The Fireman Foundation has released an RFP for Networks to seek funding to plan for a comprehensive and collaborative job and education training effort serving homeless and at-risk families.  More details are below, but Network discussion and planning in response to this opportunity will take place on:

Friday, July 22
10 am – 11:30 am
Northampton Senior Center
67 Conz Street, Northampton

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please click  here for the full RFP or read below for a brief summary of the proposal:

Project Description

The Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation is seeking proposals from within the 10 Regional Networks to End Homelessness to compete to develop an action plan that builds and strengthens partnerships and linkages between shelter providers, stabilization providers, and regional  housing nonprofits  who provide support to homeless families  with organizations that provide workforce, training and education services.   The goal of this planning grant is to support the development of a comprehensive and collaborative community response among a variety of stakeholders that will increase the number of individuals in homeless families including at-risk, in HomeBASE, recently re-housed or in temporary subsidized housing  that are successful in obtaining and maintaining education, training and stable employment. Bidders may apply for up to $10,000 to support planning activities over a 4-month period including expenses related to engaging a consultant with expertise in program planning, partnership development and collaboration, adult education, and workforce development.   The grant cannot be used for program implementation or funding of an existing program. Efforts will be made to identify additional funding to support the implementation of the winning proposals.

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