Recent Nonprofit Successes

Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County awarded 2 ACF Healthy Relationships Grants for a total of $10 million

The McAllister & Quinn nonprofit team recently assisted the Family Services Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara in securing two large ACF Healthy Relationships Grants: ACF Family, Relationship, and Marriage Education Works – Adults (FRAMEWorks) Grant and the ACF Fatherhood – Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential (Fatherhood FIRE) Grant. Both awards are for $5 million over a five-year period for a total of $10 million.

The FRAMEWorks Grant will allow FSA to continue and enhance its currently ACF-funded Healthy Marriages project, the Healthy Marriage and Relationship Stability Program (HMRESP), to serve persons who are co-parenting, parenting, and/or in a relationship and who need healthy marriage and relationship skill building. The target population for this program is families exhibiting high levels of risk for child maltreatment, domestic violence, divorce, unhealthy relationships, and/or homelessness that impacts the familial unit, relationships, and ability to parent appropriately.

The Fatherhood FIRE Grant will support FSA’s Dedicated Dad program to help to help focus a population of adult low-income father and father figures (age 18 and older) in Santa Barbara County establish and strengthen positive relationships with their children (age 24 and younger), spouses/co-parents, and employers; help them be effective and nurturing parents; and help them improve their economic stability and employment situation.

Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County awarded BJA STOP School Violence Grant for $750,000

The McAllister & Quinn nonprofit team recently assisted the Family Services Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara in securing a BJA STOP School Violence Grant for $750,000 over three years. With this grant, FSA will partner with the Guadalupe Union School District (GUSD) for the Guadalupe School and Community Safety Project (GSCSP) with the goal of improving and expanding efforts to reduce violence in and around GUSD schools in the City of Guadalupe in Santa Barbara County (SBC), California.

Hope Network Foundation and Michigan Department of Education Secure $16 million Department of Education Comprehensive Literacy State Development Program Grant

The McAllister & Quinn nonprofit team recently assisted Hope Network Foundation in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education, in securing a $16 million Department of Education Comprehensive Literacy State Development Program Grant.

The proposed literacy state development program will accomplish several goals and objectives: 1) improve student outcomes for all students; 2) leverage several partners and state initiatives already in place including the MDE TA Center, Great Start Collaboratives and Too Small to Fail, Michigan Education Corps, Michigan Libraries and Michigan Assessment Consortium to benefit Local Education Agencies located within Qualified Opportunity Zones; and 3) ensure evidence-based practices which are aligned to state initiatives to support literacy learning are implemented with fidelity. The project will serve children ages birth through grade 12.

ICAN Awarded IMLS Museums for America Grant to Redesign Historic Children’s Museum

The McAllister & Quinn nonprofit team assisted in the unique partnership between the Integrated Community Alternatives Network and the Utica Children’s Museum-a New York state children’s museum/behavioral health nonprofit partnership-is working to create a new children’s museum incorporating trauma-informed universal design concepts. The project, titled Utica Children’s Museum 2.0 (Museum 2.0), will serve approximately 80,000 children and the adults who care for them in a five-county region and will be inclusive of all children-especially those who are on the autism spectrum, have experienced trauma, or live in poverty. It will provide a safe, communal space that encourages learning and play. Anticipated outcomes of Museum 2.0’s universal design focus include fully accessible building and exhibits, audience-based activities reflecting community educational needs, complete inclusion of diverse cultural/socio-economic groups, collaborative relationships with local schools, and regional portability via the Mobile Museum without Walls.

Looking for more information? Contact Ellen Riddleberger at ERiddleberger@jm-aq.com.