2019-2021 Ford Driving Dreams Grants RFP


2019-2021 FDD Grants RFP is now open and accepting applications!

Click below to download RFP file and to listen to a message from LULAC CEO, Sindy Benavides.

2019-2021 Complete RFP Download

2019-2021 FDD Grants RFP


2019-2021 Proposal Narrative Form

Fillable_Proposal_Narrative_Fillable_Final.pdf

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 66 communities with 74 LULAC councils particpating and 2,000 benefitting from our efforts over the past 8 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. 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 Fdd@LULAC.org or by phone at 915-577-0726. 

Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. MST, Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

Late or incomplete packets will not be accepted.


Step 1: Join Applicant Calls

Join LULAC's 2018-2019 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 four calls on the following dates and times:

December 10, 2018
January 18, 2019
February 7, 2019
March 7, 2019

All calls will take place at 2 p.m. MST and are estimated to last an hour. 

Call details:
• Dial-in number: 1-866-364-1511
• Conference code: 7486909436
• Security code: 1212


Step 2: Submit Notice of Intent

LULAC Councils interested in applying are highly encouraged to submit a Notice of Intent by Jan. 11, 2019.  

Click here to submit a Notice of Intent.


Step 3: Submit Application

Submit complete proposals by 5:00 p.m. MST Tuesday, March 19, 2018. Applications must be submitted by email directly to Sandra Caraveo at FDD@LULAC.org.  

Faxed or mailed proposals will not be accepted.

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