April 22, 2024

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 4/19/2024

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

 

Nasdaq Foundation, Quarterly Grant Program, May 10, 2024 

The Nasdaq Foundation has a quarterly grant opportunity for organizations that work to connect business, innovative ideas and capital. The purpose is to increase global economies and bolster local community economics. Funds are for programs that (1) equip diverse investors with financial knowledge and confidence by increasing financial literacy for under-represented communities or improving access to knowledge and tools (2) supports entrepreneurs who promote diversity with the resources to scale businesses by providing mentoring or improving access for under-represented communities. Final two deadlines are Q3: August 9, 2024 and Q4: November 8, 2024. Awards may be up to $75,000.

https://www.nasdaq.com/nasdaq-foundation/grant-program 

 

USDOT, FY24 Safe Streets and Roads for All Funding, May 16, 2024, 5:00 PM ET

UPDATE: FY24 Safe Streets and Roads for All Funding has increased the amount available to implement projects and strategies from $580 million to $780 million. USDOT announced their Safe Streets and Roads for ALL (SS4A) funding opportunity with a focus on planning, infrastructure, behavioral, and operational initiatives to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets involving all roadway users, including pedestrians; bicyclists; public transportation, personal conveyance, and micro mobility users; motorists; and commercial vehicle operators. Eligible Applicants include metropolitan planning organizations, political subdivision of a state or territory, federally recognized tribal governments, or A multijurisdictional group of entities described in any of the aforementioned three types of entities. Eligible project types include: developing a comprehensive safety plan, conduct safety planning to enhance action plan, carry out demonstration activities, perform planning, design, and development activities, implement projects and strategies identified in action plan. Funding available up to $580 million is available to implement projects and strategies or  $656,687,000, must be awarded for other project types mentioned.

https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2024-02/SS4A-FY24-Notice-of-Funding-Opportunity.pdf 

 

Borealis Philanthropy, Disability Inclusion Fund (DIF), May 29, 2024

The Disability Inclusion Fund is now open for applications. Our work provides funding for social movements, building relationships, advocacy, policy work, and narrative change. Organizations should be aligned with the core values: participation, intersectionality, radical inclusion, leadership of those most impacted, cross-movement solidarity and sustainability. Organizations that are disability-led with priority towards Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), queer and gender non-conforming, and women disability-led organizations. Awards are $75,000 for two years totaling up to $150,000 during the performance period. Deadline for application is May 29, 2024. 

https://borealisphilanthropy.org/2024/04/04/disability-inclusion-fund-grant-opportunity-accepting-applications-now-through-may-29-2024/ 

 

Borealis Philanthropy, DIF x Tech initiative, May 29th, 2024 8:59 pm PT

DIF x Tech invites proposals from organizations focused on technology, justice, and disability rights. The core platform of this funding is to support disabled leaders, disability-led organizations to ensure that technology can be used by everyone to fully participate in society. Organizations should be aligned with the core values: participation, intersectionality, radical inclusion, leadership of those most impacted, cross-movement solidarity and sustainability. Areas of work may include: 

  • Building pathways between disability communities and emerging technology  
  • Utilizes strategies to reduce or remove barriers for disabled people as developers, engineers, and technologists 
  • Reframing tech education in disability-centered spaces 
  • Deliberately convening conversations that foster relationship-building 
  • Bolstering the pipeline of professionals with experience in disability rights, justice, and tech expertise 

Awards are $25,000 – $50,000 for two years totaling up to $50,000 – $100,000 during the performance period. Deadline for application is May 29, 2024. 

https://borealisphilanthropy.org/2024/04/04/the-disability-inclusion-fund-launches-second-rfp-for-the-dif-x-tech-fund/ 

 

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood, May 31, 2024

Caplan Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry for incubator funding. Projects should be new, not existing, ideas that will help on a national scale. The primary funding areas include: early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, or parenting education. If selected, the foundation will provide seed money to implement the proposal. Awards range from $30,000 – $100,000. Deadline for submission is May 31, 2024. 

https://earlychildhoodfoundation.org/ 

 

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program for CHIPS For America – CHIPS Metrology, June 14, 2024 11:59 p.m. ET

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program for CHIPS For America – CHIPS Metrology is now open for applicants. The funding is for organizations that want to explore an innovative idea or technology for the microelectronics market. Approximately 24 awards will be provided for a two phase performance period. Organizations can be awarded up to $283,500 for Phase I and $1,000,000 for Phase II. Phase I applications are due on June 14, 2024.

https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/noindex/2024/04/15/FY24_SBIR_CHIPS_NOFO_Metrology.pdf 

 

USDA, 2024 SNAP Process and Technology Improvement Grants, June 18, 2024

USDA has announced the opening of the 2024 SNAP Process and Technology Improvement Grants. The purpose of this grant is to develop and implement any projects or ideas that increase the quality or efficiency of the SNAP application and determination system. Eligible applicants include: 53 state agencies that administer SNAP, state or local governments,agencies providing health or welfare services, public health or educational entities, and private nonprofit entities such as community-based or faith-based organizations, food banks, or other emergency feeding organizations. Anticipated awards between 6 – 12 and up to $5 million available for FY2024.

https://www.fns.usda.gov/grant/snap/process-technology-improvement-2024 

 

Energy, Minerals And Natural Resources Department (Emnrd), Community Forestry Assistance Grant, Year Round

The Community Forestry Assistance Grant is for urban and community forestry projects in New Mexico. The purpose is to develop and maintain sustainable stewardship of urban and community forestry resources. Projects may look like: community forestry program development or improvement, professional development or of the technical skill set of diverse and inclusive urban forestry workforce or public outreach and education promoting community involvement. Awards may be up to $60,000.00. A 1:1 match is required. 

https://www.emnrd.nm.gov/sfd/requests-for-proposals-and-grants/ 


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