Grant Archives

Fatherhood Research and Practice Network

Fatherhood Research and Practice Network

The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network has issued a third request for proposals (RFP). This RFP is intended to support exploratory and descriptive research that will provide insights into previously unstudied or understudied areas. Proposed studies should consider innovative programs or interventions related to co-parenting, employment and economic security, and/or father engagement and effective parenting for low-income fathers.

Deadline: 11/18/2016

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Funds for Charitable Programs in Bank Communities

The BBVA Compass Foundation

BBVA Compass Foundation

The BBVA Compass Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are making a positive impact in the communities the bank serves in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, New York, and Texas. The Foundation gives priority to requests that best reflect the following focus areas: community development/financial literacy, education, health and human services, arts and culture, environment and natural resources, and diversity and inclusion. Online applications are due September 30, 2016. (Prior to submitting a grant request, organizations interested in applying are invited to join one of the Charitable Contributions Process Conference Calls/Webinar Presentations to be held on August 19, September 9, and September 23.) Visit the bank’s The BBVA Compass Foundationto learn more about the Foundation’s guidelines and application process.

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Funds for Health Initiatives in Company Communities

Anthem


Anthem Foundation

The Anthem Foundation is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals and families in the communities that Anthem serves. The Foundation believes that targeting preventable health concerns by making strategic charitable choices will help create a healthier generation of Americans. The Foundation’s grantmaking focus is on initiatives that positively affect the conditions addressed in its Healthy Generations program: heart health, cancer prevention and smoking cessation, maternal and newborn health, diabetes prevention and management, and active lifestyles.

The upcoming application deadline is August 19, 2016. Visit the Anthem website for eligibility guidelines and to access the online application system.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Street Outreach Program

The Family and Youth Services Bureau announces this funding opportunity to programs providing street-based prevention services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at-risk of, sexual abuse or sexual exploitation. Grantees of the Street Outreach Program provide services in areas where street youth congregate, in order to help them make healthy choices and provide them access to shelter.

Deadline: 7/5/2016

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Administration for Children and Families

Basic Center Program

FYSB’s Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) program is accepting applications for the Basic Center Program (BCP). The purpose of the BCP is to provide temporary shelter and counseling services to youth who have left home without permission of their parents or guardians, have been forced to leave home, or other homeless youth who might otherwise end up in the law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems.

Deadline: 7/5/2016

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Administration for Children and Families

Affordable Care Act Tribal Personal Responsibility Education Program for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

The Family and Youth Services Bureau has announced the availability of funding in the form of discretionary, competitive grants to Indian Tribes and tribal organizations to support the development and implementation of comprehensive teen pregnancy prevention programs. The PREP program emphasizes a medically accurate approach, replicating effective programs or elements of programs that have been proven—on the basis of rigorous, scientific research—to change behavior.

Deadline: 7/8/2016

(Editor’s Note: Love Notes seamlessly addresses pregnancy prevention and adult preparation topics in culturally appropriate ways.)

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Telligen Community Initiative

Telligen Community Initiative

The mission of the Telligen Community Initiative (TCI) is to support innovative and forward looking health-related projects aimed at improving health, social well-being, and educational attainment. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies serving communities in Iowa, Illinois, and Oklahoma. TCI’s funding priorities include the following: Health Innovation, Health for the Underserved, and Healthcare Workforce Development. The deadline for applicants in Iowa is February 17, 2016; the deadline for Oklahoma applicants is May 11, 2016; and the Illinois application deadline is September 7, 2016.

Visit the TCI website to learn more about the funding priorities and application procedure.

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CDC Funding for Teen Dating and Youth Violence Prevention

The purpose of this funding announcement is to support local health departments with high-levels of capacity and readiness to prevent teen dating violence and youth violence to expand existing prevention efforts to address shared risk and protective factors. The due date to apply is June 6, 2016.

(Ed Note: Research on Dibble programs clearly shows the link between building romantic relationship skills and decreases in violence, both verbal and physical.).

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Funds for Measurement Research on Teen Dating Violence

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking proposals for measurement research related to teen dating violence (a.k.a. adolescent relationship abuse). In particular, NIJ is seeking proposals that advance the accurate and developmentally appropriate measurement of dating violence perpetration and victimization among adolescents and young adults.

The deadline for applications under this funding opportunity is March 9, 2016.

Download the solicitation.

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Vikings Childrens FundSupport for Programs Aiding Minnesotan Families and Youth

Minnesota Vikings Children’s Fund

The Minnesota Vikings Children’s Fund is dedicated to addressing children’s health and education throughout the Upper Midwest. The Fund works closely with the University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics in support of pediatric research and children’s health programs. The Fund also supports nonprofit organizations in Minnesota that provide programs in the following areas: The Education and Youth Services category supports organizations involved with drug and alcohol abuse treatment/rehabilitation and education, child abuse prevention education, at-risk youth, and mentor programs. The application deadline is April 8, 2016. Visit the Minnesota Viking’s website to access the Fund’s grant guidelines.

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Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)Basic Center Program 2015

The Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth, and Families’ (ACYF), Family, and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) will award funding for the Basic Center Program (BCP). The purpose of the BCP is to provide an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. The BCP works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. Deadline: 4/10/2015

(Ed. Note: Current Basic Center grantees are successfully using Dibble relationship education materials to aid in family reunification and life skills. Read their Case Studies here.)

Donors ChooseAttention School Teachers

A generous donor has donated $1,000 to help teachers, who have not been able to afford Dibble materials over the past year, to obtain them at no cost when teachers use DonorsChoose.org.

DonorsChoose.org is very successful fundraising organization that over the past decade has helped fund 70% of the projects that teachers have submitted to them.

It’s easy to apply for this money. Simply sign up at DonorsChoose.org describing your students, their needs, and the Dibble materials that will best help your students.

Our donor will cover 40% of the cost once you, working through DonorsChoose.org, raise the remaining funds.

For orders over $100, the usual 10% shipping is free!

For more details contact Aaron Larson, Teacher Success Manager at aaron@dibbleinstitute.org.

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Pey Back FoundationFunds for Youth Programs in Colorado, Louisiana, and Tennessee

PeyBack Foundation

The PeyBack Foundation is dedicated to promoting the future success of economically disadvantaged youth by supporting programs that have a direct benefit to children through relationships and activities. In 2016, the Foundation will accept grant applications from nonprofit organizations in the states of Colorado, Louisiana, and Tennessee. The focus is on youth development programs addressing the following categories: Leadership and Life Skills, Mentoring, After-School/Summer Programming, and Healthy Living. Programs that are intended to enrich the lives of disadvantaged youth through activities conducted outside the typical school day are particularly favored. Grants may range up to $15,000, although most grants funded are in the $10,000 range. The application deadline is February 10, 2016. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the application form.

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Support for Programs Serving Company Communities

Georgia PacificGeorgia-Pacific Foundation

The Georgia-Pacific Foundation supports a wide range of nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in communities where Georgia-Pacific operates, and where company employees live and work. The Foundation has identified the following key investment areas: education, including job readiness and literacy; community enrichment, including affordable housing, cultural, youth, and safety programs; environment, including resource conservation, environmental education, and clean air/clean water; and entrepreneurship, especially among youth, women, and minorities. Grant applications must be submitted in writing via mail between January 1 and October 31, annually. Early submission is encouraged. Visit the company’s website to take the required online eligibility survey.

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HHS.GovHealthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grants forecast for early 2015

Health and Human Services Office of Family Assistance has released their forecast for a new round of grants in early 2015! Please note that the information provided below is from the federal government. All grant inquiries should be addressed to Office of Family Assistance as noted in the grant forecast.

Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grants

Grants awarded under this Funding Opportunity Announcement will support programs that have the capacity and proven record of accomplishment in providing a broad range of marriage and relationship skills training. To address the multiple barriers faced by individuals, couples, partners, and families, programs will provide healthy marriage and relationship skills designed to change behaviors of individuals and move families towards economic self-sufficiency.

