Tuesday, June 20, 2006

White House Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to be held July 25

White House Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
8:00am - 5:00pm

Hilton Austin
500 East 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701

On Tuesday, July 25, 2006, the White House and the Departments of Justice, Commerce, Agriculture, Labor, Veterans Affairs, Health & Human Services, Housing & Urban Development, Education, and Homeland Security, the Agency for International Development, and the Small Business Administration will host a conference in Austin to help social service organizations learn more about President Bush's Faith-Based and Community Initiative. These conferences are geared towards faith-based and community organizations that have no history of applying for government grants, as well as those that have applied, but have not yet been successful.

The conference is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit www.fbci.gov to register online. Please register by Wednesday, July 19th. If you must cancel your registration, please send an email to fbci@dtihq.com so we may accommodate as many people as possible.

The conference is part of a series of regional events that are being held around the country. The conferences provide participants with a general overview of the Faith-Based and Community Initiative, information about the government grants process and available funding opportunities, and an overview of the legal responsibilities that come with the receipt of Federal funds. The events also offer grant writing tutorials for select Federal grant programs.

For more information, please call 202-456-6708, send an email to fbci@dtihq.com , or visit www.fbci.gov .

We very much hope that you will be able to join us in Austin!