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Urban Poor, Gang-prevention Camping Program

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

World Impact, Inc. is committed to addressing the physical, social, and emotional needs of inner-city residents throughout urban America. They operate primary schools, thrift stores, job training programs, medical and dental clinics, and four camp and conference centers. World Impact will use their 2009 Congressionally Selected Awards funds to: allow families to spend quality time away from the inner city to focus on building healthy family relationships; allow youth to spend time in healthy social situations with wholesome adult role models from whom they will receive beneficial reinforcement outside the pressures of city life; provide youth with opportunities to envision a values-based life purpose by spending time in a safe, loving, and caring camp environment that many do not experience in their day-to-day lives; and participate in new, challenging and fun recreational, athletic and team building activities.


Date Created: September 17, 2009