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Promise Zones Update: Upcoming Webinars | Funding and Technical Assistance Opportunities

Upcoming Webinars

Our Town: How to Apply July 2016

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 15:00

Register for the webinar.

NEA Staff will give a 30-minute presentation on the FY 2017 Our Town grant guidelines, how to apply, and an overview of the review process. The presentation will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. The webinar will include guidelines for the Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects as well as the Projects that Build Knowledge about Creative Placemaking. Potential applicants are encouraged to attend live to have their questions answered by Our Town Program Staff. You will be muted and able to ask questions using the Q&A box. You can listen to the webinar using your computer speakers or dial-in to 1-877-685-5350, participant code: 739587.

See the Our Town guidelines.

An archive will be available a few days after the webinar.

Our Town Proposals: Tips & Tricks for Success July 2016

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 15:00

Register for the webinar.

NEA Staff will give a presentation to assist applicants in crafting a compelling creative placemaking project application. The presentation will include an overview of creative placemaking resources, sample projects that have been successful, the mechanics of a competitive Our Town proposal, and ideas on how to articulate anticipated project outcomes. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session. You will be muted and able to ask questions using the Q&A box. You can listen to the webinar using your computer speakers or dial-in to 1-877-685-5350, participant code: 739587.

See the Our Town guidelines.

An archive will be available a few days after the webinar.

Funding and Technical Assistance Opportunities

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Innovation and Improvement

Promise Neighborhoods Program Implementation Grant Competition

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: July 25, 2016.

Application Deadline: September 6, 2016.

The vision of the Promise Neighborhoods program is that all children and youth living in distressed communities have access to great schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and a career.

Promise Neighborhoods are led by organizations that work to ensure that all children and youth in the target geographic area have access to services that lead to improved educational and developmental outcomes from cradle-to career; are based on the best available evidence and designed to learn about the impact of approaches, for which there is less evidence; are linked and integrated seamlessly; and include education programs as well as programs that provide family and community supports. Promise Neighborhoods enable children and youth within targeted distressed communities to participate in the full range of cradle-to career supports that are necessary for them to realize their potential.

Building on prior Promise Neighborhoods grantees’ work to enhance high-quality early learning opportunities, this year’s competition includes a competitive preference priority intended to improve coordination among early learning providers and ensure alignment between early learning systems and elementary education systems.

Priority Consideration
The Department of Education will prioritize applicants or an applicant’s partner who received a Choice or HOPE VI grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) via a competitive preference priority focused on Quality Affordable Housing. The NRI is a placebased approach to help neighborhoods in distress transform themselves into neighborhoods of opportunity. In addition, ED will also include a competitive preference priority that gives preference to applicants working in designated Promise Zones.

Read the Federal Register Notice.

More information is available on the Department of Education’s website.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Administration for Children and Families

American Indian and Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

Application Deadline: August 24, 2016

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of approximately $3.5 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, or through the expansion of Early Head Start services. ACF solicits applications from public entities, including states, or private non-profit organizations, including community-based or faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility for applying as stated in section 645A of the Head Start Act.

Bonus Points

Applicants that propose services in areas of high poverty identified by the zip codes listed in the Appendix, will receive 3 bonus points under Section V.1. Criteria of the FOA. The zip codes included in this list represents areas with highly concentrated poverty. For the purposes of this FOA, high poverty zip codes are where at least 33 percent of residents live below the federal poverty level and in which at least 120 children younger than age 5 reside.

Applicants that propose to serve children that reside within a federally designated Promise Zone (listed in the Appendix) and that serves a substantial number of children within that Zone and submit form HUD-50153 Certification of Consistency with Promise Zone Goals and Implementation, signed by the authorized official for the designated Promise Zone supporting the application, will receive 3 bonus points under the Criteria listed in Section V.1. For more information about federally designated Promise Zones, please visit the Promise Zones website.

Applicants that propose to serve children residing in rural areas, specifically those residing in rural, non-metropolitan counties listed in the Appendix will receive 3 bonus points under Section V.1. Criteria of the FOA.

