This week’s Funding Friday post highlights grant opportunities from the “Income Security and Social Services” category in Grants.gov Search. You can easily filter funding opportunities by this and other categories, such as education, consumer protection and natural resources.
Department of Health and Human Services – Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD)
The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funds for the Native Youth I-LEAD. This program will emphasize a comprehensive, culturally-appropriate approach to ensure that all young Native people can thrive and reach their full potential by fostering Native youth resilience, capacity building, and leadership. Native Youth I-LEAD will specifically focus on implementation of community programs that promote Native youth resiliency and foster protective factors such as connections with Native languages and Elders, positive peer groups, culturally-responsive parenting resources, models of safe sanctuary, and re-connection with traditional healing.
Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime – OVC FY 17 Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation
The Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Project solicitation seeks applications that are national in scope to develop or enhance promising practices, models, and programs that build the capacity of victim service and other ancillary providers in support of victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation.
Department of Health and Human Services – Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Legal Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Center
The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will support one cooperative agreement for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Legal Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Center. By design, T/TA efforts will identify and focus on organizational, fiscal, and legal matters concerning the organizational standards in the following areas: consumer input and involvement, community engagement, community assessment, leadership, board governance, strategic planning, human resource management, financial operations and oversight, and data and analysis.
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living – Elder Justice Innovation Grants
The purpose of the Elder Justice Innovation Grants program is to support the development and advancement of new and emerging issues related to elder justice. Funded projects will contribute to the improvement of the field of elder abuse prevention and intervention at large. For FY 2017, funded projects will continue to build the evidence-base on successful approaches to reduce and ameliorate the harm people experience as a result of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation, and to better understand what adult protective services practices produce the best outcomes.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) will award approximately $17.2 million in Community Economic Development (CED) discretionary grant funds to Community Development Corporations (CDC) for well-planned, financially viable, and innovative projects to enhance job creation and business development for individuals with low income. CED grants will be made as part of a broader strategy to address objectives such as decreasing dependency on federal programs, chronic unemployment, and community deterioration in urban and rural areas.