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Welcome back to the seventh installment of MANY’s Government Relations blog series. Today, we’ll be discussing a proposed compromise between the House and Senate to provide the bulk of federal funding for Fiscal Year 2019. To learn more about MANY’s Government Relations work, click here. On Friday, September 14, Congress released a proposed compromise between the House and Senate to provide the bulk of federal funding for Fiscal Year 2019. The deal, referred to as “Minibus #2”, allocates appropriations for the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. Within this massive spending package, Congress has recommended $127 million for [Read further...]
Welcome back to the sixth installment of MANY’s Government Relations blog series. Today, we’ll be discussing how you can help support the Senate funding levels for the RHY and YHDP by calling your Representative in Congress. To learn more about MANY’s Government Relations work, click here. 🏛️ What You Need To Know 🏛️ The U.S. House of Representatives returned to D.C. this week to resume deliberations on federal funding for Fiscal Year 2019. The current fiscal year ends in just 24 days and Congress is in a race against the clock to finalize as many spending bills as possible before October 1. Among [Read further...]
Funding Clif Bar Family Foundation Accepting Applications for Small Grants The Clif Bar Family Foundation is accepting applications to its Small Grants program. Through the program, grants are awarded in support of projects that address the foundation’s priorities from a holistic perspective, including projects that help protect Earth’s beauty and bounty; that contribute to robust, healthy food systems; that increase opportunities for outdoor activity; that reduce environmental health hazards; and/or that build stronger communities. Deadline: October 1, 2018. Read more » Events Impact Summit True Colors Fund October 3-4, 2018 Atlanta, GA Click here » 2018 National RHY Grantee Training [Read further...]
Have you witnessed sex trafficking? Your first response is probably “no.” But many of us have seen it — we just didn’t realize it at the time. The reality is that sex trafficking doesn’t just happen in faraway places. In fact, young people are sexually exploited — forced to perform sexual acts for money, food, a place to stay, or other basic needs — in every state in the U.S.
That’s why MANY, Wichita State University Center for Combating Human Trafficking, and Upworthy, in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, are working together these next few months to educate youth, young adults, and the general public on what child sex trafficking is, how it happens, and what we can do to prevent and end it as part of our 4 Youth By Youth (#4YBY) campaign. In the coming weeks, you can expect a number of articles, tools, and resources that will help you participate in identifying, preventing, and working to end sex trafficking in the United States.
Welcome back to the fifth installment of MANY’s Government Relations blog series. Today, we’ll be discussing the end of the federal fiscal year, along with MANY’s Federal Funding priorities, as determined by its members. The end of the federal fiscal year is quickly approaching. Fiscal Year 2018 will conclude on September 30, 2018. Prior to October 1, Congress must finalize funding for FY19 or pass a temporary stopgap measure; otherwise, the federal government will face a shutdown. Fortunately, Congress has made some progress in its FY19 appropriations (note: appropriations are the process by which Congress allocates funding). Below we discuss the [Read further...]
This post was authored by Dahsuri “Dash” Togi, who is a passionate and dedicated member of our newly formed Youth Catalyst Team. The Youth Catalyst Team (YCT) is a group of young leaders from across the country who are COMMITTED to using their knowledge, skills, and insights, in addition to their lived experience to improve program practices, and to inform and further mobilize the youth services field. To learn more, click here. “Young people are lazy and too focused on their screens,” is one of the most common stereotypes that we hear. Many youth and young adults tend to feel [Read further...]
Funding Awesome Foundation Accepting Applications for Art Projects The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is a worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of “awesomeness in the universe.” Established in 2009, the foundation distributes $1,000 grants on a monthly basis to projects and their creators. The money is pooled from ten or more self-organizing “micro-trustees.” The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest. Grants are provided with no strings attached, and the foundation claims no ownership over the projects it supports. Deadline: ongoing Read more » Ben & [Read further...]
As LGBT Pride Month comes to a close for 2018, it is a great opportunity for us to honor the strength and resilience of LGBTQ+ youth, and to consider ways we can more effectively meet their needs within our programs. Check out MANY/CCHT’s Shining Light on CSEC Toolkit Module on serving LGBTQI youth, as well as True Colors Inclusion Toolkit and LGBT Youth Resources from the CDC for more information on serving LGBTQ+ youth! In addition, the Family Acceptance Project and Gender Spectrum: Parenting and Family offer best practice information and resources for working with families of LGBTQ+ youth. In [Read further...]
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), making available approximately $2.1 billion. The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.