Monthly Archives: April 2009

One Family and Partners Release RFP for Regional Faith-Based Action Grants

An Announcement from One Family, Inc.:

Dear ICHH Regional Conveners and Leadership Council Members,

We are excited to announce new Regional Faith Based Action Grants!

One Family Inc in partnership with the Episcopal City Mission and the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation are issuing a Request for Proposals for Regional Faith Based Action Grants.  We are seeking proposals to develop and implement a plan to organize the faith community within local Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness (ICHH) regional networks across Massachusetts. The goal of this proposal is to support collaborative efforts between ICHH networks and faith based groups who are endeavoring together to bring about an end to homelessness in their region. Continue reading

Note from Bob Pulster and Elizabeth Clay

Dear Regional Network Coordinators,

As the pilot initiatives of the Plan to End Homelessness have begun, the first few months are a critical time to inform and be informed by community members and facilitate broad public involvement in ending homelessness. The Civic Engagement Working Group of the ICHH has conducted a statewide survey of successful stakeholder involvement, and the results are part of an online toolkit that we have just launched: ICHH Civic Engagement Tool Kit.  It provides additional suggestions to promote community ownership about ending homelessness. Continue reading

Grant Opportunity: Federal Funds for Street Outreach for Homeless Youth

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability  of $5 million for outreach initiatives for homeless and runaway youth.  HHS’ Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is accepting applications for the Street Outreach Program (SOP) whose purpose is to conduct outreach services designed to build relationships between grantee staff and runaway, homeless, and street youth. Continue reading