Federal Funding Report, Vol. 18, Iss. 3, March 2, 2018


      Volume 18, Issue 3

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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.Banks-scheetz@samhsa.hhs.gov



**NEW**Transitional Living Assistance for Young People

Deadline:  April 5, 2018

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is accepting applications for its Transitional Living and Maternity Group Homes programs.  This program focuses on improving the quality of living situations for runaway and homeless youth.  This program provides an alternative to involving youth in law enforcement, child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice systems. ACF expects to make 63 awards ranging from $100,000 to $283,000 each.  State/local/tribal governments, colleges and universities, and nonprofits are eligible to apply. 

Information:  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298156  


**NEW**Substance Abuse Treatment for Children and Youth

Deadline:  April 10, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration is accepting applications for its Youth and Family Tree program.  This program expands comprehensive treatment, early intervention and recovery support services for adolescents (12-18 YO), transitional aged youth (16-25) and their families and primary care givers with substance abuse disorders and/or co-occurring substance and mental disorders. There will be $14.6 million available for 27 awards.  State/local/tribal governments, colleges and universities, and non-profits are eligible to apply. 

Information:  Ramon Bonzon, 240/276-2975 , ramon.bonzon@samhsa.hhs.gov , solicitation:  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298795


**NEW**Reducing HIV Infections at Schools

Deadline:  April 13, 2018

This Centers for Disease Control program supports school districts and schools in developing sustainable activities to reduce HIV infection and other STDs among adolescents, including disparities in risk for these types of infections.  Applicants must be able to conduct activities demonstrated to improve the health of middle-school and high-school students by collection and use of quality surveillance data; implement effective prevention practices; and evaluate innovative strategies within their jurisdictions.  There will be $14.6 million available for 27 awards. State/local/tribal governments, colleges and universities, and nonprofits are eligible to apply. 

Information:  John Canfield, qzc6@cdc.gov solicitation:  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=300663


**NEW**Responding to the Emotional Needs of Children and Adolescents

Deadline:  April 16, 2018

This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration supports better responses to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families.  Grantees will provide information, referrals, and support and create a mechanism for families to participate in state and local mental-health planning and policy development.  Only nonprofits are eligible to apply.  There will be $475,000 available for five awards.  

Information:  Elizabeth Sweet, 240/276-1925 email: Elizabeth.sweet@samsha.hhs.gov solicitation:  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298791



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.

Information:  https://www.accesslex.org/legal-education-diversity-pipeline-grant-program

Combatting Hate Initiative
Deadline:  Rolling

The Open Society Foundations are 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 foundations are 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 http://www.tjx.com/responsibility/our-communities/tjx-foundation-us.html 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>



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