Grants & Funding Opportunities
Movember's First Responders Mental Health Grants Program is offering support to nonprofit organizations that address mental health and suicide prevention issues impacting first responders and their families. A total of $343,000 over two years will be provided to first responder programs in the U.S. (Grants will also be provided to organizations in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.) The purpose of the funding is to identify those current programs showing promise in improving the mental health of men in these groups and to build the evidence for effective intervention. Deadline: Letters of intent are due November 23, 2020; the deadline for invited proposals is February 6, 2021.
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Jobs Plus Initiative develops locally-based, job-driven approaches that increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. The place-based Jobs Plus program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through earned income disregards for working residents and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling. Closing Date: December 1, 2020
National Institutes of Health -Support Available to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities - The Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations program provides support to implement and evaluate community interventions testing the impacts of mitigation strategies to prevent COVID-19 transmission in NIH-designated health disparity populations and other vulnerable groups. The program also supports the implementation or evaluation of existing, new, or adapted interventions to address the adverse psychosocial, behavioral, and socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic on the health of these groups. Closing date: December 1, 2020
Regional Funding: RRF Foundation for Aging: Direct Service Grants
The RRF Foundation for Aging is committed to supporting programs that improve the quality of life for older Americans. The Foundation awards Direct Service Grants to nonprofit organizations located in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, or Wisconsin. The focus is on projects that 1) increase the availability and effectiveness of comprehensive community programs that will enable older persons to continue living in their homes; 2) provide supportive services to older persons in residential settings, such as congregate living facilities, group homes, and assisted living facilities; 3) coordinate the provision of care and services for older persons with chronic conditions who live in community settings; and 4) provide new and expanded opportunities for older persons to remain meaningfully engaged in community life, including intergenerational programs. The upcoming letter of inquiry deadline is December 1, 2020; proposals will be due February 1, 2021.
Dept. of Commerce - The SPRINT Challenge (Scaling Pandemic Resilience Through Innovation and Technology) seeks to rapidly address the economic, health, and safety risks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic through entrepreneurship and innovation. Interests include scaling biotechnology, health security, and supply chain technologies to market; increasing regional, national, and government connectivity to support commercialization and entrepreneurship; developing new and unique investment capital models to address the financial needs of entrepreneurs; and developing and scaling entrepreneurship support models to address the virtual and remote work environment of the pandemic. Closing Date: December 3, 2020
Youth Service America: Afterschool Grants Youth Service America (YSA) supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, YSA will award Afterschool Grants of up to $500 each to support youth-led service or service-learning in afterschool programs targeting middle and high school aged youth throughout the country. Applying programs must engage at least 50 youth, primarily from underserved communities, as volunteers in virtual, hybrid, and/or safe in-person service or service-learning projects between December 2020 and May 2021. Closing date: December 4, 2020
FCC Connected Care Pilot Program: The Pilot Program will provide up to $100 million from the Universal Service Fund over a three-year period to support the provision of connected care services. The Connected Care Pilot Program is open to nonprofit and public eligible health care providers, located anywhere in the country. Closing date: December 7, 2020
Housing Assistance Council is offering short-term loans at below market interest rates to local nonprofits, for-profits, and government entities that are working to develop affordable housing for low-income, rural communities. Deadlines: December 15, 2020 is the deadline for applicants to create an account and complete the initial eligibility quiz. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Click here to learn more
2021 Your Garden Grant - KidsGardening.org, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing inspiration to parents and educators who are gardening with children, awards Youth Garden Grants to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any nonprofit organization, school, or youth program in the U.S. or U.S. territories planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of three and 18 is eligible to apply. The top five programs will receive award packages valued at $1,700. Twenty-five programs will receive award packages valued at $700. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability. Closing date: December 18, 2020
The purpose of the Community Connect Program is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible applicants that will provide, on a “community -oriented connectivity” basis, broadband service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety benefits. Closing Date: December 23, 2020
The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) establishes a Farm to School Program in order to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. The USDA Farm to School Grant Program is housed within the Food and Nutrition Services’ (FNS) Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS). Closing Date: January 8, 2021
With the generous support of the Indigenous Peoples Fund at Tides Foundation, First Nations will establish a Gather Food Sovereignty Grant that will support work contributing to building a national movement that will fulfill a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced and supported by community policies and systems. This opportunity is targeting emerging projects that focus on developing Tribal Food Sovereignty. Closing Date: January 14, 2021
The purpose of the HOPE VI Main Street Program is to provide grants to small communities to assist in the renovation of an historic or traditional central business district, or “Main Street” area, by replacing unused, obsolete, commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units. The objectives of the program are to: Redevelop central business districts (Main Street areas); Preserve Historic or traditional Main Street area properties by replacing unused commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units; Enhance economic development efforts in Main Street areas; and Provide affordable housing in Main Street areas. Closing Date: January 19, 2021
The CATCH program is a national initiative of the AAP that supports pediatricians to collaborate within their communities to plan and/or implement projects that advance the health of all children. Pediatriciansand residents initiatives that address critical child health issues in their local communities may apply for $10,000 and $2,000, respectively. This cycle there is targeted funding opportunities for rural health initiatives. Questions? Reach out to CATCH staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about CATCH visit aap.org/CATCH. The CATCH Call for Proposals is open through January 27, 2021 at 3pm CT.
The AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program Expansion Sponsor Competitions seek to engage older Americans in volunteer service that fosters intergenerational relationships and provides companionship to other older adults and adults with disabilities. The Seniors Foster Grandparent Program engages adults age 55 and over to provide loving and experienced tutors and mentors to children and youth with special or exceptional needs, or who would benefit from the one-on-one attention an AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer can provide. The Senior Companion Program engages adults age 55 and over to provide companionship and support to other adults in need of extra assistance to remain at home or in the community for as long as possible. Closing date: February 3, 2021
The RHSE program proposals are expected to be community-based outreach education programs, such as those conducted through Human Science extension outreach that provide individuals and families with: information as to the value of good health at any age; information to increase individual or family’s motivation to take more responsibility for their own health; information regarding rural environmental health issues that directly impact human health; information about and access to health promotion and educational activities; and training for volunteers and health services providers concerning health promotion and health care services for individuals and families in cooperation with state, local, and community partners. Closing date: April 29, 2021
USDA is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive funding under USDA B&I CARES Act Program provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Access recorded webinars for Lenders and Businesses and Producers. Closing Deadline: Sept. 15, 2021, or until funds are expended
The mission of the Bob Barker Company Foundation is to develop and support programs that help incarcerated individuals successfully reenter society and stay out for life. The Foundation supports organizations throughout the U.S. that work with the incarcerated community in order to prepare them physically, spiritually, and emotionally for successful reentry into society. Applying organizations must work with a minimum of 100 incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals each year. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions. Online letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year.
National Geographic's COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators supports individual educators, or individual educators working in collaboration with other educators or National Geographic Explorers, to design instructional resources that help educators effectively teach in remote or hybrid learning environments. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 are provided in the subject areas of science, social studies, and geography. Priority is given to educators working in communities that have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. K-12 teaching professionals worldwide who work directly with students in the classroom are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted on a continual basis.
Regional Funding: The Red Sox Foundation is currently supporting nonprofit organizations across New England and Lee County, FL, that are directly responding to the immediate crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus is on organizations that work to make a difference in the lives of children, families, veterans, and communities in need by improving their health, educational, and recreational opportunities. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.