Please refer to page 41 of the application for more information.

Read the HHS Funding Opportunity Announcement.

More information is available on the HHS Website.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Administration for Children and Families

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants

Application Due Date:  August 24, 2016

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of approximately $135 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, or through the expansion of Early Head Start services. ACF solicits applications from public entities, including states, or private non-profit organizations, including community-based or faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility for applying as stated in section 645A of the Head Start Act.

Bonus Points
Applicants that propose services in areas of high poverty identified by the zip codes listed in the Appendix will receive 3 bonus points under Section V.1. Criteria of the FOA. The zip codes represent areas with highly concentrated poverty. For the purposes of this FOA, high poverty zip codes are where at least 33 percent of residents live below the federal poverty level and in which at least 120 children younger than age 5 reside.

Applicants that propose to serve children that reside within a federally designated Promise Zone (listed in the Appendix) and that serves a substantial number of children within that Zone and submit form HUD-50153, Certification of Consistency with Promise Zone Goals and Implementation, signed by the authorized official for the designated Promise Zone supporting the application, will receive 3 bonus points under the Criteria listed in Section V.1..

For more information about federally designated Promise Zones, please visit the Promise Zones website.

Applicants that propose to serve children residing in rural areas, specifically those residing in rural, non-metropolitan counties listed non-metropolitan counties listed in the Appendix will receive 3 bonus points under Section V.1. Criteria of the FOA.

Please refer to pages 40-41 of the application for more information.

Read the HHS Funding Opportunity Announcement.

More information is available on the HHS website.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Administration for Children and Families

Migrant and Seasonal Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

Application Due Date:  August 24, 2016

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of approximately $5 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income, migrant and seasonal infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, or through the expansion of Early Head Start services. ACF solicits applications from public entities, including states, or private non-profit organizations, including community-based or faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility for applying as stated in Section 645A of the Head Start Act.

Bonus Points
Applicants that propose services in areas of high poverty identified by the zip codes listed in the Appendix, will receive 3 bonus points under Section V.1 Criteria of the FOA. The zip codes included in this list represents areas with highly concentrated poverty. For the purposes of this FOA, high poverty zip codes are where at least 33 percent of residents live below the federal poverty level and in which at least 120 children younger than age 5 reside.

Applicants that propose to serve children that reside within a federally designated Promise Zone listed in the Appendix, and that serves a substantial number of children within that Zone, and submit form HUD-50153, Certification of Consistency with Promise Zone Goals and Implementation, signed by the authorized official for the designated Promise Zone supporting the application, will receive 3 bonus points under the Criteria listed in Section V.1.

For more information about federally designated Promise Zones, please visit the Promise Zones website.

Applicants that propose to serve children residing in rural areas, specifically those residing in rural, non-metropolitan counties listed in the Appendix will receive 3 bonus points under Section V.1 Criteria of the FOA.

Please refer to page 41 of the application.

Read the HHS Funding Opportunity Announcement.

More information is available on the HHS website.

HUD Launches Small Contractors Initiative Curriculum

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of the DAS for Economic Development in partnership with the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, and Office of Field Policy and Management, along with BusinessUSA and the Small Business Administration announce the launch of a new curriculum. The Small Contractors Initiative curriculum focuses on materials that will assist small contractors achieve bondable status such that they can more readily pursue federal contracting opportunities as independent firms.

The goal is to provide the information in a pre-packaged format to small business development centers and any other organization that provides technical assistance and training to small businesses. It provides the opportunity to engage with a cohort of small contractors using both face-to-face instruction as well as distance learning. The consolidation of materials to teach these topics provides local small business development organizations the opportunity to tap into a wealth of information, while using their ever-shrinking resources for this type of training in a more targeted way. In other words, organizations can focus on providing one-on-one consultations with small businesses rather than spending the time to develop the materials for use in these types of trainings.

This curriculum gives small contractors the tools they need to get a bond and set them on a path to grow their businesses.

View the Small Contractors Initiative Curriculum.


 
            
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