ReCAST is seeking proposals from agencies/programs that support the mission of ReCAST, and expand the use of trauma-informed approaches throughout the greater Flint community.
Up to five grants for a maximum amount of $30,000 each will be awarded to agencies & programs that support the mission of ReCAST, and expand the use of trauma-informed approaches throughout the greater Flint community.
The application deadline is Wednesday, September 6th.
The Flint Resiliency in Communities after Stress and Trauma Program (ReCAST) is designed to promote resilience in the Flint community by assisting high risk youth and families, mitigating the impact of trauma, reducing behavioral health disparities and increasing the opportunities and training for Flint youth through strong community engagement strategies.
The target population addressed by this project are high risk youth and their families impacted by the Flint Water Emergency (FWE). Poverty, exposure to violence and trauma, decreased educational and employment opportunities all contribute to the risks facing youth and their families.
Go to http://www.flintrecast.com/pilot-proposal-request.html to read the application instructions. Applicants must complete the full application and submit electronically via the application link on the ReCAST website no later than 5:00 p.m.September 6, 2017.
To apply for ReCAST funding agencies/groups must complete the full application and submit electronically via the application link below no later than 5:00 p.m. September 6, 2017.
To be considered agencies/group must respond to all questions and provide all requested supporting documentation. Agencies/Groups do not have to be a non-profit with 501(c)3 status to apply, however the organization must provide a W-9 for the organization.
- Submit a proposal that aligns with the ReCAST goal of doing trauma informed work in the community . Successful applications will use or seeking training in the use of specific trauma informed approaches.
- The funding ceiling is $30,000 per project. An individual agency/group may apply for more than one project; however each project must address distinct yet specific populations.
- Each project must serve a minimum of one identified ReCAST population.
- Programs must identify no more than three key activities that will be implemented/strengthened with ReCAST funding. These activities must align with trauma informed work.
- ReCAST funded projects must commit to attending monthly meetings/phone calls with the ReCAST team and provide data reports to support program evaluation.
- ReCAST funded projects must attend a ReCAST approved trauma informed training. To learn more about trauma-informed work, you may consider reviewing nationally available resources, such as https://ncfy-learn.jbsinternational.com/course/index.php?categoryid=14. The Flint-ReCAST trauma-informed approach is the Community Resiliency Model (http://traumaresourceinstitute.com/community-resiliency-model-crm/). Projects must commit to a minimum of three staff members attending a combination of such trainings (minimum of 4 hours of combined trauma-informed relevant training).
- Leasing/rent costs are capped at 5% of the total ReCAST funding allocation.
- Successful projects will be able to be sustained after the ReCAST funding has ceased.
- ReCAST funds cannot be used for agency administration.
- ReCAST funds cannot be used to pay for food.