CFBCI Mission Statement
To empower the faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) that help their neighbors prepare for, enter, and thrive in the workforce.
The work of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (the Center) stems from a simple conviction: America can do better for our neighbors in need when we draw upon the unique strengths of every willing partner.
The Center’s Goals
Federal Funding Opportunities and Other Resources
Discretionary Funding is provided directly by the federal government via grants or other competitive processes to non-profits, businesses, or government agencies. DOL agencies and offices that regularly release discretionary grants include:
The Center works with each of these agencies to ensure their grant solicitations are accessible to all organizations. Advice on grant-writing and lists of current and past grant opportunities are available on http://www.dol.gov/cfbci/grantsapply.htm.
Formula Funding goes exclusively to state and local governments which will often provide portions of these funds in grants or contracts to non-profits, businesses, or other government agencies within their jurisdiction. Because approximately 85% of DOL’s resources for employment and training services are formula funds, CFBCI strongly promotes collaboration with local outlets, such as the national network of One-Stop Career Centers (sometimes called "Job Centers" or "Job Links"), for these services. Partnerships between FBCOs and local One-Stop Career Centers can range from informal mutual referrals or co-location within the One-Stop, to competitive local contracts or grants.
To access information on how to cultivate these partnerships, connect with businesses to place customers, and obtain materials designed to aid One-Stop operators and government administrators with outreach to FBCOs, please visit http://www.dol.gov/cfbci/mml/view/OrderMaterials_Record.cfm.