Letter of intent due Feb 8. The Department of Health & Human Services has announced a new funding opportunity to test systematic approaches to identifying and addressing health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid
beneficiaries. The Accountable Health Communities Model will support up to 44 bridge organizations to test three scalable approaches. Funds for this model cannot be used to pay directly or indirectly for any community services received by beneficiaries as a result of their participation in this project. Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 1:00 p.m. EST on March 31, 2016. Details at https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2016-Fact-sheets-items/2016-01-05.html
Transitional housing funds for domestic violence victims offered by Department of Justice. Nonprofits, local and state governments, PHAs, and tribal entities are eligible for grants to provide transitional housing, short-term housing assistance, and related support services for survivors. Apply by February 24. Contact DOJ staff, 202-307-6026.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) providers, grant renewal opportunities. VA making $300 million avail- able for existing SSVF grantees. Details at http://www.va.gov/homeless/ssvf/index.asp
The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) believes that every individual has the right to live a healthy, happy, and productive life in a community that is free from all barriers. We can help you achieve or maintain your independence through many of our supportive services and programs, including our four core services: Information and Referral, Peer Support, Advocacy, and Independent Living Skills. For more information, visit http://www.lvcil.org/ .
For people with disabilities, assistive technology can be vital to achieving independence. The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) offers affordable options for people with disabilities and older adults to acquire assistive technology through provision of low interest loan and mini grant programs. The foundation can offer assistance to individuals in Pennsylvania regardless of disability diagnosis, age of onset, county of residence, age, or income level as long as they are willing and able to repay a loan. For more information, visit http://patf.us/. You can also contact LVCIL Community Support coordinator Rebecca Strobel at 610-770-9781 ext. 153 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HAP’s Veterans Project is the only legal assistance program in Philadelphia that specifically targets homeless veterans. For more information: http://homelessadvocacyproject.org/veterans-project.html
Know of anyone homeless and in need of Legal Help? For the Philadelphia area a visit: http://homelessadvocacyproject.org/legal- services.html
Free Health Screenings and Information available to all those that have served in the U.S. Military, all health fairs run from 10 am to 2 pm. Various locations: 4/19 Wellsboro Armory Shumway Hill Rd Wellsboro, Pa; 4/20 Muncy Valley Legion, 1433 Champion Hill Rd Muncy Valley, Pa; 4/21 Towanda American Legion, Main St Towanda, Pa; 4/22 Hallstead American Legion, New York Ave Hallstead, Pa. Come check out what is available from vendors. For more information or to find out about free transportation to these events, please call Tiffani at 1-800-982-4346. This event is open to any age.
2016 HUD Healthy Homes Award The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD), in partnership with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), announces the annual Secretary’s Awards for Healthy Homes. The award will recognize excellence in healthy housing innovation and achievement in three categories: Public Housing/Multifamily Housing, Policy and
Research Innovation, and Cross Program Coordination among health, environment, and housing. The activities or policies nominated must show measurable benefits in the health of residents and be available to low- and/or moderate-income families.
Applications due February 29, 2016. Details and application at http://neha.org/hud-award-healthy-homes
Locations for free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income individuals and families. Taxes are prepared by IRS certified volunteers. For locations in Mifflin & Juniata counties go to
https://www.uwcr.org/images/pdf/ miyp_flyer_miff-jun.pdf . Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry Counties
go to https://www.uwcr.org/images/pdf/ miyp_site_flyer.pdf . Looking for sites in the Philly area go to http://www.cwfphilly.org/#!pennsylvania-locations/c18ml . Locations in Pitts- burgh at https://uwswpa.org/money-in-your-pocket-coalition-resources/
Online self-preparation through www.MyFreeTaxes.com submits your federal and state tax forms if you made $62,000 or less. Instructions and website at http://uwlanc.org/ MyFreeTaxesInstructions You will need to fill out and submit your local tax forms separately and can obtain a printed form by calling 717-569-4521 or file online at http:// lctcb.localtaxonline.org/.