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Suzette's Funding Letter July 24, 2015


Data Across Sectors for Health: Empowering Communities Through Shared Data and Information - Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 29, 2015; Application deadline: Oct 21, 2015
Offers grants to community collaborations and initiatives that have used shared data and information to increase their capacity for planning, implementing, and evaluating health improvement activities. These community collaborations would be part of a nationwide learning collaborative that would create a cadre of lessons learned and promising practices.
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant - Application deadline: Aug 19, 2015
Geographic Coverage: Nationwide with preference given to North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Offers funding to organizations working to prevent or reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native American children. Funds may be used for capacity building, community planning, or community health assessments. Sponsor: Notah Begay III Foundation

U.S Conference of Mayors Launches Second Awards Cycle of the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund - Letters of intent are due on August 24, 2015.

Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) recently joined with Walmart and the Walmart Foundation today to launch the Second Awards Cycle of the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund. Through this awards program, nonprofit organizations and public universities can apply for grants of $100,000 or more to help create solutions to challenges many companies face with on-shoring and growing U.S. manufacturing. This Second Awards Cycle, which comes as part of a five-year, $10 million partnership between USCM, Walmart, and the Walmart Foundation, focuses on innovation in textiles manufacturing. It was announced at Walmart’s 2015 Manufacturing Summit in Bentonville, Arkansas. Selected proposals will receive grants of at least $100,000 foraward periods of at least one year, with the option of reapplying for continued funding. More …

Invitation to Apply: Local Foods, Local Places Technical Assistance Program - The application is due by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 15.  
Communities are invited to apply for technical assistance through a new round of the Local Foods, Local Places Program.  Selected communities will be provided with a team of experts to help community members develop action plans that use local foods to support the development of healthy, walkable, and economically prosperous downtowns and main streets.  The assistance process features a community workshop that brings people together to develop shared goals and steps to achieve them.  The program is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), and the White House Rural Council.  Representatives of communities (including neighborhoods or main street districts) anywhere in the United States are eligible to apply.  Applications from communities that are economically challenged and in the early phases of their efforts to promote local foods and community revitalization are encouraged to apply.  Special consideration will be given to communities in federally designated Promise Zones or USDA StrikeForce counties. Additional information about the program is available here

Public Welfare Foundation Accepting LOIs for Social Justice Programs - DEADLINE: Ongoing

Grants will be awarded in support of efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need through criminal justice, juvenile justice, and workers' rights programs....


Project Learning Tree Seeks Applications for Environmental Education Projects - DEADLINE: September 30, 2015

Grants will support environmental projects that demonstrate service-learning, exemplify the collective voice of the student body, and involve at least one community partner....

Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds - Application deadline: Aug 25, 2015
Awards funding to tribal governments for the purposes of transportation projects related to safety, engineering, emergency services, and safety education.
Sponsor: Federal Lands Highway Program

Indian Health Service Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) - Application deadline: Sep 8, 2015
Offers funding to federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations to provide domestic and sexual violence prevention, advocacy, and coordinated community response. Also offers funding for forensic healthcare services. Sponsor: Indian Health Service

Indian Health Service Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative - Application deadline: Sep 8, 2015
Awards funding to organizations that will carry out activities related to methamphetamine prevention, treatment, and aftercare, and suicide prevention, intervention, and awareness in American Indian/Alaska Native communities. Sponsor: Indian Health Service

Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants - Application deadline: Sep 14, 2015
Grants to fund national organizations that can provide technical assistance to local communities. Assistance will be targeted to help communities create thriving community development and affordable housing strategies that will result in healthier homes and communities.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grant- Application deadline: Oct 1, 2015
Provides funding to dental hygienists for projects aimed at improving oral health or providing oral health education. Sponsor: American Dental Hygienists' Association

NCTM Accepting Applications or Equity in Mathematics Grants - DEADLINE: November 6, 2015

Grants of up to $8,000 will be awarded to projects that incorporate middle school classroom materials designed to improve the achievement of student groups with a previous record of underachievement in math....


