Showing posts from April 9, 2018

New Grant Opportunities: Project AWARE, Improving Access to Overdose Treatment

New Grant Opportunities SAMHSA is announcing the availability of up to $210 million for Project AWARE State Education Agency grants Application Due Date: Monday, June 4, 2018 SAMHSA is is accepting applications for Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) State Education Agency grants totaling up to $210 million over the next five years. The purpose of this program is to build or expand the capacity of State Educational Agencies, in partnership with State Mental Health Agencies overseeing school-aged youth and local education agencies to: Increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth; Provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged youth; Connect school-aged youth, who may have behavioral health issues, and their families to needed services. SAMHSA expects that this program will focus on partnerships and collaboration between state

SNAPS In Focus: Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness

As many of you aware, HUD and its public and private partners continue to advance actions to prevent and end youth homelessness. Over the past several years, we’ve seen increased momentum in our work together. These efforts are highlighted by the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP); the 100-Day Challenges to end Youth Homelessness ; and the recent release of benchmarks and criteria to end youth homelessness by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). Through these efforts, communities have learned that there are several critical aspects to ending youth homelessness: engaging youth with lived experience to drive the development of a youth homeless response system; partnering with a wide range of youth-serving community partners; and using the best available data to drive the creation of a system that best responds to the needs of youth in your community. Youth and young adults with lived experience of homelessness have driven the design and execution

HUD, VA Announce Award of Vouchers to House More than 5,200 Veterans

HUD, VA Announce Award of Vouchers to House More than 5,200 Veterans $43 million awarded to 325 local public housing agencies The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $43 million to 325 local public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country to provide a permanent home to more than 5,200 veterans experiencing homelessness. The supportive housing assistance announced today is provided through the  HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program , which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA. These vouchers are critical tools in helping communities effectively end homelessness among veterans.  "Our nation's veterans deserve more than a life on the streets," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.  "There is no greater responsibility than to end veteran homeless and to make certain that those who have serve

DOL-VETS Announces Availability of Funds for HVRP, IVTP, HFVVWF

DOL-VETS Announces Availability of Funds for HVRP, IVTP, HFVVWF Applications due May 7 by 4 p.m. ET The U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) has announced the availability of approximately $12 million in funding for Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP) and Homeless Female Veterans’ and Homeless Veterans’ with Families Program (HFVVWF) grants. Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) approximately $12 million in grant funds will be available. The purpose of this program is to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans. Organizations may apply for one year of funding with a period of performance from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. 2018 Option Year Award reci