grants http://kut.org en Funds for Austin AIDS Patients Up One Day, Down the Next http://kut.org/post/funds-austin-aids-patients-one-day-down-next <p>A financial shot in the arm is coming for people living with AIDS in Austin.&nbsp;As much as $5 million in federal funding is on the way, spread out over five years. But the federal funding comes as local AIDS assistance&nbsp;groups wrangle with funding cuts of their own.&nbsp;</p><p>The announcement came at&nbsp;<a href="http://austintexas.gov/council_meetings/action_notes.cfm">a city council meeting yesterday</a>. The grant funds come from&nbsp;federal awards called&nbsp;<a href="http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/aidshousing/programs">Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS</a>,&nbsp;funds. For Austin that means about $1 million each year for two Austin non-profits, <a href="http://www.asaustin.org/site/PageServer">AIDS Services of Austin</a> and <a href="http://www.projecttransitions.org/">Project Transitions</a>.&nbsp;The money is intended to help people with HIV and AIDS with housing need – short-term rent and mortgage assistance, help with utilities and other related expenses.&nbsp;</p><p>According to Josh Allen, executive director of Project Transitions, housing is an area of incredible need for Austin. “As quickly as we can move someone into housing, there are two other folks on the waiting list.”</p><p>This grant money comes at a time when Project Transitions is struggling to fill a $45,000 gap left by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/united-way-cuts-grants-effective-immediately-and-l/nRqGf/">reduced funding from the United Way</a>.&nbsp;In July, the United Way for Greater Austin eliminated $1.2 million in grants to local nonprofits. “We’re seeing it across the board generally with fund raising efforts,” says Allen. “Specifically, with grants and foundations. It’s just a much more competitive environment.”</p><p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:25:35 +0000 Tyler Pratt 5316 at http://kut.org Funds for Austin AIDS Patients Up One Day, Down the Next Humana to Select Local Charity for Grant http://kut.org/post/humana-select-local-charity-grant-0 <p>Three Austin charities are finalists vying for a $100,000 grant from the Humana Foundation, the philanthropic branch of health insurance company Humana, Inc. Humana will make the award to a nonprofit that serves Central Texans in "dire need of assistance," ranging from seniors to children.</p><p>The finalist include<a href="http://www.familyeldercare.org/"> Family Eldercare</a>, <a href="http://www.foundcom.org/">Foundation Communities</a>, and <a href="http://www.marbridge.org/">the Marbridge Foundation</a>.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:37:05 +0000 Kelly Connelly 5236 at http://kut.org Humana to Select Local Charity for Grant Austin Studios Receives $75,000 Grant http://kut.org/post/austin-studios-receives-75000-grant <p>The Austin Film Society is using a $75,000 grant to come up with a plan for incorporating another building into the <a href="http://kut.org/2010/06/austin-film-studios-turns-10-on-friday/" target="_blank">Austin Studios</a> campus at the former Mueller Airport.</p><p>The <a href="http://arts.gov/national/ourtown/grantee.php?id=119" target="_blank">National Endowment for the Arts grant</a> will go towards redeveloping the old National Guard building at Mueller into a space for the community and filmmakers to come together.</p><p>AFS Deputy Director Sarah Ann Mockbee says Austin has a vibrant film scene but, right now, it&rsquo;s not that accessible to everyone. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:40:19 +0000 Laura Rice 4681 at http://kut.org Austin Studios Receives $75,000 Grant