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Girls on swingThe Government of the District of Columbia (the District) is committed to supporting students in preparing for a bright future. In service of that commitment, the District seeks to award and support the equitable distribution of grants to diverse organizations that provide children and youth with high-quality out-of-school time (OST) programming. To make that possible, the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office), located in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME), works with an external grantmaking partner that will award and administer funds on behalf of the OST Office. The OST Office, with guidance from the Commission on Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Commission), is responsible for deciding the purpose and priorities of each grant competition.


Fiscal Year 2021 and School Year 2020-21 Grant Competitions Summary

The OST Office would like to highlight the organizations that awarddes for the Fiscal Year 2021 and School Year 2020-21 Grant Compeitions.  Altogether there were over 116 organizations that submitted applications or continuation requests. The quality of the applications made for a highly competitive process. The number of excellent programs and organizations that applied was impressive and we appreciate and recognize the contributions of every organization for their continued work with children and youth across the District of Columbia.

  • In total, $9.38 million will be awarded to 92 nonprofit organizations that propose to provide services to over 11,000 District of Columbia children and youth during the upcoming grant period.
  • Of the total:
    • $1,951,746 will be awarded to 21 organizations receiving SY20-21 OST grants. These organizations propose to serve approximately 2,500 youth.
    • $125,000 will be awarded to 5 organizations receiving SY20-21 Small Nonprofit OST grants and propose to serve 150 youth.
    • $1,035,676 will be awarded to 9 organizations receiving Year Round grants. These grantees received School Year 2019-20 and Summer 2020 grants and applied for the FY21 Invitation Only Year Round grant. The grantees will provide afterschool and summer 2021 camps to serve approximately 777 youth.
    • $6,269,944 in continuation grants will be awarded to 57 organizations. Of the 57 organizations, 17 are small non-profits and 24 are Year Round grantees. These organizations propose to serve 7,577 youth.
  • Eight (8) organizations are new grantees that have not been previously funded by the OST Office.
  • Three grant competitions were released on June 18, 2020 and applications were received by July 16, 2020.

Download the complete grant summary below. 


Summer Strong 2020 Grantees 
 

The OST Office, located in the DME and United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) are pleased to announce the awardees for the Summer Strong Grant Competitions.

  • A Greater Washington Field of Dreams
  • Amala Lives 
  • Asian American Lead
  • Beacon House
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington
  • Capital City Public Charter School
  • Children and Charity International
  • Children's Defense Fund
  • City Kids Wilderness Project
  • CityDance
  • Collaborative Solutions for Communities*
  • College Tribe
  • Community Services Foundation
  • Dance Institute of Washington
  • Dance Place
  • Dancemakers Inc*
  • DC Scores
  • DC Strings Workshop*
  • Eagle Academy PCS
  • East River Family Strengthen Collaborative
  • Education Plus 2*
  • Exodus Treatment Center 
  • Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative
  • Fishing School (The)
  • Freshfarm Food Prints
  • Healthy Living Inc
  • Helping Our People Empowerment (HOPE) Group Inc.
  • Higher Achievement
  • Horizons Greater Washington
  • Hortons Kids
  • House, Inc. (The)
  • Jubilee Housing, Inc.
  • Judah Project Inc.*
  • Kid Power
  • Latin American Youth Center
  • Life Success Center
  • Little Lights Urban Ministries
  • Martha's Table
  • Mentors of Minorities in Education
  • Mission First Housing Group
  • Multicultural Career Intern Program (MCIP)
  • Musicianship (The)
  • NOMIS Youth Network
  • Project Create
  • Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc. (SBY)
  • Shaw Community Center
  • Sitar Arts Center
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter
  • Tutoring Café
  • Two Rivers Public Charter School
  • United Planning Organization
  • Urban Alliance
  • Washington School for Girls
  • Washington Tennis and Education Foundation
  • Young Women’s Christian Association
  • YOUR Community Center
  • Youth Entrepreneur Institute

*New Grantee


Fiscal Year 2020 and School Year 2019-20 Grant Competitions Summary

The OST Office would like to highlight the awardees for the School Year 2019-20. Altogether there were over 140 organizations that submitted applications or requests. The quality of the applications made for a highly competitive process. The number of excellent programs and organizations that applied was impressive and we appreciate and recognize the contributions of every organization for their continued work with children and youth across the District of Columbia.

In total, $8.7 million will be awarded to 88 nonprofit organizations that propose to provide services to over 16,000 District of Columbia children and youth during the upcoming grant period.
Of the total:

  • $4,527,663 will be awarded to 24 organizations receiving inaugural Year Round grants. These grantees received School Year 2018-19 and Summer 2019 grants, and applied for the FY20 Invitation Only Year Round grant. The grantees will provide SY19-20 afterschool and summer 2020 camps. These organizations propose to serve approximately 8,900 youth.

  • $3,526,454 in continuation grants will be awarded to 51 organizations. Of the 51 organizations, 15 are small non-profits. These organizations propose to serve approximately 6,000 District youth in SY19-20.

  • $470,819 will be awarded to 7 organizations receiving SY19-20 OST grants. These organizations propose to serve approximately 600 District youth in SY19-20.

  • $143,975 will be awarded to 6 organizations receiving SY19-20 Small Nonprofit OST grants and propose to serve approximately 500 District youth.

  • Seven (7) organizations are new grantees that have not been previously funded by the OST Office.

  • The funding will support programs at sites across wards, but particularly program sites located in Wards 7 and 8.

  • Three grant competitions were released on April 11, 2019 and applications were received by May 22, 2019.

Download the Grant Summary below for additional information.