Resources to help nonprofit organizations sow seeds of opportunity in response to the economic crisis
The State, Local, and Tribal Government Capacity Building Program (“SLTP”), part of the recently passed stimulus package, is a $12 million grant program. The federal Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (“ACF”) administers the SLTP. The program is designed to build the capacity of state, local, and tribal governments or designated nonprofit groups to work with the nonprofit sector to respond to the economic crisis.
The SLTP will provide one-time, competitive two-year grants of up to $250,000 per project to state, local and tribal governments and authorized nonprofits. Grantees must provide a 20% non-Federal match. A state, local, or tribal government may designate a single entity to apply by way of statute, resolution or executive order. Grant recipients will
- Conduct outreach and education to involve nonprofits in recovery efforts;
- Provide training and technical assistance to build nonprofit capacity to respond to effects of the economic crisis;
- Build the capacity of state, local, or tribal governments or authorized designees to better involve nonprofits in the economic recovery.
Nonprofits must move quickly to take advantage of this program; applications are due July 7, 2009.