Program Name: West Philadelphia Recovery Opportunities Coalition,
West Philadelphia Recovery Opportunities Coalition Kollege
Point of Contact: Min. Malcolm T. Byrd, Associate Director
The Mayor’s Office of Faith Based Initiatives has been awarded a grant in the amount of two hundred and forty nine thousand and three hundred and thirty three dollars ($249,333) by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services. The funding originates with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, and is designated as the Strengthening Communities Fund…Local Government Capacity Building Program, CFDA Number: 93.711 The primary focus of the grant includes:
Community and faith based organizations can further contribute to local economic recover of low-income residents and the communities they service by enhancing their capacity and collaboratively leveraging resources. MOFI’s eight year track record of engaging and resourcing faith and community based organizations best positions it to benefit the anti-poverty and economic recovery priorities of the Nutter administration and the President.
It is anticipated that this grant will create one >.50 fte, and further generate small contracts with seven local established nonprofit organizations to provide professional services and; contract as many as 5 professional trainers.