NYS Funded Anti-Poverty Coalition: Greater Syracuse H.O.P.E – Announces Funding Opportunity

Funding for community partnerships, anti-poverty coalition update

Greater Syracuse H.O.P.E. (Healing, Opportunity, Prosperity, Empowerment) part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI), announce funding for community partnerships. This is an update of the organizations anti-poverty coalition’s efforts. To be formally introduced at an event scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Monday, December 4th at the United Way Gifford Room, 518 James Street, Syracuse.

H.O.P.E. is looking for partners to assist in developing and implementing strategies to reduce poverty in Syracuse.  H.O.P.E. seeks to develop partnerships that will pilot and evaluate innovative programs with the goal of making them replicable and scalable; promote innovation in the public sector; and/or promote “smart” public policies at the local and state level that achieve H.O.P.E.’s goals. The Request for Community Partnerships (RFCP) is a call to community organizations, public entities and other partners to develop proposals that meet these criteria.

What is Greater Syracuse H.O.P.E

Greater Syracuse H.O.P.E. was created to bring diverse residents and stakeholders together to impact systems and create effective pathways of opportunity, resulting in a community with an inclusive future. The City of Syracuse was selected as one of 16 communities statewide to participate in the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI). For more information on Greater Syracuse H.O.P.E, contact Ocesa Keaton at greatersyracusehope@gmail.com or visit greatersyracusehope.org.

Greater Syracuse H.O.P.E

1 Executive Director
3 Co-Chairs/Founders
12 Executive Committee Members

Task Force and Subcommittee Members represent public and private sector stakeholders in Central New York.

About Empire State Poverty-Reduction Initiative

Governor Cuomo announced the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative in the 2016 State of the State to combat poverty in 16 localities across New York. Each of the ESPRI areas will support new or existing Poverty Reduction Task Forces, modeling the successful task force in Rochester. The task forces will join representatives from state and local government, local school districts, social services districts, the businesses community, not-for-profit and community-based organizations, and community residents who have lived or now live in poverty. For more information on Empire State Poverty-Reduction Initiative, visit on.ny.gov/WhatIsESPRI.