The Community Food Distribution Event held November 19 in Fairfax sponsored by the SmartBox, Golden Harvest Food Bank, Community Circle, Inc., Marine Toys for Tots, and Shop Her Closet Outreach was a success and fed over 300 people from Barnwell, Bamberg, Hampton and Allendale Counties.
Grants Strengthen Healthcare for People with Disabilities
The mission of the WITH Foundation is to promote the establishment of comprehensive healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities designed to address their unique and fundamental needs. Grants are provided to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based within the United States. The focus is on programs that improve delivery of healthcare to adults with developmental disabilities and address at least one of the following issues: improve health practitioner competency through education or training programs; address the current inadequate reimbursement system; advance formal care coordination, including the utilization of trained support personnel and caregivers; increase public awareness regarding the inadequacies of developmentally-disabled care in order to advance systemic change; perform social policy research; increase understanding of supported-decision making in healthcare settings; and identify and overcome barriers to high-quality healthcare access. Online letters of interest must be submitted by December 13, 2018; invited proposals will be due January 31, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines and FAQs.
Conflict Resolution Training for Youth Supported
JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth
The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grants for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways that directly transfer Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) skills from adults to youth. The emphasis for 2019 is on programs that promote reduction in youth bullying and violence and an increase in the development of conflict resolution education skills with youth for their application in and out of school with friends and other classmates as well as at home with siblings and other family members. The possible contexts for projects include community organizations, alternative education, online education, charter schools, after-school programs, juvenile justice facilities, etc. Initial project idea descriptions must be submitted by January 14, 2019; invited full proposals will be due May 15, 2019. Visit the ACR website to download the application information.
Opportunities from the U.S. Government
Program Addresses Mental Illness
Department of Health and Human Services
The Statewide Consumer Network Program seeks to improve efforts to address the needs of adults with serious mental illness by developing or expanding peer support services, peer leadership, and peer engagement strategies statewide. The application deadline is December 24, 2018.
Funds Available for Pre-Disaster Mitigation
Federal Emergency Management Agency
The Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program provides support to state, local, and tribal governments to implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on federal funding from future disasters. The application deadline is January 31, 2019.
The Marine Toys For Tots Foundation is partnering with The Smart Box in Allendale County to register families in need. Last Thursday over sixty families were registered with Marine Toys for Tots Foundation at The Smart Box location during the Smart Box Feeding program which served 150 meals that day. See below for dates and times of future Marine Toys for Tots registration at the Smart Box.