Strategic Planning in chilly Nebraska

25 01 2016

Just back from two days of strategic planning and board development with the Omaha Nation Community Response Team (ONCRT) in Walthill, NE. Great non-profit serving the Omaha Nation and other area residents. I really appreciated the Board members and dedicated staff who actively participated in planning for the future undeterred by sub-freezing temperatures! The resulting plan will also provide compelling context for their upcoming funding requests to support their important work in their Communities!

for further information contact SparrowHawk Consulting Company: info@sparrowhawkco.com





USDA Rural Development Seeks Applications for RBDG Grant Program

11 01 2016

USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for the Rural Business Development Grant Program (RBDG), which is a competitive grant program designed to develop and expand rural small and emerging private business enterprises. Individual businesses themselves are
not eligible to apply. Public Bodies, Nonprofit Entities, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply for grant funds to support the development and
expansion of small and emerging private business enterprises in their rural areas. For a Tribe to apply to assist a tribal business enterprise, the governing board must be independent from the tribal government.

Grant funds may be used for targeted technical assistance, training and other activities to support the development of small, private business enterprises in rural areas. In Washington State, it is anticipated that approximately $353,000 will be available for the RBDG program this fiscal year. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 29, 2016 to be considered for this fiscal year’s anticipated funding. Applications from Native American tribes must be sent by March 31, 2016.

For Washington state: all applications must be sent to the USDA Rural Development Washington State Office, 1835 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Suite B, Olympia, WA 98512, and must be received in the office by 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time., For more information on the RBDG program in Washington state, please contact Carlotta Donisi by calling (360) 704-7724 or email her at carlotta.donisi@wa.usda.gov.

For assistance in preparing a competitive RBDG please contact us at don@sparrowhawkco.com





Grant Opp: OVW FY 2016 Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (also known as the Arrest Program)

8 01 2016

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2016-9206
Funding Opportunity Title: OVW FY 2016 Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (also known as the Arrest Program)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Law, Justice and Legal Services
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 48
CFDA Number(s): 16.590 — Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Posted Date: Jan 7, 2016
Creation Date: Jan 7, 2016
Original Closing Date for Applications: Mar 3, 2016
Current Closing Date for Applications: Mar 3, 2016
Archive Date: Apr 2, 2016
Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000,000
Award Ceiling: $900,000
Award Floor:  n/a

Eligible Applicants:
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
County governments
State governments
City or township governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Additional Information on Eligibility: State or tribal sexual assault or domestic violence coalitions, and certain governmental rape crisis centers (in a state other than a territory). State, local, tribal, and territorial courts (including juvenile courts).

We’ve prepared a number of successful OVW grants.  For further information please contact Don Chalmers, don@sparrowhawkco.com

 





Want to get a jump on grant deadlines?

6 01 2016

For Health and Human Services you can use their Forecasting website to get advance estimates of grant programs, their allocation of funds, number of awards and deadlines.  Go to: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/hhsgrantsforecast/ to start your search.

We ran a search on upcoming Administration for Children and Families (ACF) program estimates for grants likely due between now and early April 2016 including Administration for Native Americans grants.  For a copy of the results just drop a note to don@sparrowhawkco.com