Responsible Fatherhood

The Responsible Fatherhood initiative is designed to help fathers establish or strengthen positive parental interaction by providing activities that develop and improve relationship, communication, and parenting skills, and contribute to the financial well-being of their children by providing job training and other employment services.

Responsible Fatherhood activities also help fathers improve relationships with their spouses, significant others, and/or the mothers of their children. ACF is particularly interested in organizations that have the capacity and proven record of accomplishment in helping low-income fathers, and comprehensive fatherhood programs that integrate robust economic stability services, healthy marriage and relationship activities, and activities designed to foster responsible parenting.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding Opportunities Forcasted for 2015

Recently the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) and the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announced forecasts about teen pregnancy prevention funding opportunities expected to be released in early 2015. Please note that the information provided below is from the federal government. All grant inquiries should be directed to the OAH and FYSB respectively as noted in the grant forecasts.

Office of Adolescent HealthOAH

Rigorous Evaluation of New or Innovative Approaches to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

The Funding Opportunity Announcement will provide competitive funding to organizations to develop and rigorously evaluate new and innovative approaches to prevent teen pregnancy.

Family and Youth Services BureauFYSB

Specific Funding Opportunity from FYSB for Florida, Indiana, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands, and Palau

Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Competitive Grants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The Administration for Families and Children (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families’ (ACYF) Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) will be accepting applications from local organizations and entities, including faith-based organizations or consortia, for the development and implementation of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) in Florida, Indiana, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands, and Palau.

The purpose of this program is to support projects that educate youth, between the ages of 10 and 19 years, and pregnant and parenting youth under age 21, on abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV/AIDS. Projects are also required to implement at least three of six adulthood preparation subjects.

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Donors ChooseAttention School Teachers

A generous donor has donated $1,000 to help teachers, who have not been able to afford Dibble materials over the past year, to obtain them at no cost when teachers use DonorsChoose.org.

DonorsChoose.org is very successful fundraising organization that over the past decade has helped fund 70% of the projects that teachers have submitted to them.

It’s easy to apply for this money. Simply sign up at DonorsChoose.org describing your students, their needs, and the Dibble materials that will best help your students.

Our donor will cover 40% of the cost once you, working through DonorsChoose.org, raise the remaining funds.

For orders over $100, the usual 10% shipping is free!

For more details contact Aaron Larson, Teacher Success Manager at aaron@dibbleinstitute.org.

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Georgia Natural GasGrants Enhance Georgia Communities

Georgia Natural Gas Corporate Giving Program

The Georgia Natural Gas Corporate Giving Program supports a wide range of nonprofit organizations in the communities throughout Georgia that the company serves. Grantmaking areas of interest include the following: children and youth services, education, senior services, energy assistance for consumers in need, environment and sustainability, and meaningful educational and cultural opportunities for the entire community.

Funding requests may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Georgia Natural Gas website for more information.

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The Kerr FoundationGrants Enhance Youth Programs in the Oklahoma Region
The Kerr Foundation

The Kerr Foundation primarily provides support to nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma; however, the Foundation also considers requests from organizations in the surrounding states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as organizations located in Washington, DC. The Foundation offers grants to organizations that provide new or enhanced opportunities, particularly for youth, which address the following areas of interest: education, health, cultural development, and community services.

Grants generally range from $1,000 to $50,000. The application deadline for consideration at the March 2015 Board meeting is January 16, 2015. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application guidelines and download the application form.

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Community-Action-Grants-AAUW

American Association of University Women

Community Action Grants

Community Action Grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls.

Since the inauguration of the Research and Projects Fund in 1972, AAUW has provided support to hundreds of communities around the United States to advance education and equality for women and girls. Early projects focused on public interest issues, including women’s struggles to balance home and work life, the establishment of women’s resource centers on college campuses, and the emergence of women’s political involvement in the antinuclear movement.

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Support for Programs Serving Minn. and Northwestern Wisconsin

AgStar Fund for Rural America

The AgStar Fund for Rural America is dedicated to promoting agriculture and rural communities, and to addressing the issues facing rural America. The Fund supports nonprofit organizations in the service area where AgStar has a significant business presence in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. The Fund focuses its giving program in the following four major areas: education, environment, technology, and quality of life. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided for direct project or program costs. Online applications will be accepted from October 1 through November 30, 2014. Visit the AgStar website to review the funding guidelines and application instructions.
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Daniels Fund

(CO, NM, UT, WY)

The Daniels Fund

The Daniels Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations in funding areas–Aging, Alcoholism, & Substance Abuse, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education Reform, Ethics & Integrity in Education, Homeless & Disadvantaged, and Youth Development. The fund was established by Bill Daniels, using the experiences and relationships of his life as motivation.


Grants Address Poverty in the Southeast
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation assists people in the southeast United States to build just and caring communities that nurture people, spur enterprise, bridge differences, and foster fairness. The Foundation is dedicated to helping people and places to move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice. Grants are provided to local, statewide, and regional nonprofits in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia that work with people in low-wealth communities to shape their own destiny.


Grants Promote Quality of Life Programs in the Western U.S. and British Columbia
May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

The Trust provides grants to organizations that offer programs for foster children and youth, military veterans and their families, elders, and people with disabilities. The focus is on programs that will enrich the quality of life for the target populations, promote self-sufficiency, and assist individuals in achieving their highest potential. Online letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.


Support for Arizona Quality of Life Programs
Cardinals Charities

Cardinals Charities, the grantmaking program of the Arizona Cardinals, supports programs designed to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona. Grant requests of up to $5,000 are preferred, with priority given to grants that support special programs.

 



Grants Promote Youth Education in Oregon and Washington
Safeco Insurance Fund

The Safeco Insurance Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations that serve communities in Oregon and Washington. The Fund’s focus is on educational programs that encourage disadvantaged youth to excel academically and
create opportunities for life-long success through learning
. Grants are also provided to health and human services organizations that
enhance the quality of life
and safety in company communities. Applying organizations must have annual operating budgets exceeding $250,000. Requests may be submitted throughout the year; however,
applications submitted after September 30 may not be reviewed until the following calendar year.



Support for Child Health and Education Initiatives in California and Washington



Stuart Foundation

The Stuart Foundation is dedicated to transforming the public education and child welfare systems in California and Washington so that all youth can learn and achieve in school and life. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that address the following priorities: The Education Systems category invests in coordinated programs, partnerships, and research and policy analysis that help students to learn and achieve in school by developing effective education systems.

The Vulnerable Youth in Child Welfare category
partners with child welfare agencies to help children and youth in foster care to realize positive outcomes in the following focus areas: safety, permanency, well being, education opportunities, and youth, family and community engagement. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the Foundation’s funding priorities.

 

Initiatives to Strengthen Oregon Communities Funded

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Jubitz Family Foundation

The Jubitz Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Oregon that strive to strengthen families, respect the natural environment, and foster peace. The Foundation’s specific areas of interest include early childhood development and education, with an emphasis on children at-risk; environmental stewardship, with an emphasis on rivers and their watershed ecosystems; and peacemaking activities, with an emphasis on teaching peace and conflict resolution. Grants generally range from $2,000 to $10,000. The deadlines for letters of inquiry are January 1 and July 1, 2014. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.

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Innovative Youth Programs



Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation

Innovative programs or services are defined as “uncommon, untested or otherwise unconventional.” In other words, RMYF funds programs or services that are outside of current customary practices. We support programs or services that are designed to help underprivileged youth reach their full potential.

The foundation awards grants of $25,000 to untested youth programs that lead to breakthrough results in supporting underprivileged youth in the greater metropolitan areas of Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, Madison, WI, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

Pre-applications are due April 30, and invited applications will be due August 30.

