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Opportunities

Suzette's Funding Letter, August 19, 2016

FUNDING

  1. Round 3 of Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3)

Federal agencies have published a notice inviting applications for round 3 of Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3), a unique interagency initiative that offers state, local,  and tribal governmental entities and their partners the freedom to innovate to improve the outcomes of some of the nation’s neediest youth. Up to 10 pilots will be given the opportunity to obtain waivers of program requirements that impede effective service delivery, as well as the ability to blend together funds from multiple programs, eliminating the need to account for and report on them separately.   Pilots also receive small start-up grants that can fund administrative expenses, data collection, evaluation and other activities that support effective implementation of the pilot. P3 pilots must include at least two Federal programs that target disconnected youth or are designed to prevent youth from disconnecting and that provide education, training, employment, and other related social services.  At least one of these programs must be administered in whole or in part by a state, local, or tribal government.  They can include discretionary programs administered by the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development (Homeless Assistance Grants), Justice (Office of Justice Assistance programs), and Labor, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  A list of examples of eligible programs appears in the Grants.gov application package.  Mandatory funds such as TANF, Medicaid, Social Security, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and most Foster Care IV-E programs cannot be blended in a pilot, nor is there is authority to offer waivers or flexibilities for these programs under P3.  These programs can, however, be “braided” to support a pilot. The deadline for applications is October 31, 2016.  A webinar for prospective applicants will be held on August 25. 2016 from 2 to 3:30 pm EDT. 

 

  1. Community Coaching for the Rural Impact County Challenge
    Community coaching for to up to 10 county teams participating in the Rural Impact County Challenge to reduce child poverty in rural communities.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Aug 26, 2016
    Sponsors: National Association of Counties, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 

  1. Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants
    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.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Sep 13, 2016
    Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  2. Culture of Health Prize
    Awards that honor community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 3, 2016
    Application Deadline: Jan 20, 2017
    Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  3. National School Lunch After School Snack Program
    Funding for schools and residential child care institutions to provide after school snacks to low-income children who participate in the National School Lunch program.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: USDA Food and Nutrition Service
  4. Roadmaps to Health Coaching
    Offers guidance and support from a community coach for communities who want to improve the health of their populations and work toward building a culture of health.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsors: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 

  1. Rural Impact County Challenge: A National Effort to Combat Rural Child Poverty
    The Rural Impact County Challenge will recognize and support counties making strides in reducing child poverty in rural communities. The challenge will provide educational opportunities, networking forums, and resources to develop and implement evidenced-based approaches to reduce the number of children and families living in poverty in rural areas.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: National Association of Counties

 

  1. North Central Region SARE Research and Education Grant Program
    The North Central Region SARE (NCR-SARE) Research and Education Grant Program is a competitive grant program for researchers and educators involved in projects that explore and promote environmentally sound, profitable, and socially responsible food and/or fiber systems. Grant awards range from $10,000 to $200,000.
    Preproposals are due October 20, 2016.
  1. Food Well Alliance Local Food Grant
    Food Well Alliance will invest up to $25,000 per project in local farming enterprises that seek to develop a financially sustainable business model that incorporates ways to make locally grown food accessible to low-income communities in Metro Atlanta. Also, Food Well Alliance seeks to fund organizations that make the connection between local food and healthy eating by increasing awareness and consumption in low-income communities in Metro Atlanta.
    Applications are due by September 27, 2016.

 

  1. Women, Food & Ag Network Annual Conference Scholarships
    The Women, Food & Ag Network has several scholarships available for its annual conference, November 4-5 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Iowa Department of Natural Resources Resource Enhancement and Protection program will offer 15 scholarships of $200 each. Nebraska SARE is offering 10 scholarships of $250 to attendees from Nebraska. Attendees may also qualify for the Mother's Egg Money scholarship fund. Some scholarships are first-come, first-served.

