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Green Jobs Innovation Fund (GJIF) Grant
President Barack Obama has called on the United States to have “the best educated, most competitive workforce in the world,” once again leading the world in the percentage of Americans with postsecondary degrees and/or industry-recognized certificates and credentials by 2020. The GJIF supports this vision as part of the Department’s performance goal to increase the attainment of industry-recognized credentials by American workers.
Competitive grants are available to applicants with existing career training programs, programs that are already established and serving workers, but not necessarily funded by the Department of Labor. The Department has a specific interest in applications that emphasize the integration of critical components along green career pathways by: 1) forging stronger linkages between Registered Apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs, and 2) integrating the delivery of technical and basic skills training through community-based partnerships. The GJIF is designed to equip workers with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to succeed in green industry sectors and occupations. The Department uses a broad framework for defining green jobs with the understanding that green-related KSAs are transferable across industry sectors.
Deadline: March 29, 2011
Maximum Grant Amount: $8,000,000
Grant Link: http://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/SGA-DFA-PY-10-07.pdf
The Health and Human Services Agency has released a Request for Application for the Drug-Free Communities Support grant. 75 grants will be awarded of up to $125,000. Deadline is March 18, 2011.
The purpose of this program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. The funding is meant to achieve two major goals: Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private nonprofit agencies, and Federal, State, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions to prevent and reduce substance use among youth and to reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.
What should you do if your nonprofit organization gets declined for a foundation grant? Is it appropriate to follow up with a call to the foundation to find out why you were rejected?
I think an email is better. Many foundations have small staff and won’t respond to your call. However, I have found that many foundation program officers are very willing to explain their decision and talk to you about the project.
Send a brief email asking to set up a short phone call so that you can get clarity on what you could do to strengthen your proposal in the future. This is a great way to develop a relationship with the foundation that can lead to future grants.
It’s a great time to develop your nonprofit’s relationship with foundations. A Nonprofit Fundraising Survey reports that most nonprofit organizations were hopeful about 2011. Approximately 47 percent planned budget increases, 33 percent expected to maintain their current level of expenditures, and only 20 percent anticipated a lower budget for 2011.
And, in 2009, foundation giving made up 13% of all dollars to philanthropy. So go ahead and cultivate relationships with foundations whose mission aligns with yours. Don’t let a rejection get you down. Use the opportunity to strengthen your proposals and get funding in the future.
Thirty six Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Grants are available of an estimated average of $287,000 each. Applications are due by January 21, 2011.
Grants are available for projects to strengthen and enhance the capacity for nurse education, practice and retention to address the nursing shortage. Applicants must select and focus on one of the nine purposes in the grant application. The Education priority area includes Purpose E1) expanding enrollment in baccalaureate nursing programs; Purpose E2)developing and implementing internship and residency programs to encourage mentoring and the development of specialties; and, Purpose E3) providing education in new technologies, including distance learning methodologies.
The Practice priority area includes Purpose P1)estblishing or expanding nursing practice arrangements in non-institutional settings to demonstrate methods to improve access to primary health care in medically underserved communities; Purpose P2)providing care for underserved populations and other high-risk groups; Purpose P3)providing managed care, quality improvement, and other skills needed to practice in existing and emerging organized health care systems; and, Purpose P4)developing cultural competencies among nurses.
The Retention priority area includes Purpose R1)career ladder bridge programs which promote career advancement for registered nurses and nursing personnel; and, Purpose R2)enhancing patient care delivery systems through improving the retention of registered nurses and enhancing patient care.
My grant writing specialty is health care and medical education. Let me know if your organization could use help in applying for these funds!
The U.S. Department of Education is accepting applications for grants for the Talent Search (TS) Program. This worthy program provides funding to identify qualified individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and encourage them to complete secondary school and enroll in a program of postsecondary education. The program encourages persons who have not completed secondary or postsecondary programs to enter or reenter and complete these programs. Talent Search projects provide connections to high quality academic tutoring services, connections to education or counseling services designed to improve the financial aid literacy and financial planning for postsecondary education for students and their parents, and provides activities and services specially designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youth, students in foster care or are aging out of foster care, or other disconnected students. The goal of TS is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete secondary school and enroll in a postsecondary institution.
An estimated 464 awards will be made ranging from $230,000 – $702,000.
Deadline is 12/28/10.
Need help with your application? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Contact: HHS Press Office (202) 690-6343
HRSA Press Office
HHS announces the availability of up to $335 million to boost access to primary health care
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the availability of up to $335 million for existing community health centers across the country under the Expanded Services (ES) initiative. These funds are made possible by the Affordable Care Act and will increase access to preventive and primary health care, including dental health, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, and/or enabling services, at existing health center sites.
“Prevention and primary care are integral parts of the Affordable Care Act and these new funds will have a significant impact on the health care status of those most in need across the nation,” said Secretary Sebelius.
The Affordable Care Act provides $11 billion in funding over the next 5 years for the operation, expansion, and construction of health centers throughout the nation. Of the $11 billion, $9.5 billion is targeted to creating new health center sites in medically underserved areas and expanding preventive and primary health care services at existing health center sites. An additional $1.5 billion will support major construction and renovation projects at health centers nationwide. This expansion of sites and services will help community health centers serve nearly double the number of patients they do today, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.
“We are committed to improving the overall health and wellness of our nation’s under-served communities and the Expanded Services grants are a step in the right direction,” said HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield, Ph.D. R.N. “These new investments will allow existing health centers to improve and expand vital primary health care services, and continue to meet the increased demand for services.”
Health center grantees requesting ES funds must demonstrate how these funds will be used to expand medical capacity and services to underserved populations in their service areas.
For grant application information, please visit www.grants.gov. Applications are due January 6, 2011 at 8 P.M. E.T.