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Technical Assistance Events and Resources

The following links provide information on upcoming technical assistance conferences, workshops, and seminars conducted by the White House and other Federal agencies.

White House Conferences on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
OFBCI has hosted a series of regional conferences on President Bush's Initiative in cities across the country. Over 25,000 faith-based and community leaders have already attended.

Training for Grassroots Faith-Based & Community Organizations
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is holding a series of workshops around the country. These workshops help grassroots organizations with grant writing and capacity building. For a schedule of upcoming workshops, click here and follow the Grassroots Training link.

Upcoming Supplemental Educational Services Workshops
Supplemental Services provide extra academic help for low-income students in low performing schools. The workshops are free but require pre-registration. Click here for more information.

Housing and Community Development Seminars, Workshops, Conferences
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is conducting FREE, two-day, intensive Grant Writing Training Workshops for Faith-Based & Community-Based Organizations to teach them how to secure Federal funding. The sessions include Organizational Development, Legal Do's & Don'ts, Five Factor's for Awards, The Art & Science of Grant Writing, as well as a sample YouthBuild Application. Click here to access the calendar, or call the HUD Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at 202-708-2404.

Office of Justice Programs Technical Assistance Opportunities
The Office of Justice Programs at the Department of Justice offers a range of technical assistance options for organizations involved in community-based crime prevention and which serve young offenders, ex-offenders, and victims of crime. Click here for more details.

Online Technical Assistance for Supplemental Educational Services
In an effort to provide technical assistance to faith-based and community organizations, the Office of Innovation and Improvement and the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives have produced a webcast that is intended to help faith-based and community organizations apply to become approved providers of supplemental services. Click here for more information.