May 21, 2024

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 5/17/2024

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

MFA Housing New Mexico, Recovery Housing Program (RHP), Funding Round Deadline TBA

The RHP Program to Help Individuals in Recovery from a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Become Stably Housed (Recovery Housing Program, or RHP) was authorized under Section 8071 of the Support for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act. The RHP supports individuals in recovery on their path to self-sufficiency. Eligible grant activities include: 

  • Public Facilities and Improvements
  • Acquisition of Real Property
  • Lease, Rent, and Utilities
  • Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Single Unit Residential Buildings
  • Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Multi Unit Residential Buildings
  • Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Public Housing
  • Disposition of Real Property
  • Clearance and Demolition
  • Relocation
  • Expansion of Existing Eligible Activities to Include New Construction

Eligible applicants include local governments, public and private non-profit organizations, and Indian tribes who demonstrate the ability to offer recovery housing services. Public and private nonprofit organizations can be located in all geographic areas within the State of New Mexico, including CDBG entitlement areas. MFA will guide the use of approximately $4.1 million in FY2020 through FY2023 funding received by the State through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for the period July 1, 2021, through September 1, 2028. 


First Nations Development Institute, Native Youth and Culture Fund (NYCF), June 5, 2024

First Nations is committed to strengthening American Indian economies to support healthy native communities. Grant opportunities are focused within six key areas:

  1. Achieving Native Financial Empowerment
  2. Investing in Native Youth
  3. Strengthening Tribal & Community Institutions
  4. Advancing Household & Community Asset-Building Strategies
  5. Nourishing Native Foods & Health
  6. Stewarding Native Lands

In 2024, through this Fund, two-year grants ranging from $20,000 to $60,000 will be awarded to Native youth programs and projects that focus on increasing youth leadership and providing opportunities for intergenerational transfer of knowledge. The grant period for this funding opportunity will commence in July 2024, and end in July 2026. Applications are due June 5, 2024, no later than 5 pm Mountain Time. 


SAX Accounting, The Founders’ Award, June 14, 2024

SAX is a champion of nonprofits and The Founders’ Award is a vehicle in which we can honor the values of our Founders by empowering and supporting those organizations in ways that ensure their continued existence and positive impact on our world. The theme of the 2024 Founders’ Award is: Empowerment. How a nonprofit incorporates empowerment into its mission and operations is critical for shaping the future of its organization. We welcome you to submit a non-professional video – five (5) minutes max – responding to four (4) specific questions provided by SAX for your chance to win a $20,000 gift to support your mission. 


Bureau of Justice Assistance, FY24 STOP School Violence Program Competitive Solicitation, June 20, 2024

The STOP School Violence Program is designed to improve school safety by providing students, teachers, and staff with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and prevent acts of violence. With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks to increase school safety by implementing solutions that will improve school climate. Solutions include school-based behavioral threat assessments and/or intervention teams to identify school violence risks among students, technological innovations that are shown to increase school safety such as anonymous reporting technology, and other school safety strategies that assist in preventing violence. Funding categories include: states or localities, nonprofits, and school districts. Private K–12 schools, including private charter schools, should apply as “nonprofits.” Public charter schools should apply as “independent school districts.” 


Pearl Milling Company, 2024 P.E.A.R.L Pledge, June 26, 2024 @ 6pm

P.E.A.R.L. Pledge is a multi-year program championing empowerment and success within your community. Our focus is on nonprofit organizations that do work or offer programming that services Black women and/or girls, whether this is their overall organization mission or applies to a specific initiative. The P.E.A.R.L. Pledge Pillars include:

  • Prosperity: Alleviating systemic barriers and inequities in areas such as food, housing, employment, financial support, and generational wealth.
  • Empowerment: Inspiring and encouraging Black women and girls to attain holistic wellness and success in areas such as confidence building, self-esteem, and mental and physical health.
  • Access: Enhancing equal opportunity to education and entrepreneurship in areas such as scholarships, grants, capital, and financial literacy.
  • Representation: Elevating Black women and girls in the areas such as culinary arts, food innovation, science, and media support.
  • Leadership: Advancing skill development and access to resources for emerging talent in areas such as public speaking, strategic thinking, teambuilding, and mentorship.

This is part of Pearl Milling Company’s 2020 $5 million commitment over five years, so the hope is to continue to evolve the program over the next few years for future funding. 


Bureau of Justice Assistance, FY24 Reimagining Justice: Testing a New Model of Community Safety, July 8, 2024

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks to support the development and testing of new or innovative approaches to improving community safety and trust that are alternatives to traditional enforcement mechanisms for neighborhoods experiencing high rates of less serious and low level criminal offenses. This model will involve coordination with law enforcement entities to improve public safety and community residents’ perceptions of law enforcement and procedural fairness and legitimacy. This solicitation also supports funding for national training and technical assistance to support site-based grants and the field in building capacity and partnerships essential to this work. Categories include reimaging justice project sites or reimagining justice training and technical assistance. 


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