Volume 17, Issue 12

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**NEW**Developing Emergency Plans for Juvenile Justice Facilities

Deadline: June 26, 2017

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will be awarding grants that support the creation of emergency preparedness plans for juvenile justice facilities. These plans should be based on the principles outlined in Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities (LINK) and address the specific needs of children, youth, and families involved in the justice system during an emergency. There will be $350,000 available for multiple awards. Eligibility is limited to state, local, tribal governments, colleges and universities, and for-profits and nonprofits.

Information: 800/851-3420, email: grants@ncjrs.gov solicitation: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294091

**NEW**Grants to Help Individuals with Substance Abuse and Addiction Issues

Deadline: July 3, 2017

This Substance Abuse and Mental Health program mobilizes the recovery community to improve the long-term recovery support for those with substance abuse and addiction issues. These grants are intended for support of recovery support services, as well as for promotion of and education about recovery. There will be $2.6 million for 13 awards. Eligibility is limited to nonprofits.

Information: Matthew T. Clune, 240/276-1619. Email: matthew.clune@samhsa.hhs.gov solicitation: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293632

**NEW**Supporting Individuals with Reentry into Their Communities

Deadline: July 5, 2017

This Department of Justice program supports the development and implementation of comprehensive and collaborative projects to support people who are reentering communities from incarceration and are at medium to high risk of reoffending. Grantees must propose developing comprehensive case management plans for individuals reentering their communities. There will be $9 million available for 10 awards. Eligibility is limited to tribal governments and nonprofits.

Information: National Criminal Justice Reference Service Response Center, 800/851-3420. Email: grants@ncjrs.gov solicitation: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293910

**NEW**Recidivism Reduction Partnerships

Deadline: July 6, 2017

This Department of Justice program provides 12-month strategic planning grants for state-level partnerships to 1) identify the drivers of recidivism, 2) identify a target population and recidivism reduction goals, 3) review the alignment of existing corrections programs and practices with evidenced-based practices, and 4) develop a plan to meet recidivism reduction goals using evidenced-based practices. There will be $10 million available for 10 awards. Eligibility is limited to State governments.

Information: National Criminal Justice Reference Service Response Center, 800/851-3420, email: grants@ncjrs.gov solicitation: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294038

**NEW** Funding to Assist Homeless Youth

Deadline: July 14, 2017

The Administration for Children and Families is seeking applications from grantees to offer alternatives for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up dealing with law enforcement officials or the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. The scope of the work is to include access to emergency shelter, gateway services, screening and assessment, coordinated case management, follow up, and continuum service linkages and family reunification, whenever possible. There will be $16.6 million available for 91 awards. Eligibility is limited to state, tribal, and local governments; colleges and universities; and nonprofits.

Information: Gloria Watkins, 202/205-9546. Email: Gloria.Watkins@ACF.hhs.gov solicitation: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290154


Combatting Hate Initiative
Deadline:  Rolling
The Open Society Foundation is awarding grants for a rapid-response initiative to support, protect, and empower those who are targets of hateful acts and rhetoric.  The initiative is designed to bolster communities' ability to resist the spread of hate and strengthen protections for their most vulnerable neighbors.  The foundation is employing a special, streamlined process to review requests on an expedited basis, distribute money quickly to communities, and allow grantees to get to work fast.  There will be $10 million available for multiple awards.  Eligibility is limited to nonprofits. <12-16-16>
Family/DV Grants from TJ Maxx/Marshalls Parent Corporation
Deadline:  Rolling
If your area has a TJ Maxx or Marshalls, you could apply for a range of grants focusing on low-income families, domestic violence, children, and youth.  The TJX Foundation focuses its charitable giving on programs that provide basic-need services to disadvantaged women, children, and families in communities with a TJX presence.  Eligibility is limited to 501C-3 non-profits.  Other TJX stores are HomeGoods, Winners, AJ Wright, and HomeSense.  
Information:  Potential applicants should take a quick questionnaire before proceeding at https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_701/Default.asp?SA=SNA&FID=35009&SESID=58585&RL=. Once a potential applicant completes the questionnaire, the organization will be contacted if it meets eligibility requirements in the application form.  <8-3-16>

Funding for Youth Jobs

Deadline: Online letters of intent are accepted at any time

The Starbucks Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), under the Create Jobs for USA Fund, will provide funding to the 180 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that are OFN members. CDFIs are federally created organizations that provide loans, investments, financial services, and technical assistance to underserved populations and communities. CDFIs use these funds to provide loans to underserved community businesses, including affordable-housing non-profits. The goal is to bring people and communities together to create and sustain U.S. jobs. Eligibility is limited to businesses and 501(c)(3) non-profits focused on low-income issues.

http://ofn.org/create-jobs-usa or call (800) 782-7282 for questions on the funding program. <8/15/12>

Software and Other Technological Assistance

Deadline: Ongoing

Microsoft Corporation is accepting applications for in-kind support to create community-based technology and learning centers in order to bridge the "digital divide" and eliminate technology illiteracy. Organizations must have the computer hardware needed to run the awarded Microsoft software, and must have staff members or technology-assistance providers capable of installing and maintaining the software. There are a small number of cash grants as part of its Community Technology Skills program.  Guidelines and applications, which will only be accepted by email, are available on the corporation's website. Non-profits that provide services to schools and communities during non-school hours or organizations supported and operated by the government and K-12 schools are not eligible for funding for programs during school hours but may qualify for programs run by a non-profit or a non-governmental organization during non-school hours. Proposals from eligible organizations should be submitted through the Microsoft subsidiary offices located nearest them. Each subsidiary has its own criteria for proposal submission.

Visit the website for more information »

Microsoft, Community Affairs, 1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399; (206) 936-8185



Federal Resources to Prevent Family Violence and Improve Child Welfare

The Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families division distributes $108 million in anti-domestic-violence grants that help local and state domestic violence service providers deliver assistance to victims, families, and their children.

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grants (CFDA# 93.560) are the only government funding stream dedicated specifically to domestic violence shelters and programs for direct services to victims of domestic violence and their children. The grants’ reach and impact has grown incrementally over the last 30 years, growing from 111 shelters across all states in the 1970s to more than 1,500 today.

The formula grants are awarded to every state and territory and over 200 tribes.  State and territorial formula grants make up 70% of FVPSA appropriations and include a minimum award of $600,000, with the remaining funds to be allotted to each state through a population-based formula.

These funds reach almost 1,600 domestic violence shelters and over 1,300 non-residential service sites, providing both a safe haven and an array of supportive services to intervene in and prevent abuse.  Support services funded under the act for victims of domestic violence and their children include court and legal advocacy and individual and group counseling.  Emphasis ours.

Information:  http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/programs/family-violence-prevention-services.


Office of Juvenile Justice Outlines Best Practices for Family Drug Courts

The U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) released new guidance on ways to improve the function of Family Drug Courts and how they treat young offenders.  OJJDP suggests Family Drug Courts should link up courts, child welfare, treatment, and other agencies, rather than operating as separate, isolated projects and seek additional local support from state or regional governments. 

Information:  http://www.cffutures.org/files/publications/FDC-Guidelines.pdf