Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Presentation on Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative

260

Published on

Overview of Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative, a new training and capacity-building program designed to help nonprofit agencies across Washington state address broad economic …

Overview of Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative, a new training and capacity-building program designed to help nonprofit agencies across Washington state address broad economic recovery issues in their communities.

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
260
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative Mark Putnam, Consulting Services Manager Nick Codd, Economic Opportunities Specialist Charlie Corrigan, Homeless Programs Specialist
  • 2. Building Changes
  • 3. Washington Families Fund A public-private partnership that expands the availability of supportive housing for families in need by providing stable, long-term funding to agencies with the best models for ending family homelessness and strengthening communities throughout Washington state. • Funding partners: 23 • Fund total: $26 million • Awards-to-date: $15.8 million • Counties: 15 • Nonprofit programs statewide: 43 • Service-enriched housing units: 618 • Families supported: 1,009
  • 4. Washington Families Fund Grantees San Juan Whatcom Pend Okanogan Oreille Skagit Ferry Island Stevens Clallam Snohomish Chelan Jefferson Douglas Spokane Kitsap King Lincoln Grays Mason Harbor Grant Pierce Kittitas Adams Whitman Thurston Pacific Lewis Garfield Yakima Benton-Franklin Columbia Walla Cowlitz Skamania Walla Asotin Wahkiakum Klickitat Clark At least One Funded Program
  • 5. Improving Economic Opportunities In 2006, we began an initiative to improve employment outcomes for people experiencing homelessness. Since that time, our Grantmaking and Consulting activities have been tailored to support nonprofit providers to help their clients: • Develop the skills and receive the support needed to find and retain good jobs, and • Attain access to state and federal benefits and tax credits for which they are eligible.
  • 6. Washington Families Fund Economic Opportunities Activities Grantmaking and Evaluation Consulting and Technical Assistance • Multi-year grants (up to • BC delivers 4 trainings per 10-year grants) to year on Economic Opportunities topics nonprofits • We facilitate a Peer-to-Peer • Grants are available to grantee learning network nonprofits from all 39 • We provide stipends for counties agencies for training • Employment services grants are prevalent
  • 7. Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative In September 2009, Building Changes received a $1 million Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF) Grant Nonprofit Capacity Building Program grant from the U.S. DHHS (ARRA stimulus funding.) Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and The Boeing Company are contributing an additional $300,000 to this project. The focus is to build capacity of nonprofits to assist clients in economic recovery, through jobs and access to benefits.
  • 8. Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative Overview • Provides training, technical assistance and financial assistance to participating agencies to help them develop the capacity to address broad economic recovery issues present in their communities, including helping low-income individuals access employment and benefits. • Approximately 30 nonprofit agencies will be selected to participate in Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative through this competitive application process. There is no fee to participate.
  • 9. Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative Grantmaking and Evaluation Consulting and Technical Assistance • Capacity-building grants (not • At least 30 agencies will direct services) participate • We will grant $600,000 to • 100 hours of training will be 30 agencies ($20,000 average provided to the grantees size) • 480 hours of 1:1 technical • Evaluation of impact of grants, assistance will be provided training, and technical • Focus will be on improving assistance will be conducted employment outcomes and by outside firm, Clegg and access to benefits Associates
  • 10. Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative Benefits to Nonprofits • Improved agency capacity and staff skills to support ongoing delivery and expansion of services; • Increased sustainability of social services programs; • A financial assistance grant that may be used to build agency capacity averaging $20,000 per agency, not to exceed $45,000;
  • 11. Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative Benefits to Nonprofits (continued) • A powerful statewide network of peers and experts to continue providing support and assistance in developing and improving programs; and • A stipend of $1,000 per agency to apply toward travel costs for quarterly in-person trainings.
  • 12. Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative Application Submission • Competitive process • BC and external reviewers comprise Review Panel • Electronic proposals must be received by March 15th at 4:00 pm
  • 13. Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative Application Submission Timeline February 12, 2010 Application materials sent out March 4, 2010 Information session by teleconference March 5, 2010 In-person information session in Everett March 15, 2010 Proposals due to Building Changes by 4:00 pm April 2010 Announcement of selection of participating agencies May 2010 Contracts in place with participating agencies
  • 14. Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative Eligible Applicants • Nonprofit organizations • Faith-based or community-based • Committed to capacity-building of agency and economic recovery programs • Doing business in one of 31 WA counties
  • 15. Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative
  • 16. Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative Eligible Applicants – Priority Considerations • Experience or intent to develop capacity to provide employment services and / or benefits access services • Experience or intent to develop capacity to serve people experiencing homelessness • Partnerships to connect clients to TANF • Operating budget of under $500K per year
  • 17. Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative Expectations of Participants • Technical assistance • Training • Financial assistance • Grant monitoring and evaluation
  • 18. Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative Proposal Summary 1. Agency Mission and Experience a. Mission and accomplishments b. Current programs and partnerships – homeless, employment, benefits c. Experience – homelessness d. Experience – TANF 2. Commitment to Capacity Building a. Interest in Training and Technical Assistance b. Participating Staff
  • 19. Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative Proposal Summary (continued) 3. Community Needs Statement a. Define area b. Economic recovery needs of your area, specifically related to employment and benefits needs and gaps c. Make case that your agency can help meet need 4. Agency Size a. Operating budget size
  • 20. Questions and Answers We will answer questions during session. We will post FAQ at www.buildingchanges.org and send an email to our mailing list by Tuesday, March 9th. Feel free to contact us at any time to discuss your application.
  • 21. Reminder of Timeline February 12, 2010: Application materials sent out March 4, 2010: Information session by teleconference March 5, 2010: In-person information session in Everett March 15, 2010: Proposals due by 4:00 pm April 2010: Announcement of selection of agencies May 2010: Contracts in place with participating agencies
  • 22. BC EOI Contact Information Please feel free to contact us: Mark Putnam BC EOI Project Director (206) 805-6127 Mark.Putnam@BuildingChanges.org www.buildingchanges.org

×