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Popular Programs May See Funding Increases in FY 2016

The Administration for Children & Families (HHS) provides an update on the FY 2016 solicitations for its popular Basic Center Program and Street Outreach Program, including potential funding increases.

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(SENIORS) Tufts Focuses Funding on Active Living (MA, RI)

(Deadlines: Jan 25 and June 1) The Tufts Health Plan Foundation, funds Massachusetts and Rhode Island programs: (1) elevating the physical, mental and emotional well-being of older adults (age 60 and older); (2) enabling them to contribute their experiences and knowledge to their communities; and (3...

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(PUBLIC HOUSING) HUD Provides $96M in Public Housing Capital Funds

\r\nFifteen public housing authorities (PHAs) nationwide will get a chance to transform units in their portfolios as HUD awards them a combined $96 million in stimulus money through the Public Housing Capital Fund (PHCF).\r\nThe announcement from HUD is part of $1 billion in competitive funding awar...

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(ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT) Treasury Pumps $90M into CDFIs Nationwide

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) in 26 states and Puerto Rico receive a combined $90 million in stimulus package grant awards to boost communities hit by the economic downturn.

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(COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT) NSP-2 Applicants Looking to Score with July Application Submissions

\r\nThose applying for round two of Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funding will have the number 115 foremost on their minds for the next two months or so. Without scoring that high on applications due July 17, their chances for receiving a share of the $2 billion in HUD money designed to a...

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(STATES) More Than $666M Sent to Massachusetts in Education Recovery $$$

About $666 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding has been distributed to Massachusetts to help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts. \r\nThe money is being distributed to the states as part of the ARRA State Fiscal Stabilizatio...

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(FAMILIES) ACF Proposes TANF Reporting Changes Under Recovery Act

In response to Recovery Act mandates, the Health & Human Services Dept.'s Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing a modification of the financial reporting forms used by Tribal TANF grant recipients. \r\nDeadline for comment: July 26.\r\nTribes use Form ACF-196T to report exp...

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(WORKFORCE) States Use $1.2B in Youth Employment Funding

Indiana, Massachusetts and Rhode Island already have plans in\r\nplace to use their portion of $1.2 billion in American Recovery &\r\nReinvestment Act for youth employment programs.\r\n\r\nThe funding\r\nis being doled out via the federal Workforce Investment Act account. \r\...

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(HOUSING) Foreclosed Homes for Public Housing

Massachusetts—New Bedford\r\nheralds a housing plan which likely will be applied nationwide -- convert\r\nforeclosed houses into affordable housing for low-income families. Houses will\r\nbe upgraded before families holding Sec. 8 housing vouchers are allowed to move\r\nin. \r\n\r\nOfficials\...

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Expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program Helps Low-Income, Uninsured Children the Most

A new report shows that expanded eligibility for State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) appears to help children in those underserved families who need the help the most, says a report from the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute. The repo...

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