Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

The U.S. Department of Education, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP) is part of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships which works to build bridges between the federal government and nonprofit organizations, both secular and faith-based, to better Americans in need.  The Office advances this work through Centers and staff at other federal agencies across government.

The CFBNP shares information with its stakeholders to insure they are aware of the many opportunities across the Department of Education that enable organizational capacity building and improve student outcomes.

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Please note: The Center does not make funding decisions, which are made through procedures established by each departmental grant program – typically involving a competitive process. All applicants compete on an equal basis for department funds.

Department of Education to Host National Safe School Reopening Summit on Wednesday, March 24

Additional Assistance for Students and Institutions Through Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Grant Program and Expanded SNAP Benefits

The U.S. Department of Education is announcing additional benefits, outreach, flexibilities, and guidance to assist students, federal student aid applicants, and institutions of higher educations.

American Rescue Plan Funds for All 50 States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to Help Schools Reopen

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the amount of American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding that each State, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia will receive to support their efforts to reopen K-12 schools safely this month and equitably expand opportunity for students who need it most.