HUD to honor groups that help low-income residents
WASHINGTON – Feb. 5, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations (COF) launched the 2016 HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.
HUD and COF are seeking nominations from charitable foundations working with the public sector to improve the neighborhoods and the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents. The winners of this prestigious HUD Secretary's Award will be presented at COF's 2016 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. in April.
"Partnerships among the public and private sectors are revitalizing how we serve the neediest among us, and philanthropies are leading the way," says HUD Secretary Julián Castro. "This award recognizes some of the outstanding charitable foundations that are working with government to expand opportunities for low-income families and children."
The Secretary's Awards for Public Philanthropic Partnerships recognize excellence in partnerships that led to measurable benefits. Those benefits can be in the economy, employment, health, safety, education, sustainability, inclusivity and cultural opportunities, and/or housing access for low- and moderate-income families.
Nominations may include projects affiliated with housing and neighborhood improvements, education, health and recreation, transportation, community participation, arts and culture, safety, sustainability, innovative regional approaches and economic development.
All entries must be completed using the award's fillable PDF form and submitted by an eligible foundation via email to HUDAward@cof.org. The deadline for completing submission is 11:59 p.m. PST, Monday, March 7, 2016.
Read more about HUD's call for nominations.