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Suzette's Funding Letter, August 21, 2015


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has announced the launch of the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) $10 million funding opportunity for the 2015 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program competition. Under this program, the EDA is soliciting applications for two funding opportunities: the i6 Challenge, which funds organizations that help innovators and entrepreneurs turn ideas and research into viable, sustainable companies, and Seed Fund Support Grants, which funds regionally-focused seed capital funds that provide early-stage capital to innovation-based startups with a potential for high growth.  Read more.  Applications due:  Oct 5, 2015


Rural Health Fellows Program - Application deadline: Aug 31, 2015
A year-long, intensive program designed to develop a community of rural health leaders. Sponsor: National Rural Health Association

Rural Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) Demonstration - Application deadline: Aug 31, 2015
Provides technical assistance and other support for up to 10 rural and tribal communities to develop innovative, two-generation strategies to reducing child poverty. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Grant Announcement: Small Grants Program for Transporting Healthy Food - Application Deadline: September 18th

CSX and The Conservation Fund (The Fund) have joined forces to help combat food insecurity for a second year!  Specifically, CSX and The Fund will provide small grants to support our country's local food distributors transport and distribute fresh, healthy food to communities in need. More than 23 million Americans across the country have limited or no access to fresh produce, dairy, meats, and seafood.  One of the contributing factors to these "food deserts" is the lack of local infrastructure to distribute fresh food to markets.  We need to connect people to food, and food to people! >>Learn more and download an application!

Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work WIC Breastfeeding Curriculum and Training solicitation is posted on   http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=278466. This solicitation is open to non-profit organizations and closes on September 28, 2015.  Only non-profit organizations, for-profit educational institutions and WIC State agencies with extensive experience in the provision of breastfeeding education and training and breastfeeding course development may apply.  http://origin.drupal.fns.usda.gov/wic/wic-breastfeeding-curricula-and-training-request-application

Funding for youth-based environmental programs - The deadline for spring and summer projects is Sept. 30.  The Captain Planet Foundation funds projects that give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live.

Safe Places to Play Grant - Deadline: Oct 2, 2015. Funder: US Soccer Foundation


Developing Healthy Places - Deadline: Ongoing. Funder: The Kresge Foundation

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) - Application deadline: Oct 22, 2015
Provides loan repayment assistance to medical students (MD and DO) who agree to provide primary care health services in eligible Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of greatest need. Sponsor: National Health Service Corps

Community HealthCorps - Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Offers monetary sums for education or loan repayment in exchange for full-time service in a rural or underserved community. Community HealthCorps Members perform a variety of activities associated with health services and programs for patients and communities, often by functioning as community health workers. Sponsor: National Association of Community Health Centers

Community Response Fund - Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Supports organizations, activities, and events that offer short-term, immediate solutions to oral healthcare challenges in underserved communities. Sponsor: DentaQuest Foundation

SBA 7a Loans - Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
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. Sponsor: Small Business Administration

USDA Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program - Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Funding to construct, enlarge, or improve essential community facilities for healthcare, public safety, education, and public services in rural areas. Sponsor: USDA Rural Development

AAUW Invites Applications for Career Development Grants - DEADLINE: December 15, 2015

Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded to women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce....


Applications Invited for Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards - DEADLINE: January 4, 2016

Fifty pre-K teachers will be selected to receive grants of $1,000 in honor of their dedication to providing high-quality child care....


Humane Society of the United States Foundation Invites Nominations for 2016 National Kind Teacher Award - DEADLINE: February 15, 2016

One winner will receive a framed certificate and a scholarship to the Humane Society University's Certified Humane Education Specialist program....

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Suzette's Funding Letter August 17, 2015


TOM'S OF MAINE's 50 States for Good initiative supports grassroots organizations throughout the country working to do good in their communities. In 2015, the program will provide grants of $20,000 each to one grassroots nonprofit organization in every state and the District of Columbia. Any individual 18 years of age or older is eligible to nominate a nonprofit organization for consideration. Eligible organizations must be valid 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations in good standing that are community-based. (National organizations are not eligible.) Deadline for nominations: 8/26/2015. Visit the 50 States for Good website here to review the official rules and to submit a nomination via the website, Twitter, or Instagram.


Bush Foundation Accepting Applications for Native Nation Rebuilders Program - DEADLINE: August 27, 2015

The program will provide emerging or existing leaders in the twenty-three Native nations served by the foundation with access to ideas and information, peer networks, leadership training, and other resources....

HUD is offering grant funding to institutions of higher education, public housing authorities or Indian housing authorities, and nonprofit organizations to hire service coordinators to assess the needs of public and Indian housing residents and link them to supportive services that enable participants to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. Deadline: 8/31/2015. Click here to review application guidelines.

HUD is offering funding to national nonprofit organizations with ongoing experience in rural housing, including experience working with rural housing organizations, local governments, and Indian tribes, as evidenced by past and continuing work in one or more states in five or more of the federal regions through the Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants program. Deadline: 9/14/2015. This U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program will provide funds to help communities develop the skills and technical capabilities necessary to undertake effective community development activities. For more information and to apply, click here.

Family Travel Forum Seeks Submissions for Teen Travel Writing Scholarships - DEADLINE: September 14, 2015

Scholarship grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded for blogs by teens that share their travel experiences in words and images....

NEA Invites Creative Placemaking Proposals for Our Town Grant Program - DEADLINE: September 21, 2015

Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded for creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities....


Nominations Invited for I Love My Librarian Award - DEADLINE: September 28, 2015

Up to ten winners will be selected to receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to attend the awards reception in New York City....

