March 18, 2024

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 3/15/2024

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

Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund, Facility and Residential Project Grant Program, April 12th, 2024 at 5pm MST

Tribal Solar Accelerator Funding has opened the FY24 Facility and Residential Project Grant Program. The funding priorities for the grant revolves around encouraging equitable workforce development opportunities in tribal communities and solar awareness, education and training. Eligible organizations include:  Federally recognized tribal governments, tribally-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, schools that are tribally-controlled 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.  For tribal facility projects, the community served must be designated low-to-moderate income (LMI) as demonstrated by eligibility for federal, state, or tribal low-income programs, or with Census data. For tribal household or multi-family projects, the resident households must be 80% or below the area median income as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or another LMI-serving program. The definition of “tribal-led” is: an organization in which a majority (>51%) of the board of directors and leadership team are American Indian or Alaska Native. Organizations that are not tribal-led are not eligible to apply (with or without a fiscal sponsor). Awards are up to $200,000 total for each organization for one or both funding areas. 


MIT, 2024 Global Learning Challenge, April 18, 2024 at 12:00 PM EDT

MIT has announced their 2024 Global Learning Challenge. This program is focused on closing learning gaps in education and making it more inclusive and equitable worldwide. There are 5 different tracks to choose from when applying. The program encourages those working to address racial disparities in US communities to apply for the Challenge and receive additional support through our Black & Brown Innovators Program. Award amounts vary from $10,000 – $150,000 for various different tracks and amounts.


US Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Mental Health And Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program – Implementation Projects, Grants.Gov Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 (4:59 Pm Et), Justgrants Application: April 30, 2024, At 4:59 Pm ET

The US Department of Justice is accepting applications for the LEMHWA Implementation Projects that enhance or create new programs that train officers on emotional and mental health best practices. Services can include: peer mentoring, suicide prevention, stress reduction and support services for officers and their families. Eligible applicants include: law enforcement agencies, state law enforcement agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes and their public agencies, or territorial law enforcement agencies. Awards are $200,000 for a two year project duration. There is not local match required. There are two deadlines for the application: Grants.Gov Application Deadline on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 4:59 Pm ET and Justgrants Application on April 30, 2024, At 4:59 Pm ET. 


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Culture of Health Prize, April 24, 2024 5pm US CST

Robert Woods Johnson Foundation has opened Requests for Application for their Culture of Health Prize opportunity. The opportunity is for organizations who are addressing structural racism and other injustices to advance health, opportunity, and equity for all. It focuses on partnership within communities to make change. Eligible applicants include: whole city, town, village, borough, or other municipality, federally recognized tribal nations, state-designated American Indian reservation, native Hawaiian organization serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders in Hawaii, communities within U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico Region, defined as geographically contiguous municipalities, counties, and/or reservations. This opportunity will award 10 awards for $250,000. Because this is a prize, and not a grant, there are no programmatic requirements once awarded. 


Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Climate Change And Human Health Seed Grants, Apr 25, 2024 3 pm ET

Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Climate Change And Human Health Seed Grant aims to connect thinkers with largely disconnected fields to disrupt the course of climate change. Areas of interest include scientific approaches to ecological / environmental fields, public health, sustainability for healthcare, or preparation for extreme weather or the impact. Eligible organizations are non-profits. Awards are between $2,500 – $50,000 per organization.


National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), Rio Grande Project Water Conservation and Ecological Restoration Initiative, April 25, 2024 11:59 PM ET

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is announcing the first grant opportunity for Rio Grande Project Water Conservation and Ecological Restoration Initiative. In collaboration with the US Bureau of Reclamation, ELephant Butte Irrigation District and the State of New Mexico, there will be one or more grants awarded. Grants will be awarded covering the following programmatic needs: planning and implementation of habitat restoration and enhancement for native riparian bird species associated with demand management projects, stormwater capture projects at Project sediment dams, and off-channel storage projects. Eligible applicants include: local, state, federal, and tribal governments, special districts, nonprofits, or educational institutions. Awards are up to $300,000. 


Bureau of Justice Assistance, FY24 Improving Adult and Youth Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Program, April 25, 2024 

This Grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance aims to support cross-system collaboration between criminal and juvenile justice agencies, mental health and substance use agencies, and community-based organizations that provide reentry services for individuals rejoining the community. Eligible applicants include nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, city or township governments, state governments, county governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), or nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education. Award ceiling is $825,000 for each award with ten awards expected to be provided.  


Department of Agriculture, Local Food Promotion Program FY 2024, May 14, 2024

USDA’s Local Food Promotion Program is open for FY 2024. It funds projects focused on expanding, developing or coordinating food business locally and regionally, It targets businesses as intermediaries in indirect product to consumer to help broaden access to local agricultural products. Awards for this program are $25,000 – $500,000 with 150 expected awards.

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