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Opportunities

Suzette's Funding Letter, June 12, 2017

FUNDING

  1. Strategic Economic and Community Development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is excited to share a new Rural Development funding opportunity authorized by Section 6025 of the 2014 Farm Bill. This new authority entitled Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) prioritizes projects that support the implementation of multi-jurisdictional plans under the Community Facilities Program, Water and Waste Disposal Program, Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program, and Rural Business Development Grant Program. Under this provision, up to 10 percent of each programs annual appropriations can be set aside and made available to eligible SECD applicants. Many communities already working together to develop multi-jurisdictional plans with the help of strategic partners including non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, university extensions, regional authorities, coalitions of counties/towns and federal agencies. The goal of SECD is to promote collaboration in rural communities and across Rural Development agencies and programs. Communities are incentivized to align resources, develop long-term community and economic growth strategies and engage federal, state and local partners. By promoting this regional focus USDA resources can be more effectively utilized and have a larger impact on rural capacity building and wealth creation. Funds MUST be obligated by June 30th.

 

  1. Turnaround Management Association Invites Nominations for 2017 Excellence in Teaching Awards

The annual $5,000 prize honors teachers who have demonstrated an ability to change students' lives and the communities where they teach....

POSTED: April 21, 2017
DEADLINE: June 12, 2017

 

  1. Fuel Up to Play 60 Invites Applications for K-12 Healthy Food Programs

Grants of up to $4,000 per year will be awarded to qualified K-12 schools to jumpstart healthy changes....

POSTED: April 15, 2017
DEADLINE: June 14, 2017

 

  1. SBA – Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs Act (PRIME)

PRIME provides grant funding to nonprofit, microenterprise development organizations for the purpose of (i) providing training and technical assistance to disadvantaged entrepreneurs; (ii) providing training and capacity building assistance to microenterprise development organizations (MDOs) and programs; and (iii) aiding in Research and development of best practices for microenterprise and technical assistance programs for disadvantaged entrepreneurs.  Bonus points are awarded to organizations proposing to strengthen the capacity of cooperatives serving economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs and areas; and/or to support entrepreneurship among ex-offenders in the criminal justice system. Applications close on June 16, 2017. 

  1. 5.SBA Announces Funding Opportunity under the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program

The Small Business Administration has identified on www.grants.gov (FAST-2017-R-0011) a funding opportunity under the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program.  SBA expects that approximately $2,000,000 may be available for this program in FY 2017. At that funding level, SBA would expect to make approximately 16 awards with a maximum award amount of $125,000.

As set forth in the Small Business Act (Rev.13) FAST awards seek to enhance the following:  Outreach, financial support and technical assistance to technology-based small business concerns participating in or interested in participating in an SBIR/STTR program.  Applications Deadline: June 20, 2017

Eligible applicants must: 

  • Be a public or private entity, organization, or individual that intends to use funding awarded under this Announcement to increase SBIR/STTR proposals and awards within a single or multiple states and provide outreach, financial support, and/or technical assistance to technology based small business concerns related to women and individuals who are socially or economically disadvantaged, as well as underrepresented geographies, to participate in SBIR/STTR programs; and
  • Be endorsed by the appropriate state governor or their authorized designee as the only approved applicant from that state.
  1. 6.Internal Revenue Service

Internal Revenue Service Publishes Guidelines for Organizations Interested in applying for Low-Income Tax Clinic Matching Grant for 2018 Grant Year. The Internal Revenue Service IRS has made available the 2018 Grant Application Package and Guidelines (Publication 3319) for organizations interested in applying for a Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grant for the 2018 grant year, which runs from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. The application period runs May 1, 2017, through June 20, 2017. Application Deadline – June 20, 2017.

  1. 7.COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FUND has announced the availability of funding through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program. This program provides tax incentives for investments in business or economic projects in distressed rural or urban counties, including capital investments in healthcare facilities. Investors give to Community Development Entities who then offer low-interest financing to businesses. Deadline: 6/21/2017. Visit the website here for details.
  1. 8.STATE FARM is offering grants through the "State Farm Neighborhood Assist," a program which provides grants of $25,000 for projects related to safety, community development or education. The program awards grants to 40 nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood projects involved in education, safety and community development. Deadline: 6/21/2017, or until 2,000 applications are received, whichever comes first. For more information on this opportunity, click here.
    1. 9.Dept. of Education – Upward Bound Program

Department of Education Identifies $14.2 Million in Funding for Investment in the Veterans Upward Bound Program. The Department of Education will publish an announcement in the May 22 FEDERAL REGISTER inviting applications under the Veterans Upward Bound Program.  The Department has identified $14.2 million for investment.  The contact is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Application Deadline: June 22, 2017. The Upward Bound (UB) Program is one of the seven programs known as the Federal TRIO Programs. The UB Program is a discretionary grant program that supports projects designed to provide students with the skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary education and to enter into, and succeed in, a program of postsecondary education. There are three types of grants under the UB Program: UB; Veterans UB; and UB Math and Science (UBMS) grants. In this notice, the Department is inviting applications for Veterans UB (VUB) grants only.

  1. Social and Economic Development Strategies -SEDS

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funds for new community-based projects under the ANA Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders. Application Deadline: June 22, 2017

 

  1. 11.https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2017-ACF-ANA-NL-1235">Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces the availability of funds for community-based projects for the Native Language Preservation and Maintenance program. The Native Language Preservation and Maintenance program provides funding for projects to support assessments of the status of the native languages in an established community, as well as the planning, designing, restoration, and implementing of native language curriculum and education projects to support a community's language preservation goals. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders. Application Deadline: June 22, 2017

  1. Regional Innovation Strategies 2017 funding available

The Economic Development Administration is seeking applications through June 23 for the 2017 Regional Innovation Strategies program. Through SSTI’s work with Congress, a record $17 million is available this year. Along with increased funding, the notice of funding availability includes a few changes from previous years.

