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The Partnership Center Newsletter

April 26, 2011 Edition

What's Inside:


Dear Partners:

For many members in our faith community, this time of year serves as a period of reflection, hope, and renewal.  To help celebrate this special time of the year, President Obama hosted a number of faith leaders on April 19th at the White House for the Easter Prayer Breakfast.  While thanking the participants for attending the event, the President said, “We all live in the hustle and bustle of our work.  And everybody in this room has weighty responsibilities, from leading churches and denominations, to helping to administer important government programs, to shaping our culture in various ways.”

To strengthen our mission of helping faith and community leaders better serve their communities across the country, the HHS Partnership Center, White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the 11 other federal partnership centers are hosting an event in Philadelphia, PA this coming Wednesday, April 27th entitled, “Connecting Communities for the Common Good.”

This event is the first in a series to connect faith and community leaders with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.  These events will include innovative workshops, networking opportunities, and conversations with President Obama’s faith-based offices across the federal government.  Additional details about future Connecting Communities series coming to your area will be made available over the summer. 

Lastly, the HHS Partnership Center is hosting a “Medicare and Medicaid 101” conference call on April 29th. Medicare and Medicaid help to provide quality healthcare to seniors, people with disabilities, and people with low and no incomes.  The call will give information on how Medicare and Medicaid programs work and how they can benefit your communities and congregations.

Additional details about this conference call are provided in the Upcoming Events section of the newsletter.

Thank you for all you do to ensure the health and well-being of those in your community.

Sincerely,

Mara Vanderslice, Acting Director
Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


Featured Update

Join the President’s Fatherhood and
Mentoring Initiative

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Being a dad is one of the most important jobs any man can have.  As the father of two young girls and someone who grew up without his dad in the home, President Obama knows firsthand the power of a father’s presence in the lives of his children – and the holes dads leave when they are absent.  

That’s why he launched the President’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative.  Its goal: to encourage individuals, especially fathers, to be involved in the lives of their children, and to be positive role models and mentors for other children in their lives and communities.

Joining the Initiative is just one way to show that you will do your part to be a positive and supportive figure in the lives of children to help them reach their full potential.

Join the Presidents’ Fatherhood Initiative by signing up at: www.fatherhood.gov/initiative

En Español -www.fatherhood.gov/iniciativa

What do you get when you sign up?

  • Information on local and national events that support fatherhood and mentorship
  • Links to exceptional fatherhood and mentoring resources
  • Access to unique content

Join now to be invited to a conference call on May 18th, exclusively for those that joined the Administration in this effort.  The conference call will include Senior White House officials and leading figures from around the country sharing their views on fatherhood.


Latest News

Medicare and Medicaid 101 Conference Call

Medicare and Medicaid 101

Medicare and Medicaid provide life-saving health care for millions of Americans. The Medicare program serves over 47 million seniors and people with disabilities and Medicaid serves over 50 million people with low incomes. We hear about these programs in the news every day, but many Americans don't know the facts about what they provide and who they serve.

Do you know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?  Do you know who is eligible and what benefits are provided through these programs?  Do you know how you can help connect people on the margins to life saving care?

Join our call on Medicare and Medicaid 101 so that you can become an expert and be able to share with others vital information about these programs.  This call is designed for congregational and lay leaders, denominational and organizational advocacy staff and anyone who is interested to learn all the facts about Medicare and Medicaid.

Experts from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services will be our guest speakers and will have an opportunity to answer questions.

Call-in #: 1-800-369-1709
Passcode: 3058216

 


White House.gov/Partnerships Connects Communities to the White House

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The HHS Partnership Center is one of many Partnership Centers established across multiple federal agencies.  These Centers work in close collaboration with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships led by Joshua DuBois.

The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships works to build bridges between the federal government and nonprofit organizations, both secular and faith-based, to better serve Americans in need. The Office advances this work through 11 Agency Centers across government and a Strategic Advisor at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Their website, www.White House.gov/Partnerships provides an excellent resource for faith-based and community leaders to connect to what is happening across the federal government.  Check out the Partnerships blog for regular updates from HHS and other federal agencies.  The site provides many opportunities to learn more about how to connect your faith-based or neighborhood organization to the many resources the federal government provides.

www.WhiteHouse.gov/Partnerships


 

Upcoming Events

April 27, 9am – 5pm EST: Connecting Communities for the Common Good. Invited faith and community leaders from across the Delaware Valley join with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Mayor Michael Nutter, other government officials, and diverse nonprofit peers for a series of innovative workshops, networking opportunities, and conversations with President Obama’s faith-based offices across the federal government.

**Due to limited space this event is invitation only.**

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Philadelphia, PA

April 29, 2pm EST: “Medicare and Medicaid 101” Conference Call to answer your questions and provide information about these important programs which help provide quality healthcare to seniors, people with disabilities, and people with low and no incomes.

Call-in #: 1-800-369-1709
Passcode: 3058216

Medicare and Medicaid 101

 

Empowering America's Grassroots

Grant Opportunities

As always, the final section of our newsletter includes an updated grants listing that faith-based and community non-profits can pursue. It is important to review the funding announcement thoroughly to ensure that the grant is one that is appropriate to your organization’s mission, size, and scope.

  Grants Listings

Administration for Children and Families

NewTitle:Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program
Description: Provide financial support to selected Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Migrant Programs for child abuse prevention programs and activities that are consistent with the goals outlined by Title II of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
Eligibility: Faith-based and community organizations that meet eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT 
Last Day to Apply: May 23, 2011
Grant is administered by the:Administration for Children and Families

Department of Justice 

NewTitle:State Juvenile Justice Formula and Block Grants Training and Technical Assistance Program
Description: The successful applicant will provide national, state, and local training and technical assistance to grantees and subgrantees that will assist them in planning, establishing, operating, coordinating, and evaluating delinquency prevention and juvenile justice systems improvement projects. Training and technical assistance topic areas will fall under the Title II Formula Grants and Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) program areas.
Eligibility: Applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government (including federally-recognized tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT 
Last Day to Apply: May 16, 2011
Grant is administered by the:U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

NewTitle:Mentoring for Youth with Disabilities Initiative
Description: To further DOJ’s mission by supporting the development and enhancement of mentoring initiatives that serve youth with disabilities.
Eligibility: Applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government (including federally-recognized tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT 
Last Day to Apply: May 16, 2011
Grant is administered by the:U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

NewTitle:Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program
Description: To further DOJ’s mission by reducing violence involving youth in targeted communities.
Eligibility: Applicants are limited to states (including territories) and units of local government (including federally recognized tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT 
Last Day to Apply: May 23, 2011
Grant is administered by the:U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Other Federal Agencies

Title:Young Parents Demonstration Program
Description: Support applicants in providing intensive mentoring services to low-income young parents (both mothers and fathers, and expectant parents ages 16 to 24) participating in workforce development programs.
Eligibility:  This funding opportunity is open to nonprofit providers, including faith-based and community organizations.
Funding: Four to six grants for a 48-month grant period which may range in value from $500,000 to $1.5 million.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT 
Last Day to Apply: April 29, 2011  
Grant is administered by the:U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration

Title:Carol M. White Physical Education Program
Description: Provide grants to local educational agencies and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, and improve physical education for students in grades K–12.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants consist of local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law, and community-based organizations (CBOs), including faith-based organizations provided that they meet the applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Eligibility is limited to LEAs or CBOs that do not currently have an active grant under the Physical Education Program.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:May 13, 2011   
Number of Grants Available:77
Grant is administered by the:U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools


Content last reviewed on July 7, 2014