Service Area Competition Funding for Health Center Program (Areas Served with a Project Period Start Date of March 1, 2016) - Application deadline: Sep 28, 2015
Funding to provide comprehensive primary health care services to an underserved area or population. Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care

Substance Abuse Service Expansion - Application deadline: Sep 28, 2015
Supplemental funds to improve and expand substance abuse services at existing Health Centers, with a focus on Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) in opioid use disorders. Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care

Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program - Application deadline: Sep 30, 2015
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.
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development

Target Accepting Applications for K-12 Field Trip Grants Program - DEADLINE: September 30, 2015

More than 3,600 grants of up to $700 each will be awarded to fund visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities for K-12 students in the United States....

THE BBVA COMPASS FOUNDATION is offering grant support to nonprofit organizations that are making a positive impact in the communities the bank serves in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, New York, and Texas. The Foundation gives priority to requests that best reflect the following focus areas: community development/financial literacy, education, health and human services, arts and culture, environment and natural resources, and diversity and inclusion. Deadline: Online applications are due 9/30/2015. (Prior to submitting a grant request, organizations interested in applying are invited to join one of the Charitable Contributions Process Conference Calls/Webinar Presentations to be held on August 21 and September 11.) Visit the bank’s website here to learn more about the Foundation’s guidelines and application process.

Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) - Application deadline: Oct 7, 2015
Awards funding to Native American/Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations to implement activities and services aimed at reducing the risk of diabetes, providing high quality care to those with diagnosed diabetes, and/or reducing the complications of diabetes. Sponsor: Indian Health Service

Ben & Jerry's Foundation Seeks Proposals for Social and Environmental Justice Projects - DEADLINE: October 15, 2015 (Pre-applications)

Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to nonprofit community-organizing groups in the United States working to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just-food systems....


THE INSTITUTE FOR RURAL AMERICA has issued a request for proposals for a $5,000 Leadership Training Grant. The competitive grant is awarded for creative and educationally focused proposals targeted at groups desiring to develop and foster leadership within their member base. Successful applications will clearly outline a leadership training plan. Proposals that include cooperators who can assist with project planning, evaluation, or information dissemination will be viewed favorably. Deadline: 10/15/2015. Click here to learn more about the program and to apply.  


NCTM Accepting Applications for Pre-K-5 Teacher Development Grants - DEADLINE: November 6, 2015

Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded for professional development plans aimed at improving teacher competency and student learning....

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Accepting Applications for USArtists International Grant Program - DEADLINE: Various

Grants of up to $15,000 are available to American dance, music, and theater ensembles that have been invited to perform at international festivals anywhere in the world outside the United States....


NCTM Accepting Applications for Classroom Research Grants for Teachers of Grades 7-12 - DEADLINE: November 6, 2015

Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded to support and encourage classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education....


NCTM Accepting Applications From Music Projects to Teach Pre-K-2 Mathematics  - DEADLINE: November 6, 2015

Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to individual classroom teachers or small groups of teachers collaborating on the single grade level or across grade levels....

Suzette's Funding Letter July 31, 2015



National Endowment for the Humanities Accepting Applications for Bridging Cultures Grant -DEADLINE: August 24, 2015

Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to projects that aim to strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at community colleges....


The Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center (RCPNC) at the University of Kentucky announces the availability of funding for projects that use creative strategies to increase coordination among United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Child Nutrition programs and other nutrition assistance programs. The project is aimed at families with children who live in 324 persistently poor counties in 15 states. Its goal is to increase those families' participation in USDA-FNS Child Nutrition Programs and other nutrition assistance programs. Through the grant funding, communities will improve program coordination among various nutrition assistance programs, which is expected to result in improved rates of program participation. Government or non-profit organizations at the state or local (city or county) level located in the eligible counties  in the 15 states with the highest number of persistently poor counties may apply for up to $100,000 to implement their project. While the maximum amount that can be requested for consideration under an individual grant application is $100,000, the minimum amount that can be requested is $50,000. Up to 25 grantees will be selected. Special consideration will be given to areas with large Native American populations and Tribal districts.  A list of eligible counties and application is available at www.rcpnc.org. Application deadline is September 30, 2015.  Letter of intent is recommended and due by September 1, 2015

TD Charitable Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 Housing for Everyone Grants  - DEADLINE: September 4, 2015

Grants of $100,000 will be awarded in support of neighborhood revitalization and stabilization projects and initiatives....

Funding for engaging communities on the issue of immigration – October 5, 2015

The American Immigration Council will award grants nationwide, in the amount of $100 to $500, to fund a limited number of projects that provide education about immigrants and immigration.

American Century Investments Foundation Invites Applications From Health and Human Services Organizations  - DEADLINE: October 6, 2015

Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to nonprofit health and human service organizations based in the communities where American Century Investments employees live and work....

National Alliance for Accessible Golf Invites Grant Applications - DEADLINE: Rolling

Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations for golf-related programs serving people with disabilities....


Applications Invited for Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards  - DEADLINE: January 4, 2016

Fifty pre-K teachers will be selected to receive grants of $1,000 in recognition of their efforts to provide high-quality child care....


Funding to build strong communities – Rolling deadlines

The Surdna Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the priority areas of Sustainable Environments, Strong Local Economies, and Thriving Cultures.


CLIK Request for Applications

Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky

Request for Applications

Key Dates

RFA Release Date: July 17, 2015

Applications due: August 17, 2015

Applicants Notified: September 11, 2015

Save the Required Training Dates (tentative): October 13, October 20, and October 27, 2015

Save the Optional Training Date for Technical Assistance/Mentoring/Networking (tentative): November 3, 2015

Save the Required Graduation Date (tentative): November 10, 2015

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