  1. 22.THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES is offering grants through the Tribal Self-Governance Program Planning Cooperative Agreement. The purpose of the program is to award cooperative agreements that provide planning resources to Tribes interested in participating in the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP), which gives tribes the authority to manage and tailor healthcare programs in a manner that best fits the needs of their communities. Deadline: 6/23/2017. Click here for application guidelines published in the Federal Register.
    1. 13.EDA: Regional Innovations Strategies (RIS) – 2 pots of funds 

The $17 million being made available through the RIS NOFA will help to spur innovation capacity-building activities in regions across the nation. Under this competition, EDA is seeking applications for two separate funding opportunities: the i6 Challenge and the Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grant competition. Application Deadlines: June 23, 2017. Prospective applicants are encouraged to refer to the Notice of Funding Availability on grants.gov for more details on both the i6 Challenge and Seed Fund Support grants, including eligibility, matching-fund requirements, application and submission deadlines, and other information. Funding for both programs is available to all communities regardless of level of distress. EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship leads the RIS program to spur innovation capacity-building activities in regions across the nation.

  • i6 Challenge ($13M): Across the country, regions and communities are helping entrepreneurs overcome challenging barriers to help build new companies and create jobs through the efforts of universities, National Labs, state and local governments, incubators, and various other organizations. The i6 Challenge helps drive these efforts by supporting the creation and expansion of programs that increase the rate at which innovations, ideas, intellectual property, and research are translated into products, services, viable companies, and, ultimately, jobs.
  • Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grant Competition ($4M): The availability of funding for early-stage companies is an essential element of a healthy innovation-based regional ecosystem. Taking an idea or innovation from conception to market often requires capital, but in many regions across the country, innovators and entrepreneurs struggle to find that capital. SFS grants provide funding for technical assistance and operational costs that support the planning, formation, launch, or scale of cluster-based seed funds that will invest their capital in innovation-based startups with a potential for high growth.
  1. 14.Finish Line Youth Foundation Invites Applications for Youth Athletic Programs and Camps

Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations for youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, with priority given to those serving disadvantaged children and children with special needs. Application Deadline: June 30, 2017.

  1. Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program
    Provides funding to community-based, outreach education and extension programs at land-grant colleges and universities that provide individuals and families based in rural areas with information on health, wellness, and prevention, including information regarding the issue of substance abuse in rural communities.
    Geographic Coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
    Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  2. 23.THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION is also offering grants through the Small, Rural School Achievement Program that provides support to local educational agencies to address the unique needs of rural school districts. Deadline: 6/30/2017. Click here to review application guidelines.
  1. 24.WELLS FARGO is providing financial resources to local nonprofit housing organizations to create affordable and sustainable homeownership opportunities for low-to-moderate income (LMI) people through its Homeownership Counseling Grant Program (HCGP). This is a small grants program with an average size of approximately $7,500. The grants are provided for costs directly associated with programs or projects focused on homebuyer counseling, homebuyer education, and foreclosure prevention activities. Deadline: 6/30/2017. To learn more and apply, click here.
    1. 25.National Park Service Community Assistance in Conservation and Outdoor Recreation

Supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the nation. Project applicants may be state and local agencies, tribes, nonprofit organizations, or citizen groups. National Parks and other Federal agencies may apply in partnership with other local organizations. Due June 30.

 

  1. 26.Woodard & Curran Foundation Invites Applications for Clean Water Initiatives

Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded for projects focused on protecting and promoting clean water sources. Application Deadline: July 1, 2017.

  1. 27.THE BIG LOTS FOUNDATION is offering support in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards and merchandise in-kind to nonprofit organizations affecting hunger, housing, healthcare or education. Organizations must serve areas where Big Lots operates stores (across the U.S.), distribution centers or their corporate office. Deadline: 7/1/2017. To learn more about eligibility and to apply, click here.
  1. 28.SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION is offering grants of up to $200,000 per year for a maximum of three years to recovery community organizations (RCOs) that have been designated as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations for at least two years, and are controlled and managed by members of the addiction recovery community. The grant’s purpose, as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR), is to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support from substance abuse and addiction. Required activities include peer recovery support services and non-clinical recovery support services. Deadline: 7/3/2017. To learn more and apply, click here.
    1. 29.Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR)

Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Grants to support the development, enhancement, expansion, and delivery of substance abuse recovery support services, as well as promotion of and education about recovery. Application Deadline: July 3, 2017

  • For program questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • For grants management or budget questions:  Eileen Bermudez, 240.276.1412, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  1. THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE is offering grants through the Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program, which provides support for reentry services and programs that will reduce recidivism by facilitating the successful reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals as they return to their communities. Deadline: 7/5/2017. Click here for funding guidelines.  

 

  1. 31.THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES is offering grants through the Street Outreach Program to nonprofit and public agencies to provide services to homeless and near-homeless youth on the streets. Deadline: 7/11/2017. Click here to review funding guidelines.
    1. Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group HomesGrants to provide services through transitional living programs or maternity group homes for runaway and homeless youth.
      Geographic coverage: Nationwide
      Application Deadline:
      Jul 14, 2017
      Sponsors:
      Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    2. Rural Housing Preservation Grants (Section 533)Grants to organizations that work to assist rural low-income homeowners and renters to repair and rehabilitate their homes.
      Geographic coverage:
      Nationwide
      Application Deadline:
      Jul 17, 2017
      Sponsors:
      U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Housing and Community Facilities Programs
  1. Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program GrantsProvides grants to improve telemedicine services and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telemedicine, computer networks, and related advanced technologies.
    Geographic Coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Jul 17, 2017
    Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
  1. USDA Offers $500K in Grant Funding for Rural Telemedicine

The USDA is accepting proposals for up to $500,000 in grant money to fund rural telemedicine initiatives.

