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Request for Applications (RFA) - FY2019 New Communities Initiative Comprehensive Case Management Program


FY2019 New Communities Initiative Comprehensive Case Management Program

Release Date: Friday, December 21, 2018
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST

Grant Identification No.:   DMPED — NCI — 572819


 All applications must be submitted electronically. Hand delivered or mailed applications will not be accepted. Adherence to the deadline is essential. Incomplete applications or those submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Background Information: The District’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (ODMPED) invites the submission of applications for the New Communities Initiative, Comprehensive Case Management Services Grants pursuant to Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Limited Grant-Making Authority Amendment Act 2016, effective October 8, 2016 (D.C. Law 21-160; D.C. Official Code § 1-328.04) and from the Economic Development Special Account pursuant to D.C. Official Code §2-1225.21 (as amended).

Purpose of Grant Program: The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) is soliciting grant applications from qualified applicants for the purpose of providing comprehensive case management in ‘one’ of four New Communities (Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings). The New Communities Initiative (NCI) is a comprehensive partnership designed to improve the quality of life for families and individuals living in distressed neighborhoods in Washington, DC. The NCI is a District-sponsored redevelopment of the physical and human architecture of neighborhoods troubled by concentrations of violent crime and poverty.

The NCI provides resources so that the community, in partnership with public and private entities, can work to transform highly concentrated low-income neighborhoods into healthy mixed-income neighborhoods. The NCI works with the community to address residents’ social and economic needs by providing linkages to job training, asset-building, counseling, and other supportive human services.

NCI Human Capital Plan requires the development of comprehensive, strengths-based support services that address significant and immediate barriers to self-sufficiency among long-time residents. The provision of comprehensive case management services is one of the cornerstones of the approach. The ‘funded grantee’ will provide comprehensive case management services to heads of household and their family within the same household, for (Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings) that is guided by a strengths-based case plan developed jointly by the case manager and consumer(s). case plan will be tailored to the particular requirements and preferences of each consumer and will address immediate needs that may affect stability, as well as the achievement of self-sufficiency goals.

Length of Award: Date of grant execution through September 30, 2019.

Anticipated Number of Awards: DMPED will award an individual grant of up to a maximum of $262,400.00. Total funding availability for this grant program is $262,400.00

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Be a community-based or faith-based organization with 501(c)(3) status in hand at time of application;
  • Private or Public entities;
  • Organization or program that serves District’s residents or business owners; and
  • Organization is headquartered or program is conducted in the District of Columbia.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate:

  • Strong evidence of collaboration, partnership, and joint programming with other District Government agencies and community-based organizations;
  • Effective cross-cultural community programs and services;
  • Organizational capacity to deliver effective programs that address specific needs of the community and fill existing gaps in service delivery;
  • Cultural diversity and linguistic competency to work with diverse segments of the District’s community, particularly those with limited or no English proficiency;
  • Ability to effectively engage and work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities in the District; and
  • Proven track record and ability to reach under-served groups within the District.

Contact Name:  DMPED Grants Team
                         Phone: (202) 724-8111
                         [email protected]


An Information session was held: Friday, January 18, 2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM , at 1015 Half Street SE, Suite 675, Washington, DC 20003. Conference call was also open and available.    See the FY19 RFA Information Session FAQ's ( See attachments)                                           


RFA - FY2019 New Communities Initiative Comprehensive Case Management Program