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Promise Zones Update: March 12 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Funding Opportunity Webinar | USDA Agricultural Marketing Service TA Initiative

Upcoming Webinar

Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
March 12, 2015 - 2 PM EDT

The DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance has released the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program FY 2015 solicitation.

BJA is seeking applications from eligible entities to plan and implement place-based, community-oriented strategies to address targeted crime issues within a neighborhood as part of a broader neighborhood revitalization initiative.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 10, 2015

Please join the Bureau of Justice Assistance for a webinar about the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCJI). BCJI supports data-driven, research-informed and community-oriented strategies to address targeted crime issues in neighborhoods. The webinar will cover background on the core elements of BCJI and an overview of the FY 2015 funding opportunity.

Speakers:

  • Alissa Huntoon, Senior Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance
  • Julia Ryan, Community Safety Initiative Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

When: March 12, 2:00 PM EDT
RSVP: Register for the Webinar

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance Initiative – A Partnership to Conduct Grant Workshops to Support Local Foods

The Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance (AMSTA) initiative shares knowledge through an in-person grant writing workshop in each US state, as well as additional tools and materials provided through the AMSTA website. Workshops will focus on effective grant-writing practices, with an emphasis on USDA’s Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program. This is a partnership between USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to conduct workshops that will help potential grant applicants understand, develop, and submit their Federal grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program.

View a list of upcoming grant workshop dates and locations at the AMSTA website. More workshops will be added soon, and the State representatives listed on the website can be contacted for additional information about upcoming workshops. Some of the workshop sessions will be recorded and available for online viewing for those not able to attend in person.

"The Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program is a key to USDA's efforts to revitalize rural economies by supporting local and regional food systems," said AMS Administrator Anne Alonzo. "The grant workshops will ensure that more communities and businesses across the country can participate in the competitive grant process with proposals that create real economic opportunities and help meet the growing demand for locally and regionally produced food."

Second Round Promise Zones Competition

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and our federal partners, thank you for your interest in the Promise Zones initiative.

Representatives from across the federal government are currently reviewing the applications to select the next round of designees. The next round of Promise Zones designations are expected to be announced in Spring 2015.

More information is available on the Promise Zones web page.


 
            
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