 

  1. Accreditation Support Initiative for Local Public Health Departments
    Offers funding to local public health departments to support accreditation preparation activities.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2016
    Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials
  2. Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards
    Offers a monetary award to programs or projects that focus on supporting family or informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, including projects that focus on rural and low-income communities.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Sep 16, 2016
    Sponsors: Family Caregiver Alliance, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
  3. Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds
    Awards funding to tribal governments for the purposes of transportation projects related to safety, safety planning, and safety/ infrastructure.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Sep 16, 2016
    Sponsor: Federal Lands Highway Program
  4. Community Response Fund
    Supports organizations, activities, and events that offer short-term, immediate solutions to oral healthcare challenges in underserved communities.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: DentaQuest Foundation

 

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POSTED: July 31, 2016
DEADLINE: October 31, 2016

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to nonprofits in support of projects with demonstrated impact on improving quality of life in local communities....

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POSTED: August 4, 2016
DEADLINE: October 1, 2016

Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded for local community projects designed to inspire students to think differently about energy...

Suzette's Funding Letter, August 5, 2016

FUNDING

  1. 1.Hospital Charitable Service Awards
    Recognizes hospitals in the United States whose commitment to their community has led to innovative, sustainable, and collaborative efforts to improve community health and increase access to healthcare education and services.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2016
    Sponsor: Jackson Healthcare
  2. 2.Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Model
    An advanced primary care medical home model designed to strengthen primary care through a regionally-based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation. The redesign will give practices financial resources and flexibility to make quality and efficiency of care investments and reduce unnecessary health care costs.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 16 states
    Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2016
    Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  3. 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): Sep 21, 2016
    Application Deadline: Oct 21, 2016
    Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
  4. 4.Public Health Student Volunteer Program
    Provides a one-semester internship experience for students enrolled in a public health program.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration
  1. 5.FEMA National Training Program Continuing Grants

FEMA announced funding opportunities for the Fiscal Year 2016 Continuing Training Grants program. The Homeland Security National Training Program’s Continuing Training Grants will provide $11.5 million to qualified applicants to help improve the nation’s ability to respond to and recover from all-hazard events. This highly competitive program attracts applicants from state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, eligible non-profit organizations, and higher education institutions. Funding is provided as cooperative agreements and awarded directly to the selected applicants. For more information and to download the application package, visit http://www.grants.gov/">www.grants.gov and submit applications no later than August 22.

  1. 6.Small Grants Program for Transporting Healthy Food

CSX and The Conservation Fund have joined forces for a third round of grants to help combat food insecurity! The Grants Program for Transporting Healthy Food will help strengthen and support the transportation and distribution of healthy food to communities in need. Small grants will enable producers and retailers to acquire the equipment and resources needed to sustain food quality and safety as they sell, store, package and distribute fresh produce and other foods. More than 23 million Americans across the country have limited or no access to fresh produce, 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! For the last two years, the recipient organizations used the grant funds to purchase refrigeration and delivery trucks, acquire portable food chests and expand local food supply and capacity to provide more than 214 million pounds of nutritious food to approximately 8.5 million people annually. Application Deadline: September 15, 2016

 

  1. 7.USDA Community Facilities Re-lending Program

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are eligible to apply to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Community Facilities Re-lending Program. Through the Community Facilities Re-lending Program, USDA provides low-interest, direct loans through the program to Re-lenders - high-impact, community-based lending institutions with a track record of mission-driven lending in high poverty areas. Re-lenders can use the funds to make loans for community facilities projects like health clinics, schools, libraries, food banks, municipal buildings, and child care centers. CDFIs are eligible to participate as Community Facilities Re-lenders through the program. Re-lenders must demonstrate that they have experience making loans in economically distressed rural areas. To learn more about the Community Facilities Re-lending Program, and how to participate, please visit http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities-relending-program">USDA's website.

 

  1. 8.EPA Announces $10.7M in Supplemental Funds to Cleanup Brownfields

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approximately $10.7 million in supplemental funding to help transform communities by cleaning up contaminated brownfield properties. EPA plans to provide supplemental funding to 33 successful Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grantees, helping more than 40 communities carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects.

