Starting on January 3, 2017, The Fund for Greater Hartford invites organizations that work directly with children to develop trauma-informed practices in their workplace.
Applications must be submitted using The Fund’s online grant management system.
- Grant requests cannot exceed $3,000
- Up two grants will be awarded per year per applicant
- Applications can be submitted at anytime during the year
- Award decisions will be made in March, May, September and November in a given year. Starting in 2018, decisions will also be made in January.
If the application is on behalf of a partnership or collaborative of organizations, it is recommended that the application be completed together. Applicant organizations must be tax-exempt under IRS Code section 501(c) 3 or have a fiscal agent/sponsor that is a 501(c) 3.
It is highly recommended that the application be completed in partnership with the chosen trainer. Trainers may not apply for funding on their own.
There is no guarantee that the funding requested will be awarded.
The following criteria will be considered:
- Training must be conducted by a professional trainer in this area
- The applicant organization must directly serve children
- A group of organizations that meet the criteria may participate in the training together
- Requests will be considered on a first come, first serve basis
- Requests will be considered until such time as the funding in the Trauma-Informed Practice Fund is depleted for the calendar year
Applicants must demonstrate:
- They serve a culturally diverse population
- Have leadership buy-in and support
- Staff has a willingness to participate in the training
- The ability to effectively implement trauma-informed care practices
- Use of evidence-based trauma-informed best practices throughout the organization
- They have or are creating physically and psychologically safe and secure environments
- They can develop and sustain a trauma-informed workforce
- They address secondary traumatic stress/compassion fatigue among staff
The training must:
- Contain an interactive role playing model
- Be considered as part of a series of trainings for the organization and not a standalone, one-time event
- Not include a train the trainer model
- Have a built in follow up mechanism that evaluates implementation of learnings
Examples of items that can be covered in the request:
- Travel for trainer(s)
- Lodging for trainer(s)
- Room reservation
- Per diem rate to cover staff absences
- Trainer fees