 

Basic Center Program
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The Basic Center Program funds community-based programs that address the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. Basic center projects aim to increase young people’s safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency, and to help them build permanent connections with caring adults, with the goal of reuniting them with their families (as appropriate). Deadline for Applications: May 12, 2014.

(Ed. Note: We are starting to see Basic Centers use relationship skills education as an intervention to increase well-being and self sufficiency of these vulnerable youth.)


Community Programs in the West and Midwest Funded
Union Pacific Foundation: Community-Based Grant Program

The Union Pacific Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the
communities served by Union Pacific Railroad, primarily in the midwestern and western United States. Through the Community-Based Grant Program, the Foundation gives priority to requests that address the following categories: Community and Civic, and Health and Human Services. The majority of these grants are intended to help nonprofit organizations build their capacity, increase their impact, and operate more effectively. Nonprofit organizations in the railroad’s service area are invited to submit a preliminary application form online by 4 pm CDT on August 14, 2014.


Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents

How can we encourage young people to adopt–and keep–healthy behaviors? The National Institute of Nursing Research and several other organizations within the National Institutes of Health will fund research projects that aim to (1) identify the ways young people are influenced to have healthy habits, and/or (2) promote positive sustainable health behaviors in children from birth to age 18. The types of behaviors may include:

  • healthy sleep patterns
  • self-regulation strategies
  • adaptive decision-making in risk situations
  • dental hygiene
  • diet
  • physical activity
  • healthy relationships

This funding opportunity is open through September 8, 2014 .

See the full funding opportunity announcement for more information and application deadlines.


Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund

The Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in company communities, and fostering the understanding of the importance of sustainable working forests. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that serve communities within a 50-mile radius of major Weyerhaeuser facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Grants are also provided to organizations that support a statewide issue of interest to Weyerhaeuser in the key states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, or Washington.

The Fund’s interest areas include Affordable Housing and Shelter; Education and Youth Development; Environmental Stewardship; and Human Services, Civic, and Cultural Growth. Applications must be submitted by August 1, 2014. (Early applications are encouraged.) Visit the Weyerhaeuser website to review the funding guidelines and submit an online application.


Money and TA for Evaluating Fatherhood Programs

Funding and technical assistance (TA) will soon be available from the federal government to help your organization rigorously evaluate your fatherhood program. While competition to secure funding from this source is likely to be fierce, technical assistance should be readily available to help your organization evaluate your program with existing funds and better position your program for funding from public and private sources.

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Love Notes Used in DOL “Face Forward” Grant

Congratulations to the Imperial Valley Regional Occupation Program (IVROP) in El Centro, CA! They have been awarded a Department of Labor “Face Forward” grant to help improve long-term labor market prospects for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

The “Face Forward” grants were awarded to 28 community-based organizations to provide juvenile offenders with support services, training and skills development to help them obtain employment and overcome the stigma of a juvenile record.

“We are including Love Notes in our grant as part of the family reunification requirement,” noted Marysol Redondo, Youth Development Specialist. “Participants may attend sessions with their current romantic partner or the co-parent of their child. Our hope is that by learning healthy relationship skills, communications strategies, and problem solving techniques, we will strengthen and stabilize these young people and their families.”

(Ed. Note: Stay tuned! We will keep you posted as this grant continues.)

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US Department of Labor

Ed.gov Youth CareerConnect Grant announcement

This funding opportunity provides high-school-age youth with education and training in in-demand occupations. The goal is to ensure participants obtain gainful employment, continued education and/or certification in a specific industry.

Of special interest is the grant requirement that programs must:

Incorporate activities that will develop academic and social s kills, competencies, and behaviors demanded by the high-growth H-1B industry(ies) and occupation(s) targeted through the SGA and stated in the applicant’s statement of need.

(Ed. Note: Please let us know how we may help you craft a winning grant proposal!)

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The American Association of University Women

Community Action Grants AAUW

Community Action Grants

Community Action Grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls. More information is on their website.

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Funds for Youth Projects in Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, and Tennessee

PeyBack PeyBack Foundation

The mission of the PeyBack Foundation is to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk (ages 6-18Priority is given to programs addressing the following categories: Leadership and Life Skills, Mentoring, After-School/Summer Programming, and Healthy Living. The application deadline is February 3, 2014.

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Support for Community Programs in the Pacific NW and Northern California

Pacific Power Pacific Power Foundation

The Foundation provides grants in several categories: The Health, Welfare, and Social Services category supports United Ways, hospitals, health and human service agencies, and youth services. Grants generally range from $2,000 to $5,000. Requests are reviewed quarterly; application deadlines vary by grant category.

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Funds for Education, Community, and Health/Medicine

RGK Foundation

RGK Foundation

Within Community, the Foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. Human service programs of particular interest to the Foundation include children and family services, early childhood development, and parenting education.

Youth development programs supported by the Foundation typically include after-school educational enrichment programs that supplement and enhance formal education systems to increase the chances for successful outcomes in school and life.

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Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Intimate Partner Violence
Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women

The purpose of the
National Institute of Justice grants program is to encourage and support research, development, and evaluation to improve criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding of research and evaluation related to violence against women in the areas of teen dating violence, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence. Research proposed may be focused at the state, local, tribal, federal, juvenile justice policy and/or practice level.

Deadline: 4/25/2014


YouthBuild
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The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or Department), announces the availability of approximately $73 million in grant funds authorized by the YouthBuild provisions of the Workforce Investment Act (29 USC 2918a). Under this Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA), DOL will award grants to organizations to oversee the provision of education, occupational skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities while performing meaningful work and service to their communities.

(Ed. Note: YouthBuild sites are increasingly using relationship skills training to stabilize members’ family lives and teach essential employability skills like communications and problem solving.)



Programs Serving New Mexico Children Funded
New Mexico Children’s Foundation

 

The New Mexico Children’s Foundation supports small nonprofit organizations that serve the physical, mental, educational, and social needs of children and their families throughout the state. Grants of up to $5,000 are provided for start-up programs with strong missions as well as growing organizations with special programs. All applying organizations should have annual budgets of under $300,000.

Applications must be postmarked by April 11, 2014.





Pregnancy Prevention Research and Demonstration

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Adolescent Health, has announced the
availability of funds for teenage pregnancy research and demonstration projects. A two year grant, for up to $890,000 per year, will be funded. Letters of intent are due March 21st, and applications on April 24th.

The purpose of this announcement is to work with communities with high teen pregnancy rates to develop innovative strategies for preventing teen pregnancy in populations/areas with demonstrated need. These could include high-risk, vulnerable, and culturally under-represented youth populations, and/or youth residing in areas with high birth or teen pregnancy rates. The successful applicant is expected to bring together a team in each selected community made up of representatives from various sectors to develop a strategy or prevention framework to address teen pregnancy prevention in their individual community.

 


The American Association of University Women

Community Action Grants AAUW   

Community Action Grants

Community Action Grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls. The application deadline is January 15, 2014. More information is on their website.

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Youth Homes Supported

Administration for Children and Families 

 Department of Health and Human Services

The Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes program provides support to offer runaway and homeless youth an alternative to law enforcement, child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice systems. The application deadline is January 15, 2014.

The purpose of these grants is to provide runaway and homeless youth, including young parents, (RHY) an alternative to law enforcement, child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice systems.

The Dibble Institute materials and training can strengthen your grant proposal!

Including research based and evidence informed Love Notes along with Money Habitudes™ in your project will strengthen your proposal by uniquely addressing the grant’s requirements.

Read more.

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Office of Adolescent Health

Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CX-0567

Application Due Date: 01/15/2014

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration of Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is now accepting applications for grant funding for Transitional Living Programs (TLP) and for Maternity Group Homes (MGH).

The purpose of these grants is to provide runaway and homeless youth, including young parents, (RHY) an alternative to law enforcement, child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice systems.

The Dibble Institute materials and training can strengthen your grant proposal!

