October 16, 2023

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 10/13/2023

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

Request for Proposals For the Provision of Services For: Fifth Judicial District, October 16, 2023 4:00 PM MST

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to provide sexual assault services to victims of crime within the counties of Chavez, Eddy and Lea. The New Mexico Crime Victim Reparation Commission (CVRC) is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit sealed proposals to establish and fund contracts through competitive negotiations with a non-profit, non-governmental victim service organization, including faith- based and other community organization, including Tribal non- profit organizations. The initial contract term is for the 8-month period beginning on November 1, 2023, and ending on June 30, 2024 and is subject to legislative appropriations of funding, and budget approval by the Department of Finance and Administration. CVRC reserves the right to extend the contract on an annual basis, or any portions thereof, for up to three (3) additional years. In accordance with Section 13-1-150 NMSA 1978, no contract term for a professional services contract, including extensions and renewals, shall exceed four years, except as set forth in Section 13- 1-150 NMSA 1978.


2024 UETF Artist Resiliency Residency, October 27, 2023 12 AM MT.

The UETF Resiliency Residency Program is a self-paced, “at-home” residency that encourages artists of all mediums and disciplines to play, experiment, research, and create. Developed as a response to COVID-19’s impact on the Albuquerque Arts Community, the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund staff and committee created a program that was as fluid and adaptable as the times it was developed in. Artists who receive the Residency are invited to use the funds to further their artistic practice and are asked to show a public presentation of the work at some point in the Residency period.

Projects are encouraged, but not required, to be completed at the end of the Residency period, and artists are invited to use funds as part of a larger grant, as leverage to get more funding, as intermediary funding between larger project phases, or as they see fit. In essence, this residency program is a way for artists to receive much needed funding with total trust from the funding organization that the money will be used to further their artistic careers, with recognition of the importance of putting money directly in the hands of artists.The 2024 Resiliency Residency cycle will include two new nonprofit organizations acting as fiscal sponsors, and twenty artists will receive $5,000 each. The UETF followed the advice of artists in the pilot program and have doubled the amount, for even more impact on the individual artist and the creative community they are a part of. https://www.cabq.gov/urban-enhancement-trust-fund/apply-for-uetf-funds

Region 9 Education Cooperative, November 1, 2023 

Region 9 Education Cooperative (REC 9) is soliciting proposals from highly qualified individuals or organizations for one or more services providing Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathology, School Psychologist, Social Work, and Education Diagnostician to children and students.


Region 9 Education Cooperative, November 2, 2023

Region 9 Education Cooperative (REC 9) on behalf of the New Mexico Public Education Department seeks to support tribal nations, communities, districts, and schools by holistically transforming, or reimagining high schools to become places that prepare students to feel successful, secure in who they are, and ready for whatever path they choose in order to increase the well-being of students and their communities. To set in motion a system-wide transformation, PED challenges districts and schools to reimagine and replace prior traditional models. Such transformation requires a multifaceted set of actions (e.g., cultivating community vision for education, embracing innovative strategies, enhancing and reshaping policies, braiding funding streams, redistributing resources, etc.) that will need to be integrated. PED had identified 10 local educational agencies (LEAs) as high school transformation innovation zones for FY23. Going forward, all LEAs identified as an Innovation Zone are to be provided with intensive professional development, guidance, and technical assistance on leveraging both promising practices from New Mexico and learnings from research and efforts from within and outside of New Mexico. These could include braiding federal, state, and philanthropic funding to sustain efforts; pathway design institutes; coaching for district and school site leaders; professional development for teachers; and summer workshops.


2024 Women of Influence Awards, November 3, 2023

Albuquerque Business First is seeking nominations of New Mexico’s most dynamic women for our 2024 Women of Influence event and publication. A candidate may be of any age or professional background, as long as she stands out as a model for her peers and is leaving a lasting and positive mark on New Mexico.


Renewable Energy Siting through Technical Engagement and Planning (R-STEP) Assessment Event, November 3, 2023 5:00 PM ET

Through this R-STEP Assessment Event, DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is requesting applications from state-based collaboratives (Collaboratives) aiming to create or expand existing state-based programs or initiatives that improve renewable energy planning, communication tools, and siting processes. R-STEP will also serve as a platform for Collaboratives to share learnings and best practices with other stakeholders. Applicants can request up to $2 million to execute proposed activities over the course of up to 3 years (36 months).