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) within the USDA has announced that healthcare organizations can apply for grants between $50,000 and $500,000 for the purpose of expanding rural telemedicine programs to improve access to education and care. The Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program opened a call for submissions from stakeholders to provide rural communities with technologies that connect teachers and healthcare providers with other professionals. DLT grants help encourage stakeholders to provide access to education, training, and healthcare resources for rural Americans that experience multiple barriers to healthcare. Due July 17.

  1. USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Support the Development of Rural Community Facilities

New funding opportunity through USDA Rural Development to support the development of essential Rural Community Facilities. The announcement can be accessed below. Within the announcement there are hyperlinks to the program’s webpage and the federal register notice.  This program is a little different than what we’ve traditionally offered, in that it provides grant funding for predevelopment costs and technical assistance. Tribes are eligible both as technical assistance providers and as ultimate recipients. Therefore, for all that are interested, I’d recommend a close read of both the federal register notice and the webpage as the eligible costs for technical assistance providers and ultimate recipients are different. Applications are due at 5:00 PM EDT on July 24, 2017. A webinar for potential applicants is scheduled for June 20th at 2:00 PM EDT.   

 

  1. Delta Health Care Services Grant Program

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is accepting fiscal year (FY) 2017 applications for the Delta Health Care Services (DHCS) grant program. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to address the continued unmet health needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among health care professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions, and economic development entities in the Delta Region. You must submit completed applications for grants according to the following deadlines:

  • Paper copies must be postmarked and mailed, shipped, or sent overnight no later than Monday, July 24, 2017.
  • Electronic copies must be received by Monday, July 17, 2017. Late applications are not eligible for funding under this Notice and will not be evaluated.
  1. 38.The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering grants through the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant Program. Public bodies, non-profit organizations and Federally recognized Tribes are eligible to apply for this funding. The maximum grant is $150,000. Deadline: 7/24/2017. Click here for application guidelines.

 

  1. 39.The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is inviting applications for grants to support economic development in rural communities through the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI). These grants support partnerships between community development groups and rural communities to develop essential facilities and create jobs and business opportunities. Deadline: 7/25/2017. Click here to visit the RCDI website for more information on applying.
    1. Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA)Provides funds for state agencies to expand or enhance access to medication assisted treatment services for individuals with opioid use disorder in states with the highest rates of treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita.
      Geographic coverage:
      17 states with the highest rates of treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita
      Application Deadline:
      Jul 31, 2017
      Sponsor:
      Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  1. THE DELTA REGIONAL AUTHORITY (DRA),in partnership with leading national arts and government organizations, launched its pilot Delta Creative Placemaking Initiative (DCPI) to strengthen the Delta economy and improve the quality of life for the region’s 10 million residents. DRA will contribute nearly $460,000 to stimulate economic and community development efforts through promoting the unique places, arts, culture, music and food of Delta communities. Local government entities, in partnership with at least one nonprofit organization, can submit applications for DCPI seed investments up to $30,000. In addition to the seed investment, successful applicants will also receive up to 50 hours of coaching, mentoring and technical assistance to advance creative placemaking efforts in their communities. Deadlines: notices of Intent to Apply for funding are due 7/21/2017; applications are due 7/31/2017. Click here for an application.
  1. 42.National Science Foundation Identifies $25 Million to Support Education and Workforce Development; Resources Available for Scholarships and Capacity-Building  

The National Science Foundation today has identified $25 million to underwrite cybersecurity education and workforce development on two tracks (scholarship and capacity).  Application Deadline: July 31, 2017

  • For the Scholarship Track: Universities and four-year colleges accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members.  Community colleges are eligible only as sub-awardees of the partnering institution's Scholarship Track award.
  • The Capacity Track seeks innovative proposals leading to an increase in the ability of the United States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity professionals. Proposals are encouraged that contribute to the expansion of existing educational opportunities and resources in cybersecurity and focus on efforts such as research on the teaching and learning of cybersecurity, including research on materials, methods and interventions; curricula recommendations for new courses, degree programs, and educational pathways with plans for wide adoption nationally
  1. Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation InitiativeGrants to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact, especially in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood obesity, and serious mental illness.
    Geographic coverage:
    Nationwide
    Application Deadline:
    Aug 1, 2017
    Sponsors:
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  1. THE ALLSTATE FOUNDATION is inviting U.S. nonprofit organizations that address domestic violence to join the annual Purple Purse Challenge. This competition gives nonprofits that offer financial empowerment services to domestic violence survivors a chance to compete for a total of $700,000 in incentive funding. This year, the Foundation will partner with up to 250 national, state and local nonprofit organizations. These organizations will be divided into two divisions of roughly equal size based on organizational budget. Each selected Community Partner will have its own “Team Page” where it can raise funds through the Challenge from October 2 through October 31, 2017. At the end of the Challenge, the Foundation will award grand prize grants ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 to the top seven organizations in each division. The deadline to apply to be a Community Partner is 8/1/2017. (Organizations are encouraged to apply early to take advantage of training and support leading up to the competition in October.) Visit the Foundation’s website here to learn more about the Challenge.

