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Upcoming Funding Opportunities for March 2017
Here are some of the upcoming funding opportunities for March 2017: Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Applications Recognizing that there are enduring service needs where a greater focus is needed, the Office of Victims of Crime invites applications that focus on a number of these identified services in order to fill significant gaps in services to assist all victims of severe forms of trafficking, including services for underserved or unserved populations.  Deadline: March 9, 2017 Read more » Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants Together with Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T), RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing grants enable organizations that provide emergency sheltering [Read further...]
Federal Funding Announcements – February 2017
Federal funding is increasingly competitive and funding for youth & families services is no exception. With the unprecedented fiscal landscape, organizations depend on MANY to identify and share potential funding opportunities, as well as effectively prepare them to be competitive through our webinars and proposal review services.   Last year, we helped organizations secure more than $47 million in federal funding to support local services.  In fact, 82% of organizations who utilized our personal proposal review service were successfully funded in 2016  – the cost effective combination of the webinars and the proposal review service will increase your organization’s ability [Read further...]
#OneOfMANY: Thoughts On Youth Services From North Carolina
MANY is traveling all across the country, meeting with member organizations, talking about their programs, and identifying trends and issues that are happening in the youth services field across the U.S. We had the privilege of sitting down with Erin J. Callahan, the Director of Programs at one of our member organizations, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, to talk more about her thoughts on what keeps her energized and committed to her work in youth services in North Carolina: Q: Where do you find your energy to continue your commitment to this work? Erin J. Callahan, Director of Programs at BBBS [Read further...]
Summary: HHS Final Rule Regarding Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs
Summary: HHS Final Rule Regarding Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs The addition of the new RHY (Runaway and Homeless Youth) Final Rule provides clarification and outlines additional requirements for Basic Center, Transitional Living and Street Outreach Programs. These changes build on existing requirements present in the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and changes made via the Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-378). The new rule provides opportunities to strengthen existing services for runaway and homeless youth across the United States. MANY reviewed the new rule and will provide resources and support as organizations make necessary changes to existing RHY [Read further...]
Best of 2016 On MANYnet.org: Your Favorite Nonprofit News, Resources, & More
2016 MANYnet.org: Your Favorite Nonprofit News, Resources, & More It’s that time of year once again to take stock and look back at the achievements and happenings of the 2016! Here are some of your favorite nonprofit news articles, resources, and news stories from 2016 as determined by eMessage subscribers and visitors to MANYnet.org. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our eMessages here.  Jump To: 2016 Best Of: Most Popular Articles on MANYnet.org 2016 Best Of: Most Popular Resources from eMessages 2016 Best Of: Most Popular News Articles from eMessages   1. White Paper: Improving Community Responses Employment [Read further...]
#OneOfMANY: Thoughts On Youth Services From Vermont
Pictured (Left to Right): Bethany Pombar (Director of VCRHYP) & Ari Kisler (Assistant Director of VCRHYP) #OneOfMANY: Thoughts On Youth Services From Vermont As part of our #OneOfMANY series, MANY is traveling all across the country, meeting with member organizations, talking about their programs, and identifying trends and issues that are happening in the youth services field across the country. We had the privilege of sitting down with one of our member organizations to talk more about their unique approach to their runaway homeless youth (RHY) work in Vermont.  Established in 1981, the Vermont Coalition of Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs (VCRHYP) is a coalition [Read further...]
What’s Next? The Federal Landscape and Beyond: 7 Emerging and Persistent Trends Impacting Youth Across the Country
What’s Next? The Federal Landscape and Beyond: 7 Emerging and Persistent Trends Impacting Youth Across the Country In September 2016, 54 youth service organizations from 24 states took the time to collaboratively identify current environmental trends, implications for youth and providers, and practical actions we can take in response to – or better yet in anticipation of – these trends. As a part of this discussion, we invited a few guests with expertise in some of the recurring trend areas to share with us their “deep dive” knowledge.  These included a federal landscape briefing, exploring the intersection of juvenile justice [Read further...]
#OneOfMANY: Thoughts On Youth Services From Brattleboro, VT
Pictured (Left to Right): Kimberley Diemond (Director of Mentoring at BBBS) and Gina Graciano (Program Coordinator at BBBS); Gina Graciano (Program Coordinator at BBBS) and Tracy Binet-Perrin (Counselor at the Green Street School) As part of our #OneOfMANY series, MANY is traveling all across the country, meeting with member organizations, talking about their programs, and identifying trends and issues that are happening in the youth services field across the country. We had the privilege of sitting down with one of our member organizations and a partner in their community to talk more about what makes for a successful collaboration between two youth-focused organizations. Big [Read further...]
Thoughts On Youth Services: Recap of #MANYRoadTrip & #OneOfMANY Posts
MANY is traveling all across the country, meeting with member organizations, talking about their programs, and identifying trends and issues that are happening in the youth services field across the country. #OneOfMANY posts capture the first-hand experience of an employee for an organization on specific youth services questions. #MANYRoadTrip posts chronicle our staff’s journey across the country to meet with member organizations. Check out these thoughts on youth services from providers around the country as of 11/22/16: Previous #MANYRoadTrip & #OneOfMANY Posts #OneOfMANY: Thoughts on Youth Services From Chris Nelson Of Attention Homes In Boulder, CO #OneOfMANY: Thoughts on Youth Services From [Read further...]
#OneOfMANY: Thoughts On Youth Services From Omaha, Nebraska
MANY is traveling all across the country, meeting with member organizations, talking about their programs, and identifying trends and issues that are happening in the youth services field across the country. We had the privilege of sitting down with Abby Lathrop, the Chief Program Officer at one of our member organizations, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands, to talk more about her thoughts on what makes for a good staff person/mentor that works with youth: Q: What do you look for in staff and mentors who work with youth? Abby: “I think when we look for staff and mentors we look for [Read further...]