Grant Writing Workshop – Far Rockaway NY – Nov. 12

Region II Federal Partners Council Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Subcommittee & Church of God Christian Academy

Invite You to Attend a Free Training Workshop for Faith-based and Community Organizations

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When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014   9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Church of God Christian Academy, 1332 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

This grant writing workshop will help non-profit organizations understand what to do and what to avoid when applying for federal grant funds. Learn how the funding process works, how to use on-line resources to find funding from the 26 federal agencies that award grants and how to develop a grant proposal that will score well in the competitive review.

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Dear Colleague Promise Zones Initiative Applications

Community Services Block Grant

Dear Colleagues:

In September 2014, the Administration launched the competition to designate the next round of Promise Zones, special initiatives that are part of the President’s plan to “create a new pathway to the middle class by partnering with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, improve educational opportunities, and reduce violent crime.”[1] The first five Promise Zones, designated in January 2014, have already made substantial progress in implementing their plans to increase opportunity within high-poverty communities.

In the upcoming second round of competition, any community meeting the qualifying criteria can apply for a Promise Zones designation, regardless of whether it has previously received a federal grant. The Promise Zones interagency panel, led by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), intends to name at least eight Promise Zones, including urban, rural, and tribal communities.

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What’s New with UPNEXT- Midtown’s workforce development and fatherhood program!

upnextThe past few months have been busy at UPNEXT, Midtown’s workforce development and fatherhood program! We have an energetic group of fathers in the current program cycle and are ready to enroll any non-custodial fathers over age 24 who are looking to move forward with family and employment. In addition to the work that participants are doing to connect with employment and improve as parents, they are also connecting to resources unique to our Midtown Manhattan location.

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Last fall, UPNEXT staff began a conversation with Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) educator Shellyne Rodriguez about finding a canvas on which participants could share their experiences as fathers trying to move forward. The product of Shellyne’s visionand the fathers’ expression led to an opening at the museum and garnered rave reviews.  In addition to the exciting event at MoMA, the fathers had an opportunity to connect with a local yoga teacher to explore relaxation and wellness. UPNEXT participants moved through a series of fundamental yoga poses and were encouraged to find a space in their lives and time with their children for activities that promote health and reduce stress. Some dads were reticent to participate at first, but all emerged relaxed and ready to further investigate the practice.

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Ebola Factsheets

acf2At a time when Ebola is all over the news, we want to make sure you have the clear-cut facts about Ebola. Please get informed and share this information with your friends and family to make sure they know the facts about Ebola.

You can download, ebola-factsheet, infographic, facts-about-ebola

1. Ebola is NOT spread through casual contact, air, water, or food grown or legally purchased in the United States. 

2. Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids of someone who is already showing symptoms of the disease. 

3. The symptoms of Ebola include: fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, lack of appetite, and abnormal bleeding. 

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola virus, though 8-10 days is most common.

4. If a person does not have symptoms, they are not contagious. 

In order for the virus to be transmitted, an individual would have to have direct contact with an individual who is experiencing symptoms or has died of the disease.

We know how to stop Ebola and our efforts across the Department and through the administration will continue. 

For more information we encourage you to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) onTwitter and Facebook for the latest updates.

October: Children’s Health Month

chm_logo_2011The White House and other federal agencies are urging parents and caregivers to “Discover the Rewards” of protecting children’s health.

The first attachment is a calendar which provides daily tips on behalf of Children’s Health Month

Click here to download, Children’s Health Month Calendar

Below is information on the Children’s Health in Disasters and attached is a factsheet that gives a brief history of the Children’s Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children Taskforce and briefly describes the four subcommittees.

Click here to download, Childrens Task Force Booklet_Factsheet


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