 

  1. 45.THE WALMART FOUNDATION STATE GIVING PROGRAM awards grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico for programs that give individuals access to a better life. There are three funding cycles per year; the first two funding cycles are targeted to specific states. For the final funding cycle of the year, requests are accepted from organizations nationwide in the following two categories: Hunger Relief supporting programs such as food pantries, backpack programs, and SNAP outreach; and Community Engagement supporting other programs that focus on the unmet needs of underserved low-income populations. Examples of eligible programs include career opportunity, disaster preparedness, education programs, healthcare access, shelters, etc. Grants range from $25,000 to $250,000; the average grant size is $40,000. Deadline: applications for the final funding cycle will be accepted from 8/7/2017 through 8/11/2017. Visit the Foundation’s website here to learn more about the State Giving Program.  

 

  1. 46.THE LOWE'S CHARITABLE AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION is offering grants through the Foundation’s Community Partners grant program to nonprofit organizations and local municipalities undertaking high-need projects such as building renovations and upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades and safety improvements. Grants range from $2,001 to $100,000. Applications for the fall funding cycle will be accepted from 7/3/2017 to 8/25/2017. Visit the company’s website here to review the giving guidelines and to take the eligibility quiz.  
  1. 47.Rural Impact County Challenge Community Coaching   

Seeks to highlight and support counties making a real difference in the lives of children in rural communities. Up to 10 county teams will be selected to receive assistance from a Roadmaps to Health Community Coach from the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Program. Due August 26.

  1. 48.FWS Tribal Wildlife Grants Program

Provides assistance to tribal governments in programs that benefit wildlife and habitat of tribal cultural or traditional importance, including species that are not hunted or fished.  Due September 1.

  1. 49.THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS is offering grants to nonprofit and public agencies through the Our Town Program. Grants will support arts engagement, cultural planning and design projects. Deadline: 9/11/2017. Click here for more information and to review funding guidelines.
  1. 50.FOUNDATION FOR RURAL SERVICE is offering grants to nonprofits seeking to create programs that promote business development, community development, education or telecommunications in rural communities served by National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) members. Awards range from $250 to $5,000. Preference will be given to proposals that foster collaboration among and community engagement, and that can be fully funded by the grant or have 75 percent or more of the project currently funded. Deadline: 9/15/2017. To learn more and apply, click here.
    1. 51.Conservation Alliance Invites Nominations for Conservation Projects

Grants are awarded in support of projects designed to secure permanent and quantifiable protection of a specific wild land or waterway with clear habitat and recreational benefits. Application Deadline: November 1, 2017 (Nominations).

  1. 52.THE SEVENTH GENERATION FUND FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES is offering funding in the following program areas: Arts and Creativity, Health and Well-Being, Rights of Mother Earth, Sustainable Communities and Economies, Leadership Development, and Rights, Equity, and Justice. Grants from $250 to $10,000, with an average of $5,000, are provided to Native communities that address one or more of the Fund’s program areas. The remaining postmark deadlines for 2017 are 8/4/2017 and 12/1/2017. (Mini-grants of up to $500 are reviewed throughout the year.)
    1. 53.Pilot Studies to Test the Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R34)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research applications to develop and pilot test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed to promote early access, engagement and coordination of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems. For the purposes of this FOA, NIMH defines a family navigator model as a health care professional or paraprofessional whose role is to deploy a set of strategies designed to rapidly engage youth and families in needed treatment and services, work closely with the family and other involved treatment and service providers to optimize care and monitor the trajectory of mental health symptoms and outcomes over time.  Application Deadline: January 07, 2018.

 

  1. SBA 7a Loans
    Provides loans to small businesses (including small healthcare practices) for working capital; equipment purchase; real estate purchase; building construction or renovation; business acquisition; and debt refinancing.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Sponsor: Small Business Administration

  1. 55.Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Accepting Applications for Emergency Grants

One-time grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to artists in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking to provide assistance with a specific emergency, including fire, flood, or an unexpected medical issue. Application Deadline: Open

  1. 56.Funding Opportunities Available from Ford Family Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation is accepting applications to two funding opportunities for small or rural communities with populations under 35,000.  The Good Neighbor Grant offers funding to address unexpected needs or simple projects.  Grants are available between $1,000 and $10,000.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Additionally, the Community Building Spaces Grant offers funding for the development of public spaces.  Various uses of funding include land acquisition, purchasing buildings, construction and renovations, among other activities.  Grants are available between $50,000 to $250,000 and accepted on a rolling basis.  For more information on the Good Neighbor Grant, click here.  More information on the Community Building Spaces Grant is available here. Application Deadline: Due Rolling Basis.

 

  1. Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant ProgramFunding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.
    Geographic coverage:
    Nationwide
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsors:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
  2. Water and Waste Disposal Loan GuaranteesA loan guarantee program that helps private lenders provide affordable financing to qualified borrowers to improve access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses in rural areas.
    Geographic coverage:
    Nationwide
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsors:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development

Suzette's Funding Letter, May 22, 2017

FUNDING

  1. Strategic Economic and Community Development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is excited to share a new Rural Development funding opportunity authorized by Section 6025 of the 2014 Farm Bill. This new authority entitled Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) prioritizes projects that support the implementation of multi-jurisdictional plans under the Community Facilities Program, Water and Waste Disposal Program, Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program, and Rural Business Development Grant Program. Under this provision, up to 10 percent of each programs annual appropriations can be set aside and made available to eligible SECD applicants. Many communities already working together to develop multi-jurisdictional plans with the help of strategic partners including non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, university extensions, regional authorities, coalitions of counties/towns and federal agencies. The goal of SECD is to promote collaboration in rural communities and across Rural Development agencies and programs. Communities are incentivized to align resources, develop long-term community and economic growth strategies and engage federal, state and local partners. By promoting this regional focus USDA resources can be more effectively utilized and have a larger impact on rural capacity building and wealth creation.

