This policy statement is the foundation of ACF’s commitment to working with the faith-based community to ensure that people have access to a full range of services while enabling qualified faith-based organizations to participate in the delivery of those services in a manner that is consistent with their principles. The faith community continues to be, and will be in the future, integral to the delivery of human services in partnership with ACF.
This Guide is an important component of our effort to inform the public about the wide range of programs and resources provided by ACF. It contains an overview of ACF, basic information about finding and applying for federal funds, specific information about ACF’s grant opportunities, and numerous resources and toolkits available for any community or faith-based organization.
The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships forms partnerships between government at all levels and non-profit organizations, both secular and faith-based, to more effectively serve Americans in need. This office coordinates 12 Federal Centers each of which forms partnerships between its agency and faith-based and neighborhood organizations.
The HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center) is the Department’s liaison to the grassroots. HHS recognizes that without the engagement of secular and faith-based nonprofits, community organizations neighborhoods and wider communities, services will not reach people who need them most. The Partnership Center is a mechanism for HHS to engage and communicate with the grassroots, ensuring that local institutions that hold community trust have up-to-date information regarding health and human service activities and resources in their area.
ACF Regional Liaisons for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
ACF Regional Liaisons for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships engage community and faith-based organizations in partnering with government through the dissemination of information about funding announcements, capacity building resources, and training and technical assistance opportunities. Contact information is as follows:
Region I – Boston (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
Marilyn Lasky (617) 565-1020
Region II – New York (NJ, NY, PR, VI)
Joan Gibson (212) 264-2890
Region III – Philadelphia (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)
Darlene Tart (215) 861-4000
Region IV – Atlanta (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)
Danny Osburn and Gwen Johnson (404) 562-2800
Region V – Chicago (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)
Elizabeth Hailey-Smith (312) 353-4237
Region VI – Dallas (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
Sharon Butler and Mae Rowlett (214) 767-9648
Region VII – Kansas (IA, KS, MO, NE)
Dan Houlahan and Nancy Long (816) 426-3981
Region VIII – Denver (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)
Sandy Naatz (303) 844-3100
Region IX – San Francisco (AZ, CA, HI, NV, AS, CNMI, GU, FSM, RMI, RP)
Emily Hughes (415) 437-8400
Region X – Seattle (AK, ID, OR, WA)
Caron Dwyer (206) 615-2547