Community Foundation announces grant opportunities

December 16, 2016

Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is accepting grant applications for the winter 2017 grant cycles of its Community Impact, Youth Advisory Council and Tobacco Grants. 

Eligibility: All non-profit agencies with a 501(c)(3) IRS designation, schools, churches (for non-religious purposes) and government agencies in the counties of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties are invited to apply.

  • Community Impact Grants are for a broad range of projects and programs. The maximum grant request amount is $5,000. Mini-grants of up to $1,000 are also available.
  • Youth Advisory Council Grants are for projects benefiting youth under the age of 18. The maximum request amount for YAC Grants is $2,500. Mini-grants of up to $500 are available as well.
  • Tobacco Grants are for projects and programs that address tobacco-related issues including smoking prevention and cessation programs. Applicants may request up to $3,000 through the Tobacco Grant.

Applications are available at http://www.cfnem.org. Applicants may also call the Community Foundation office for more information at 1-877-354-6881.

Deadline: The deadline for all three grant opportunities is Jan. 16, 2017.


ASCD and HHS/CDC Announce Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model

April 2, 2014

ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, announced today the new Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model that is recommended as a strategy for improving students’ health and learning in our schools. Developed by ASCD and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with key leaders from education, public health, and school health fields, the new model combines and builds on elements of the traditional coordinated school health approach and the whole child framework to strengthen a unified and collaborative approach to learning and health.

A whole child approach, which ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, sets the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provides for long-term student success. The new WSCC model responds to the call for greater alignment, integration, and collaboration between education and health to improve each child’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development.

The model incorporates the components of an effective school health program and the tenets of the whole child approach to education to address the symbiotic relationship between learning and health. In doing so, the model continues the focus of the traditional coordinated school health approach but aligns it with the structure, framework, and objectives of education. This is showcased by the expanded components focusing additional attention on the social and emotional climate of the school and classroom environments and the pivotal role that community involvement plays in the growth and development of our youth.

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model focuses its attention on the child, emphasizing a schoolwide approach and acknowledging learning, health, and the school as being a part and reflection of the local community. Because they have contact with 95 percent of U.S. children ages 5–17, schools are the primary institution responsible for childhood development, after the family. It is essential that schools have an effective and comprehensive school health model in place during these critical years of social, psychological, physical, and intellectual development.

Whereas the traditional coordinated school health model contained eight components, the WSCC contains 10, expanding Health and Safe School Environment and Family/Community Involvement into four distinct components:

-Social and Emotional Climate

-Physical Environment

-Family Engagement

-Community Involvement

This change marks the need for greater emphasis on both the psychosocial and physical environment as well as the ever-increasing roles that community agencies and families must play. Finally, this new model also addresses the need to engage students as active participants in their learning and health.

CDC will be integrating this new model into its school health initiatives, placing ASCD’s whole child framework at the center of health and education alignment in school settings. For more information about CDC’s school health initiatives, visit www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth.

For more information about ASCD’s Whole Child Initiative, visit www.ascd.org/wholechild. To find out about ASCD’s focus on integrating learning and health visit www.ascd.org/learningandhealth. You can also find out more about ASCD’s other programs, products, services and memberships at www.ascd.org.


Funding for the DFC Program Fully Restored for FY 2011—Deeper Cuts Staved Off For SAMHSA

April 15, 2011

CADCA reported on funding for the DFC program. When CADCA issued an alert earlier this year that the Drug Free Communities (DFC) program had been slated for a $9.5 million cut, the field responded in force, sending nearly 3,000 faxes to Capitol Hill to ask Congress to restore the funds. These efforts, along with the advocacy efforts of CADCA, paid off. Funding for the DFC program has been fully restored to $95 million for FY 2011.

Nearly 450 applications have been submitted for the current FY 2011 grant cycle. It is our understanding that a funding level of $95 million means that there should be enough funds to support approximately 75 new grants, rather than the 7 that would have been available if the program had been cut by $9.5 million. The fact that funding the DFC funding was restored is a major success for the field.

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Funding Announcement: Grant Opportunity

April 13, 2011

SAMHSA introduces guidance changing its block grant programs to reflect new opportunities provided by parity, health reform and emerging science

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced a new approach for the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) and the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) in the Federal Register today.

“Changes in healthcare delivery structures, rapid adoption of health information technology, scientific advances in prevention and treatment services, growing understanding of recovery, and implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and the Affordable Care Act will greatly enhance access to prevention, treatment and recovery support services nationwide,” said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde,. J. D. 

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May 3rd is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

April 7, 2011

May 3rd is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day which is a day to join SAMHSA, communities, organizations, agencies, and individuals nationwide in raising awareness that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth. This year, the national theme will focus on building resilience in young children dealing with trauma. 

For the complete picture, please visit:  http://www.samhsa.gov/children/national.aspx


OJJDP FY 2011 Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program

April 4, 2011

http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2011/Community-BasedViolence.pdf

Grant: The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding under its Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program. This program furthers DOJ’s mission by reducing violence involving youth in targeted communities.

Funder: OJJDP

Amount: OJJDP will make multiple awards for as much as $2.2 million each for a 3-year award period.

Eligibility: Applicants are limited to states (including territories) and units of local government (including federally recognized tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). 

Contact: For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 1-800-518-4726 or via e-mail to support@grants.gov. Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.

Deadline: Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. (See “How to Apply,” page 8.) All applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on May 23, 2011.


FTC to Review Alcohol Marketing Compliance, Seeks Public Comment

March 31, 2011

JoinTogether.org reports on The Federal Trade Commission’s review of alcohol marketing compliance. FTC will review the effectiveness of the alcohol industry’s voluntary marketing guidelines, which are primarily intended to avoid advertising to youth under age 21, The New York Times reported March 8.

The review is the fourth in 12 years. The agency is expected to focus on how alcohol is marketed on social networks, which were much less dominant in June 2008, when the FTC’s most recent review was completed.

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