  1. Colocation America Invites Applications for STEM Innovation Grant

Grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded in support of programs that increase student interest and encourage more students to pursue a career in STEM-related fields....

POSTED: April 19, 2017
DEADLINE: May 26, 2017

  1. Assistance for Arts Education Programs-Professional Development for Arts Educators Grants

$7.1 million to support the implementation of high-quality professional development programs for arts educators and other instructional staff of schools in which 50% or more of students are from low-income families.  Eligible: districts, in partnership with public and private entities.  Deadline: May 30.

  1. The Brookdale Foundation Group

The Brookdale Foundation Group has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the creation or expansion of supportive services to grandparents and other relatives raising children. Up to 15 programs will be selected to receive a seed grant of $15,000 ($10,000 and $5,000 respectively), contingent upon progress made during year one and potential for continuity in the future. Deadline: 6/5/2017.

  1. Turnaround Management Association Invites Nominations for 2017 Excellence in Teaching Awards

The annual $5,000 prize honors teachers who have demonstrated an ability to change students' lives and the communities where they teach....

POSTED: April 21, 2017
DEADLINE: June 12, 2017

 

  1. Fuel Up to Play 60 Invites Applications for K-12 Healthy Food Programs

Grants of up to $4,000 per year will be awarded to qualified K-12 schools to jumpstart healthy changes....

POSTED: April 15, 2017
DEADLINE: June 14, 2017

 

  1. SBA – Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs Act (PRIME)

PRIME provides grant funding to nonprofit, microenterprise development organizations for the purpose of (i) providing training and technical assistance to disadvantaged entrepreneurs; (ii) providing training and capacity building assistance to microenterprise development organizations (MDOs) and programs; and (iii) aiding in Research and development of best practices for microenterprise and technical assistance programs for disadvantaged entrepreneurs.  Bonus points are awarded to organizations proposing to strengthen the capacity of cooperatives serving economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs and areas; and/or to support entrepreneurship among ex-offenders in the criminal justice system. Applications close on June 16, 2017. 

  1. Regional Innovation Strategies 2017 funding available

The Economic Development Administration is seeking applications through June 23 for the 2017 Regional Innovation Strategies program. Through SSTI’s work with Congress, a record $17 million is available this year. Along with increased funding, the notice of funding availability includes a few changes from previous years. More information will also be available in a webinar SSTI is hosting with EDA on May 22 at 3 p.m. EDT.

  1. Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program
    Provides funding to community-based, outreach education and extension programs at land-grant colleges and universities that provide individuals and families based in rural areas with information on health, wellness, and prevention, including information regarding the issue of substance abuse in rural communities.
    Geographic Coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
    Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  1. Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program GrantsProvides grants to improve telemedicine services and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telemedicine, computer networks, and related advanced technologies.
    Geographic Coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Jul 17, 2017
    Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service

 

  1. Delta Health Care Services Grant Program

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is accepting fiscal year (FY) 2017 applications for the Delta Health Care Services (DHCS) grant program. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to address the continued unmet health needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among health care professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions, and economic development entities in the Delta Region. You must submit completed applications for grants according to the following deadlines:

  • Paper copies must be postmarked and mailed, shipped, or sent overnight no later than Monday, July 24, 2017.
  • Electronic copies must be received by Monday, July 17, 2017. Late applications are not eligible for funding under this Notice and will not be evaluated.
  1. Rural Business Development Grants
    Supports targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenues.
    Geographic Coverage: Nationwide
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
  1. SBA Loans
    Provides loans to small businesses (including small healthcare practices) for working capital; equipment purchase; real estate purchase; building construction or renovation; business acquisition; and debt refinancing.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor:
    Small Business Administration

Suzette's Funding Letter, April 19, 2017

FUNDING

  1. Strategic Economic and Community Development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is excited to share a new Rural Development funding opportunity authorized by Section 6025 of the 2014 Farm Bill. This new authority entitled Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) prioritizes projects that support the implementation of multi-jurisdictional plans under the Community Facilities Program, Water and Waste Disposal Program, Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program, and Rural Business Development Grant Program. Under this provision, up to 10 percent of each programs annual appropriations can be set aside and made available to eligible SECD applicants. Many communities already working together to develop multi-jurisdictional plans with the help of strategic partners including non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, university extensions, regional authorities, coalitions of counties/towns and federal agencies. The goal of SECD is to promote collaboration in rural communities and across Rural Development agencies and programs. Communities are incentivized to align resources, develop long-term community and economic growth strategies and engage federal, state and local partners. By promoting this regional focus USDA resources can be more effectively utilized and have a larger impact on rural capacity building and wealth creation.

  1. HHS Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma

The Department of Health and Human Services is offering grants to nonprofit and public agencies to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation and community infrastructures that integrate treatment and services for substance use, co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services. Deadline: 4/25/2017.

  1. CDFI Program and Native American CDFI Assistance Program

The Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Program opened the fiscal year (FY) 2017 funding round for the CDFI Program and Native American CDFI Assistance Program.  The CDFI Program offers grants to qualified CDFIs for financial assistance and technical assistance to improve low-income communities through economic development, affordable housing and other community development financial services. Through the NACA Program, the CDFI Fund encourages the creation and strengthening of CDFIs that primarily serve Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities (Native Communities). Deadline for both: 4/28/2017.