Including research based and evidence informed Love Notes along with Money Habitudes™ in your project will strengthen your proposal by uniquely addressing the grant’s requirements for:

  • interpersonal skills building,
  • pregnancy prevention,
  • money management, and
  • life planning and goal setting and using a trauma informed, positive youth development approach.

Love Notes, a highly engaging, evidence-based program, was created and refined with the help of vulnerable and diverse youth (low income, African American, Latino, former foster care youth, and teen parents). Based on a Positive Youth Development approach, the lessons include instruction in positive communication skills, non-violent conflict resolution, life mapping, healthy decision-making about relationships, sexual activity, and family formation, success planning, avoiding domestic violence, personality styles, and maturity. The curriculum helps high-risk youth discover, often for the first time, how to make wise choices about relationships.

Money Habitudes™ introduces young people to the human side of money – the subconscious factors that dictate how people actually relate to money, regardless of financial skills or economic status. Through the award-winning Money Habitudes card game, they identify their personal financial patterns, how these affect their goals and relationships, and how to use the SMART model for building success in setting and attaining personal goals.
Both Love Notes and Money Habitudes provide a unique platform for fostering social and emotional well-being and promoting healthy, positive functioning in vulnerable young adults and young parents.

Let us help you!

The Dibble Institute will be pleased to collaborate with you to help develop grant logic models, select appropriate materials, design and deliver instructor training, and offer ongoing technical support in order to successfully implement Love Notes and Money Habitudes™ with the homeless and runaway youth you serve.

Contact us today at for additional information or click to read the full announcement.

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Summary of Grant Requirements

Each TLP must provide services including basic life skills, such as money management, budgeting, and interpersonal skill building. MGHs, specialized transitional living programs targeting services to pregnant and/or parenting RHY and their children, provide the same services as a TLP, as well as comprehensive sex education and pregnancy prevention services.

Program requirements include:

1) The organization must have a staff training program that includes ongoing training on the following topics that include: Positive youth development and healthy sexual behavior.

The program model must include an array of evidence-based and evidence-informed services and interventions that address the behavioral, psychological, and physical health of youth.

2) The TLP project must provide youth with basic life skills training, including health promotion, life planning and goal setting, and interpersonal skill-building. Interpersonal skill-building must include helping youth develop permanent connections with peers, family and other adults.

3) MGH projects must also provide pregnant and parenting youth with life skills training in family budgeting and pregnancy prevention.

4) The program model must reflect a positive youth development (PYD) approach.

5) The program model must reflect a trauma-informed approach.

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FUNDING STREAMS  

Office of Adolescent Health

From The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Parenting:

The Office of Adolescent Health has announced the award of 17 grants through its Pregnancy Assistance Fund grant program to states and tribes. We’d like to extend congratulations to the successful applicants; we understand it was an extremely competitive process with many great applications. We also encourage those working in these states or with these tribes to reach out to the grant recipient in your area to see how your work may complement each other.

(Editor’s Note: One allowable activity in these grants is building healthy relationship skills.)

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Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grant Opportunity Announcements

Through this announcement, the Administration for Children and Families solicits applications that seek to provide a high-quality, comprehensive birth-to-five program incorporating both Head Start and Early Head Start funding, or to provide for Head Start only or Early Head Start only, to children and families in various locations. Interested applicants may email the OHS Operations Center at OHS@headstartgrants.org for additional information.

Successful applicants will want to address the Head Start Parent and Family Engagement Outcomes. Two of them (shown below) may be successfully addressed through relationship skills education.

  1. FAMILY WELL-BEING Parents and families are safe, healthy, and have increased financial security.  
  2. POSITIVE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS – Beginning with transitions to parenthood, parents and families develop warm relationships that nurture their child’s learning and development.

If you are currently a provider of relationship skills education, you may want to review all the grant announcements to see if your service area is included. If it is, you may want to contact likely applicants to partner on a successful application. For more information on Head Start, click here.

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Joseph and Vera Long Foundation Grants Promote Innovative Projects in Northern California and Hawaii

The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation

The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation’s primary purpose is to support nonprofit organizations in Northern California and the state of Hawaii. The Foundation’s grantmaking categories include healthcare, education, and conservation. The Foundation has a special interest in programs which benefit women, families, and seniors, or contribute to the conservation of the natural environment.

Preference is given to new, innovative projects that will be completed with the Foundation’s contribution. Grants in the upcoming fall cycle will range from $10,000 to $49,000. Request for Invitation (RFI) forms may be submitted online from August 19 through September 16, 2013. After the Foundation staff reviews the RFI forms, selected organizations will be invited to apply for a grant.

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Black United Fund of Oregon Grants Promote Education in Oregon’s Underserved Communities

Black United Fund of Oregon

Founded in 1983, the mission of the Black United Fund of Oregon (BUFOR) is to assist in the social and economic development of Oregon’s low-income communities, and to contribute to a broader understanding of ethnic and culturally diverse groups. BUFOR awards grants of up to $5,000 to small, local nonprofit organizations with proven track records of success in increasing opportunities and improving the social determinants of health within traditionally underserved communities.

Funding priorities focus on projects that support the education pipeline, specifically high school completion; higher education access and completion; youth engagement with science, technology, engineering, arts, math, and the medical field; closing achievement gaps; etc. Preference will be given to grant proposals serving African American and other ethnically diverse as well as low-income, at-risk, and underserved communities.

The application deadline is September 14, 2013.

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BBVA Compass Foundation
Funds for Programs in Bank Communities

BBVA Compass Foundation

The BBVA Compass Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are making a positive impact in the communities the bank serves in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, New York, Puerto Rico, and Texas. The Foundation gives priority to requests that best reflect the following focus areas: community development/financial literacy, education, health and human services, arts and culture, environment and natural resources, and diversity and inclusion. Online applications are due September 30, 2013. (Organizations interested in applying should join one of the Charitable Contributions Process Conference Calls/Webinar Presentations held on July 26, August 16, and September 13 prior to submitting a grant request.)

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Kansas Health Foundation
Health Improvement Programs for Kansans Funded

Kansas Health Foundation: Recognition Grants

The mission of the Kansas Health Foundation is to improve the health of all Kansans. The Foundation’s Recognition Grants support a broad range of nonprofit organizations throughout the state that fit within the Foundation’s mission. In addition to supporting specific projects, the Foundation funds initiatives that focus on promoting policy, systems, and environmental transformations that affect all aspects of health, including social factors that contribute to a healthy population. Grants of up to $25,000 are provided. The upcoming application deadline is September 15, 2013.

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Rite Aid Funds for Health and Wellness Programs in Company Communities

The Rite Aid Foundation

The Rite Aid Foundation is dedicated to helping people in the communities the company serves lead happier, healthier lives. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations focused on the health and wellness of individuals, children and youth, and families in Rite Aid communities in 31 states. The remaining deadlines for 2013 is October 15.

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Administration for Children and Families

HHS Releases Funding Opportunity Announcement for Competitive Abstinence Grants

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is accepting applications for the Competitive Abstinence Education (CAE) program. Grantees under this program will be expected to develop a targeted and medically accurate approach to reducing teen pregnancies through abstinence education. Applications are due August 29, 2013. To view the funding opportunity announcement, click here.

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Bush Foundation
Awards Honor Innovative Organizations in the Upper Midwest

Bush Foundation: Bush Prize for Community Innovation

The Bush Prize for Community Innovation honors innovative nonprofit organizations with a track record of making great ideas happen in the areas the Bush Foundation serves: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography. The Bush Prize does not prioritize any specific issues and instead is open to community innovations that address all sorts of needs and opportunities.

Prize winners receive promotion and recognition, along with a flexible grant of 25% of the current fiscal year program or organizational budget, up to a $500,000 grant. Applicants may identify and define their community, which could be a geographic community (e.g., a neighborhood, town, state, or Native nation), or an affinity or racial/ethnic community. The application deadline is August 15, 2013.

