While grant funding is ideally suited to seed promising initiatives, it can be very difficult to get initiatives funded at the city, county or state level. From Grant Funds to State Appropriations will highlight two statewide initiatives, the Illinois Redeploy initiative and Oregon’s network of Drug and Problem Solving Courts, that successfully used grant funds to seed, expand and evaluate programs that have now transitioned to state funding. In addition to highlighting the success of these initiatives this webinar will look at: how initiatives were transitioned, how state grant making agencies can support promising and proven initiatives, as well as some of the challenges these initiatives experience when transitioning to state and local appropriations. Presenters for this webinar are: Circuit Court Judge Dennis J. Graves, Salem, Oregon and Mary Ann Dyar, program administrator for Illinois Adult Redeploy.
Representatives from the Oregon and Illinois State Administrating Agencies (SAAs) will also share some of the ways that state grant making agencies can support efforts of sub-grantees to find sustainable state or local funding.