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Father's Day Rally Committee, Inc. Project Life Line

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)

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.

The Fathers Day Rally Committee, Inc. will use their 2009 Congressionally Selected Awards funds to establish a violence reduction initiative in Philadelphia entitled the Project Life Line. Project Life Line will be a citywide effort that will encourage and support building strong, stable family relationships, encourage civic values and participation, promote personal responsibility and the appreciation of interpersonal communications skills, and facilitate the acquisition and strategies of conflict resolution. The primary population to be served will be African-American males, 18 years old and older and their families.


Date Created: August 26, 2009