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Georgia Natural Gas  

Grants Address Community Issues in Georgia

  

  Georgia Natural Gas Corporate Giving Program

The Georgia Natural Gas Corporate Giving Program supports a wide range of nonprofit organizations in the communities throughout the state that the company serves. Grantmaking areas of interest include the following: children and youth, education, seniors, energy assistance for consumers in need, environment and sustainability, and meaningful educational and cultural opportunities for the entire community. Funding requests may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Georgia Natural Gas website for more information.

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CDC logoPromoting Adolescent Health Through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention and School-Based Surveillance
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(“Search by Funding Opportunity Number”)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of funds to implement Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention and School-Based Surveillance. The project period is 5 years, with a 12-month budget period and an anticipated award date of August 1, 2013.

Grantees may educate youth about sexual education, emphasizing HIV and STD prevention as part of implementing Strategy 2.

Strategy 2: School-Based HIV/STD Prevention (SB)

All awardees will implement specific activities related to Exemplary Sexual Health Education (ESHE) and POLICY to help all districts/schools in their jurisdiction to improve HIV/STD prevention policies and practices for all secondary school students. Grantees will establish or select a written middle school and high school standard course of study or framework that reflects Exemplary Sexual Health Education.

We recommend implementing Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships to address risky sexual behaviors and increase positive choices with a wide variety of students. Healthy Choices is being used in the Los Angeles Unified School District 9th grade health classes as an approach to decrease risky sexual behaviors.

Fully aligned with national standards for health and sex education, Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships introduces students to the foundations of avoiding risky behaviors and forming strong, satisfying relationships. In 11 lessons, they examine how peers, family, and media influence expectations about love and life. They discuss appropriate friendship and dating behaviors, identify and prepare for potential problems, explore the nature of mature interpersonal behavior, practice decision-making and problem solving, and learn other life skills necessary for overall prevention of health problems and wellness.

Healthy Choices meets the criteria for an Exemplary Sexual Health Education (ESHE) program.

America Association of University WomenCommunity Action Grants for Women and Girls

AAUW Community Action grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls.

Applicants must be women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Nonprofit organizations must be based in the United States. Grant projects must have direct public impact, be nonpartisan, and take place within the United States or its territories.

Edna McConnel Clark FoundationPrograms Targeting Disadvantaged Youth

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation: Social Innovation Fund

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation has just launched a national competition to award a second round of Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grants. Through the 2012-13 Grants Competition, the Foundation plans to invest in three to five nonprofit organizations that help economically disadvantaged youth improve academic achievement, attain employment, and avoid risky behaviors.

The goal of the SIF grants is to expand the pool of organizations with proven programs that help increasing numbers of our nation’s most vulnerable young people, ages 9 to 24, make a transition to productive adulthood. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about this funding opportunity.

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Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation Programs for Women, Children, and Minorities in Arizona Funded

 

The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation is accepting applications from innovative programs designed to help underprivileged youth reach their full potential. Grants of $25,000 will be awarded for “new, uncommon, unconventional, or untested” youth programs aimed at identifying effective practices that lead to breakthrough results in supporting underprivileged youth. In the past, funded programs have ranged from credit union savings projects and intensive tutoring programs, to after-school day care and art programs, to health workshops. Please see the website for eligibility and applications requirements.

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Medica FoundationHealth Initiatives in the Upper Midwest Funded

Medica Foundation

The Foundation provides funding to nonprofit organizations and government agencies within Medica’s service area in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and western Wisconsin. The Foundation will accept letters of inquiry in the following two categories: Early Childhood Health supports programs that focus on healthy families in order to foster optimal growth and development of young children. Letters of inquiry for this funding cycle will be accepted from May 1 through June 14, 2013. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information.

(Ed. Note: Stable families are key to keeping children healthy. Teaching parents how to pace and plan their love lives will foster optimal development of young children.)

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Liberty Gives Foundation Grants Promote Services for Colorado Youth

The LibertyGives Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Colorado. The Foundation’s current focus is on supporting causes benefiting underprivileged and at-risk youth in the state, with an emphasis on proactive and preventative services. The application deadline for 2013 is June 28.

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Cardinals Charities Programs for Women, Children, and Minorities in Arizona Funded

 

Cardinals Charities

Cardinals Charities, the grantmaking program of the Arizona Cardinals, supports programs designed to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona. Grant requests of up to $5,000 are preferred, with priority given to grants that support special programs. The application deadline is July 1, 2013.

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USA Funds Support for College Success Programs Targeting Disadvantaged Students

USA Funds: Key Transitions in Postsecondary Education

Key Transitions in Postsecondary Education, an initiative of USA Funds, is directed towards programs that provide educational support services benefiting low- income students, first-generation students, students of color, foster youth, and adult learners in an effort to increase their persistence to complete college.

Three grants ranging between $400,000 and $800,000 for two to three years will be provided. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies are eligible to apply. The application deadline is May 24, 2013. Visit the USA Funds website to download the RFP.

(Ed. Note – One reason young people fail to complete their post secondary goals is that their love lives get in the way. They may become pregnant or they may drop out to start or maintain a relationship. All good reasons to include healthy relationship skills in student success programs!)

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ECA Foundation Support for Youth Programs in West Virginia, Denver, and Houston

ECA Foundation

The mission of the ECA Foundation is to maximize the development and potential of youth – academically, physically, and spiritually. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that directly impact communities where Energy Corporation of America (ECA) has operations. The Foundation provides grants for programs that focus on youth education, with preference given to programs that offer direct services. Requests are reviewed quarterly; the next application deadline is May 1, 2013. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the funding guidelines and requirements for giving.

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Office of Adolescent Health

Pregnancy Assistance Fund

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) has announces the availability of funding “for competitively awarded grants for the development and implementation of programs for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families“.

Some of the stated goals of the grant are to:

“implement programs to improve child and maternal health outcomes; improve pregnancy planning, strengthen co-parenting relationships and marriage where appropriate, decrease intimate partner violence and raise awareness of available resources.”

Allowable activities include:

– Education to improve parenting skills, including teaching mothers and fathers about the developmental needs of infants and young children, and how to relate to each other and strengthen relationships or marriages where appropriate.

– Healthy Relationships

– Financial literacy

Let us know how we can help you craft a strong application with evidence based and informed materials, staff training, logic models and more.

Letters of intent are due March 15th and full applications on April 10th.

The Mary Kay Foundation – Shelter Grant Program

The Mary Kay Foundation is committed to ending the epidemic of domestic violence by providing grants to women’s shelters throughout the United States. Applying organizations must offer immediate overnight housing to women and children affected by domestic violence. The grants provided by the Foundation may be used for the operating budget of the shelter, with the exception of staff travel. Applications will be accepted from January 15 to April 30, 2013. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines and download the application forms.

(Editor’s Note: Teaching healthy relationship skills, drawing the line of respect, and exiting relationships safely are educational programs often in a shelter’s operating budget. The application asks about innovative programs and teaching survivors how to get smart about their love lives would certainly be one!)

Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Intimate Partner Violence

NIJ seeks applications for research related to teen dating violence (also known as adolescent relationship abuse). In particular, NIJ is seeking proposals that support postdoctoral fellows to analyze existing data or collect new data on teen dating violence in understudied populations.

Research proposed may be focused at the Federal, State, local, tribal, juvenile justice policy, and practice levels. Deadline April 22, 2013.

Grants Address Poverty Issues in South Carolina

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

 

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina: Caritas Fund

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina works continually to address the needs of the poor and underserved in South Carolina. The Foundation’s Caritas Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations and faith-based agencies based in South Carolina that provide outreach services in order to meet the basic needs of the poor. The first Caritas Fund application deadline for 2013 is April 2.