 

  1. 9.High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Pilot/Feasibility Research Projects (HICAHS)
    Grants to support agriculture and forestry occupational health and safety research projects in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
    Geographic coverage: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
    Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2016
    Sponsor: High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
  1. 10.Nutrition Education for Native American Communities
    Grants to native communities interested in starting or expanding nutrition education programs for Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) recipients.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Aug 23, 2016
    Sponsors: First Nations Development Institute, Walmart Foundation

Suzette's Funding Letter, August 5, 2016

FUNDING

  1. 1.Hospital Charitable Service Awards
    Recognizes hospitals in the United States whose commitment to their community has led to innovative, sustainable, and collaborative efforts to improve community health and increase access to healthcare education and services.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2016
    Sponsor: Jackson Healthcare
  2. 2.Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Model
    An advanced primary care medical home model designed to strengthen primary care through a regionally-based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation. The redesign will give practices financial resources and flexibility to make quality and efficiency of care investments and reduce unnecessary health care costs.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 16 states
    Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2016
    Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  3. 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): Sep 21, 2016
    Application Deadline: Oct 21, 2016
    Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
  4. 4.Public Health Student Volunteer Program
    Provides a one-semester internship experience for students enrolled in a public health program.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration
  1. 5.FEMA National Training Program Continuing Grants

FEMA announced funding opportunities for the Fiscal Year 2016 Continuing Training Grants program. The Homeland Security National Training Program’s Continuing Training Grants will provide $11.5 million to qualified applicants to help improve the nation’s ability to respond to and recover from all-hazard events. This highly competitive program attracts applicants from state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, eligible non-profit organizations, and higher education institutions. Funding is provided as cooperative agreements and awarded directly to the selected applicants. For more information and to download the application package, visit http://www.grants.gov/">www.grants.gov and submit applications no later than August 22.

  1. 6.Small Grants Program for Transporting Healthy Food

CSX and The Conservation Fund have joined forces for a third round of grants to help combat food insecurity! The Grants Program for Transporting Healthy Food will help strengthen and support the transportation and distribution of healthy food to communities in need. Small grants will enable producers and retailers to acquire the equipment and resources needed to sustain food quality and safety as they sell, store, package and distribute fresh produce and other foods. More than 23 million Americans across the country have limited or no access to fresh produce, 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! For the last two years, the recipient organizations used the grant funds to purchase refrigeration and delivery trucks, acquire portable food chests and expand local food supply and capacity to provide more than 214 million pounds of nutritious food to approximately 8.5 million people annually. Application Deadline: September 15, 2016

 

  1. 7.USDA Community Facilities Re-lending Program

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are eligible to apply to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Community Facilities Re-lending Program. Through the Community Facilities Re-lending Program, USDA provides low-interest, direct loans through the program to Re-lenders - high-impact, community-based lending institutions with a track record of mission-driven lending in high poverty areas. Re-lenders can use the funds to make loans for community facilities projects like health clinics, schools, libraries, food banks, municipal buildings, and child care centers. CDFIs are eligible to participate as Community Facilities Re-lenders through the program. Re-lenders must demonstrate that they have experience making loans in economically distressed rural areas. To learn more about the Community Facilities Re-lending Program, and how to participate, please visit http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities-relending-program">USDA's website.

 

  1. 8.EPA Announces $10.7M in Supplemental Funds to Cleanup Brownfields

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approximately $10.7 million in supplemental funding to help transform communities by cleaning up contaminated brownfield properties. EPA plans to provide supplemental funding to 33 successful Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grantees, helping more than 40 communities carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects.

