services, mental health, substance abuse, and/or educational agency professionals are eligible and invited to submit applications specific to the Request for Applications (RFA). Government agencies are ineligible under this RFA. 

This RFA is released exclusively to target high school students with frequent unexcused absences and their families attending DC public and public charter schools. This program will partner community-based organizations with schools across the District to execute the program’s mission to increase attendance and stabilize students and their families. This initiative’s preference is for organizations to have the capacity to house a youth intervention high school model to effectively address truancy. The number of awards and amounts are dependent upon availability of local funds, and the quality of proposals designed to address truancy with adequate staff support and case management / wraparound practices for student engagement activities during school year 2017 - 2018. Eligible organizations must have capacity to serve targeted youth and families by October 1, 2017.

There will be a Pre-Bidders Webinar on Thursday June 29 at 11:00 a.m.  for interested applicants.  Please visit https://meet98677400.adobeconnect.com/highschoolpilotrfa/ to participate in this webinar. 

All submissions are due by July 14, 2017 at 3pm via Zoomgrants TM. Questions must be submitted by email to the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants, [email protected] with subject preference “Truancy HS RFA 2018-01”.