2012-2013 Request for Proposal


The Emerging Latino Communities (ELC) Initiative is requesting proposals for the 2012–2013 grant cycle. The ELC Initiative focuses on strengthening organizations committed to serving new and emerging Latino communities and helping them become effective agents of change. The program aims to support advocacy, leadership development, and community organizing and to build powerful Latino-serving organizations that can connect to state and national networks and coalitions.

The ELC grants will be awarded in conjunction with training and technical assistance to strengthen and develop community organizing groups. Grant awards range from $5,000 to $20,000, with an average grant size of $11,000. The primary purpose of this program is to strengthen low-income communities and neighborhoods by investing in the development of local leaders through the community organizing process.

Priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate commitment to forming strategic partnerships with NCLR to advance local agendas connected to a national strategy. This grant program focuses on building the capacity of organizations that are in the growing stages of development; therefore, Affiliate organizations are not eligible.

If you have any questions, please contact Janet Hernandez at jhernandez@nclr.org or (202) 776-1759.

An informational session will take place on June 28 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Click here to register.


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