New Mexico Economic Development Department Healthy Food Financing Fund (HFFF), November 13, 2023

HFFF has $950,000 in funding for FY24. No match is required and funding is upfront. The purpose of New Mexico’s Healthy Food Financing Fund is to support the intersection of economic development in New Mexico’s food and agricultural sector with increased food security for New Mexicans. The HFFF program is an integral part of the governor’s Food Initiative and prioritizes food retail in rural and underserved communities and provides alternate market channels for value-add and sustainable agriculture. The HFFF program is the cornerstone of a strategic phased approach to developing a suite of financial tools for food and agricultural enterprises in New Mexico to grow, raise, process, aggregate, distribute and sell local, fresh healthy food through expanded retail and institutional market channels in rural and underserved communities in New Mexico. An Informational webinar will take place on October 18, 2023 at 11 am MST. 


The Land & Water Conservation Fund, December 1, 2023.

The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) State Parks Division will begin accepting applications for $3,193,100 in federal funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) through December 1, 2023. The Department of the Interior National Park Service (NPS) created the LWCF to assist in preserving, developing, and assuring accessibility to outdoor recreation resources and to strengthen the health and vitality of citizens. The program provides matching grants to States and through States to political subdivisions of the State and other appropriate public agencies, including recognized Indian tribes, for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation sites and facilities. In New Mexico, the program is administered by the State Parks Division.


Opportunities to Advance Women’s Health Innovation, Dec 06, 2023, 11:30 am PST

The Women’s Health Innovation team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is looking for innovations and ideas that address opportunities outlined in the Opportunity Map. While not all opportunities in the Opportunity Map are in scope for this RFP (see list below and Table 1), we are looking to fund proposals that address a wide range of issues. 

The ultimate goal of this RFP is to kickstart work to address gaps in women’s health R&D. The overall objectives are to: 

  • Advance bold ideas that address opportunities in the Opportunity Map
  • Enhance overall funding and resources for women’s health R&D
  • Demonstrate effectiveness of investments in women’s health R&D

The funding level for each award is a total of up to USD $150,000 for a project lasting up to 2 years, based on the scope of the proposed project. 


PositiveNRG Program, Rolling deadline.

The positiveNRG program gives preference to organizations and initiatives that have a meaningful and direct impact on the community, and nonprofit organizations and initiatives that are supported in partnership with the community. They encourage investing in initiatives that strengthen community involvement and inclusiveness.If you’re part of an organization that’s passionate about helping the community, submit a grant request.


Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, Available until expended

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program is designed to assist states, local governments, and Tribes in implementing strategies to reduce energy use, to reduce fossil fuel emissions, and to improve energy efficiency.


FY2024 Farm to School Grants, Jan 12, 2024 

The Patrick Leahy Farm to School Grant Program is designed to increase the availability of local foods in schools and help connect students to the sources of their food through education, taste tests, school gardens, field trips, and local food sourcing for school meals. Grants can launch new farm to school programs or expand existing efforts. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Farm to School Grant awards projects of 24 months in length for funding up to $500,000. Applicants are required to provide matching support of at least 25 percent of the total project budget in the form of cash or in-kind contributions. The RFA offers three tracks – Implementation, State Agency, and Turnkey – to support a variety of projects and implementation stages. Eligible applicants may include schools and other institutions that operate Child Nutrition Programs, Indian Tribal Organizations, agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers, nonprofit entities, and State and local agencies.


Community Energy Innovation Prize, February 2, 2024

The $7.49 million Community Energy Innovation Prize is the successor of two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) prizes related to community-based clean energy innovation: the Community Clean Energy Coalition Prize and the Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize. The goals of this new combined prize are to support community-based organizations, the private sector, nonfederal government entities, and collegiate teams in developing and carrying out activities related to clean energy that enable business and technology incubation and acceleration as well as other community-based capacity building, innovation, and entrepreneurship. 

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