Compassion Capital Fund

Posted by on July 4, 2003

Subject: Funding for intermediaries through the Compassion Capital Fund – Closing Date July 28, 2003

Program Announcement information for the Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration Program

AGENCY: The Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
CFDA Number: 93.647.

SUMMARY: This program announcement announces the availability of funds for Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) awards. These awards provide experienced intermediary organizations with funds to deliver technical assistance to small faith-based and community organizations. Intermediaries will assist these small groups, for example, in their efforts to improve program effectiveness and organizational management, access funds from diverse sources and manage those funds, develop and train staff, expand the types and reach of social services programs in their communities and develop promising collaborations among organizations dedicated to social service delivery. In addition, recipients of awards under this announcement must issue sub-awards to a number of qualified faith-based and community organizations for a variety of capacity-building purposes.

DATES: The closing date for submission of applications is July 28, 2003. Applications received after the closing date will be classified as late.

PROJECT PERIOD: periods up to three years (36 months).

Eligible Applicants:
ACF invites applications from a wide variety of organizations or entities with demonstrated knowledge and experience in the provision of the types of technical assistance described herein to a diverse group of faith-based and community organizations. Further, ACF encourages applications from applicants that propose to work with and have experience working with faith-based and community organizations that have not been well served or supported by governmental funds historically.

Funding Availability:
ACF will issue Financial Assistance Awards under this announcement as cooperative agreements. ACF expects to award approximately $4,200,000 in Fiscal Year 2003 for the CCF program and estimates that 4-8 intermediary organizations will receive awards to provide technical assistance and make sub-awards to smaller faith-based and community organizations.

Please read the entire program announcement for complete information:
Information will also be posted on the ACF website:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: All questions should be forwarded to Joseph Grogan, Project Officer for the Compassion Capital Fund at 202-401-4830 (ph) or

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