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Alliance Institute is 501(c)(3) organization that provides community organizing training and capacity building assistance to non-profits and community-based organizations in New Orleans and across the gulf south. With a primary goal of increasing economic and social equity through community engagement, Alliance Institute works to provide individuals, families, and organizations with the skills and tools they need to fully participate in the decision making processes that affect them in their homes, neighborhoods, and communities.


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By bringing together a diverse set of stakeholders from across the Gulf Coast region, Alliance Institute and its partners are ensuring that residents have a real say in the future of healthcare services in their communities.

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Alliance Institute Announces Community Engagement Funding Opportunity for Gulf Coast Organizations

Alliance Institute is seeking community based organizations along the Gulf Coast to participate in an exciting four-state community engagement and health literacy project.

Grants of up to $50,000 are available for four organizations that serve the coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

Here is the introductory paragraph of the Request for Qualifications that was released on July 9th:

Deadline August 3, 2012


Community Based Organizations to Provide Community Engagement and Health Literacy Outreach for Gulf Regional Health Outreach Project (GRHOP) Along the Coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida

Gulf Coast Funders for Equity, on behalf of Alliance Institute, is requesting Statements of Qualification from interested and qualified non-profit 501(c)(3) community based organizations with annual budgets of less than $500,000. A $50,000 grant will be issued in each of the four (4) states covered by GRHOP: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. The grant will cover one (1) year of project-related deliverables. Fiscal sponsorships will not be allowed under this program.

The deadline for submitting a response to the Request for Qualifications is August 3rd. A full-length copy of the Request for Qualifications can be requested by e-mail.


BP Oil Settlement Grants Will Pay for Health, Mental Health Services on Gulf Coast

From the Times-Picayune

Health care services in southeastern Louisiana will get a major share of the $104 million in grant money included in the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement, according to papers filed in federal court on Thursday. The grants, expected to cover five years of services, include $50 million for a Primary Care Capacity Project to expand and improve access to health care in underserved coastal communities, $36 million for behavioral and mental health needs, and $4 million to train community health workers. Another $15 million will be used to expand environmental health expertise and literacy.

It was standing room only on January 11, 2011, during an emotionally charged meeting over oil spill claims at the Lafitte Community Center in Jean Lafitte.

BP also will finance the creation of an online library of information about the spill.

The Primary Care project will be led by the New Orleans-based Louisiana Public Health Institute, a nonprofit focusing on improving health care access through public-private partnerships, foundations, academia, community groups and private businesses; and the New Orleans-based Alliance Institute, a nonprofit aimed at providing residents with the tools to participate in public institutions.

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