  1. First Nations is Accepting “Nourishing Native Children: Feeding Our Future” Grant Applications

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has launched a new grant program called “Nourishing Native Children: Feeding Our Future” thanks to generous funding provided by the Walmart Foundation. The effort will provide grants to Native American communities interested in expanding nutrition resources for existing programs that serve American Indian children ages 6-14. First Nations plans to award up to 10 grants of up to $15,000 each to continue or expand existing nutrition efforts. The deadline for all online grant applications is May 5, 2017. The grant period will commence June 1, 2017, and end January 31, 2018. There will be two informational webinars for interested applicants. Although these are optional, it is recommended that applicants tune in to one or both of them:

  1. Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

(GEAR UP)-State and Partnership Grants -- $49 million to support academic and support services for eligible low-income students to help them obtain a high school diploma and prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education.  Eligible: states or partnerships of one or more school districts and one or more institutions of higher education.  Deadline: State Grants-April 24; Partnership Grants-April 19.

  1. National Professional Development Grant Competition

$20 million to support educators of English Learner students.  Eligible: institutions of higher education or public or private entities with relevant experience and capacity in collaboration with states or districts.  Deadline: April 24.

  1. Expanding Opportunities Through Quality Charter Schools Program-Grants to State Entities

$157 million to support opening and preparing new charter schools and replicating or expanding high-quality charter schools.  Eligible: state entities in states with a statute authorizing charter schools.  Deadline: May 11.

  1. Expanding Opportunities Through Quality Charter Schools Program-Grants for Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities

$16 million to support methods of assisting charter schools to address the cost of acquiring, constructing, and renovating facilities by enhancing the availability of loans and bond financing.  Eligible: public or private non-profit entities.  Deadline: May 11.

  1. Assistance for Arts Education Programs-Professional Development for Arts Educators Grants

$7.1 million to support the implementation of high-quality professional development programs for arts educators and other instructional staff of schools in which 50% or more of students are from low-income families.  Eligible: districts, in partnership with public and private entities.  Deadline: May 30.

  1. The Brookdale Foundation Group

The Brookdale Foundation Group has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the creation or expansion of supportive services to grandparents and other relatives raising children. Up to 15 programs will be selected to receive a seed grant of $15,000 ($10,000 and $5,000 respectively), contingent upon progress made during year one and potential for continuity in the future. Deadline: 6/5/2017.

  1. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is offering six grants of $60,000 to support teams building healthy, child-centered communities through its Raising Places initiative. Raising Places catalyzes local momentum for cross-sector collaboration, engaging diverse partners to build healthier communities where all children and their families can thrive. Deadlines: the full application is released as of 4/3/2017 and will be due 5/5/2017.

  1. The United Fresh Start Foundation (UFSF)

UFSF is providing grant opportunities to organizations interested in increasing children's access to fresh fruits and vegetables outside of school. UFSF is looking for creative methods to get fresh produce to children during the summer months, after school, and on the weekends. Deadline: 4/20/2017. Learn more about the initiative here and download the application here.

  1. Newman’s Own, Fisher House Foundation, And Military Times

Newman’s Own, Fisher House Foundation, And Military Times are offering $200,000 in grants to recognize volunteer and nonprofit organizations supporting military families. Eligible applicants to the Newman’s Own Awards Program must be comprised primarily of volunteers and/or be a nonprofit organization, and be working with Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve units, veterans, and their families. Applying organizations will be evaluated on their innovative plans for improving the quality of life for members of the military and their families. Grants of up to $50,000 are provided. Deadline: 5/2/2017.

  1. Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

CNCS is offering funding to Indian Tribes for programs that are designed to strengthen tribal communities and solve local problems through service and volunteering. Deadline: Letter of Intent (optional) 4/19/2017; application 5/10/2017.

  1. The Center for American Indian Health

The Center for American Indian Health is offering a Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Scholarship. The Scholarship offers financial support for American Indian and Alaska Native scholars, health leaders, health professionals, and paraprofessionals serving tribal communities that are interested in attending the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health’s Summer and Winter Institute courses at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Deadline to apply: 5/1/2017.

  1. Rural LISC

Rural LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) created the Community Facilities Fund to help develop and improve essential community facilities in rural areas. Rural LISC provides permanent and construction to permanent financing for rural community facilities, including health care centers, hospitals, educational facilities, and other nonprofit and public facilities, in rural communities with populations under 20,000. Deadline: ongoing.

  1. The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation

The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation offers Neighborhood Planning and Neighborhood Implementation grants to support long-term, resident-driven neighborhood revitalization in low-income communities in eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Neighborhood Planning grants range from $25,000 to $100,000 for those in the process of creating a comprehensive revitalization plan for a neighborhood. Neighborhood Implementation grants cover program costs to support comprehensive community development projects that target specific neighborhoods, ranging from $100,000 to $750,000 for single grantees and $100,000 to $1.25 million for collaborations disbursed over five years. Deadlines: Planning grant applications are due 9/1/2017; Implementation grants are due 4/7/2017 for the spring cycle, and 10/20/2017 for the fall cycle.

  1. Bush Foundation

The Bush Foundation is accepting applications for the Bush Prize for Community Innovation. Grants of up to $500,000 will be awarded to community-based organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota with a track record of making great ideas happen. Deadline: 4/27/2017.

  1. The Singing for Change Charitable Foundation

The Singing for Change Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting nonprofit organizations that inspire personal growth, community integration, and the enhanced awareness that collectively people can bring about positive social change. The Foundation provides grants to progressive, community-based nonprofit organizations nationwide that address the root causes of social or environmental problems. The Foundation primarily provides grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for projects that serve children and families, the environment, and disenfranchised groups. Priority is given to inclusive, grassroots organizations that rely strongly on volunteer efforts, where Foundation support makes a significant difference. Deadline: letters of interest by 5/1/2017.

