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#1: Program Helps Families Involved in Violence-Related Court Cases

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 8, 2019

Department of Justice

The Justice for Families Program seeks to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. The program supports activities for improving the capacity of courts and communities to respond to families affected by the targeted crimes, including court-based and court-related programs, supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents, training for people who work with families in the court system, civil legal services, and the provision of resources in juvenile court matters. The application deadline is January 8, 2019.

Additional Information on Eligibility: States, units of local government, courts (including juvenile courts), Indian tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, legal services providers, and victim service providers

Link to full RFP: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310226

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#2: Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Invites Letters of Intent

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2019

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports innovative, creative projects and programs with the potential to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children from birth through age five.

To that end, the foundation provides funding in three areas: early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education.

1) Early Childhood Welfare: Children can only reach their full potential when all aspects of their development — intellectual, emotional, and physical — are optimally supported. Providing a safe and nurturing environment for infants and preschoolers is essential, as is imparting to them the skills of social living in a culturally diverse world. The foundation supports programs that evaluate best child-rearing practices and identify models that can provide creative, caring environments in which all children thrive.

2) Early Childhood Education and Play: Research shows that children need to be stimulated as well as nurtured, early in life, if they are to succeed in school, work, and life. That preparation relates to every aspect of a child’s development, from birth to age 5, and everywhere a child learns — at home, in childcare settings and in preschool. The foundation seeks to improve the quality of both early-childhood teaching and learning through the development of innovative curricula and research-based pedagogical standards, as well as the design of imaginative play materials and learning environments.

3) Parenting Education: To help parents create nurturing environments for their children, the foundation supports programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child-rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, prenatal care and diet, and programs that provide both cognitive and emotional support to parents.

Letters of Intent must be received no later than January 31, 2019. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

See the Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

Link to full RFP: https://earlychildhoodfoundation.org/

Remember to check your agency’s CasaConnect administrative portal to see funding opportunities that Gina posts there on a regular basis.

THANK YOU!

Gina A. James