Tuesday, May 19, 2009

HHS Announces Capacity Building Grants to Strengthen Nonprofits

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that $50 million in grant funding is now available through the Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF), a new fund created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. HHS will grant two-year awards of up to $1 million to strengthen nonprofit and faith-based organizations that are aiding families and communities struggling in the economic downturn. Grantees must provide at least 20 percent of the total approved cost of the project from non-federal funds.

Read the Council’s analysis for detailed information on how the new capacity building funds will affect Council members. The grant application deadline is July 7, 2009. If you are interested in applying for the new capacity building grants, the Council on Foundations will host an upcoming informational session.

If you have any questions, contact the Council’s Public Policy Department at govt@cof.org or 703.879-6000.

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