  1. Delta Regional Authority

The Delta Regional Authority is offering grants to help Delta communities create jobs and improve infrastructure. Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. Deadline: 5/31/2017.

  1. Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Scholarship
    Financial support for American Indian and Alaska Native scholars, health leaders, health professionals, and paraprofessionals serving tribal communities who are interested in attending the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health’s Summer and Winter Institute courses at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
    Sponsor: Center for American Indian Health
  1. Grants to Tribal Governments to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ)
    Grant support and technical assistance to tribes for planning, developing, and implementing changes in tribal criminal justice systems necessary to exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ). The focus is on new programs providing coordination between tribal criminal justice systems and victim service providers to ensure victim safety and offender accountability.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 19, 2017
    Application Deadline: May 3, 2017
    Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
  1. Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS
    Awards funding to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders Grantees will work to reduce the negative impact of behavioral health problems, while increasing access to behavioral healthcare, creating healthcare linkages, and improving treatment retention.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: May 3, 2017
    Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Community Based Model of Public Health Nursing Case Management Services
    Funding to establish a community-based model of public health nursing case management service in order to improve specific behavioral health outcomes of an identified high risk group of patients.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: May 15, 2017
    Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Strategies to Increase Delivery of Guideline-Based Care to Populations with Health Disparities (R01)
    Awards funding for innovative, multi-level studies to test systems, infrastructures, and strategies that will accelerate the adoption of guideline-based recommendations into clinical care relevant to heart, lung, blood diseases, and sleep disorders. Vulnerable populations include medically underserved individuals, racial and ethnic minorities, low income groups, and rural-dwelling patients.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Letter of Intent (Optional): May 21, 2017
    Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2017
    Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Suzette's Funding Letter, March 17, 2017

  1. Strategic Economic and Community Development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is excited to share a new Rural Development funding opportunity authorized by Section 6025 of the 2014 Farm Bill. This new authority entitled Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) prioritizes projects that support the implementation of multi-jurisdictional plans under the Community Facilities Program, Water and Waste Disposal Program, Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program, and Rural Business Development Grant Program. Under this provision, up to 10 percent of each programs annual appropriations can be set aside and made available to eligible SECD applicants. Many communities already working together to develop multi-jurisdictional plans with the help of strategic partners including non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, university extensions, regional authorities, coalitions of counties/towns and federal agencies. The goal of SECD is to promote collaboration in rural communities and across Rural Development agencies and programs. Communities are incentivized to align resources, develop long-term community and economic growth strategies and engage federal, state and local partners. By promoting this regional focus USDA resources can be more effectively utilized and have a larger impact on rural capacity building and wealth creation.

 

  1. Upward Bound Math and Science Program

The U.S. Department of Education is offering grants to nonprofit groups and public agencies through the Upward Bound Math and Science Program. Grants will be awarded for a wide array of activities to encourage at-risk youth to complete high school and go on to college and, ultimately, careers in math and science. Deadline: 3/22/2017.

 

  1. Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grants Program

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of $8.8 million in funding to support agricultural science education at Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs). The Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grants Program promotes and strengthens HSI programs that attract, retain, and graduate outstanding students capable of enhancing the nation’s food, agricultural, natural resource, and human sciences work force. Deadline to apply: 3/22/2017.

  1. Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation is seeking grant applications from nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and faith-based organizations for programs that deliver patient- and family-centered approaches that challenge conventional strategies, improve health outcomes, lower costs, and enhance the patient and family caregiver experience. The goal of the Hillman Innovations in Care Program, an initiative of the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, is to advance leading-edge, nursing-driven models of care that will improve the health and healthcare of vulnerable populations. Two grants of up to $600,000 are awarded each year. Deadline: 3/20/2017 for an initial application; invited full proposals will be due 7/10/2017.

 

  1. HHS Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma

The Department of Health and Human Services is offering grants to nonprofit and public agencies to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation and community infrastructures that integrate treatment and services for substance use, co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services. Deadline: 4/25/2017.

  1. Infinite Hero Foundation

The Infinite Hero Foundation provides grants of $25,000 to $100,000 to nonprofit organizations offering effective programs or treatments at no cost to active duty service members or veterans for service-related mental and physical injuries. Grants must be applied directly to program costs and cannot be used for fundraising or administrative overhead. Deadline: letters of interest are due 3/31/2017; invited grant applications must be submitted by 6/30/2017.

  1. Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC Community Facilities Loan Program

Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) offers a Community Facilities Loan Program to help develop and improve essential community facilities in the rural West. This program offers short-term loans for early property acquisition and predevelopment, interim construction costs and long-term permanent financing. Applicable facilities include public and nonprofit office buildings, treatment centers, emergency and transitional housing, assisted living, human services, public safety, child care, education, and cultural facilities. Many other project types are eligible. RCAC gives priority to loan applications for projects that incorporate significant green methods and materials. Deadline:  ongoing.

  1. Charles A. Frueauff Foundation

Charles A. Frueauff Foundation will award grants in the areas of education, human services, health, and hospitals. Specific project initiatives include food and hunger, economic development, daycare programs, hospital and healthcare agencies, health screenings, health education, AIDS/HIV prevention and education, and equipment for healthcare facilities. Grants are available in 27 states. Deadline: 3/15/2017.

 

  1. The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum has opened the second annual National High School Design Competition “Good for All.” Applicants are encouraged to respond to the question: What would you design to improve a community's access to healthy, fresh foods? The competition is open to all teenagers’ ages 13 through 19 years old who are in 9th through 12th grades anywhere in the U.S. Deadline: 3/20/2017.

