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LGBTQ Community Grant

MOLGBTQA’s Grant Program aims to support the provision of efficient and quality services to improve the lives of the District’s LGBTQ homeless youth population. To accomplish its goals, MOLGBTQA’s grants program has created two grants to offers one-time grants to Community Based Organizations (CBOs) with a current and valid 501(c)(3) status located in the District of Columbia. Programs supported through MOLGBTQA’s grants shall be focused on the following priority areas: Education, Jobs & Economic Development, Public Safety, Civic Engagement, Health & Wellness, Youth Engagement, and Arts & Creative Economy.


LGBTQ Homeless Youth Training Grant

The FY 2020 LGBTQ Homeless Youth Training Grant is intended to fund programs that facilitate trainings on cultural competency and creating safe spaces for LGBTQ homeless youth. The LGBTQ Homeless Youth Training Grant program, in collaboration with the Department of Human Services (DHS), offers one-time grants of up to $5,000 to CBOs and shelters with a current and valid 501(c)(3) status who are providing homeless services throughout the District of Columbia.


Youth Empowerment And Self-Sufficiency (YESS) Community Grant

The FY 2020 Youth Empowerment and Self-Sufficiency Community Grant is intended to provide funding to programs that provide targeted services and resources to the District’s LGBTQ residents in areas of need in the community. This grant aims to improve efficiency, quality, and stabilization of LGBTQ homeless youth programs and services through a Continuum of Care program model (CoC) by offering one-time grants of up to $10,000 to qualified CBOs with a current and valid 501(c)(3) status.


Both of these grants will be funded on a two year cycle.


Submission Details

Online submissions only. Please submit your complete application through the following online portal: ZoomGrants. Grant proposals are due to MOLGBTQA by 5:00 PM on Monday, August 5th.

If you have any questions, contact: LeAndrea Gilliam, Program Analyst/Housing Specialist at 202-727-7149 or at [email protected]


Pre-Bidder Conference

We will also host a pre-bidders conference on Monday July 22nd at both 10am and 5pm in the 2nd Floor Community Room in the Reeves Center at 2000 14th St. NW, 20009. Attendees can register at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mayors-office-of-lgbtq-affairs-pre-bidders-conference-tickets-64678901335


The Notice Of Funding Availability and Request For Applications for both grants can be found attached below.


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