Hhs Awards $49 Million For Faith-Based Social Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced awards totaling $49 million through the Compassion Capital Fund (CCF). Three sets of awards are designed to help grass roots, faith-based and community organizations enhance their ability to provide a wide range of social services to those in need including the homeless, at-risk youth, rural communities, the elderly and families transitioning from welfare to work.
The first set of grants goes to the CCF Demonstration Program and totals $17,695,299 for 20 organizations. These groups will serve as intermediaries to help build the capacity of smaller faith-based and community organizations. These awards include $1.1 million to the OneStar Foundation of Austin, Texas; $1.4 million to the Black Ministerial Alliance in Roxbury, Mass.; $708,334 to the Latino Pastoral Action Center in Bronx, N.Y., and $750,000 to World Vision in Federal Way, Wash.
The second set totals $15,192,810 for 310 faith-based and community organizations under the CCF Targeted Capacity-building Program. The target program areas include at-risk youth, the homeless, rural communities and strengthening marriage.
In addition, awards totaling $15,740,265 were given to continue currently funded CCF programs.