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Suzette's Funding Letter, September 9, 2017

FUNDING

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation

The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation is offering grants throughout the United States, with a particular focus in smaller communities and rural areas. The Foundation supports community-based nonprofit organizations that focus on HIV/AIDS care and direct services, education, or research. Grants are provided to developing or established programs, with emphasis on those that provide direct benefit to clients or target audiences. Requests are reviewed two times per year. Deadlines: letters of inquiry 9/1/2017; invited grant applications will be due 9/22/2017.

 

  1. Lowe's Toolbox for Education Program
    Grants to help schools and parent teacher groups with school improvement and to provide for the basic needs of their students.
    Geographic coverage:
    Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Sep 29, 2017
    Sponsor:
    Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation

 

  1. Tobacco-Free College Program for Community Colleges and Minority-Serving Institutions
    Funding and technical assistance to help minority serving institutions and community colleges advocate for, adopt, and implement a 100% tobacco-free college policy.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Oct 11, 2017
    Sponsor: Truth Initiative

 

  1. Indian Health Service Zero Suicide Initiative
    Grants to implement the Zero Suicide approach in Indian Country with the goal of improving the system of care for those at risk for suicide by implementing a comprehensive, culturally informed, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in Indian health systems.
    Geographic coverage:
    Nationwide
    Application Deadline:
    Oct 12, 2017
    Sponsor:
    Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health

 

  1. Apply Now for New Grants Under First Nations' Native Arts Initiative
    First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has launched a new Supporting Native Arts grant opportunity under its Native Arts Initiative (formerly known as the “Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative” or NACBI). Applications are due by Thursday, October 19, 2017. The Request for Proposals for the Supporting Native Arts grant opportunity can be accessed here.

 

  1. 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. Centers for Agricultural Health and Safety (U54)
    Funding to operate a Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, which will conduct research and help translate scientific discoveries focused on improving worker safety and health in the areas of agriculture, forestry, and fishing.
    Geographic coverage:
    Nationwide
    Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 29, 2017
    Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2017
    Sponsor:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  1. The 7th Generation Fund for Indigenous People

The 7th Generation Fund for Indigenous People is offering funding to Native American organizations 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. The remaining postmark deadlines for 2017 is 12/1/2017.

  1. 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. 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. 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 & $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 Program
    Funding 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 Guarantees
    A 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
  1. BNSF Railway Foundation
    Offers grants to organizations that operate near a BNSF railway line. Among others, priority areas include health and human service organizations, programs that address chemical dependency treatment and prevention, spouse and child abuse, women's and children's aid, transitional shelters, hospitals, medical programs, and youth development programs.
    Geographic coverage:
    Nationwide
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor:
    BNSF Railway Foundation

 

  1. EDA announces funding for coal communities

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced approximately $30 million in funding for the Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC). As part of the FY 2017 appropriation for the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) programs, the ACC will assist communities severely impacted by the declining use of coal through activities and programs that support economic diversification, job creation, capital investment, workforce development, and re-employment opportunities. The program was created pursuant with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017.

  1. Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program
    Funding that provides communities with a source of financing for economic development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, and physical development projects, including improvements to increase resilience against natural disasters.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  1. National School Lunch Afterschool Snack Program
    Funding for schools and residential child care institutions to provide afterschool snacks to low-income children who participate in the National School Lunch program.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Suzette's Funding Letter, August 1, 2017

FUNDING

  1. Developing Future Victim Specialists for Indian Country
    Grants for projects to identify and train students in relevant disciplines, such as sociology, social work, and psychology, who are interested in victim service positions specifically serving tribal communities.
    Geographic coverage:
    Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Aug 9, 2017
    Sponsors:
    Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice

 

  1. 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. Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Early Intervention Services Program: Existing Geographic Service Areas
    Funding to provide, on an ongoing outpatient basis, high quality early intervention services/primary care to individuals with HIV infection.
    Geographic coverage:
    Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Aug 14, 2017
    Sponsors:
    Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

  1. Department of Veteran Affairs Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas

The Department of Veteran Affairs is offering Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas (HRTG), which award funding to organizations that assist veterans in rural areas with transportation to VA medical centers and other VA and non-VA facilities for medical care. Grantees should use innovative approaches to transportation. For this round of funding, only current 2016 veterans service organizations and state veterans service grantees are eligible to apply. Approximately 15 awards of up to $50,000 will be made. Deadline: August 20, 2017.

 

  1. 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.
  1. 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. HUD Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants

HUD is awarding Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants to support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which focus on directing resources to address three core goals: Housing, People and Neighborhood. To achieve these core goals, communities must develop and implement a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan. The Transformation Plan will become the guiding document for the revitalization of the public and/or assisted housing units while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and positive outcomes for families. Deadline: August 28, 2017.

