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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

  

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