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Volunteer Programs with an Emphasis on Opioid Epidemic, STEM, and Others
Deadline: December 13, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNS) will award AmeriCorps volunteer grants to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based interventions to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Among the areas of emphasis are disaster recovery, prescription drug and opioid abuse prevention, veterans and military families, evidence-based intervention-planning grants, Science Technology Education Math (STEM) academics, and more. Eligibility is limited to state, tribal and local governments, colleges/universities, public-housing authorities, and nonprofits. In general, CNS provides $200,000 for state grants and $3 million for national grants.
Information: Questions: 202/606/7508; email: email@example.com solicitation: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=296773
**NEW**Policy Effects on Substance-Abuse-Related Behaviors
Deadline: February 5, 2018
This National Institutes of Health program will support research on the effects of public policies on health-related behaviors and outcomes associated with alcohol, marijuana, and other substances. The overall goal is to advance understanding of how public policy may serve as a tool for improving public health and welfare through its effects on behaviors and outcomes pertaining to alcohol and other drugs. There are “multiple awards” available under this solicitation. Eligibility is limited to state, tribal, local governments, colleges/universities, public-housing authorities, for profits, and not for profits.
Information: Questions, 301/435-0714; email, GrantsInfo@nij.gov solicitation: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291439
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
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.
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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.
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.