  1. The Sparkplug Foundation

The Sparkplug Foundation is offering grants to start-up nonprofit organizations or new projects of established nonprofits that are addressing the fields of music, education, and community organizing. In the Music category, the Foundation supports emerging professional musicians or music-development programs. In Education and Teaching, the Foundation funds projects that deal with "the whole student" and with learning as a community activity. Through Grassroots Organizing, the Foundation encourages activist strategies for addressing institutional injustices and for building a reasoned, just society. The current focus is on ground-level community organizing at the intersection of utilities/energy infrastructure, housing/community resources, and racial justice. Deadlines: online questionnaires must be completed by 4/10/2017; letters of intent are due 4/17/2017; and the deadline for final applications is 5/5/2017.

  1. USDA Rural Business Development Grant Program (RBDG) To Provide Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems

Qualified National Nonprofit organizations serving rural areas are invited to apply for this opportunity. Assistance provided to Rural Areas under the program has historically included the provision of on-site Technical Assistance to local and regional governments, public transit agencies, and related Nonprofit and for-profit organizations in Rural Areas; the development of training materials; and the provision of necessary training assistance to local officials and agencies in Rural Areas. Deadline: March 31, 2017

  1. CDFI Program and Native American CDFI Assistance Program

The Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Program opened the fiscal year (FY) 2017 funding round for the CDFI Program and Native American CDFI Assistance Program.  The CDFI Program offers grants to qualified CDFIs for financial assistance and technical assistance to improve low-income communities through economic development, affordable housing and other community development financial services. Through the NACA Program, the CDFI Fund encourages the creation and strengthening of CDFIs that primarily serve Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities (Native Communities). Deadline for both: 4/28/2017.

  1. USDA Seeks Project Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands

Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Young announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $15 million in technical and financial assistance to help eligible conservation partners voluntarily protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on agricultural lands. Restored wetlands improve water quality downstream and improve wildlife habitat, while also providing flood prevention and recreational benefits to communities. Funding will be provided through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP​), part of the https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/easements/acep">Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), a Farm Bill conservation program. The partnership is administered by USDA’s https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/">Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the leading federal agency for wetland conservation on private lands. Through WREP, states, local units of governments, non-governmental organizations and American Indian tribes collaborate with NRCS through cooperative and partnership agreements. These partners work with tribal and private landowners who voluntarily enroll eligible land into easements to protect, restore and enhance wetlands on their properties.

 

  1. Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program: Tribal Transit Program
    Funding to support planning, capital, and operating assistance for tribal public transit services. Among other things, this funding supports partnerships working to expand access to health, medical, and social service providers.
    Geographic Coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Mar 20, 2017
    Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration

 

  1. Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (Exploratory/Developmental - R21)Awards funding for exploratory or developmental research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children, including rural, low-income, geographically isolated children.
    Geographic Coverage:
    Nationwide
    Application Deadline:
    Jun 16, 2017
    Sponsor:
    National Institutes of Health
  2. Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (Research Project - R01)Awards funding for discrete research projects that target the reduction of health disparities among children, including rural, low-income, geographically isolated children.
    Geographic Coverage:
    Nationwide
    Application Deadline:
    Jun 16, 2017
    Sponsor:
    National Institutes of Health
  1. Department of Commerce’s FY2017 Economic Development Administration (EDA) Grant Opportunity

The FY2017 Economic Development Assistance Programs funding announcement was recently released. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive merit basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. Under this federal funding announcement, EDA solicits applications from applicants in order to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

  1. Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship Program
    Provides scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in a health professions program.
    Geographic Coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Mar 28, 2017
    Sponsor: Indian Health Service
  2. Indian Health Service Pre-Graduate Scholarship Program
    Provides scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students to enroll in courses leading to a bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-podiatry or pre-optometry.
    Geographic Coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Mar 28, 2017
    Sponsor: Indian Health Service
  3. Indian Health Service Preparatory Scholarship
    Provides scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students who are enrolled in undergraduate or preparatory courses in preparation for entry to health profession schools.
    Geographic Coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Mar 28, 2017
    Sponsor: Indian Health Service
  4. Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program
    This program furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.
    Geographic Coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2017
    Sponsor: USDA Rural Utilities Service
  1. USDA Announces $27 Million in Grants Available to Support the Local Food Sector

USDA’s Agricultural Marking Service (AMS) has announced the request for applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program, which includes Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) grants, and the Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP).  These programs and other resources across USDA are helping to revitalize rural America by supporting local and regional food stakeholders. The grant applications for FSMIP, FMPP and LFPP must be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov/  by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, March 27, 2017

  1. American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative
    Grants to support the development and implementation of evidence-based models and/or promising practices to help address historical and generational trauma existing in AI/AN communities with the goal of increasing resiliency and protective factors within AI/AN youth.
    Geographic Coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Apr 3, 2017
    Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
  1. Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program
    Funding for states, tribes, and local governments to plan, implement or expand a criminal justice and mental health collaboration program.
    Geographic Coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Apr 4, 2017
    Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
  1. Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches
    Grants to identify innovative approaches to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth. MYVP II will support interventions tailored to at-risk racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged youth (ages 12-18 years) and requires coordinated, multi-discipline approaches that should address public health, education, and public safety concerns; disparities in access to public health services; social determinants of health; and risk and protective factors.
    Geographic Coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Apr 4, 2017
    Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
  2. Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
    Funding to develop Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects that support volunteers 55 years and older in serving specific local and community needs in communities that do not currently have RSVP programs.
    Geographic Coverage: Nationwide
    Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 7, 2017
    Application Deadline: Apr 4, 2017
    Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
  3. Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program
    Grants to city, county, and state governments to expand opioid abuse prevention and education efforts while also promoting treatment and recovery.
    Geographic Coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2017
    Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
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Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to support the professional development of public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education....

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