 

Rotary International Rotary Funds Relationship Skills in Sacramento

Through a grant from Rotary District 5180, the Relationship Skills Center in Sacramento, CA has free instructor manuals and participant materials for middle and high school aged students. Up to six schools or youth organizations can choose from four different curricula (Connections: Dating and Emotions, Connections: Relationships and Marriage, Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships, and Love Notes).

This gift is valued at approximately $600. These materials are FREE!

This offer is only available through the Relationship Skills Center. Grant requirements: 30 students per instructor manual and teacher must complete a one page evaluation at the end of the program. Class must be completed by March 1, 2013.

For more information, please contact Rose: rose@skillscenter.org or 916.362.1900

(Ed. Note: If you are not in Sacramento, perhaps you can ask your own Rotary Club to invest in youth relationship education through you!)

Grants Enhance Child Abuse Prevention Programs in Oregon

Childrens Trust Fund of Oregon

Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon

The Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon provides grants to abuse prevention programs throughout the state of Oregon that provide the tools parents need to become effective caretakers of and role models for their children.

The Fund’s priority areas include parent support and education programs, including those targeting teen parents and fathers; at-risk families, including those with substance abuse problems, domestic violence problems, or children with disabilities; underserved minority and ethnic populations; and underserved geographic areas.

Preference is given to programs that help children by targeting increased caretaker skills and child development knowledge rather than direct services which target children as clients. Brief letters of intent must be submitted by February 15, 2013; applications are due April 1, 2013.

(Ed. Note: Research from University of Puget Sound found that when a teen couple’s relationship skills improve, so do their parenting practices. Love Notes provides both relationship skills as well as the child development instruction.)

Support for Direct Service Programs in Hawaii

Friends of Hawaii Charities Friends of Hawaii Charities

The Friends of Hawaii Charities provides support to nonprofit organizations and public agencies that benefit Hawaii’s women, children, youth, the elderly, and the needy. Grants are focused on the following areas: arts and education; healthcare and basic needs; and social services, such as family abuse programs, drug and job rehabilitation, elderly services, and programs for the terminally ill. Priority is given to direct services that make a significant difference in Hawaiian communities. The application deadline is January 31, 2013. Funding guidelines and application forms are available on the Friends of Hawaii Charities website.

Grants Strengthen Oregon Communities
Jubitz Family Foundation Jubitz Family Foundation

The Jubitz Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Oregon that strive to strengthen families, respect the natural environment, and foster peace.

The Foundation’s specific areas of interest include early childhood development and education, with an emphasis on children at-risk; environmental stewardship, with an emphasis on rivers and their watershed ecosystems; and peacemaking activities, with an emphasis on teaching peace and conflict resolution.

Grants generally range from $5,000 to $15,000. The first deadline for letters of inquiry in 2013 is January 1. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.

HHS.gov Street Outreach Program – Deadline for applications: August 6, 2012

The Family and Youth Services Bureau is now accepting applications for the Street Outreach Program. The Street Outreach Program funds organizations that provide street-based services to runaway, homeless and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution or sexual exploitation. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist youth in making healthy choices and ultimately help them leave the streets.

The skills taught and capacities developed in the grant’s focus areas support children, youth and families as challenges, risks and opportunities arise. In particular, each domain impacts the capacity of children, youth and families to establish and maintain positive relationships with caring adults and supportive peers. The necessity of these relationships to social and emotional well-being and lifelong success in school, community, and at home cannot be overstated and should be central to all interventions with vulnerable children, youth and families.

Read the funding opportunity announcement.  

HHS.govPersonal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Competitive Grants

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families’ Family and Youth Services Bureau is accepting applications for the development and implementation of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) from eligible applicants in Florida, Indiana, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands and Palau.

The purpose of this program is to support projects that educate youth, between the ages of 10 and 19, and pregnant and parenting youth, under age 21, on abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS. Successful applicants will also provide programming on at least three of six adulthood preparation subjects: healthy relationships,adolescent development, financial literacy, parent-child communication, educational and career success, and healthy life skills.

Dibble Institute programs incorporate all PREP adult preparation subjects, making it easy to strengthen your proposal by uniquely addressing the grant requirements with evidence-based materials both teens and facilitators love!

The deadline to apply is August 6, 2012. Please contact Kay Reed at kayreed@dibbleinstitute.org for additional information or click here TO READ THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT.

HHS.gov Competitive Abstinence Education Grant Program

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families’ Family and Youth Services Bureau will be accepting applications for the implementation of the Competitive Abstinence Education (CAE) Program. Grantees under this program will be expected to develop a targeted and medically-accurate approach to reducing teen pregnancies through abstinence education. Abstinence education programming is one intervention in a continuum of services that seeks to prevent teen pregnancy. The purpose of the CAE program is to provide funding for additional tools to address the rates of teen pregnancy among adolescent youth who are at greatest risk of STDs/STIs and most likely to bear children out of wedlock. Program plans will focus on the social, psychological, and health gains to be realized by delaying initiation of sexual activity and engaging in healthy relationships.

Applicants are encouraged to use materials that are based on a sound theoretical framework, include at least 14 hours of instruction, encourage and foster peer support of delayed sexual activity, provide instructor training and support, and involve multiple experts in curriculum development. All activities must be consistent with the definition of abstinence as defined by Section 510(b)(2) of the Social Security Act and welcoming to GLBTQ youth.

Several Dibble curricula meet the criteria stated above and have been used successfully to help young people build healthy relationships and delay sexual activity. We are ready to assist applicants in writing a strong grant proposal. For more information, please email KayReed@DibbleInstitute.org. For a complete list of eligible entities and more information about the funding, please read the funding announcement.

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Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes

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Application Due Date: 07/10/2012

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is accepting applications for the Transitional Living Program (TLP) and for Maternity Group Homes (MGH) funding opportunity announcement (FOA). Each TLP must provide services including basic life skills, such as money management and interpersonal skill building. MGHs, specialized transitional living programs targeting services to pregnant and/or parenting RHY and their children, provide the same services as a TLP, as well as comprehensive sex education and pregnancy prevention services.

Programs are required to include an array of evidence-based and evidence-informed services that help youth build protective factors and must reflect a positive youth development (PYD) approach. Dibble Institute programs incorporate all of the PYD objectives required in the grant, including bonding; social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and moral competence; resilience; self-determination; self-efficacy; clear and positive identity; pro-social norms; belief in the future; opportunity for pro-social involvement; and recognition for positive behavior.

We believe including research based and evidence informed Love Notes along with Money Habitudes in your project will strengthen your proposal by uniquely addressing the grant’s requirements for money management and interpersonal skill building that boosts protective factors through a positive youth development approach.

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Basic Center Program

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Application Due Date: 07/09/2012

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is accepting applications for the Basic Center Program (BCP). The purpose of the BCP is to provide an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems.

The funding announcement is designed to ensure that effective interventions are in place to build skills and capacities that contribute to the healthy, positive, and productive functioning of children and youth into adulthood. Grantees are required to provide services to runaway, homeless, and street youth that increase their safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency, and help them build permanent connections with caring adults.

Grantees are requested to develop and implement programs using a Positive Youth Development approach by focusing on boosting “protective factors” for runaway and homeless youth.

We believe that including research based and evidence informed Love Notes in your project will strengthen your proposal by uniquely addressing the grant’s focus on youth’s self-sufficiency and building permanent connections. Love Notes also addresses six of the nine proven protective factors.

Please contact Kay Reed at kayreed@dibbleinstitute.org for additional information or click here to learn more.

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Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes HHS-2012-ACF-ACYF-CX-0289

Application Due Date: 07/10/2012

Applications are now being accepted for the Transitional Living Program (TLP) and for Maternity Group Homes (MGH) funding opportunity announcement (FOA). Each TLP must provide services including basic life skills, such as money management, budgeting, and interpersonal skill building. MGHs, specialized transitional living programs targeting services to pregnant and/or parenting RHY and their children, provide the same services as a TLP, as well as comprehensive sex education and pregnancy prevention services.

