March 25, 2024

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 3/22/2024

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


New Mexico Early Childhood Education & Care Department, FY25 ECECD New Mexico PreK Grant, April 19, 2024 3 PM MT

The New Mexico Early Childhood Education & Care Department has announced the FY25 ECECD New Mexico PreK Grant. The grant is multi-year, competitive for Prekindergarten programs for 3 and 4 year olds regardless of income.  Eligible applicants include: tribal, licensed child care centers, licensed child care homes, Head Start, school districts, and/or charter schools. Awards are provided via reimbursement rates based on attendance. Reimbursement ranges from $10,300 – $15,750 per student depending upon the program. Additional funding is available for transportation and opening a new Pre-K classroom. Application deadline is April 19, 2024 by 3pm MT.


Department of Housing and Urban Development, Indian Housing Block Competitive Grant Program, April 19, 2024 11:59 PM ET

The Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG)–Competitive Grant Program is now open for application. The program provides eligible entities (Indian Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities) grants to provide affordable housing activities for communities. Funds may be used for development, maintenance, or safe operation of affordable housing. Grants must be used to benefit primarily low-income families. HUD strongly encourages new housing projects that are affordable housing construction that will increase the number of housing units available for low-income Indian families. Funds will be awarded in rank order based on the score received on the application, available funding floor is $500,000 to $7,500,000 ceiling. Applications are due on April 19, 2024 11:59 PM ET. 


Department of Education, School Choice and Improvement Program: Magnet Schools Assistance Program, Notice of Intent April 29, 2024

Department of Education’s School Choice and Improvement Program: Magnet Schools Assistance Program is now accepting applications. Local education agencies (LEAs) that are willing to create or revise magnet schools for voluntary desegregation plans and to allow more equitable access to high quality schools regardless of racial, ethnic, and economic lines. 

Priority funding goes to LEAs working to: 

(1) the eliminating or preventing of minority group isolation (MGI) in elementary schools and secondary schools;

(2) achieving systemic reforms and providing all students the opportunity to meet challenging State academic standards; 

(3) using innovative educational methods and practices that promote diversity and increase choices in public elementary schools and public secondary schools;

(4) courses that strengthen the knowledge of academic subjects and the attainment of tangible and marketable career, technological, and professional skills of students attending such schools; 

(5) improving the capacity of LEAs to continue operating magnet schools at a high performance level after Federal funding for the magnet schools is terminated; and 

(6) ensuring that all students enrolled in the magnet school programs have equitable access to high-quality education 

Funds will be awarded to 11 organizations, available funding ceiling is $15,000,000. Deadline for Notice of Intent is April 29, 2024 and final electronic Application: May 13, 2024.


Department of Justice, Fiscal Year 2024 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Program, May 2, 2024 

The Department of Justice has opened the Grant for Enhancing Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Program. The purpose of this program is the maintenance and replication of successful services related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Programs must develop culturally specific services and strategies that enhance access to services and resources for victims that may face obstacles using more traditional services and resources. Eligible organizations include: nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status, Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), or a private nonprofit/tribal organizations for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to provide culturally specific services to “American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts), Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, Blacks, and Hispanics” in the United States or U.S. territories. Expected awards are up to $400,000 with 50 awards expected. Deadline for application is May 2, 2024. 


National Endowment for the Humanities, Preservation and Access Education and Training, May 21, 2024

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is accepting applications for the Preservation and Access Education and Training program. This program provides training and skills for preserving and establishing humanities collections – especially national, regional, or statewide training programs.  Eligible Applicants include State governments, County governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Special district governments, Private institutions of higher education, City or township governments. Award ceiling is $350,000, approximately 9 awards expected. Application deadline is May 21st, 2024. 


National Science Foundation, Computer Science for All, June 4, 2024

The National Science Foundation’s Computer Science for All program provides computer science (CS) opportunities to students throughout the US in preK – 12 levels. 

Priority applicants include: 

(1) high school teachers with additional professional development 

(2) prek-8 teachers with instructions materials that provide instructions on integrating CS into their teaching 

(3) schools and districts that need to define and evaluate multi-grade level pathways and opportunities for students 

All eligible applicants include: non-profit organizations, independent museums, observatories, research laboratories, Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) and Tribal Nations. Award ceiling is $2,000,000 with no match requirement. Application deadline is June 4, 2024. 


U.S. Department of Energy, Renew America’s Schools, June 13, 2024

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced their Renew America’s Schools program which will provide infrastructure updates to public schools. The goal is to create a healthier, more energy efficient learning environment throughout the US. Eligible entities include Lead Education Agencies (LEAs) with a special focus on high poverty or rural areas. There will be 23 winners that will win $300,000 cash prize in phase 1, then the winners are eligible to apply for a cooperative agreement for up to $500,000 – $1,000,000 for energy audits and updates. Phase 1 applications are due on June 13, 2024. 


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