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Notice of Opportunity - Alexandria Fund for Human Services
Fiscal Year 2014 Request for Grant Proposals

NOTE: DEADLINES EXTENDED (see below)!

The goal of the Alexandria Fund for Human Services (AFHS) is to award funding through a competitive process to organizations providing services to Alexandria residents. The AFHS allows the City to support human service programs vital to meeting the needs of our community with broadly defined service priorities for young children, youth, immigrants, the elderly and persons with disabilities. AFHS is the umbrella fund that coordinates grants and special initiatives for the Community Partnership Fund and the Children and Youth Fund. Although the funds have different priorities and allocations, together they help ensure that the City's most vulnerable residents will be served.

Only private non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply for funding through the AFHS Community Partnership Fund. Any organization, public or private, for-profit or non-profit 501(c)(3), is eligible to apply for funding through the Children's Priority or Youth Priority.

Submission deadlines for proposals seeking funding for FY 2014 are:  

  • Community Partnership Fund due - April 2  Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Children and Youth Fund (Children and Youth Priorities) due - April 11  Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by 11:59 p.m.

All proposals must be transmitted electronically using the online application. Proposals may not be delivered in person, by U. S. Postal Service, courier, email or facsimile. Successful applicants will be notified by May 31, 2013.

Interested parties may download the electronic versions of the AFHS Request for Grant Proposals Application with the required forms and a copy of these Guidelines from the City's website, www.alexandriava.gov. Hard copies of the proposal guidelines are available from the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS).

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request an alternative format, please call the DCHS, Early Childhood Division at 703.746.5437 or the Office of Youth Services at 703.746.5970.

Frequently Asked Questions

This document is intended to assist applicants in completing the application to the Alexandria Fund for Human Services - Community Partnership Fund or Children/Youth Fund. The information in the document may answer questions you have and help you avoid similar problems or mistakes. Please visit this page as new information may be added to this until the deadline for the application for the AFHS Children and Youth Fund application on April 11, 2013. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FAQ


 

ALEXANDRIA FUND FOR HUMAN SERVICES

Community Partnership Fund

The City of Alexandria is seeking grant proposals from private non-profit organizations to: (1) provide a range of human services to Alexandrians age 22 and over, persons with disabilities, families and /or the elderly; or (2) administer programs that serve Alexandrians who present a need that falls within the grant parameters.  Organizations applying for funding may be based in the City of Alexandria or in other jurisdictions, but services must be provided to Alexandria residents.

Proposals must be based on one or more of the following three program priorities: Self Sufficiency, Prevention, or Protection and Treatment. Further description of the program priorities is available in the Alexandria Fund for Human Services Request for Grant Proposals Guidelines.

Proposals for programs designed to serve children, birth through age five, or youth, ages 6 to 21, will not be considered for funding through the Community Partnership Fund. For information on developing proposals to serve these populations, see the following section of this announcement on the Alexandria Fund for Human Services (AFHS) Children and Youth Fund -  Children Priority (birth through 5), or the Youth Priority (ages 6 to 21).


Children and Youth Fund

The Department of Community and Human Services is seeking grant proposals from public or private organizations to provide programs and/or comprehensive services for children and youth, birth through age 21. Any organization, nonprofit or for-profit, or Alexandria City agency proposing projects based in Alexandria and serving Alexandrians is eligible to apply.

The AFHS Children and Youth Fund - Children Priority supports proposals from public or private organizations to provide quality early childhood education programs and/or comprehensive services to at-risk children.  The Youth Priority supports a wide range of activities for Alexandria youth, ages 6 to 2, that: (1) provide high quality, evidence-based practices that address current and/or emerging youth-related issues, as validated by data derived from indicators of youth well-being, the Developmental Asset Survey, the Youth-Risk Behavior Survey, and other research-based studies; and (2) intentionally develop understanding and knowledge, social and life skills, and leadership potential through a variety of methods including academic activities, group sessions, mentoring and the arts.


Fund Cycle

The funding cycle will cover a one year period, July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014.


How to Obtain AFHS Request for Grant Proposal Packages

Interested parties may download the AFHS Online Application and the Guidelines using the links below.   Hard copies of the applications may be requested from the Department of Human Services.

Online Application

Guidelines

Developmental Asset Survey Results Summary

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For additional information or to request an alternative format, please email or call the appropriate office at the:

Department of Community and Human Services
2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
TTY/TDD (703) 836-1493

AFHS Community Partnership Fund
Ronald Frazier, Director,
Office of Youth Services
Department of Community and Human Services
ron.frazier@alexandriava.gov
703.746.5967

AFHS Children and Youth Fund – Children's Priority
Carol Farrell, Director
Early Childhood Division
Department of Community and Human Services
carol.farrell@alexandriava.gov 
703.746.5927

AFHS Children and Youth Fund – Youth Priority
Ronald Frazier, Director,
Office of Youth Services
Department of Community and Human Services
ron.frazier@alexandriava.gov 
703.746.5967
or
Jacqueline Coachman, Youth Service Program Specialist
Office of Youth Services
Department of Community and Human Services
jacqueline.coachman@alexandriava.gov
703.746.5969

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