Compassion Capital Fund Targeted Capacity-Building

Posted by on June 2, 2006

HHS Announces Funding Opportunities under the Compassion Capital Fund

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS), has announced that applications will be accepted for new grants pursuant to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) authorized under Section 1110 of the Social Security Act governing Social Services Research and Demonstration activities and the Department of Labor, HHS, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006, Public Law 109-149.

Targeted Capacity-Building
OCS will award funds to help build the capacity of faith-based and community organizations that address the needs of distressed communities. A distressed community is defined as a neighborhood or geographic community with an unemployment rate and/or poverty rate equal to or greater than the State or national rate. The Targeted Capacity Building Program will focus on capacity building among organizations addressing the following programmatic service areas: help for at-risk youth; help for the homeless; marriage education and preparation services to help couples who choose marriage for themselves develop the skills and knowledge to form and sustain healthy marriages; or social services to those living in rural communities.

A total of $15,000,000 is reserved to fund up to 300 grants.
Deadline: Proposals are due by June 23, 2006.

Read the full grant announcement.
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