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The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2001.
Health & Human Services
Helen Keller Worldwide
For continued training and technical assistance in support of Baltimore City Health Department's implementation of the ChildSight program in Baltimore City public middle schools. The initiative provides free vision screening and glasses for those children with severe refractive error who might not be able to afford the services otherwise.
I Can't We Can, Inc.
For expenses related to the renovation of three houses in West Baltimore to accommodate recovering addicts participating in a 60-day detoxification program.
I Can, Inc.
In support of the transitional housing program providing shelter and extensive case management services for 58 homeless men for up to 12 months of residency. The goal of the program is to provide a period of stability for the men during which they can pursue educational credentials, job skills training, financial planning and budgeting and to prepare for a move into permanent housing.
Institutes for Behavior Resources
Toward a consultancy fee to develop and implement a demonstration project designed to determine the effectiveness of integrating workforce development with drug treatment services.
Job Advancement Network
For the establishment of a grant pool for workforce development organizations to provide effective job retention and career advancement services.
Job Opportunities Task Force
In support of programs to provide economic opportunities for low-skill job seekers. The Task Force has three priorities: to promote income supports that will enable workers and their families to enjoy a living wage; to increase the number of low-skilled workers trained in information technology jobs; and to reduce barriers hampering employment for ex-offenders.
Job Opportunities Task Force
For support of a research analyst to conduct a comparative study of Baltimore's workforce development system with other cities sharing similar demographic characteristics. Components of the study include a review of the cities' welfare-to-work system; one-stop centers for adults who are not on welfare; youth programs; local community colleges' curricula; public schools' vocational and drop-out prevention programs; literacy programs; and public housing workforce initiatives.
Johns Hopkins University/Urban Health Institute
For an analysis of school health services currently being provided in the Baltimore City public schools and current billing practices for these services. The report will also make recommendations for ways to increase revenues to support and enhance school health services.
Kennedy Krieger Institute
For general support of programs serving children with neurological disabilities.
Koinonia Baptist Church
Toward the purchase of a 15-passenger van to transport youth to and from the Neighborhood Evening Reporting program. An alternative to detaining youth in juvenile detention facilities, the program is designed to reduce recidivism by offering home-monitored youth computer skills training, conflict resolution and anger management training, tutoring, GED preparation and job readiness training.
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
For expansion of the project to address the needs of noncustodial parents whose child support obligations far exceed their ability to pay. By providing individual representation, Legal Aid has been able to identify recurrent issues that adversely affect noncustodial parents, such as driver's license suspensions, reports to credit agencies and denial of access to child support records.
Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc.
Two-year funding for support of the Emergency Services and Transitional Housing programs serving homeless veterans. In recognition of the traumas of severe psychological distress and substance abuse that homeless veterans have often experienced, the center offers a military model of support, rehabilitation and healing to men and women through individual counseling, job readiness and placement, mental health services, three balanced meals a day and housing.
Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative Education Fund, Inc.
For continued support of a grassroots effort to educate citizens and policy makers about the need for universal health coverage in Maryland. In recognition that there are more than 550,000 Marylanders with no health insurance, including 43,000 children, the initiative aims to guarantee quality, affordable health care for all Marylanders.
Maryland Community Kitchen
Second-year funding in support of the Job Placement Transportation Service Program designed to provide interim transportation for people seeking interviews and participating in job training programs. The transportation service is also available to those working at new job sites through one pay period, before they have found other commuting options such as Bridges to Work.
Maryland Criminal Justice Administration Institute
In support of an extension of a licensing agreement for the use of the Judicial Dialog, a criminal case flow informational technology program. The goal of the project is to determine the effectiveness of the Judicial Dialog as a case flow and management tool in processing and analyzing data from the Circuit Court and Early Disposition Court.
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene/Division of Special Populations
Two-year funding for support of Tamar's Children, a program designed to meet special needs of incarcerated women and their infants. In partnership with Marian House, Tamar's Children is offering integrated services based on case management and peer mentoring to ensure a secure mother-infant attachment while reducing the likelihood of future social, emotional, developmental and medical problems.
Maryland Society for Sight
Toward support of the Mobile Eye Care programs for local homeless people. The program uses a specially equipped van to provide eye exams to those who cannot afford the services.
Open Gates, Inc.
Toward the capital campaign of a new facility for the Open Gates Health Center established to serve uninsured and underserved families in Pigtown/Washington Village area. The development of two rowhouses will enable the center to provide additional examination rooms, a larger waiting area, laboratory space, storage and administrative offices.
Parks & People Foundation
In support of the Boys Middle School Soccer League for the 2001 season. Students from 26 middle schools participating in the league must maintain a 90 percent attendance rate and a C average.
Planned Parenthood of Maryland, Inc.
For partial funding of the Statewide Emergency Contraception Project, providing outreach and education to clients.
Public Justice Center, Inc.
In support of the Appellate Advocacy Project designed to encourage the Public Justice Center's participation in those cases that affect the civil rights of poor people.
Quarterway Houses, Inc.
For the continuation of a buprenorphine detoxification program for residents of Tuerk House who are opiate-dependent.
Rose Street Community Center
Three grants for continued support of drug treatment and job training program for FY 2001. The Center supports job training, educational opportunities and drug treatment program for community residents interested in rehabilitation. The Center also provides weekly stipends to program participants to assist with living expenses while enrolled in the self-help program.
