Category Archives: General Information

Street Outreach Program Grants Available

The Family and Youth Services Bureau is now accepting applications for the Street Outreach Program. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funds organizations that provide street-based services to runaway, homeless and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution or sexual exploitation. These…

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Nomination for Indiana’s Governor’s Service Award

  The Governor’s Service Awards are the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives‘ most prestigious award for volunteer service.  The Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives is currently seeking nominations for the awards to be given in the fall of 2013.  The 2013 honorees will be recognized for outstanding volunteer contributions to causes that include…

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$474.5 Million in New Grants Available for Career Training Partnerships between Community Colleges and Employers

  The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, announced the availability of $474.5 million in third round grants from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (“TAACCCT”) program to create and expand innovative partnerships between community colleges and businesses to educate and train workers in high-need fields.…

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5 Steps to Create SMART Goals

  Goals provide direction and focus for our organizations.  Goals unite stakeholders around a common mission and provide a pathway for moving forward, or do they?  We know that is the intention and purpose of goals.  However, we often see organizations use general language for their goals that does not differentiate their organization from the…

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2013 Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) Grant Competition

  The U.S. Department of Education announced the start of the $150 million 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition.   The i3 program aims to develop and expand practices that accelerate student achievement and prepare every student to succeed in college and in their careers. The i3 program includes three grant categories: Development Validation Scale-up…

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New Competition with Head Start Providers

  The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it is working to strengthen quality and accountability in Head Start.  For the first time ever, Head Start providers had to prove that they are providing the best early education services available in their community.  A new rule implemented by the Obama Administration require that…

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New Tool to Find Evidence-Based Programs

There’s a NEW TOOL for schools, government agencies and community-based organizations to help identify and fund scientifically proven programs with a track record of promoting children’s health and development. A new interactive website called Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development makes it easy to select cost-effective programs, based on scientific evaluations of those programs that show…

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