William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Issues Request for Proposals for Projects That Address Homelessness

To honor the legacy of , who believed that every person has the potential to achieve if provided opportunities to do so, the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has issued a Request for Proposals for projects that proactively address the problems faced by homeless individuals.

To that end, the fund will award grants in support of initiatives that seek to address circumstances contributing to the condition of homelessness over the long term. Programs must include education or job training and job placement and retention and provide evidence-based support services designed to remove barriers to self-sufficiency for individuals who are homeless. Other services may include mental health and substance abuse support; life skills, parenting and/or personal budget training; and post-program participant follow-up.

Applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization; located in a geographic region funded by the foundation (Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, New York, or Pennsylvania); be able to document a record of past success in program delivery; and have a demonstrated, quantifiable track record of delivering successful support services that assist homeless individuals on a pathway to stabilization and self-sufficiency.

Letters of Interest must be received no later than March 15, 2018. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by May 1, 2018.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the McGowan Charitable Fund website.

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