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Communities Empowering Youth Program Distributing $30 Million in Grants

6/14/2006:   The Administration for Children and Families' Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) is looking for organizations that have a record of addressing and encouraging positive youth development among the 12- to 21-year-old age-set.

Under its Communities Empowering Youth Program (CEY), CCF is distributing 100 awards totaling $30 million to lead organizations and their partnering faith-based and community organizations to build their capacity to better meet the needs of America's disadvantaged youth. Applicants' capacity-building activities will focus on improving services to youth in the following social service areas: gang activity, youth violence, and child abuse and neglect.

The CEY monies will not fund direct social service provisions and cannot be used to support capacity-building activities of local governments or state or federal agencies. Funds will be awarded to experienced organizations and their faith-based and community partners that can demonstrate well-developed, current, and prior partnerships and collaborations to address youth violence and promote positive youth development.

More information and applications are available online and due by July 10.

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