Grant Writing

We at the United Way want other agencies and organizations serving Cambria and Somerset Counties to look at the Grant Writing activities of the United Way as a tool within the community, which can be beneficial to your organization, and is openly accessible and ready for use when the time comes.

A listing of grants that the United Way has secured, or has assisted in securing can be found below.

Year – 1 - 2016

  1. PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency Grant - $255,000 – Written and Awarded to the UWLH – Home Nursing Agency, Nurse-Family Partnership, Somerset Hospital, and the Somerset County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and UWLH – Early Childhood Development – This grant was secured to fund the expansion of the Nurse-Family Partnership Program within Somerset County – 2-Year Term.
  2. PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency Grant - $50,000 – Awarded to Somerset County – The United Way assisted in the development of this grant, along with the Somerset County Child Advocacy Center - Early Childhood Development – This grant was secured to fund the operating costs of the Somerset County Child Advocacy Center – 1-Year Term.
  3. Governor’s Institute Grant via the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) - $4,000 – Written and Awarded to UWLH – Greater Johnstown School District, Cambria County Child Development Corporation, and Professional Family Care Services – Early Childhood Development - This grant allowed for the creation of the Early Learning Pathway, a model for creating a more effective route for children and families to navigate early childhood development related programs and services offered in Cambria and Somerset Counties. – 1-Year Term.
  4. Community Foundation of the Alleghenies Grant - $20,000 – Awarded to the UWLH – Community Foundation of the Alleghenies and Cambria County Drug Coalition Executive Committee – Youth Drug & Alcohol Prevention – This grant, combined with monies from the UWLH, 1889 Foundation, and Lee Initiatives, funded the development of the Cambria County Drug Coalition – 1-Year Term
  5. Lee Initiatives Foundation Grant - $20,000 – Awarded to the UWLH – Lee Initiatives and Cambria County Drug Coalition Executive Committee – Youth Drug & Alcohol Prevention – This grant, combined with monies from the UWLH, 1889 Foundation, and Community Foundation of the Alleghenies, funded the development of the Cambria County Drug Coalition – 1-Year Term

Year – 1 – Total Grant Monies Received via United Way Grant Writing in assistance with other agencies - $349,000

Year – 2 – 2017 

  1. PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency Endowment Act Funding Grant - $750,000 – Written and Awarded to the County of Somerset – Early Childhood Development – This grant was awarded to the County of Somerset and led by the UWLH. Key Stakeholders include: UWLH, County of Somerset, Somerset and Cambria CYS, Somerset and Cambria CAC's, Victim Services, all 24 Somerset and Cambria Schools, Family Center and Beginnings, Inc. - Funding is to be utilized for sexual abuse prevention training and programming under Stewards of Children (community-based), Safe Touches (school-based) and Parents As Teachers (evidence-based home visitation). Only 4 awards we made across the state.  This is a unique collaboration between two counties to implement programming. – 3-Year Term.
  2. Pennsylvania Department of Education Grant - $250,000 – Awarded to the Somerset Area School District – Early Childhood Development - This grant was written collaboratively with the UWLH and the Boys & Girls Club of Somerset County – Funding is utilized to support the operation of the Boys and Girls Club afterschool program in the Somerset School District – 2-Year Term.
  3. Substance Abuse Education Demand Reduction Grant – $150,000 – Written and Awarded to Twin Lakes Center - Youth Drug & Alcohol Prevention - Partners included the Somerset SCA, Twin Lakes Center, Somerset Hospital, and UWLH - Funds paid for SBIRT training for Somerset Hospital Staff, and staffing for Certified Recovery Specialists – 1-Year Term
  4. Substance Abuse Education Demand Reduction Grant – $150,000 – Written and Awarded to UWLH – Youth Drug & Alcohol Prevention - Cambria County Drug Coalition, UWLH, Conemaugh Hospital, Cambria County District Attorney, and Cambria County Coroner’s Office. - Funds paid for SBIRT training for hospital staff, Narcan distribution and community-based training, media campaign, and data collection and coordination.  – 1-Year Term
  5. PA Liquor Control Board Grant - $25,000 – Written and Awarded to Twin Lakes Center - Youth Drug & Alcohol Prevention - Key partners included the Somerset SCA, Twin Lakes Center, Somerset County Head Start, and UWLH - Funds paid for Botvin supplies in Somerset County and  the implementation of the HALO program for Somerset County Head Start – 2-Year Grant ($25,000/year)
  6. Heinz Endowment Grant - $49,500 – Written and Awarded to the UWLH – Youth Drug & Alcohol Prevention - Funds paid for a consultant to assist in the planning and development of the UWLH's Enhanced Community Impact Model© – 1-Year Term
  7. National Catholic Charities Grant – $37,000 - Awarded to Saint Vincent De Paul Society – Written by the UWLH – Food Insecurity Coalition - Funding is utilized to support the building of a new food pantry facility in Northern Cambria County – 1-Year Term
  8. Governor’s Institute Grant via the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) - $10,000 – Written and Awarded to UWLH – Northern Cambria School District, Cambria County Child Development Corporation, Beginnings Inc., and Professional Family Care Services – Early Childhood Development - Funding is utilized to support the development and implementation of community-based, parent engagement activities and kindergarten readiness events in the Northern Cambria School District – 1-Year Term.
  9. Governor’s Institute Grant via the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) - $10,000 – Written and Awarded to UWLH – Blacklick Valley School District, Cambria County Child Development Corporation, and Professional Family Care Services – Early Childhood Development - Funding is utilized to support the development and implementation of community-based, parent engagement activities and kindergarten readiness events in the Blacklick Valley School District – 1-Year Term.
  10. Governor’s Institute Grant via the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) - $6,000 – Written and Awarded to UWLH – Greater Johnstown School District, Cambria County Child Development Corporation, and Professional Family Care Services – Early Childhood Development - This grant allowed for the creation of the Early Learning Pathway, a model for creating a more effective route for children and families to navigate early childhood development related programs and services offered in Cambria and Somerset Counties. – 1-Year Term.
  11. Governor’s Institute Grant via the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) - $6,000 – Written and Awarded to UWLH – Central Cambria School District, Cambria County Child Development Corporation, Nurse-Family Partnership, Beginnings Inc., and Professional Family Care Services – Early Childhood Development - Funding is utilized to support the continuation of community-based, parent engagement activities and kindergarten readiness events in the Central Cambria School District – 1-Year Term.
  12. Lee Initiatives Grant - $50,000 – Written by the United Way of the Laurel Highlands – Awarded to the Twin Lakes Center – Twin Lakes Center and United Way of the Laurel Highlands – Youth Drug & Alcohol Prevention - Funding from this grant will be used to expand Botvin LifeSkills Training (A prevention program within all school districts that aims to reduce student usage and perceptions of Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs) – Funds were used for purchase of LST student Manuals, Teacher Manuals, and training costs – 1-Year Term

 

Year – 2 – Total Grant Monies Received Via United Way Grant Writing in assistance with other agencies - $1,842,500