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October 21, 2014
Upcoming Funding Resources Below you'll find a list of upcoming funding resources from varied sources.
Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth Overview and Purpose:
Following the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, the Performance Partnerships will allow states, localities, regions, and tribes to pilot better ways of improving educational, employment, and wellbeing of youth. The Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) will allow selected sites to pool a portion of discretionary funds from specified federal agencies (the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, the Corporation for National and Community Service,
and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences) with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and facilitating
flexible use of existing funding streams to achieve key outcomes.
Funding: In addition to awarding sites the flexibility in using existing funding steams, participating federal agencies plan to combine a small amount of FY2014 funding to support start-up grants.
Application Deadline: Anticipated release of P3 solicitations is early Fall 2014.
Public Arts Challenge Engaging Creative Communities to Enhance the Quality of Life in Cities Bloomberg philanthropies
Overview and Purpose: Bloomberg philanthropies announced a catalytic grant opportunity to transform urban spaces with dynamic public art. The Public Art Challenge will support temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and drive economic development.
Funding: The Public Arts Challenge will award a least three cities up to $1 million each over a 2 year grant period
Eligibility: Cities with populations of 30,000 or more
Application Deadline: December 15th, 2014.
More information: http://www.bloomberg.org/program/arts/public-art-challenge/
Jobs for the Future and Aspen Institute Social Innovations Fund
Overview and Purpose: Jobs for the Future (JFF) and the Aspen Institute recently received a Social Innovations Fund (SIF). This investment will help communities improve education and employment outcomes for young people aged
16-24 who face challenges to securing education or work.
Funding: JFF and the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) will select up to 12 communities to receive three year grants of $175,000 - $350,000 per year.
Application Deadline: While no information on the application process is available yet, more details on this grant opportunity will be available in the coming months.