Program requirements include:

1) The organization must have a staff training program that includes ongoing training on a variety of topics, including positive youth development and healthy sexual behavior.

2) The program model must include an array of evidence-based and evidence-informed services and interventions that address the behavioral, psychological, and physical health of youth.

3) The TLP project must provide youth with basic life skills training, including health promotion, life planning and goal setting, and interpersonal skill-building. Interpersonal skill-building must include helping youth develop permanent connections with peers, family and other adults.

4) MGH projects must also provide pregnant and parenting youth with life skills training in family budgeting and pregnancy prevention.

5) The program model must reflect a positive youth development (PYD) approach.

How The Dibble Institute can strengthen your grant proposal

Including research based and evidence informed Love Notes along with Money Habitudes in your project will strengthen your proposal by uniquely addressing the grant’s requirements for interpersonal skills building and money management using a positive youth development approach.

Love Notes, a highly engaging, evidence based program, was created and refined with the help of vulnerable and diverse youth (low income, African American, Latino, former foster care youth, and teen parents). Lessons include instruction in positive communication skills, non-violent conflict resolution, life mapping, healthy decision-making about relationships, sexual activity, and family formation, success planning, avoiding domestic violence, personality styles, and maturity. The curriculum helps high-risk youth discover, often for the first time, how to make wise choices about relationships.

Money Habitudes™ introduces young people to the human side of money – the subconscious factors that dictate how people actually relate to money, regardless of financial skills or economic status. Through the award-winning Money Habitudes card game, they identify their personal financial patterns, how these affect their goals and relationships, and how to use the SMART model for building success in setting and attaining personal goals. Both Love Notes and Money Habitudes provide a unique platform for fostering social and emotional well-being and promoting healthy, positive functioning in vulnerable young adults and young parents.

Let us help you!

The Dibble Institute will be pleased to collaborate with you to help develop grant logic models, select appropriate materials, design and deliver instructor training, and offer ongoing technical support in order to successfully implement Love Notes and Money Habitudes with the homeless and runaway youth you serve.

Please contact Kay Reed at kayreed@dibbleinstitute.org for additional information.

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Basic Center Program HHS-2012-ACF-ACYF-CY-0303

Application Due Date: 07/09/2012

Applications are now being accepted for the Basic Center Program (BCP). The purpose of the BCP is to provide an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. The funding announcement is designed to ensure that effective interventions are in place to build skills and capacities that contribute to the healthy, positive, and productive functioning of children and youth into adulthood.

Grantees are requested to develop and implement programs using a Positive Youth Development approach by focusing on boosting protective factors for runaway and homeless youth. Grantees are required to provide services to runaway, homeless, and street youth that increase their safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency, and help them build permanent connections with caring adults. Applicants should show how evidence-based prevention services will be offered, as well as describe procedures for creating intervention strategies that seek to transform maladaptive coping methods into healthier, more productive strategies.

At a minimum, activities should include engaging youth through approaches that build trusting and meaningful relationships. Optional services should be offered, such as skill building, mental/physical health care, parenting skills, and financial planning. Grantees must also provide staff with ongoing training in topics such as harm reduction, positive youth development, and healthy sexual behavior. The grant allows for purchases of equipment, supplies, and professional services costs, including training costs, such as tuition and stipends; staff development costs; and administrative costs.

Including research based, evidence informed Love Notes from The Dibble Institute in your project will strengthen your proposal by uniquely addressing the grant’s requirements for including positive youth development and boosting protective factors. Love Notes strengthens 6 of the 9 proven protective factors:

  • Physical and psychological safety and security
  • Clear expectations for behavior, as well as increasing opportunities to make decisions
  • Opportunities to form connections with peers that support and reinforce healthy behaviors
  • A sense of belonging and personal value
  • Opportunities to develop positive social values and norms
  • Opportunities for skill building and mastery.

Love Notes, a highly engaging program, was created and refined with the help of vulnerable and diverse youth – low income, African American, Latino, former foster care youth, and teen parents. Lessons include instruction in positive communication skills, non-violent conflict resolution, life mapping, healthy decision-making, success planning, avoiding domestic violence, personality styles, and maturity. The curriculum helps high-risk youth discover, often for the first time, how to make wise choices about their love lives. Love Notes provides a unique platform for fostering social and emotional well-being and promoting healthy, positive functioning in runaway and homeless youth.

The Dibble Institute will be pleased to collaborate with applicants to help develop grant logic models, design and implement instructor training and offer ongoing technical support in order to successfully implement Love Notes with the homeless and runaway youth you serve.

Please contact Kay Reed at kayreed@dibbleinstitute.org for additional information.

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Applying for Head Start Grant?

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Engage families and improve child outcomes with Love Notes – Making Relationships Work.

On April 19th, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that they are releasing funding opportunities for 97 Head Start service areas across the country.

The Request for Proposal asks applicants to implement the new Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework. The RFP emphasizes meaningful family engagement and education in order to support the parent-child relationship, improve parental mental health, and develop better parenting practices. Teaching young parents how to establish healthy, stable romantic relationships and families will help to accomplish all three.

Early Head Start/Head Start families and staff are often in chronically adverse situations – including poverty, exposure to violence, and social isolation – and these cumulative risks are associated with diminished child outcomes.1 Research indicates that children with supportive home learning environments show increased literacy development, better peer interactions, fewer behavior problems, and more motivation and persistence during learning activities.2 Supporting families to become more stable when facing high crisis situations is the first step towards exploring other types of engagement around children’s learning. A comprehensive, integrated, systemic PFCE Framework that supports family well-being is critical to improving both family and child outcomes.

Recent research reveals that people who are in healthy relationships are happier, healthier, live longer, and live better: they have higher incomes than those who are not in such relationships. Yet in America today, 41% of all births are to unmarried women, and in some communities, almost 73% of all births are to unmarried women.

Many, many heroic single moms go to amazing lengths to raise healthy, happy children. Yet more often than not, children who grow up in single parent households, which are frequently turbulent with new partners coming and going, are significantly more likely to be physically and sexually abused, live in poverty, suffer health problems, exhibit behavior disorders, and underachieve academically.

A recent University of Puget Sound study with teen/young parents showed that couples learning healthy romantic relationships skills also improved their parenting practices, thereby preventing dysfunctional parenting including child abuse.

We believe that implementing research based Love Notes in your Head Start or Early Head Start proposal will uniquely address the grant’s Parent, Family, and Community Engagement goals and will strengthen your proposal.

Love Notes, an evidence-based, high activity program, was created and refined with the help of vulnerable and diverse youth and young parents – low income, African American, Latino, former foster care youth, and teen parents. Lessons include instruction in positive communication skills, non-violent conflict resolution, life mapping, healthy decision-making, success planning, avoiding domestic violence, personality styles, and maturity.

Examining the effect of relationships – both healthy and unhealthy – through the eyes of a child is a unique feature of the program. The curriculum helps young adults discover, often for the first time, how to make wise choices about partners and relationships – choices that will help them stay on track for success as parents and providers.

The Dibble Institute will be pleased to collaborate with applicants to help you develop your grant logic model, select appropriate materials, design and implement instructor training and offer ongoing technical support in order to successfully implement Love Notes with your young parents.

Funding opportunity announcements for the first group of service areas are currently open to all eligible organizations available and applicants have 90 days to submit their Head Start grant proposals online through www.Grants.gov. An additional 100 funding opportunity announcements for the second group will be available in May.

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Department of Justice Programs Youth Development Program

The Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is accepting applications for its Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program solicitation, which will fund research and evaluation initiatives on education issues that relate to delinquency prevention, intervention, and prevention of child victimization.

Applications are due May 7, 2012. Learn more (PDF, 21 pages).

