JVA Consulting is excited to announce that the application period for Year 3 of the Colorado Compassion Initiative (CCI) has officially begun. CCI is a capacity building program for faith-based and community organizations that provide services to people 55 and older and involve this population as leaders and volunteers. JVA first launched CCI in 2002 when it was selected as one of 21 organizations nationwide as an intermediary of the Compassion Capital Fund (CCF), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Over the past seven years, JVA has provided more than 6,000 hours of technical support and/or funding to more than 500 organizations through CCI.
Successful CCI applicants will receive monetary grant awards specifically for capacity building activities and will also receive pro bono capacity building consulting services and technical assistance from JVA through the support of the CCF.
A new feature in Year 3 is the addition of specialized technical assistance tracks. While still providing broad-based technical assistance like we have provided in the past, grantees may receive technical assistance in either social enterprise strategies or health and wellness.
All organizations applying in Year 3 will be required to attend a mandatory workshop either in person in Denver at the JVA headquarters or via Webinar. This includes previous CCI grantees that are reapplying. Click here to register for a workshop.
When applying for a CCI grant, be sure to use the revised Colorado Common Grant Application (CGA). You can find the CGA at www.coloradocommongrantforms.org. All applications are due on January 6, 2010, and JVA will announce awards on January 28, 2010.
For more information about applying for a CCI grant in Year 3, click here.