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Funded Grants

Improving the Health and Care of Low-Income Diabetics

CMS Innovation Center (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

$4,000,000

This three-year project combines telemedicine, specialized care coordination, and social media to help low-income diabetic people in Hawaii improve their health. Funded under the CMS Health Care Innovation Award program.

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REACH Wind Project

Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Community Services)

$1,000,000

This three-year project develops wind farms to be owned by nonprofit groups. Electricity generated is used to assist low-income families.

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Washington Consumer Education Fund

The Seattle Foundation

$5.3 million

Administered by a consortium of 11 Washington community action programs, the project provides bill paying assistance and energy efficiency services to residential electric utility customers.

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PSE Low-Income Program

Puget Sound Energy

$8.6 million annually

This energy assistance program is funded through a utility rate surcharge and administered by 12 community action agencies in Washington state.

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Minority Health Coalition Demonstration

Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Minority Health)

$450,000

This three-year demonstration project provides minorities at high-risk for HIV with information on prevention and referrals to medical and social services.

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Early Head Start

Department of Health and Human Services (Administration for Children and Families)

$1,555,000

This continuation grant provides child development and social services for 204 infants and toddlers using a combination of home-based and center-based program models.

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AmeriCorps

Corporation for National Service

$700,000

This AmeriCorps project places participants in positions with eight partner agencies that promote self-sufficiency in low-income families.

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Affordable Housing Preservation

Department of Housing and Urban Development

$680,000

Administered under contract with HUD, the project is intended to keep HUD-funded housing complexes affordable for low-income families.

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SSI Outreach

Social Security Administration & Department of Agriculture

$600,000

In cooperation with SSA, USDA, the state Department for Social Insurance, and a rural community action agency, the grantee performs SSI and food stamp outreach to the elderly.

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Community Food and Nutrition

Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Community Services)

$50,000

This project links partner agencies to grantee’s client database, allowing pre-applications for food stamps to be made from remote sites and linking participants to other programs.

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Homeless Families Self-Sufficiency Project

Department of Health and Human Services (Administration for Children and Families)

$560,000

A three-year demonstration program to help homeless families with three and four year olds achieve self sufficiency. Children receive child development services and adults receive case management, education and training. Monitored by an advisory committee with membership from the Salvation Army, Volunteers of America and other agencies that assist the homeless.

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Supportive Housing Program

Department of Housing and Urban Development

$200,000

In partnership with the city, the grantee provides transitional housing and self-sufficiency support to homeless families.

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Mentor Program

Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Community Services)

$180,000

(competitive refunding proposal)

The program matches adult male role models with 14- to 16-year-old at-risk males. The project measures quantifiable progress toward self-sufficiency in the areas of education and social/psychological well-being and reduction of institutional barriers.

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Housing Preservation Program

Department of Agriculture

$150,000

The project performs major rehabilitation of low-income housing in a three-county rural area.

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