 

  1. 9.High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Pilot/Feasibility Research Projects (HICAHS)
    Grants to support agriculture and forestry occupational health and safety research projects in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
    Geographic coverage: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
    Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2016
    Sponsor: High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
  1. 10.Nutrition Education for Native American Communities
    Grants to native communities interested in starting or expanding nutrition education programs for Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) recipients.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Aug 23, 2016
    Sponsors: First Nations Development Institute, Walmart Foundation

Suzette's Funding Letter, July 22, 2016

FUNDING

  1. SBA Announces $2M for Technology-Businesses Outreach, Assistance

As part of the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program, the U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded up to $200,000 to organizations in 21 states to provide outreach and technical assistance to science and technology-driven small businesses.  With an emphasis on socially and economically disadvantaged firms, the FAST program provides funds to organizations helping businesses better prepare to compete for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding. Read more...

  1. Corporation for National and Community Service | New Pay For Success Funding Opportunity

The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is excited to announce the 2016 Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Pay for Success (PFS) Administrative Data Pilot Grant Competition, which will provide up to $4.5 million in grants to eligible nonprofit organizations, including public or non-profit universities, faith-based organizations, and state and local governments (and other political subdivisions) for activities related to administrative data in order to develop high quality PFS projects. The goal of the Administrative Data Pilot competition to address an issue facing Pay for Success Projects – easy access to high-quality data for evaluation purposes. This competition is intended to support current PFS projects’ access to high-quality, less expensive data for evaluation purposes so they can improve the outcomes of their interventions. Through this competition, CNCS is seeking an entity (or entities) to centralize the administrative data access function, thereby mitigating the challenges faced by governments and other organizations in accessing and using administrative data.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY DEADLINE: Applicants are encouraged to send a Notice of Intent to Apply by Monday, July 25, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 5:00 PM EDT, Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by September 20, 2016.

  1. Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants

HUD is making available through this NOFA $5,000,000 for FY2016 Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants. Through funding of national organizations with expertise in rural housing and community development, the Rural Capacity Building program enhances the capacity and ability of rural housing development organizations, CDCs, CHDOs, local governments, and Indian Tribes to carry out community development and affordable housing activities that benefit low- and moderate-income families and persons in rural areas. HUD expects to make approximately 5 awards from the funds available under this NOFA. Bonus Points: Two bonus points will be awarded for working with communities that are Preferred Sustainability Status Communities and/or Promise Zones, as described in Section V.D.3 of the General Section. Priority and/or bonus points will be considered only if the application meets or exceeds the Program's minimum fundable score based on the rating factors of this NOFA. The minimum score for an application to be considered for funding is 75. Please refer to page 17 of the application for more information. Read the NOFA.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 13, 2016

  1. America’s Promise Job Driven Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announces the availability of approximately $100,000,000 in grant funds for America’s Promise Job-driven Grant Program. DOL expects to fund approximately 20-40 grants, with individual grant amounts ranging from $1 million to $6 million. This grant program is designed to create or expand regional partnerships between employers, economic development, workforce development, community colleges, training programs, K-12 education systems, and community-based organizations that make a commitment – or a “promise” – to provide a pipeline of workers to fill existing job openings, meet existing employer needs for expansion, fuel the talent needs of entrepreneurs, and attract more jobs from overseas. These funds will be used to cover tuition and the costs of training-related activities on a first-dollar basis ensuring that training and education are free to individuals. Participants may use other sources of aid—such as Federal financial aid—to cover supplies, books, room and board, and other training-related expenses. Read the NOFA.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 4:00 PM EDT, Tuesday, August 25, 2016.

  1. Grant to Establish USDA RIDGE Center for Food/Nutrition Research

Purpose: Funds projects that expand and help disseminate info by the USDA Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Center, which gives grants to conduct research on major USDA food/nutrition programs. Eligibility: Private or public higher education schools. Funding: $600,000. Deadline: August 1, 2016.

  1. USDA Grants to Help Socially Disadvantaged Rural Businesses

Purpose: This grant will provide funding to cooperatives and other organizations that provide technical assistance, like leadership training, feasibility studies, and developing business plans for socially disadvantaged groups in rural areas, especially those with poverty rates of 20% or higher. Eligibility: Cooperatives and cooperative development centers. Funding: Maximum of $175,000. Deadline: August 5, 2016, or electronically by August 1, 2016.

