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Trauma-Informed Practice Fund

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits that Work with
Children in Eligible Areas for Staff Education

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The Fund for Greater Hartford

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Connecticut nonprofit organizations that work with children in eligible areas to provide training for staff members. Funding is intended to train organization staff on how to properly and effectively assist children that have experienced trauma.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • They directly serve a culturally diverse population of children
  • 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 and compassion fatigue among staff

Training will be conducted by a professional trainer in this area. It is highly recommended that the application be completed in partnership with the chosen trainer.

The training must:

  • Contain an interactive role playing component to the selected model
  • Be part of a series of trainings and not a stand-alone, and/or one-time event
  • Have an evaluation component

Examples of items that can be covered in the request:

  • Travel for trainer(s)
  • Materials
  • Lodging for trainer(s)
  • Refreshments/food
  • Room reservation
  • Per diem rate to cover staff absences
  • Trainer fees

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187543

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests cannot exceed $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Fund for Greater Hartford invites organizations that work directly with children to develop trauma-informed practices in their workplace. Trainers may not apply for funding on their own. A group of organizations that meet the criteria may participate in the training together. 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadlines Cycle 1
Open: January 6, 2020
Due: April 30, 2020 by 4pm

Application deadlines Cycle 2
Open: June 2, 2020
Due: October 22, 2020 by 4pm

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online:

Phone: (860) 232-3113

Grant Coverage Areas:

Eligible areas include: Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, Cromwell, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Middletown, New Britain, Newington, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks.

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