Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County Receives WIOA Disability Employment Accelerator 2017-18 Award

April 24, 2018
Funding Research and Grant Proposal Development
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On March 13, 2018, the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County (WDBCCC) was selected as one of seven organizations to receive a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Disability Employment Accelerator (DEA) Program award from the State of California Employment Development Department, the California Workforce Development board, and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency. The DEA program provides funds to design, develop, and implement projects that accelerate employment and… Read More →


Sonoma County Human Services Department Selected as a Home and Community-Based Alternatives Waiver Agency

March 13, 2018
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Following a competitive process during winter 2017, Sonoma County Human Services Department (HSD) has been selected to serve as a Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) Waiver agency by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Established in 1915 under the Social Security Act, the HCBA Waiver (formerly the Nursing Facility/Acute Hospital Waiver) is a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) program. The HCBA Waiver enables the state to offer services not otherwise available through Medicaid (known as Medi-Cal in California) to those who would otherwise require care… Read More →


MacArthur Foundation Concludes First Round of 100&Change Program

February 5, 2018
Funding Research and Grant Proposal Development| Informational
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On December 20, 2017, the MacArthur Foundation concluded the first round of its 100&Change program by granting a $100 million award to Sesame Workshop and International Rescue Committee (IRC) . This $100 million award was the result of a multi-step process to identify a single proposal “that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time.” In October 2017, the foundation selected eight semi-finalists out of the 1,904 proposals they received, each with a video pitch and narrative response . A panel of external judges reviewed those proposals using four criteria : meaningfulness, verifiability, durability, and feasibility, with final choices made by MacArthur’s Board… Read More →


In Case You Missed It: GPG in 2017

December 29, 2017
Funding Research and Grant Proposal Development| Informational| Strategic, Business, Sustainability, and Action Planning| Systems Change and Collaboration
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In 2017, we supported many amazing clients and initiatives working to impact their respective fields: We supported the planning process for the Family Justice Center Sonoma County (FJCSC) to develop and pilot a screening tool for polyvictimization to be used by the FJCSC and its partners. This screening tool will allow the FJCSC and its partners to better identify and effectively serve individuals that have experienced polyvictimization (multiple victimizations of different kinds), who often experience higher levels of negative health complications, in addition to higher likelihoods of… Read More →


Sonoma County Behavioral Health Division Receives Whole Person Care Pilot Award

December 5, 2017
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On June 8, 2017, Sonoma County, Health Services Department, Behavioral Health Division’s Whole Person Care (WPC) Pilots Round 2 application was approved for a five-year award of $16,704,136 . The WPC Pilots program, administered by the California Department of Health Care Services, aims to coordinate health, behavioral health, and social services in a “patient-centered manner with the goals of improved beneficiary health and wellbeing through more efficient and effective use of resources.” Sonoma County Behavioral Health Division’s WPC Pilot… Read More →