Alabama Early Childhood Nutrition Summit

The Early Childhood Nutrition Summit will bring to light issues the state of Alabama faces to ensure young children in child care receive the adequate and healthy nutrition they need to enter kindergarten ready to succeed. The broad goals of this event are to develop partnerships and identify plans to decrease food insecurity, increase breastfeeding rates, increase access to healthy foods and increase physical activity for children who attend all types of child care.

We are expecting participants from across the state to attend. Participants will include representatives from state agencies, resource and training organizations for child care providers, child advocates, organizations focused on the health of young children, state legislators, and other non-profit partners.

This Summit is FREE to attend and is a joint effort of the Alabama Partnership for Children, Alabama Department of Public Health, End Child Hunger in Alabama Task Force, Alabama Department of Education: Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Auburn University: Family Child Care Partnerships, VOICES for Alabama's Children, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, and Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries: Farm to School Program.

Organization's contact: Caliste Chong, (205) 561-7155

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Central Time

Troy University - Montgomery Campus, Gold Room, 231 Montgomery St., Montgomery, Alabama

SUIDI/SIDS Training Opportunity

Please share this flyer with all stakeholders, partners, and colleagues.  This is an excellent training and very timely for Alabama.  In 2016, 137 infants died from sleep related causes before celebrating their first birthday.  This accounted for 22 percent of the total infant mortality rate.  When you further break this down, it equates to nearly 7 kindergarten classrooms with 20 children per classroom.  

Law Enforcement, Coroners, Forensics, First Responders, Emergency Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, and anyone having direct contact with infants should receive this training.

Please register yourself or someone from your facility/organization to partcipate in one of the various locations across Alabama.  

We look forward to reducing Alabama's high infant mortality rate with you.

Best regards,

Amy R. Stratton, BSN, RN
State Perinatal Program Director
Bureau of Family Health Services
Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1350 I
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
work:  (334) 206-6403
fax:     (334) 206-2983
cell:    (256) 239-0321

Juvenile Justice Grants Available

The Request for Applications for Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention sub-awards has been posted on the ADECA website here.  Please share with any organizations that may be interested in submitting an application. 

 Applicants must use the application documents provided in the link.

 If you have any problems with accessing the documents, please contact me. 

 Thank you,

 Karen B. Clifton

Juvenile Justice Program Supervisor

Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety Division

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs

401 Adams Avenue | Montgomery, Alabama 36104


2018 Kids Count Statewide Meeting

In lieu of regional meetings, VOICES is hosting a state-wide
conference to provide training and insight to empower
advocates to use their voice to make change during the
2018 election year.

This event provides a comprehensive, engaging
environment to ensure individuals and organizations walk
away with actionable skills and a depth of knowledge to
improve outcomes in Alabama.

Learn how to amplify your voice with legal expert Allen
Mattison, who will explain the do's and dont’s for non-profits
doing legislative and electoral work.

Register Here

Training Opportunity Available

The Alabama Coalition Against Rape (ACAR) and National Association of Social Workers-Alabama Chapter will co-host Alabama Goes T.E.A.L. (Think, Educate, Act and Listen), kickoff training. The kickoff will include a press conference followed by a sexual assault prevention and response training. 

The training is free and open to the public. Counselor and Social Work CEUs and APOST credits are available. 

Click Here to Register 

Training Opportunity Available

Alabama Project LAUNCH
Professional Development Institute & Summit
Better Beginnings for a Brighter Future: Research, Practice, Policy, Advocacy

Open for Registration!

May 1 - 2, 2018

The Hotel at Auburn University &
Dixon Conference Center
Auburn, Alabama

Fourth Annual Project LAUNCH Events:

May 1, 2018 - Professional Development Institute                 May 2, 2018 - Summit

All early childhood professionals, mental health practitioners,
educators, home visitors, families, or any others who advocate for young
children birth to eight years are invited to attend.

CEU's have been applied for.



Several Child Welfare Grants Available

Grants for Organizations Serving Children

Summary: The WK Kellog Foundation supports efforts that help ensure all children, families and communities – regardless of race or income – have opportunities to reach their full potential. In general, the Foundation funds programs that focus on thriving children; working families; and equitable communities.

Deadline: Rolling


Grants for Children and Families

Summary: Singing for Change (SFC) supports nonprofit organizations that inspire personal growth, community integration, and the enhanced awareness that collectively, people can bring about positive change. SFC believes people can achieve sustainable self-sufficiency through dynamic, connected, diverse communities.

Deadline: Rolling


Child Welfare Grants

Summary: The Child Welfare Foundation accepts proposals from tax-exempt nonprofit organizations for projects which meet one of the Foundation’s two basic purposes: 1) to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; and 2) to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society. Grants are awarded for one year.

Deadline: Rolling

Youth Homelessness Grant Opportunity

Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program posted 2/14/2018

Summary: The goal of the YHDP is to support up to 11 communities, at least 5 of which will be rural, in the development and implementation of a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness, and sharing that experience with and mobilizing communities around the country toward the same end. The population to be served by this demonstration program is youth experiencing homelessness, including unaccompanied and pregnant or parenting youth, where no member of the household is older than 24. The demonstration has five primary objectives: 1) build national momentum; 2) evaluate the coordinated community approach; 3) expand capacity; 4) evaluate performance measures; and 4) establish a framework for federal program and TA collaboration. Eligibility limited to state and local governments and non-profits.

Deadline: April 17, 2018

Juvenile Justice Grant Opportunity

Juvenile Justice Emergency Planning and Demonstration Program posted 2/14/2018

Summary: The purpose of the OJJDP Juvenile Justice Emergency Planning Demonstration Program is to support implementation of the principles outlined in the Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities by developing, improving, and/or implementing emergency planning activities for state, tribal, county, and local juvenile justice residential facilities. Eligible applicants are limited to states and territories, local government, federally recognized tribal governments, nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal organizations), and institutions of higher education.

Deadline: April 16, 2018