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**NEW**Homelessness and Mental Health Funding Assistance
Deadline: March 5. 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $52 million in grants under its Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness program. The money will be used to help local service providers offer behavioral health and recovery support services to people experiencing homelessness.
SAMHSA expects to make as many as 16 grants of up to $500,000 or $1 million annually, depending on the grantee. The grants will be awarded for up to five years and are subject to availability of funds. Eligibility is limited to states/territories, federally recognized tribes, colleges and universities, and faith-based organizations.
Information: All applicants must register here to submit an application: https://public.era.nih.gov/commons/public/login.do?TYPE=33554433&REALMOID=06-1edb031f-46c7-44b3-b803-60b537de74d2&GUID=&SMAUTHREASON=0&METHOD=GET&SMAGENTNAME=-SM-938PYmoLVb4VrDeXo04LZUDVDvc%2b3899ByInEAjuSUvWNIGfB2zRpWiCivYGCogG&a Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Maia Banks-Scheetz at (240) 276-1969 or Maia.Banksemail@example.com
**NEW**Legal Education Aid
Deadline: April 10, 2018
The Access Group Center for Research and Policy Analysis will start accepting letters of intent for its Legal Diversity Pipeline Program on March 1. Nonprofits can apply for awards of up to $125,000 each to improve access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds, specifically those from minority communities and disadvantaged backgrounds. Projects should be regional or national in focus. Collaborative programs will receive preference.
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>
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.