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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 email@example.com.
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.
Are you a writer who would like to add a new profit center to your business? Or maybe you’ve worked in the nonprofit sector and would like to start your own grant writing consultant business.
I don’t think any young girl or boy tells their teacher they want to be a grant writer when they grow up! Yet, there are many of us who stumbled upon this work that brings us great satisfaction and a good living.
I’ve served in a leadership position with the American Association of Grant Professionals for several years and have found, in my discussion with grant consultants, that we have similar stories to tell about how we found ourselves in this profession.
Here are some common themes among most grant writers:
We have a natural talent for writing and love to do it. We can follow directions carefully. We are curious about many topics. We enjoy doing research. We want to make a difference in the world.
For those of us who are full time consultants, here are some additional traits:
We are self directed and motivated. We are able to organize our work and juggle several projects. We have excellent interpersonal skills. We have a tolerance for the ups and downs of cash flow. We enjoy marketing our services (because we’ve learned methods that fit our personalities.)
I believe grant writing is a noble profession. Yes, there are a few scam artists out there (as in any profession)! But most of us have the talent and time that nonprofit staff often don’t have, to craft a strong proposal that is well written, meets all the funder’s criteria, and has a good chance of being awarded. Now there are no guarantees for funding, but utilizing the services of a professional increases your chances greatly.
If you are considering adding grant writing to your portfolio of services or are considering becoming self employed as a grant consultant, stay tuned for a special teleconference call I’ll be gifting to our community in January 2010…details to come soon!