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August 2013Login to add your event
Wednesday, 07.31 - Friday, 08.02
HUD is pleased to announce a series of upcoming Moving CDBG Forward: TA and Program Outreach listening sessions, which will feature webinars, conference presentations, and in-person discussions intended to solicit feedback from grantees about CDBG.
In the past 25 years, there have been only two significant revisions to the CDBG program’s regulations. HUD’s recent experience with the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and CDBG Disaster Recovery grants have provided insight on ways to improve the core CDBG program to make it easier to administer and to improve grantee performance and accountability.
Specifically, HUD seeks input from grantees and other stakeholders on obstacles they encounter in the CDBG program and whether solutions are best provided by technical assistance (TA) and training (through HUD’s OneCPD initiative) or by changes to the program itself. To engage grantees and other stakeholders in this conversation, HUD plans to hold 9 in-person information and listening sessions and 10 interactive Webinars during the summer and early fall of 2013. HUD will also host an electronic forum at HUD Ideas in Action to continue these conversations.
The Rural Assistance Center and NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis recently released a Rural Oral Health Toolkit to help rural communities improve access to oral health care. Developed by NORC on behalf of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), the toolkit contains resources to help communities develop oral health programs by building on best practices of successful oral health program models. This webinar will feature two examples of successful programs funded by ORHP, including lessons learned.
- Alycia Bayne, MPA, Senior Research Scientist from the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis will introduce the Rural Oral Health Toolkit.
- Linda Mantessino, RN, MPH, FACHE, Grant Director for the Oral Health Outreach Grant Program awarded to Innis Community Health Center, will present on the Building Tomorrow’s Smiles Program, which focuses on enhancing oral health for toddlers and children through primary care clinics and a school based health center in rural Louisiana.
- Darcy A. Czarnik Laurin, Executive Director of the Thumb Rural Health Network in Harbor Beach, Michigan, will present on the Partnering for Health Program, which strives to increase the number of low income uninsured individuals that have an ongoing source of care or medical home, including access to free or low cost oral health services.
The Native Nation Rebuilders Program is intended to complement the partnerships we want to engage in with the tribes by building a cadre of “rebuilders.” Each year we will invite up to approximately 30 emerging leaders to participate in seminars to strengthen their leadership skills and nation-building knowledge so they may be instrumental in moving their nations, in cooperation with elected leadership, toward realization of their tribes’ unique goals.
The Foundation has chosen four cohorts of Rebuilders—in February 2010, December 2010, November 2011, and November 2012. The Foundation is accepting applications for a fifth cohort from July 1 to August 15, 2013.
The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP) provides grants to non-profit organizations to conduct outreach, provide education on breast health and breast cancer screening, link medically underserved women to health care providers and clinical screening services, and work to ensure that they obtain any necessary follow-up care. Small community-based organizations are encouraged to apply. All applicants must register and complete an application online. All application materials and required attachments must be submitted electronically on the GIFTS grant application system.
When accessing the online grant application system for the first time you will be prompted to create an account using your email address as the User ID and a password of your choosing. You must use your functional work email address as your log-in email, as that is the address that will be recorded in the system to receive email correspondence. Completed applications and all attachments must be submitted via the online system, on or before the deadline. Extensions will not be granted, and incomplete applications or those received after the deadline will not be considered. You will receive a confirmation email shortly after you submit your application to the online system.