About the Grant
The City of Alexandria is seeking to partner with nonprofit organizations to support eligible City of Alexandria residents in accessing and successfully completing the Alexandria’s Recurring Income for Success and Equity (ARISE) guaranteed income pilot online application. The City is partnering with ACT for Alexandria to implement a competitive grant process to identify Application Partner organizations. Awards will be made based on the strength of the organization’s existing relationships and demonstrated ability to reach and support the target population which includes individuals 18 years and older, whose household income is at or below 50% AMI, living in or near HUD Qualified Census Tracts. Special attention should be given to populations who are not language literate in any of the application languages of English, Spanish, Amharic and Arabic or lack access to technology or comfort with navigating an online application. ACT will award 3 grants (up to $15,000) to selected organizations.
The window for applications is still being finalized, but we anticipate the timeline for application training and program implementation will span early October – mid-November. Organizations will be required to submit a final report in January 2023.
The City of Alexandria will provide all application site partners with a list of program and evaluation FAQs so that staff and volunteers have the information they need to answer questions about the program. This will be distributed in an application site toolkit.
View our August 30th information session here:
To review the application questions and prepare for your application, download the questions here:
Application – ARISE Application Partner
ACT is accepting applications between August 29 – September 16
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All grantees will be required to participate in the following training sessions:
Community Partner Training: All studies involving human subjects must be approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). IRB approval requires that everyone who will assist residents in completing the ARISE application is required to complete Community Partner Training, a free, 2-hour, online training through University of Pennsylvania. Anyone helping residents with the application will be required to submit their certificate of completion of the training before the ARISE application period opens, or they will not be allowed to assist in the application.
Application Administration Training: Two weeks in advance of the application opening, Abt Associates* (ARISE research and evaluation partner) will conduct an hour training, specific to ARISE, geared toward the administration of the application. This mandatory training will allow people to understand and feel a sense of confidence in answering questions about the research, application and project timeline more generally. If people cannot attend this training, they can watch the recording and submit a self-attestation that they have watched the training.
Grantees will be required to complete a sub-recipient monitoring checklist, participate in an Information Technology training, fraud prevention training and pass a debarment check. Organizations already receiving ARPA funds through the Community Access and Emergency Support program will not need to complete these again.
*Abt Associates is the City of Alexandria’s research and evaluation partner, conducting the Randomized Controlled Trial (RTC) evaluation of ARISE. Abt Associates is a research partner of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), a national leader in Guaranteed Income Pilot (GIP) implementation, and a technical assistance partner to the City of Alexandria. Abt brings significant experience to the City of Alexandria as they are currently conducting RTC evaluations of GIPs in seven other cities.
For assistance in creating an account with ACT’s Grant Management System (Foundant) or questions about Foundant, please contact Leeann Napoleon-Turkal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-739–7778.
For questions about the ARISE Application Partner Grant Program, please contact Brandi Yee at email@example.com or 703-739-7778
This program is being supported by the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds award number 21.027 awarded by the City of Alexandria, Virginia by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.