Do not miss out on the newly released federal grants! This week the Health Resources and Services Administration is providing funding to create opportunities for a two-generational approach to health care addressing the needs of both vulnerable children and their parents. A grant to provide training and technical assistance to volunteers who provide free tax counseling and assistance to elderly individuals in the preparation of their federal income tax returns is being offered. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is accepting applications for programs designed to improve access to and delivery of services to offenders with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness when they leave incarceration to reenter the community.
Health Resources and Services Administration
Grant Title: Rural Health Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT)
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=304578
Details: This notice solicits applications for Rural Health Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT). A two-generational approach focuses on creating opportunities for and addressing needs of both vulnerable children and their parents together. It prioritizes and facilitates coordination of programs and services needed to address the additive effects of poverty and geographic isolation on early childhood health and development. A holistic-family-based approach acknowledges the importance of the family in shaping health and developmental outcomes for children.2 Research has shown that the well-being of parents greatly impacts the health and developmental trajectories of their children and is a crucial factor in children’s social-emotional, physical, and economic well-being. At the same time, the emotional and behavioral needs of at-risk infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are best met through coordinated services that focus on relationships, especially with parents and other caregivers. Parents’ ability to succeed in school and/or at work is affected by how well their children are doing.
Tax Counseling for the Elderly
Grant Title: Tax Counseling for the Elderly
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=304265
Details:The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program offers FREE tax help to individuals who are age 60 or older. Section 163 of the Revenue Act of 1978, Public Law No. 95-600, 92 Stat. 2810, November 6, 1978, authorizes this cooperative agreement. The Act authorizes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to enter into agreements with private or public nonprofit agencies and organizations, which will provide training and technical assistance to volunteers who provide FREE tax counseling and assistance to elderly individuals in the preparation of their federal income tax returns.
This Act authorizes an appropriation of special funds, in the form of grants, to provide tax assistance to persons age 60 years of age or older. The IRS receives the funds as a line item in the budget appropriation. The total funds are distributed to the grant recipients for their expenses.
Eligible agencies and organizations compete for acceptance as a TCE grant recipient in compliance with the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977, Public Law No. 95-224, 92 Stat. 3, February 3, 1978, codified at 31 USC Chapter 63. Applicants must be experienced in coordinating volunteer programs, with experience in income tax return preparation. Eligible agencies and organizations receive grants to conduct local TCE Programs. Tax return preparation assistance is provided to elderly taxpayers during the usual period for filing federal income tax returns, which is from January 1 to April 15 each year. However, the program activities required to ensure that elderly taxpayers receive efficient and quality tax assistance can be conducted year-round.Bureau of Justice Assistance
Grant Title: BJA FY 18 Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=304556
Details: The Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Program is designed to improve access to and delivery of services to offenders with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness when they leave incarceration to reenter the community. BJA recognizes that a significant number of these people adult offenders are in need of treatment in order to successfully complete their supervision, which in turn will reduce recidivism and promote public safety. Coordination among corrections, substance abuse and mental health treatment providers, correctional health, and parole or probation enables the development of collaborative comprehensive case plans that address criminogenic risk, substance abuse, and mental health needs.