Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration Program

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) Demonstration Program

WHAT: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS), announces that applications will be accepted for new grants pursuant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) authorized under Title XI Section 1110 of the Social Security Act governing Social Services Research and Demonstration activities and the Department of Labor, HHS, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006, Public Law (P.L.) 109-149.

Pursuant to this announcement, ACF will award funds to experienced organizations to deliver capacity building services to faith-based and community organizations through the provision of training, technical assistance, and sub-awards.

Intermediary organizations will assist faith-based and community organizations with capacity building activities in five critical areas: 1) leadership development, 2) organizational development, 3) program development, 4) revenue development strategies, and 5) community engagement.  Capacity building activities are designed to increase an organization’s sustainability and effectiveness, enhance its ability to provide social services,  and create collaborations to better serve those most in need.

WHO: Faith-based and community organizations are eligible to apply.

WHEN: Applications are due by May 16, 2007

AWARD AMOUNT: 33 awards totaling $16,500,000

CONTACT: Thom Campbell at (800) 281-9519 or ocs@lcgnet.com

FULL ANNOUNCMENT: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/HHS-2007-ACF-OCS-EJ-0035.html

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