 

  1. Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant

Purpose: Funds projects that conducts research or helps to clean up and reuse brownfields, i.e. former industrial sites. Eligibility: local governments or redevelopment agencies. Funding: $200,000 maximum. Deadline: August 10, 2016.

 

  1. Laura Jane Musser Fund: Rural Initiative Program

Purpose: Funds projects in rural communities for economic development, business preservation, arts/humanities, public space improvements, and education. Eligibility: Government or nonprofit entities in communities with fewer than 10,000 people. Funding: Planning (Deadline: November 2, 2016.

  1. USDA Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP)

Purpose: Provides loans and grants to Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDO’s) to provide microloans, training, and technical assistance to microloan borrowers and micro entrepreneurs. Eligibility: See website. Funding: Up to $205,000 annually (with 15% matching); loans up to $50,000-$500,000 for MDOs; loans up to $50,000 to ultimate recipients. Deadline: Rolling (applications will be considered for next Federal fiscal quarter).

 

  1. Rural Health Info Grants Database

Purpose: Compiles grants and opportunities for rural-based projects.

  1. Community Facility Grant and Loan Program

Purpose: Provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities, including local food system facilities, in rural areas with populations under 20,000. Funding: Varies. Eligibility: Public bodies, community-based nonprofits, federally-recognized Tribes. Priority is given to small communities (populations of 5,500 or less) and low-income communities. Deadline: Rolling.

  1. Rural Business Development Grant

Purpose: Supports development of small rural businesses, including projects related to land acquisition/development, community economic development, and feasibility studies. Funding: $10,000 to $500,000. Eligibility: governments/authorities, nonprofits, universities, federally-recognized tribes, rural cooperatives. Deadline: Applications are accepted through local or state Rural Development offices once every year.

  1. Food Sovereignty Assessment Grant Program

Purpose: First Nations Development Institute, via the Tides Foundation, will fund Native communities looking to conduct food assessments to help build food healthier, more local, and culturally relevant food systems. Eligibility: Native American-controlled governments or organizations. Funding: $20,000 total; 20 grants. Deadline: August 10, 2016.

 

  1. Developing Healthy Places

Purpose: Kresge Foundation seeks to fund nonprofit or government initiatives that build healthier and more equitable food systems, transportation infrastructure, and land use. Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, government entities. Funding: Varies. Deadline: Rolling.

 

  1. Jewel-Osco Community Grants

Purpose: Fund organizations promoting nutrition education, healthy eating, and local/sustainable conscientiousness. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations. Deadline: Rolling.

 

  1. Surdna Foundation/Sustainable Environment Grants

Purpose: Fund projects that develop regional food infrastructure, reduce barriers to access, strategize financing, or link organizations to more effectively advance regional food efforts. Preference is given to projects that address low-income communities of color and combine food supply efforts with infrastructure construction. Eligibility: Non-profit organizations. Funding: Need-based. Deadline: Rolling.

 

  1. Health Care Service Grant for Rural Communities (Bureau of Primary Health Care)

Purpose: Funding is available for Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers, Health Care for the Homeless, and Public Housing Primary Care. Eligibility: Government or nonprofit organizations. Priority will be given to projects serving the nation’s highest need populations. Funding: $197 million in total. Deadline: August 29, 2016.

  1. Voices for Healthy Kids (VFHK) Grant

Purpose: Fund projects that advocate policies related to child obesity and VFHK priorities and support advocacy efforts. Funded by the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Eligibility: non-profit organizations. Deadline: Rolling.

 

  1. Outreach for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers/Ranchers and Veteran Farmers/Ranchers

Purpose: Funds organizations that provide training and technical assistance projects to socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers/ranchers. Interactive webinars will be held on July 29 at 2pm EST at (888)455-1685, passcode: 4725205 at this link. Eligibility: Higher education institutions and land grant, Tribal, and Hispanic-serving colleges/universities. Funding: $8.4 million total. Deadline: July 29, 2016.

