October 10, 2023

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 10/06/2023

The Grant Plant routinely reviews funder websites and notices and is pleased to share some upcoming opportunities with you.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement October 10, 2023.

The purpose of the Farm to School Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement described in this request for applications (RFA) is to support nonprofit entities and Indian Tribal Organizations to implement national- and/or regional-level farm to school activities. Awardees under this cooperative agreement will undertake projects supporting USDA’s priorities of Food System Transformation, Improving Child Health through Nutritious School Meals, and Indigenous Food Sovereignty. Available funding ranges from $500,000 to $1 million depending on the applicant’s choice of track. Eligible applicants are national and/or regional level nonprofit entities and Indian Tribal Organizations with a history of meaningful engagement with the target audience for this cooperative agreement


Kids Gardening Budding Botanist Grant October 20, 2023.

The Klorane Botanical Foundation is committed to supporting programs that teach respect for the environment and protect nature through the preservation of plant species and biodiversity. Designed to further their mission, the Budding Botanist Grant will help our students learn about plants, explore their world, and inspire them to take care of the life they discover in their local ecosystems. In late 2023, twenty high-need schools across the United States will be awarded $500 in grant funding to support their youth garden programs.


Youth Service America’s Lead Agency Partner Grant October 27, 2023.

Youth Service America’s 2023-2024 Lead Agency Partner Grants are a key part of a strategy to double youth participation rates in the United States to at least 50% in celebration of America’s Semiquincentennial in July 2026. YSA will award 2-year grants to organizations leading a coalition of project planning partners to increase youth participation on MLK Day of Service and Global Youth Service Day/Youth Service Month. The initial grant period is November 15, 2023 – September 30, 2024. Year 2 continuation awards will be made based on performance and the availability of funds.


Youth Service America AmeriCorps Grant November 1, 2023.

Youth Service America is designing a new national AmeriCorps program focused on expanding opportunities for and reducing barriers to youth participation. Successful applicants will create or expand opportunities for a team of youth leaders to engage their peers in service, civics, and leadership development programs. AmeriCorps members will engage, train, and support these youth leaders in identifying the barriers to youth participation in their community, creating and implementing program strategies to address those barriers, and organizing opportunities for and recruiting their peers to participate in community-building activities.


The City of Albuquerque 2023 Home Investment Partnerships Affordable Rental Development Project November 3, 2023.

DFCS has allocated up to $2,409,978.54 of HOME Investment Partnerships grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, towards the new construction or acquisition/rehabilitation and/or preservation of multi-family housing development within the Albuquerque city limits.


The Truth Impact Scholarship November 5, 2023.

Truth Initiative empowers and enables young people to be change-makers in their communities — but we know not everyone who has the power to make change has the resources. The Truth Impact Scholarship is awarding three $5,000 scholarships to three people as a kickstart toward shaping their futures and reaching their goals. Impact Scholarship winners will work with truth to inspire others to take action and be part of our movement of ending tobacco use for good.


Department of Cultural Affairs Individual Master Artist Grant Program November 6, 2023.

The COLA IMAP Grant Program allows accomplished artists to create a new “mid-career” solo work with the freedom to re-focus on themselves and their core impulses. The COLA-IMAP grant category honors a spectrum of the City’s avant-garde artists who: Are dedicated to an ongoing body of excellent work, Represent a relevant progression through their pieces or series over the past 15 years (or 8 years for a dancer-choreographer), Exemplify a generation of core ideas in their field, and are respected by their peers and are role models for other artists because of their distinguished record. Approximately 6-12 COLA IMAP grant-contracts will be offered for designers/visual artists (including architects, graphic designers, and product designers including fashion designers), literary artists (poets or fiction writers) and performing artists (including choreographers who wish to make and perform individual dance works, musicians who wish to compose and perform individual music works, and multi-disciplinary theater artists who wish to invent and perform solo works).


Department of Cultural Affairs Neighborhood Engagement Artist Residency and Creative Optimism-Uplifting Promises Grants November 6, 2023.

The Neighborhood Engagement Artist Residency (NEAR) Grant Program, supports freelance teaching artists, social-activation artists, and social practice artists in providing community-based, participatory projects in self-selected non-arts venues within the City of Los Angeles. Competitive NEAR projects will gather, connect, and inspire participants and audiences who have little exposure to the proposed type of cultural opportunity. NEAR artist in residencies can be five sessions ending in one public presentation or eleven sessions ending in one public presentation. The majority will take place within non-art non-profit agencies, although projects in non-arts for-profit businesses can also be eligible if these partner/host venues are appropriate and accessible to the general community. NEAR applicants that propose 11 workshops as the ideal duration for their community engagement, should also be prepared to scale back to 5 workshops (DCA staff will notify NEAR applicants next May about whether the City budget provided for either a $12,000 or $6,000 contract) https://culturela.org/grants/near-co-op/

Marilynn Thoma Fellowship In Art of the Spanish Americas December 15, 2023.

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation offers predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships annually in support of projects and research initiatives that will advance study of the art of the Spanish Americas. The Marilynn Thoma Fellowship is the only unrestricted research funding in the United States devoted exclusively to the field of art of the Spanish Americas. Scholars may come from any discipline, but all projects must relate to the study of art and art history. Exceptionally accomplished scholars holding an MA may also apply. International scholars, particularly from Latin America, are strongly encouraged to apply. https://grants.thomafoundation.org/fellowships-awards-for-individuals/art-of-the-spanish-americas-fellowships-awards/

Thoma Foundation Research & Travel Awards In Art of the Spanish Americas December 15, 2023.

Congruent with the Marilynn Thoma Fellowship, the Foundation offers annual grants to scholars, curators, art historians, and advanced graduate students working on MA theses or PhD dissertations in support of projects and research initiatives that will advance the field of the art of the Spanish Americas. These grants are meant to help defray the costs of research-related expenses. Funding is provided each year to several scholars selected by an international jury of undisclosed experts in the field. Grants of up to $25,000 are available for projects lasting up to six months. https://grants.thomafoundation.org/fellowships-awards-for-individuals/art-of-the-spanish-americas-fellowships-awards/

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation Conservation Fund December 15, 2023.

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation is pleased to announce a new grant that seeks to promote and support conservation projects and research initiatives that will advance the professional restoration and study of viceregal works of art. The Thoma Foundation Art of the Spanish Americas Conservation Grant will award and distribute annually up to $50,000 among several proposals selected by an international jury of experts in the field. The grant funding, intended for conservators, curators, or other stakeholders working in museums or academic institutions, will be awarded to projects that demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions to the preservation and conservation of the art of the Spanish Americas. International applicants, particularly from Latin America, are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are required to propose projects that focus on preventive conservation, the restoration of artworks in need of attention, the acquisition of lab equipment, and the convenings of preservation/conservation workshops or symposia. 


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