ACF Releases $2M Solicitation for Native American Youths

Agency: Health & Human Services Dept. (HHS) (Admin. for Children & Families, ACF); Program: Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD) (CFDA Number: 93.612) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-ANA-NC-1263); Eligibility: Tribes, nonprofits and faith-based and community organizations; Funding: $2 million for seven awards (20% match required); Deadline: July 19.

Summary: Grants are focused on community-driven projects designed to ensure that all young native people can thrive and reach their full potential by fostering Native youth resilience, capacity building, and leadership. Native Youth I-LEAD will specifically focus on implementation of community programs that promote Native youth resiliency and foster protective factors such as connections with Native languages and Elders. Projects will also promote Native youth leadership development through the establishment of local models to instill confidence in Native youth.

Info: (NOFA) or (guidance); Carmelia Strickland, email, or telephone, (202) 401-6741 for questions.

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Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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