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National Foster Care Month Comes To A Close
As National Foster Care Month comes to a close, it is a great time to reflect on the progress we have made as a youth service community and to look to the future to anticipate the work that WILL need to be done. June marks National LGBT Pride Month, and in light of this, it is important to note that research has shown that LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in the foster care system – many having faced family rejection around their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. The Human Rights Campaign has created a wonderful and informative #FosterEquality campaign, which [Read further...]
In Celebration of National LGBT Pride Month
In Celebration of National LGBT Pride Month June marks National LGBT Pride Month, which is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBT Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBT Americans. Today, LGBT Pride Month celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and these events attract millions of participants around the world. Despite [Read further...]
Non-Profit Funding Opportunities – June 2017
Non-Profit Funding Opportunities – June 2017 Here are some of the non-profit funding opportunities for June 2017: FYSB Invites Applications to Operate Programs Supporting Runaway, Homeless, and Street Youth  The Administration for Children and Families Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) administers a series of programs that provide critical supports for youth to find safety, meet basic needs, and move forward into healthy independent adulthood. Four of these programs are currently inviting applications for funding, all with deadlines in July. Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes projects will work to implement, enhance, and/or support promising intervention strategies for the [Read further...]
2017 Basic Center & Transitional Living Program/Maternity Group Homes Funding Now Available
2017 Basic Center and Transitional Living Program/Maternity Group Homes Funding Now Available As part of our mission to strengthen and coordinate resources for youth and families in high-risk situations, MANY keeps you informed about federal funding announcements in the youth and family services field, including the recently released request for proposal for Transitional Living Program. During the federal funding season, MANY highlights new funding streams as they are posted. Below is the most recent funding opportunity announcement: Transitional Living and Maternity Group Homes Basic Center Program Grant-Specific Federal Funding Webinars MANY will offer webinars to walk you through the very [Read further...]
2017 Street Outreach Program Funding Now Available
2017 Street Outreach Program Funding Now Available As part of our mission to strengthen and coordinate resources for youth and families in high-risk situations, MANY keeps you informed about federal funding announcements in the youth and family services field. During the federal funding season, MANY highlights new funding streams as they are posted. Below is the most recent funding opportunity announcement: Street Outreach Program Grant-Specific Federal Funding Webinars MANY will offer webinars to walk you through the very specific request for proposals as they are released and help you prepare for writing your response(s). Below you can find our upcoming [Read further...]
May Is National Foster Care Awareness Month
May marks National Foster Care Awareness Month, which acknowledges foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. This year, the theme for National Foster Care Month is “Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families,” which emphasizes the importance of identifying, developing, and supporting prospective and current foster parents and kinship caregivers. The website highlights best practices that have resulted in new and strengthened recruitment and retention strategies. Access the resources at https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/resources/. Resources are available for the following groups through childwelfare.gov: For Parents For [Read further...]
Nonprofit Funding Opportunities for May 2017
Nonprofit Funding Opportunities for May 2017 Here are some of the upcoming nonprofit funding opportunities for May 2017. DoL invites Applications for YouthBuild 2017 The Employment and Training Administration announces the availability of approximately $80 million in grant funds for YouthBuild through FOA-ETA-17-03. WIOA further engages the YouthBuild program by making it a required One-Stop partner, providing the opportunity for YouthBuild to share its expertise in serving out-of-school youth. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, DOL hopes to award approximately 80 projects across the country. Individual grants will range from $700,000 to $1.1 million and require an exact 25 percent match [Read further...]
Webinar Recording Release: 2017 Federal Grants Update
Thank you to all who registered for and attended our recent webinar on federal funding for youth programs, “2017 Federal Grants Update.” We hope the webinar met your expectations and that you came away with a better understanding of how the changing federal landscape will impact federal funding for youth programs. The recorded webinar is available below at no cost. Be sure to check out these upcoming webinars in our federal funding series:  April 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT – Core Strategies in Developing Competitive Federal Proposals April 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT – Advanced [Read further...]
April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which aims to raise public awareness of child abuse and neglect, recommit efforts and resources aimed at protecting children and strengthening families, and promote community involvement through activities that support the cause. The theme of this year’s Child Abuse Prevention Month initiative continues to mirror the theme of the 20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, “Building Community, Building Hope.” By ensuring that parents, caregivers, and other supportive adults have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by making meaningful [Read further...]
Understanding the Complexities of Commercial Sexual Exploitation – Webinar Recording Release
About The Webinar On January 30, in recognition of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Wichita State University Center for Combating Human Trafficking (CCHT) and MANY presented “Understanding the Complexities of Commercial Sexual Exploitation.” Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, CCHT’s Founder and Executive Director, discussed specific circumstances that put individuals at risk of victimization and what helps them survive—and even thrive—despite abuse and exploitation. As participants considered the pervasive impacts (biological, physical, psychological, and spiritual) on persons affected by commercial sexual exploitation, Dr. Roswurm emphasized the need to also celebrate the resiliency evident in the journey from victim to survivor. Hosted by [Read further...]