Community Development Digest

Funding News

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Alternatives Abound for Self-Sufficiency Initiatives

The Administration for Children and Families won’t be making new grant awards for the popular Assets for Independence Program since the current FY 2017 funding law doesn’t appropriate any funding. Other federal and private opportunities, however, can supplement the funds for the AFI program, which focuses on empowering low-income families to become economically self-sufficient for the long term.

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Popular Program Preparing for 2018 Grantmaking

The popular program funds the purchasing and preservation of one acre of wildlife habitat in the United States for every acre developed by Walmart.

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States, Tribes to Get $25.6 Million in Historic Preservation Grants

Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt with the National Park Service announces the distribution of an additional $21 million in historic preservation grants to every state, the District of Columbia, all U.S. territories, and partner nations as well as $4.6 million for historic preservation grants to 169 Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

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Hearing Highlights Apprenticeship Funding Successes

A subcommittee of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, chaired by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), holds a hearing to shed light on the types of programs that may receive preference for apprenticeship funding under the Trump administration.

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Task Force to Make Funding Recommendations

The Labor Dept.’s new Task Force for Apprenticeship Expansion will make recommendations on improving the federal apprenticeship initiatives, especially the ApprenticeshipUSA Innovation and Expansion Grants program.

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Agency Prepares for FY 2018 Competition

The yearly competition usually provides approximately $1.1 million each year to nonprofits and tribes to create a revolving loan fund to increase access to clean, reliable water for households in rural areas.

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HUD Working on New Veteran Housing Solicitation

The program’s grantees will address the housing needs of veterans who have disabilities and are low-income.

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Nonprofit, Hardware Retailer Join to Repair Flood-Damaged NC Homes

Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit committed to rebuilding communities in need across the country, has partnered with Lowe’s Home Improvement to provide critical repairs to seven homes and a community space in Fayetteville, NC.

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Blight Awards Going to 18 New York Cities

The program provides $10 million to 18 cities in its first venture. The money for the program comes from part of the state’s settlements with Goldman Sachs ($5 billion over toxic mortgage bonds), and Morgan Stanley ($3.2 billion over deceptive mortgage bond practices).

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Boeing Layoffs Prompt Labor Dept. Grant of $1.66 Million

Washington state’s Puget Sound region will be the beneficiary of $1,666,275 in funding for reemployment and training services for workers affected by layoffs at Boeing Co. facilities, courtesy of the U.S. Labor Department.

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