2017-2019 Ford Driving Dreams Grants RFP
2017-2019 FDD Grants RFP
2017-2019 Proposal Narrative
Dear LULAC Council:
On behalf of the LULAC Institute and Ford Motor Company Fund, we invite you to apply for the Ford Driving Dreams Grants program. We are pleased to continue this successful education initiative which has made a tangible difference in 53 communities over the past 7 years.
Understanding the important role LULAC Councils play in communities nationwide, the Ford Driving Dreams Grants program will award seed grants through this Request for Proposals (RFP) to selected LULAC councils and their partner organizations to address Latino graduation rates in their communities and help achieve education equity across the United States. We invite LULAC Councils across the country and Puerto Rico to apply for this prestigious grant that was recognized by the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics last year as a “Bright Spots in Hispanic Education". Eight winning proposals will receive up to $20,000 each from Ford Motor Company Fund to support implementation of the proposed projects over two consecutive school years. Through this initiative, Ford Motor Company Fund and LULAC Institute, Inc. will support innovative top-notch programs that help stimulate STEAM academic achievement, high school completion and promote college enrollment.
In the RFP, you will find additional information about the Ford Driving Dreams Grants program, as well as criteria and submission guidelines. Questions or comments may be directed to Sandra Caraveo, LULAC National Education Programs Manager via e-mail at SCaraveo@LULAC.ORG or by phone at 915-577-0726.
Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. MST, Thursday, March 16, 2017.
Step 1: Join Applicant Calls
Join LULAC's 2017 informational calls where the RFP application process and requirements will be discussed and a LULAC staffer will be available to answer any questions.
There will be five calls on the following dates and times:
Dec. 8, 2016
Dec. 15, 2016
Jan. 26, 2017
Feb 2, 2017
Mar 2, 2017
All calls will take place at 2 p.m. MST and are estimated to last an hour.
• Dial-in number: 1-866-364-1511
• Conference code: 202-833-6130
• Security code: 1212
Step 2: Submit Notice of Intent
LULAC Councils interested in applying are encouraged (but not required) to complete a Notice of Intent by Jan 19, 2017.
Step 3: Submit Application
Submit complete proposals by 5:00 p.m. MST Thursday, March 16, 2017. Applications must be submitted by email directly to Sandra Caraveo at SCaraveo@LULAC.org.
Faxed or mailed proposals will not be accepted.