  1. Organic Certification Cost Share Programs (USDA AMS)

Purpose: Helps cover organic certification-related expenses. Eligibility: Producers and handlers. Funding: Up to 75% of certification costs. Deadline: Check with state department of agriculture.

 

  1. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Farmer Rancher Grant Program

Purpose: Funds projects that research sustainable solutions to farm management. Funding: up to $7,500 for individual projects and up to $22,500 for group projects. Deadline: Varies.

  1. Beginning Farmers Grants and Resources

Purpose: Provide financial and technical assistance to new or beginning farmers or ranchers. Priority is given to veterans, socially disadvantaged and women farmers or ranchers. Eligibility: See website. Deadline: See website.

 

  1. Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Purpose: Provides financial and technical assistance to help agricultural producers plan and implement conservation practices. Of primary interest is the funding of high tunnels (hoop houses), assistance to conserve monarch butterfly habitats, and support for producers who are transitioning to organic production. Funding: Varies. Eligibility: Agricultural producers. Deadline: Continuous.

  1. Farm Storage Facility Loans

Purpose: Provides low-interest financing to build or upgrade permanent facilities to store or process agricultural products. Most recently, these loans made available funding for refrigerated vehicles. Funding: Up to $500,000 per loan. Eligibility: Please see eligibility requirements here. Deadline: Rolling.

  1. USDA Microloans

Purpose: USDA’s Farm Service Agency provides financial assistance for small, beginning farmer, niche and non-traditional farm ownership or operations. Non-traditional farm operations can include truck farms, farms, direct marketing farmers, Community Supported Agriculture, restaurants and grocery stores, or those using hydroponic, aquaponic, organic, and/or vertical growing methods. Eligibility: Please see website. Funding: Maximum of $50,000. Deadline: Rolling.

  1. Reducing Climate Change through Use of Agricultural Land Grant (USDA-NIFA)

Purpose: Fund projects that explore how to use land in an environmentally friendly way that promotes production and distribution of food. Projects should help reduce energy, water, and nitrogen fertilizer input in farming, and promote carbon sequestration. Eligibility: Research or land grant institutions. Funding: $8.4 million total. Deadline: Letter of intent due September 14, 2016. Application due November 17, 2016.

 

  1. Economic Development Assistance Programs

Purpose: Provides financial assistance to projects that support: development and job creation in economically distressed areas. Eligibility: Tribal, state, local governments, educational institutions, non-profits with and without 501(c)(3) status. Funding: $100K to $3 million. Deadline: Rolling.

  1. Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program (Economic Development Administration) Purpose: Provides financial and technical assistance to plan and implement EDA projects. Eligibility: Tribal, state, local governments, educational institutions, non-profits with and without 501(c)(3) status. Funding: up to $300,000. Deadline: Rolling.
  1. Institute for Sustainable Communities Partnership for Resilient Communities

Applications due Friday, July 29, 2016.

Full details here.

The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is seeking to support community-based organizations to implement projects that will advance local resilience through a new grant and capacity-building program. ISC is requesting proposals for innovative, community-driven projects from place-based nonprofit organizations, with a target list of 20 cities. ISC is launching its new national program, The Partnership for Resilient Communities, by making two or three grants (of up to $250,000 per grant) to community-based groups.

  1. Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program

Applications due Aug 16, 2016.

Full details here.

Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-HCPO-2016-2004840

As part of its national effort to build resilient coastal ecosystems, communities and economies, NOAA is announcing the availability of up to $8.5 million in funding for coastal and marine habitat restoration in 2016. NOAA is seeking proposals for habitat restoration projects under the Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency grant program. The proposed projects should reduce the risks to coastal communities from extreme weather events, changing environmental conditions and known or potential climate change effects. Funding will help communities reduce risks from extreme weather and climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions. 

  

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