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DeKalb County announces Human Services Grant application period

The DeKalb County Human Services Department will host a meeting for organizations seeking information on the 2017-18 grants application process on June 28, 10 a.m., at the DeKalb County Extension Office Auditorium, 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur. Eligible nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to be awarded a grant funded by the county general fund and Victim Assistance fund.

Designed to supplement existing programs and activities, the grant program provides opportunities for partnerships with local organizations that can successfully address identified needs of DeKalb County residents.

The Human Services Grant Program is competitive and the total amount of awards allotted each year is based on the availability of funds.

Examples of appropriate service areas for the Human Service Grant Program include, but are not limited to, prevention and intervention of violence against women; youth development (to include addressing safety and/or risky behaviors, education needs, homelessness and economic well-being); building family unity and sustainability; supporting individuals with disabilities and/or senior adults to live inclusive lives within their communities; homeless intervention/prevention; and cultural arts/historic preservation.

Agencies that receive Victim Assistance grant funds must meet the county’s eligibility criteria and must also be certified to provide Victim Assistance programming through the State of Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

Completed applications are due July 28, by 5 p.m., to be considered for fiscal year 2017-2018 funding.

For more information, call Lisa Thomas, Human Services Department grants coordinator at 404-270-1180. For information on obtaining Victim Assistance Program Certification, contact the State of Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council at 404-657-1961.

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