Compassion Capital Fund
To provide grants to charitable organizations to emulate model social service programs and to encourage research on the best practices of social service organizations. This is accomplished through the goal of assisting faith-based and community organizations to increase their effectiveness, enhance their ability to provide social services, expand their organizations, diversify their funding sources, and create collaborations to better serve those most in need. This is accomplished by funding experienced intermediary organizations in well-defined geographic locations with a proven track record of providing technical assistance to smaller faith-based and community organizations in their communities, providing one-time $50,000 grants to smaller faith-based and community organizations to build their capacity, and providing grants to strengthen broad-based collaborative community that are working to reduce gang involvement, youth violence, and child abuse and neglect and to foster positive youth development.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Children and Families
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Section 1110 of the Social Security Act governing Social Services Research and Demonstration activities; the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2004. , Public Law 107-116.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Program is no longer accepting grant applications.
Program is no longer accepting grant applications.
Program is no longer accepting grant applications. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Program is no longer accepting applications. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is no longer accepting applications.
This program is no longer accepting applications.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Intermediary organizations use the CCF funds to provide two services within their communities: 1) Training assistance to faith-based and community organizations; and 2) Financial support through sub-awards to some subset of the faith-based and community organizations in their communities. Technical assistance activities funded under CCF are to be conducted at no cost to interested faith-based and community organizations. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in the delivery of capacity-building assistance to smaller organizations in several of the following areas: strategic planning, financial management, board development, fund development, and outcome measurement. Technical assistance should be provided on a long-term, on-going basis to smaller organizations. The program goals are further accomplished through the issuance of sub-awards by the funded intermediary organizations to a diverse set of small faith-based and community organizations that seek to increase program and organizational effectiveness for a 12-month period. Sub-award recipients must adhere to the following: sub-award recipients must be chosen from fair and open competitive process; sub-award recipients must not be pre-selected; the awarding process must be fair and open competition and include outreach to both faith-based and community organizations; intermediary organizations must provide on-going technical assistance and capacity-building support to the organizations to which they issue sub-awards; and the criteria for selection must not include consideration of the religious nature of the program it offers. Priority for sub-awards is given to organizations that historically have not received grants from the Federal government. Intermediaries must not require sub-award applicants to provide matching funds even if the applicants offer matching funds in their applications. Intermediaries must not require sub-award applicants to have 501 (c) (3) status or to identify a sponsoring organization with 501 (c) (3) status; Organizations that partner with an intermediary to deliver technical assistance or provide a cost-sharing fund for the proposed project are not to be eligible for sub-awards, unless approved by the Administration for Children and families; Sub-awards should not be used to assist organizations in differing stages of development. Sub-awards may also be provided to promising organizations to expand the reach of existing programs; Sub-awards must not be used to provide direct services, but rather improve the sub-awardee's efficiency and capacity. The Office of Community Services (OCS) will not fund any project, where the role of the applicant is primarily to serve as a conduit for funds to organizations other than the applicant. The applicant must have a substantive role in the implementation of the project for which funding is requested. This prohibition does not bar the making of sub-grants or sub-contracting for specific services or activities needed to conduct the project. CCF monies shall not be used to support inherently religious practices such as religious instruction, worship, or proselytization. Grant or sub-award recipients, therefore, may not and will not be selected based on religious criteria. Neutral, non- religious criteria that neither favor nor disfavor religion must be employed in a selection of a grantee and sub-award recipients.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
CCF recipients are required to submit semi-annual program progress reports. grantees are required to submit semi-annual financial status reports using the required standard form (SF-269) which is located on the Internet at: http://forms.psc.gov/forms/sf/SF-269.pdf. CCF recipients are required to submit semi-annual program progress reports. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
CCF complies with 45 CFR Part 75.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The Demonstration program award grants for one project period for 12 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not Applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Program Manager, Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, 5th Floor West, Washington, DC 20447. Contact: Rafael Elizalde, Telephone: (202) 401-5115 (office); (202) 401-4694 (fax); email@example.com.
Rafael J. Elizalde Division of Community Discretionary Programs, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W, Washington, District of Columbia 20447 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (202) 401-5115
(Project Grants) FY 14 Not Available; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available - This program did not receive funding in FY 2012 and no funding was requested in FY 2013 and 2014.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects