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Generations United Announces 10 KinNET Grants Are Available for 2002–2003
For specific information, go to www.gu.org, click on KinNET, then on General Public. Guidelines and an application form for the Request for Applications (RFP) for 2002–2003 are available, as well as a list of the 10 sites first funded in 2001–2002. Funding applicants must be local agencies with 501[c]3 or equivalent tax-exempt status. Proposals must be submitted by February 15, 2002.
GU and Brookdale will select 10 programs from throughout the United States for initial funding in 2002–2003. Each selected organization will receive a mini-grant of $10,000 to start one or more support groups for relatives caring for kin in foster care over a two-year period ($6,000 and $4,000, respectively). Year 2 funding is contingent on progress made during Year 1 and the potential for future continuity. Each grantee must match at least 10% of the grant.
KinNET’s overall goal of creating a national network will be accomplished through:
GU’s KinNET General Public web page also links to numerous other organizations that focus on kinship care, including Child Welfare League of America (www.cwla.org).
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