Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

Iowa

Partnerships to Create Justice Models

The program will support the creation of effective practice model partnerships between state courts and public child welfare agencies, tribes and tribal organizations for effective implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (PL 95-608)

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(COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT) IA Seeks $23M in NSP-2 Funds for Eight Cities

Iowa state officials seek almost $23 million in round two of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP-2) that would fund projects in eight cities if the Housing & Urban Development Dept. (HUD) approves the application.

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(HEALTH CARE) IA Expands Children's Health Program

Iowa—The state expands health insurance options for Iowa children, by expanding eligibility and allocating additional resources for the Hawk-I program, Iowa's children's health insurance plan. The law: Increases eligibility levels to 300% of the federal poverty level (an increase from the pre...

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(JANUARY DEADLINE) Award Promotes Health Partnerships

(Deadline: Jan. 30) The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) program is designed to promote health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions using strategies such as service-learning and community-based participatory researc...

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Senate Panel Passes Foster Care Improvements Bill

The Senate Finance Committee has passed a bill that would reauthorize a $43 million incentive program that rewards states for moving foster care children—particularly those with special needs— from foster care to placement in safe, permanent homes. The bill, S. 3038, new bill sponsored by Sen. ...

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Foster Care Bill Moves to Senate Panel Vote

A new bill that would increase funding for adoptions and help children with special needs to move from foster care to placement in safe, permanent homes is set for a vote Friday before the Senate Finance Committee, said bill sponsor Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Grassley urged congressional leaders t...

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Congress Looks to Pass Farm Bill, Clucks at Veto Threat

Like a game of legislative chicken--waiting to see who clucks first--Democrats in Congress are preparing to pass a $280 billion Farm Bill, daring an intransigent President Bush to use his veto pen and send the measure out to pasture. It unknown at this point if Bush will deliver on his threat of a v...

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(JUNE DEADLINE) Medica Focuses on Healthcare (IA, MN, ND, SD & WI)

(Deadline: June 20) The Behavioral Health & Racial Disparities Grants, offered by the Medica Foundation, fund 501 (c)(3) nonprofits providing sustainable, measurable improvements in the availability, access and quality of healthcare in IA, MN, ND, SD and WI.There are two funding priorities this ...

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State selects 52 School Districts for Preschool Grants

Fifty-two Iowa school districts will receive state grants next school year under a plan to make preschool programs available to most 4-year-olds in the state. The state will allocate $15 million for each of the next four years to boost preschool offerings, says Gov. Chet Culver (D). Other districts ...

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Funding in Iowa: The Claude W. & Dolly Ahrens Foundation

Deadline: Feb. 16, Apr. 16, Jun. 16, Aug. 16, Oct. 16, Dec. 16.The Claude W. & Dolly Ahrens Foundation gives grants in Iowa for education, health, and parks and recreation.For example, in 2005, the foundation gave $50,000 to U. of Northern Iowa Foundation, Cedar Falls; $50,000 to U. of Northern ...

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