Grant: $250,000 - Administration for Children and Families - Sep. 30, 2009
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Award Description: The Alabama Strengthening Communities (ASC) Project, led by the Governor?s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GFBCI), Governor Riley?s designated lead agency for faith-based and community outreach and capacity building per Executive Order #21, is a strong collaboration of local, state, national, private, public, faith-based and community partners. Partners for the ASC project include: the Governor?s Faith-Based Advisory Board including the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), the Alabama Department of Children?s Affairs (DCA) and the Alabama Department of Finance?s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Compliance Division. Dr. James Slack with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), School of Government, will conduct a comprehensive evaluation and the Alabama Department of Finance?s ARRA Compliance Division will ensure that participating organizations have access to recovery opportunities. The overall objective of the ASC project is to provide comprehensive capacity building to faith-based and community organizations in order to increase their effectiveness to enhance social services, diversify funding, and expand collaborate networks to better serve the needs of Alabama?s citizens. This will be achieved through a systematic process of organizational pre-assessment and selection to participate in one of four Capacity Academies, the creation of capacity development plans for the implementation phase and the project will conclude with a Best Practices and Sustainability workshop for all project participants.
Project Description: Project was awarded 9/29/2009 and began October 1, 2009 at the time of this report project had only been active 5 days - currently developing work plan to be approved by HHS.
Jobs Summary: Program Manager for SCF project - able to retain 1 FTE (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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