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Grants for Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) will soon be accepting applications for the Transitional Living Program (TLP) and for Maternity Group Homes (MGH). TLPs provide an alternative to involving RHY in the law enforcement, child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice systems. Each TLP must provide a safe and appropriate shelter for up to 21 months of services with adult supervision, life and interpersonal skill building, career counseling and job skills, counseling, and medical care as appropriate. MGHs provide the same services as a TLP in addition to providing parenting instructions and childcare. Other services that are offered include, but are not limited to, transportation, family planning, abstinence education and pregnancy prevention services.

Available: April 2012
Deadline: June 2012

Get more info and apply here

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Department of labor

YouthBuild Grants – SGA-DFA-PY-11-06

The Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $75 million in grant funds authorized by the YouthBuild provisions of the Workforce Investment Act [29 USC 2918a]. YouthBuild grants will be awarded through a competitive process. Under this solicitation, DOL will award grants to organizations to oversee the provision of education, occupational skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. Based on FY 2012 funding, DOL hopes to serve approximately 5,210 participants during the grant period of performance, with projects operating in approximately 75 communities across the country.

Issue Date: March 7, 2012
Closing Date: May 8, 2012

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William T. Grant Foundation Announces Request for Research Proposals on Understanding the Acquisition, Interpretation, and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice

Grants of $100,000 to $600,000 are available for multiyear research projects that increase the understanding of how research evidence is acquired, interpreted, and used in policy and practice that affect youth….

Deadline: April 3, 2012 and August 1, 2012 (Letters of Inquiry)
Posted: March 1, 2012

Longitudinal Data on Teen Dating Violence: Postdoctoral Fellowship

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for research related to teen dating violence (a.k.a. adolescent relationship abuse). In particular, NIJ is seeking proposals that explore predictors and consequences of teen dating violence using longitudinal data, through the support of postdoctoral fellows, to analyze existing data.

WEBINAR – Grants to Address Teen Pregnancy Among Youth in Foster Care

March 15, 2012 2PM EST- 3PM EST

President Obama’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2013 targets approximately $13 million that would provide competitive funds for state and local child welfare agencies with strong and innovative plans to reduce pregnancy for youth in foster care. This would include funding the most effective approaches to pregnancy prevention in the foster care population, adapting evidence-based programs to fit the needs of this population, building the evidence base using both abstinence and more comprehensive approaches, and evaluating approaches that are unique to the foster care population such as working with court systems and training foster parents and caseworkers. The use of these funds for teen pregnancy prevention among youth in foster care would help address a critical gap in services for this population.

There will be opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar. Please click here to register.

Serving Young Adult Ex-Offenders through Training and Service-Learning, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced the availability of approximately $30 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act for Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (RExO) Training and Service-Learning grants. Grants can support programs that serve young adult offenders (ages 18 through 21) who have been involved in the juvenile justice system from the age of 14 or above and have never been convicted as an adult under federal or state law. Training provided by programs funded through these grants is expected to lead to credentials recognized by in-demand industries in the grantee’s geographic area to be served. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. ET, April 17, 2012. To download the solicitation, click here.

(Ed Note: This grant encourages teaching the “soft skills” of communications, team work, problem solving. It also allows for referrals to parenting classes. Relationship educators may want to contact their local workforce development or juvenile justice organizations to see how their expertise can strengthen the grant proposal.)


Grants for Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes

Available: May 11, 2012, Deadline: July 10, 2012

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) will soon be accepting applications for the Transitional Living Program (TLP) and for Maternity Group Homes (MGH). TLPs provide an alternative to involving RHY in the law enforcement, child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice systems.

Each TLP must provide a safe and appropriate shelter for up to 21 months of services with adult supervision, life and interpersonal skill building, career counseling and job skills, counseling, and medical care as appropriate. MGHs provide the same services as a TLP in addition to providing parenting instructions and child care. Other services that are offered include, but are not limited to, transportation, family planning, abstinence education and pregnancy prevention services.

Personal Responsibility Education Program

October 27, 2010

News flash in the world of youth romantic relationship education!! There are new funds available for helping teens get smart about their love lives and prepare for adulthood! In late September the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF) announced formula grants to 46 states titled Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). The states (most often through their health departments) that submitted applications are now in the process of preparing full plans to send to ACYF by February 2011 for approval. In addition to utilizing a proven teen pregnancy prevention program, the grant also requires instruction in three of six adulthood preparation topics. They are:
  1. Healthy relationships, such as positive self-esteem and relationship dynamics, friendships, dating, romantic involvement, marriage, and family interactions.
  2. Adolescent development, such as the development of healthy attitudes and values about adolescent growth and development, body image, racial and ethnic diversity, and other related subjects.
  3. Financial literacy.
  4. Parent-child communication.
  5. Educational and career success, such as developing skills for employment preparation, job seeking, independent living, financial self-sufficiency, and work-place productivity.
  6. Healthy life skills, such as goal-setting, decision making, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills, and stress management.

Below is an analysis of the Dibble materials that meet at least three (and sometimes more!) of the required topics, making it easy to meet the grant requirements with evidence based materials that both teens and teachers love.

Please click on each program’s title for more analysis of how it meets the PREP requirements.

Art of Loving Well Connections: Dating and Emotions Connections: Relationships and Marriage Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships Love Notes Love U2: Relationship Smarts Plus Prepare-Enrich-Inspire
Healthy Relationships X X X X X X X
Adolescent development X X X X X X X
Parent-Child Communications X X X X X X
Financial Literacy X X X
Career Success X X X X X X X
Healthy Life Skills X X X X X X X

By clicking on each title in the above chart, you will be able to download a lesson-by-lesson analysis of how each topic is addressed in each curriculum. You can also download a sample lesson from each program at www.DibbleInstitute.org. Please feel free to contact Joyce Huff, Director of Outreach if we can be of assistance to you in preparing your plan!


August 30, 2010 The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) have announced two new funding opportunities – the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) and Abstinence Education Grants.

The PREP funding will provide grants to states for programs that prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). States are required to incorporate elements of programs that are evidence-based (such as Tier 1 programs or other programs with evidence of success), and must also add three “pre-adulthood education” components, such as financial literacy, parent-child communication, healthy relationships education, and more.


The Dibble Institute is pleased to offer our full support as you pursue grant funding that includes youth relationship skills education. Our experienced and nationally renowned teachers, authors and staff are ready to help you plan strong programs and prepare successful applications with our best practices youth curricula. The Dibble Institute offers:

Best practices for relationship and marriage education curricula
Analysis and guidance about what information to include in your applications
Research studies documenting the efficacy of our programs
Evaluation instruments for our programs
Letters of Support
Consultations with authors for program implementation assistance
Training for staff, teachers and parents
Training to assist in implementing programs
Technical support and brainstorming of grant ideas

Dear friends- We are fielding many calls from you, our customers and friends, who are eager to apply for the new Teenage Pregnancy Prevention (TPP): Research and Demonstration Programs (Tier 2) and Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) grant opportunities. We are pleased that so many organizations are interested in creative youth pregnancy prevention strategies. We, like you, believe that relationship skills training is an innovative approach to test and refine. As you know, The Dibble Institute offers a variety of relationship skills curricula that address teen pregnancy prevention by reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors relative to teen behavior. Several of our programs have preliminary research behind them showing promising results in this arena, but more evaluation is certainly welcomed and needed

Our curricula are written to be age appropriate and are being successfully implemented with middle school, high school, and young adult populations. In addition, Dibble programs have been shown to be effective with many of the target populations the grant focuses on like pregnant women and mothers under age 21 and their partners as well as under-represented youth populations. We are ready to assist you in creating a strong grant proposal by helping you with current curricular research, program rationale, and logic model development. When you write Dibble programs into your grant proposal, we stand ready to provide technical assistance to assure all-important programmatic fidelity. This includes training, site visits, fidelity check lists, and ongoing coaching and consultations. If you want to know more about how we can help you, please do not hesitate to call Joyce Huff (joyce@DibbleInstitute.org or 316-721-1898) or me. With all good wishes, Kay Kay Reed Executive Director