  1. THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES will provide funding to nonprofit agencies to enable refugees to obtain self-sufficiency by obtaining the means to secure professional or skilled employment drawing upon previously-acquired knowledge, skills, and experience. Deadline: 8/29/2017.
  1. Capital Magnet Fund
    Grants to finance affordable housing and community revitalization efforts that benefit low-income people and communities.
    Geographic coverage:
    Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2017
    Sponsor:
    U.S. Department of Treasury

 

  1. National Leadership Grants for Libraries

National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) support projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archives fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment. Deadline: September 1, 2017

 

  1. TD Charitable Foundation

TD Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Housing for Everyone grant competition. In 2017, the program will support projects/programs that fall within the theme of Affordable Housing for Single Parent Families. Applications must highlight the ways in which funding will create new or preserve existing units of safe, clean, physically accessible affordable rental housing for families headed by a single individual (parent, grandparent, or guardian). TD Bank will award 25 $125,000 grants to affordable housing organizations within its corporate footprint from Maine to Florida. Deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017, by 4:00 PM EDT.

 

  1. Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public by: enhancing the training and professional development of librarians, developing faculty and library leaders, and recruiting and educating the next generation of librarians. Deadline: September 1, 2017

 

  1. 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. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation

The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation is offering grants throughout the United States, with a particular focus in smaller communities and rural areas. The Foundation supports community-based nonprofit organizations that focus on HIV/AIDS care and direct services, education, or research. Grants are provided to developing or established programs, with emphasis on those that provide direct benefit to clients or target audiences. Requests are reviewed two times per year. Deadlines: letters of inquiry 9/1/2017; invited grant applications will be due 9/22/2017.

 

  1. HUD Continuum of Care

HUD is offering grants to public and private agencies to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. Deadline: 9/28/2017.

 

  1. 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. The Catholic Campaign For Human Development

CCHD is offering grants to support organizations led by low-income individuals as they work to break the cycle of poverty and improve their communities. CCHD’s grant programs include two types of grants: Community Development Grants support nonprofit organizations that nurture the participation of people living in poverty to change structures and policies that affect their lives: at least 50 percent of those benefiting from the applying organization's efforts must be people experiencing poverty. Economic Development Grants support economic development institutions that include the voice of the poor and marginalized in developing new businesses that offer good jobs or develop assets that will be owned by local communities. Grants range between $25,000 and $75,000. Deadline: pre-applications for both programs may be submitted between 9/1/2017 and 11/1/2017. (Organizations are encouraged to submit their pre-application prior to the November 1 deadline.) Visit the CCHD website here for more information.

 

  1. Centers for Agricultural Health and Safety (U54)
    Funding to operate a Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, which will conduct research and help translate scientific discoveries focused on improving worker safety and health in the areas of agriculture, forestry, and fishing.
    Geographic coverage:
    Nationwide
    Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 29, 2017
    Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2017
    Sponsor:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  1. 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. The 7th Generation Fund for Indigenous People

The 7th Generation Fund for Indigenous People is offering funding to Native American organizations 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. The remaining postmark deadlines for 2017 is 12/1/2017.

  1. 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. Economic Development Administration’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

The U.S. Department of Commerce is offering grants to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, planning, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under Economic Development Administration’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. The Public Works program provides catalytic investments to help distressed communities build, design, or engineer critical infrastructure and facilities that will help implement regional development strategies and advance bottom-up economic development goals to promote regional prosperity. The Economic Adjustment Assistance program provides investments that support a wide range of construction and non-construction activities in regions experiencing severe economic dislocations that have occurred suddenly or may occur over time. A portion of Economic Adjustment Assistance funding supports communities and regions that have been negatively impacted by changes in the coal economy. Eligibility: District Organizations of a designated Economic Development District; Indian Tribes; States, counties, cities, or other political subdivisions of a State; institutions of higher education; and public or private nonprofit organizations or associations acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State. Deadline: ongoing, until the publication of a new program announcement.

 

  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. 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. 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 Program
    Funding 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 Guarantees
    A 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
  1. BNSF Railway Foundation
    Offers grants to organizations that operate near a BNSF railway line. Among others, priority areas include health and human service organizations, programs that address chemical dependency treatment and prevention, spouse and child abuse, women's and children's aid, transitional shelters, hospitals, medical programs, and youth development programs.
    Geographic coverage:
    Nationwide
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor:
    BNSF Railway Foundation

 

  1. EDA announces funding for coal communities

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced approximately $30 million in funding for the Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC). As part of the FY 2017 appropriation for the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) programs, the ACC will assist communities severely impacted by the declining use of coal through activities and programs that support economic diversification, job creation, capital investment, workforce development, and re-employment opportunities. The program was created pursuant with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017.

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