Conservation Alliance Invites Nominations for Conservation Projects - DEADLINE: November 1, 2015

Grants will be awarded to projects that seek to secure permanent and quantifiable protection of a specific wild land or waterway with clear habitat and recreational benefits....


Walmart Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Grant Program - DEADLINE: December 31, 2015

Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to local nonprofits that help residents within the service area of individual Walmart stores....



Grant for Rural Leadership

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Institute for Rural America

P.O. Box 566

Ames, Iowa 50010


For Immediate Release

New Leadership Grant Targeting Rural America Announced

AMES, Iowa (July 15, 2015)— The Institute for Rural America announced a $5,000 Leadership Training Grant opportunity today. 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. 

Successful applications will contain strong goals indicating how the leadership training will deliver measurable results at the end of the project. 

For more information visit www.instituteruralamerica.org.

Suzette's Funding Letter July 12, 2015


Code for America - Deadline for Fellowship Applications: July 15, 2015

Code for America's Fellowship program pairs teams of technologists with local governments for one year to develop digital tools that help cities and counties deliver key public services across health, economic development, and safety and justice.

Technical Assistance Opportunity from Global Green - Deadline: July 17th, 2015

Does your community want greener, more equitable, and more vibrant neighborhoods? Is your community interested in increasing resilience in the face of extreme weather events? Are there significant projects on the horizon that your community wants to make sustainable? Now accepting grants for no-cost technical assistance. The assistance uses Global Green's sustainable neighborhood assessment tool, which is based on the LEED for Neighborhood Development standard, a nationally recognized method for creating neighborhoods that are walkable, bikeable, resource-efficient, and equitable. Eligible applicants are local and tribal governments.

Our Town Technical Assistance Initiative - Deadline: July 21, 2015

The NEA is seeking an organization to manage a new technical assistance program that will support Our Town grantees with their NEA-funded projects and help build their organizational capacity.

Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes - Deadline: July 31st, 2015

This grant program provides financial assistance to federally-recognized tribes or intertribal consortia for the development and implementation of hazardous waste programs and for building capacity to address hazardous waste management in Indian country.


Tribal Waste Management Capacity Building Training Grant - Deadline: July 31st, 2015

This competitive announcement solicits proposals from eligible entities that will provide training, peer-to-peer technical assistance and travel scholarships to federally-recognized tribes in support of waste management capacity building on tribal lands. The recipient will conduct trainings that will assist tribes in the development and implementation of sustainable waste management programs. The trainings will focus on developing Integrated Waste Management Plans (IWMPs) and Tribal Codes and Ordinances. In addition, the recipient will offer travel scholarships to support the trainings as well as provide travel scholarships to financially assist tribes that voluntarily participate in the EPA's National Peer Matching Program.

Service Area Competition Funding for Health Center Program (Areas Served with a Project Period Start Date of February 1, 2016) - Deadline: Aug 31, 2015

Funding to provide comprehensive primary health care services to an underserved area or population.
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care


AMA Foundation Healthy Living Grant - Deadline: Sep 11, 2015

Provides healthy lifestyles seed grants for grassroots public health programs. This year's grants are supporting projects in the areas of youth-focused prescription medication safety and cancer prevention education. Sponsor: AMA Foundation


Plum Creek Foundation Grants - Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Geographic Coverage: Available in areas of company operations in 18 states.
Offers grants in 18 states to human service organizations; hospitals and medical programs, including funds for equipment; youth-serving organizations; community development projects; arts and culture projects; civic service organizations; and educational institutions. Sponsor: Plum Creek Foundation

Rural Project Marketplace

CDFA is excited to announce the next Rural Project Marketplace! The Rural Project Marketplace helps to facilitate and leverage private investment in projects throughout rural America. The purpose of the marketplace is to bring together rural
communities and private sector investors to connect rural projects with financing, funding, and technical assistance utilizing an online forum.

The Rural Project Marketplace will take place on June 30 and July 1 from 12:00-5:00pm (EDT). Rural communities of

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