Nonprofit Insight Weekly Journal Of Federal Grant Opportunities - Week Of April 25
This week’s federal grant opportunities feature the availability of funding for programs for runaway and homeless youth, child victims of sexual exploitation, and family self sufficiency.
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Basic Center Program
Every day, an alarming number of youth leave home without parental permission or are forced to leave home. Frequently, these young people fall victim to sexual exploitation, poor health, and other dangers of street life. The Administration for Children and Families' Family and Youth Services Bureau is accepting applications for the Basic Center Program (BCP). The purpose of this program is to provide an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. The BCP provides youth up to age 18 with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling, and referrals for health care. Most basic centers can provide 21 days of shelter for up to 20 youth at a time. Basic centers seek to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements. An estimated $17,875,013 is expected to fund 107 projects of as much as $200,000 each. The closing date for applications is June 24, 2011.
Street Outreach Program
The Administration for Children and Families' Family and Youth Services Bureau is also accepting applications for the Street Outreach Program. These projects provide services to youth living on the streets and in unstable situations. The Street Outreach Program projects aim to increase young people's safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency, and to help them build permanent connections with caring adults, with the goal of getting them off the streets. Using evidence-based practices, professional expertise, and input from youth and families, grantees focus on boosting the "protective factors" around street youth. Protective factors are the positive influences that reduce the effects of stressful life events on young people, increase their ability to make good decisions, and promote the social and emotional competence that will help them thrive now and in the future. An estimated $2,100,000 is expected to fund 21 projects. Applicants may request as much as $200,000. The closing date for applications is June 24, 2011.
Mentoring for Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation Initiative
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking applications for funding under the OJJDP FY 2011 Mentoring for Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation Initiative. This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting efforts to develop or enhance the mentoring capacity of community service organizations that work with juvenile victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking, increase outreach to these victims, and provide services to these victims. OJJDP expects successful applicants to integrate promising practices and proven principles into mentoring service models; develop strategies to recruit, train, support, and maintain mentors; and provide a comprehensive array of support services to empower girls and boys to move past their experiences with victimization to develop their full potential. The closing date for applications is June 06, 2011.
Housing Choice Voucher Family Self Sufficiency
The purpose of the Housing Choice Voucher Family Self Sufficiency program is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the HCV program with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency. The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program supports the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s strategic goal of utilizing housing as a platform for improving quality of life by helping HUD-assisted renters increase economic security and self-sufficiency. The FSS program provides critical tools that can be used by communities to help families develop new skills that will lead to economic self-sufficiency. A FSS program coordinator assures that program participants are linked to the supportive services they need to achieve self-sufficiency. In addition to working directly with families, the FSS Program Coordinator is responsible for building partnership with employers and service providers in the community to help participants obtain jobs and services. An estimated $59,880,000 is expected to be available for this program. The closing date for applications is June 08, 2011.
Information on many other federal, state and foundation grant opportunities is posted daily at http://nonprofitinsight.com.
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