Program Helps Families Involved in Violence-Related Court Cases

Department of Justice
The Justice for Families Program seeks to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. The program supports activities for improving the capacity of courts and communities to respond to families affected by the targeted crimes, including court-based and court-related programs, supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents, training for people who work with families in the court system, civil legal services, and the provision of resources in juvenile court matters. The application deadline is January 8, 2019.

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Support for School Sports Programs in 44 States

California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant Program
The California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant Program provides support to public middle and high school sports programs negatively impacted by reduced budgets in 44 states. (Schools in Alaska, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, and Wisconsin are not eligible to apply.) Grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 may be used to help subsidize school sports programs in ways such as purchasing new equipment or paying for competition travel costs. Applications must be submitted by an employee of the public school who is a current member, or referred by a current member, of the state NEA affiliate or one of the program’s other participating educator associations. The application deadline is January 15, 2019. Visit the California Casualty website to review the grant guidelines and submit an online application.

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Bluffton’s 2019 BLACK EXCELLENCE BALL Holding Voting Round I

Bluffton’s Black Excellence Ball | Pinckney Hall | Saturday, 19. January 2019

The Bluffton and Hilton Head MLK Observance Committees are excited to announce and launch the Lowcountry’s first ever Black Excellence Ball. This occasion will mark a night of celebration of the triumphs and accomplishments of African American entreprenuers, educators, musicians, artists, etc and their contributions to our communities. The night will be filled with food, live music, cash bar, awards, and an evening to remember. Voting round 1 will be held Nov. 20-Dec. 15. Nominations will be narrowed down to the top 4 of each category before the final voting takes place.
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