Community Action Partnership Call for Applications – Regional Whole Family Approach Community of Practice

Washington, DC – The National Community Action Partnership is seeking applications for a new Regional Whole Family Approach Community of Practice. Community-based human service organizations and tribal governments in the following 8 states are invited to apply: Alaska, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin.

“We are excited to offer this opportunity to organizations that serve children and families in these eight states,” stated Denise Harlow, National Community Action Partnership CEO. “The Partnership believes that Whole Family Approach ensures that the well-being of children and their families is paramount and that the services provided are built around their joint needs. In this model, support is provided to both the children and the adults in their lives in an intentional way so that whole family benefits. This movement of person-centered design is critical as we transform how services are delivered, and we are excited to support the selected organizations as they learn and grow together through the Whole Family Community of Practice.”

The Regional Whole Family Approach Community of Practice (COP) will support 6 community-based organizations, including tribal governments in achieving greater results for families and communities by deploying a multi-pronged system of learning and support for organizations that are ready to pursue a Whole Family Approach that is strength-based, trauma-informed, and engages the entire community.

Selected organizations will participate in a 2-year cohort with free, customized training and support for them and their partners as they build Whole Family Approaches. Working alongside families, agencies will create conditions that invite children to learn and help adults to apply their skills, unlocking the hidden human potential that exists in communities.

We encourage applications from non-profit, community-based organization in rural, urban and suburban communities that are ready to implement a Whole Family Approach. Additional application details will be shared on multiple communication platforms including the Partnership’s website within the next few weeks and will be administered through Survey Monkey.

Final application submissions will be due to the Partnership by 4PM ET on April 10, 2020.

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The National Community Action Partnership is the hub for the nation’s 1,000+ local Community Action Agencies (CAAs)s. CAAs connect individuals and families to approaches that help them succeed, promote community-wide solutions to seemingly stubborn challenges, and share expertise with national, state, and local leaders looking for evidence on what works to promote greater economic opportunity for children and families.

Community Action Agencies are locally run but receive a range of public and private resources for their work. This includes funding from the federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) which provides the Community Action Agency designation. For every $1 of CSBG funds, the Network annually leverages $7.70 from state, local, and private sources. More information can be found at

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