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
For the capital expansion of the Sinai Hospital Addictions Recovery Program. By consolidating all administrative and clinical services into one self-contained facility, the enhancement will improve the efficiency and quality of care and ensure patients' privacy and confidentiality.
Suited to Succeed
Continued support to provide professional attire and career support services to Baltimore City women making the transition from welfare to work.
Tai Sophia Institute
For support of the Penn North Community Health Initiative. The clinic provides complementary health care, auricular and full body acupuncture, drug detoxification, Narcotics Anonymous meetings, Tai Chi classes, nutrition, massage and educational programs for those seeking holistic approaches to drug treatment.
The Center for Fathers, Families and Workforce Development
For third-year funding of STRIVE/Baltimore, a job readiness and placement service for men and women. The three-week program prepares participants for the workforce through a highly structured workshop that focuses on attitude modification and the development of job readiness skills for entry-level employment. Core services also include targeted job placements with long-term follow-up, one-to-one and group counseling and case management.
The Enterprise Foundation
In support of the Re-Entry Partnership (REP) initiative, designed to address ex-offenders' transition from prison back into the community. One of eight national pilot projects, REP is developing resources needed to manage program services that meet the ex-offenders' special needs. Part of the initiative includes the design and installation of a management information system to provide a process and outcomes evaluation.
The Shelter Foundation, Inc.
Three grants for continued support of the After-School Homework Centers and summer camp at Bentana Apartments.
The Shepherd's Clinic-William H.M. Finney Foundation, Inc.
Continued funding to provide primary medical and dental care to persons in Baltimore City who lack medical and/or dental insurance.
Unity Center of Christianity
For continued support of the "Do You Know Where Your Children Are?" program for the 2001-2002 school year. This grassroots pilot project offers incentives to participating parents and other adults who assume full responsibility for knowing where their middle school-age children are during the afternoon and evening hours of the school week.
University of Maryland at Baltimore
Two-year funding for the implementation of the maternal Substance Abuse Acupuncture Program. The goals of the program are to improve the health of the addicted pregnant mother and to improve the parent-child relationships. Therapeutic play is an ancillary program to the daily treatment process for the mothers.
University of Maryland at College Park/College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
For a study of the Baltimore City Drug Treatment Court. The purpose of the study is to provide information on effects of drug treatment court on outcomes such as welfare status, employment status, education level, mental and physical health, family and social relations.
University of Maryland School of Medicine
To provide outreach social support services for clients involved in the Violence Intervention Project. The 18-month pilot project has been designed to serve victims of repeat violence with a comprehensive range of support services, including counseling, job training, job search and placements in an effort to reduce violence recidivism, crime and medical expenses.
Vehicles for Change, Inc.
Third-year funding of a transportation program to provide used reconditioned cars for low-income residents of Baltimore City who need a car to get to work.
Vehicles for Change, Inc.
Planning grant for the development of a comprehensive business plan for an automotive technician training center in Baltimore City.
Women Behind the Community, Inc.
For support of the Dressing Room Project, an initiative providing professional clothing and work-related training to welfare-to-work recipients.
Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts
Four-year funding for leasehold improvements to the Hippodrome Theatre, a venue to house Baltimore's premier Broadway road shows in the heart of the West Side redevelopment area on Eutaw Street between Baltimore and Fayette Streets.
Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development
Toward staffing for a vacant house intervention and community conservation program. This initiative is designed to identify vacant or problem properties in the community and to track these properties through the code enforcement process.
Baltimore Development Corporation
Two grants toward an initiative designed to persuade nonprofit organizations, such as World Relief and the Association of Academic Physiatrists, to move their national headquarters or regional offices to Baltimore City.
Baltimore Development Corporation
Two grants for administrative expenses of Maglev-Maryland, a magnetic levitation high-speed train which, when fully operational, will reduce travel time between Baltimore and Washington to less than 20 minutes.
Baltimore Neighborhood Collaborative/Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
Renewed funding for an expansion of six neighborhood community-building initiatives. This collaborative will provide support to help develop local leadership and increase community activism.
Baltimore Regional Partnership
For an analysis of alternative land use, transportation, and housing scenarios for the Baltimore region. This study will help to provide new planning tools for strategies to reduce traffic and air pollution.
Citizens Planning and Housing Association
Two grants for the Campaign for Regional Solutions, toward the development of policies designed to break up concentrations of poverty in the Baltimore region.
Civil Justice, Inc.
To provide legal services to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers in Baltimore City in an effort to prevent unscrupulous and illegal real estate transactions known as "flipping."
Episcopal Housing Corporation
Toward renovation costs of two vacant houses in the Reservoir Hill community to assist in the strengthening of the neighborhood.
Greater Baltimore Committee
For expenses related to the sale of the Community Court Building.
Green Policy Institute/The Tides Foundation
For a feasibility study of a societally oriented, environmentally friendly chicken processing business on the Eastern Shore. The study addresses the potential marketability and profitability of a business to process and distribute high-quality natural chicken products free of hormones and antibiotics.
International Center for Sustainable Development
Two grants for start-up costs to establish the International Center for Sustainable Development in Baltimore. The focus of the program is to promote energy conservation, efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable development through the efforts of an Energy Ombudsman and the convening of a Sustainable Baltimore Forum of community leaders and experts to discuss local opportunities.
Live Baltimore Marketing Center
For continued support of marketing activities designed to promote residential living in Baltimore City. Focus will be website and distribution of sales packets.