June 5, 2023

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 6/1/2023

The Grant Plant routinely reviews funder websites and notices and is pleased to share some upcoming opportunities with you. Contact us if you would like support in preparing a proposal.

Hancock Family Grant Program. June 30, 2023.

The Hancock Family Foundation was a privately supported, tax exempt philanthropic institution organized to provide leadership and encouragement to community-based charitable activities in New Mexico. In 2021, the Hancock Family decided to enlist the support of Albuquerque Community Foundation in administering the family grant program. Through its grants, the Hancock Family Foundation seeks to support agencies dedicated to women and children’s health and welfare; education, performing arts and cultural organizations; wilderness preservation; and animal protection. https://abqcf.org/additional-grant-programs/

State-Funded Out-of-School Time Program. June 30, 2023.

Region 9 Education Cooperative (REC 9) on behalf of the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) is soliciting proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations for the procurement of qualified grantees to deliver a high-quality State-Funded Out-of-School Time Program that will serve students attending high poverty and low performing schools throughout the State of New Mexico. State-Funded Out-of-School Time Program will provide students a broad range of exceptional school-linked learning and developmental opportunities designed to reinforce topics introduced during the students’ traditional learning day. https://www.rec9nm.org/accnt_67464/site_67465/Documents/R9-RFP-23029-State-Funded-Out-Of-School-Time-Program.pdf

PENN Entertainment Foundation Grant. July 1, 2023.

PENN Entertainment Foundation, Inc. grants shall be used to address the broad needs of the residents of the communities in which PENN Entertainment Foundation, Inc. operates or has a business interest. Foundation grants shall generally fall in the following categories: Community Development, Education, Human Services, Cultural Affairs & Diversity, Health, Veteran and Military Support. https://www.pennentertainment.com/-/media/project/png-tenant/corporate/png-corp/penn-entertainment-foundation-grant-guidelines.pdf

Big Lots Donation Request. July 1, 2023.

Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind. Significant partnership projects and capital requests are by invitation only. Big Lots Foundation expects requests from 501(c)3 public nonprofit organizations only. Requests from individuals, families, and other sources will not be accepted. We receive a very high volume of requests. Only the most competitive of those will be considered. Fewer will be funded. https://www.biglots.com/corporate/community/support

Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom. July 6, 2023.

NIFA requests applications for the Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) program for fiscal year (FY) 2023 to increase agricultural literacy through K-12 education. The anticipated amount available for FY 2023 is approximately $960,000 and will support funding for the initial year. Continuation funding of similar funding levels may be awarded for an additional three years provided performance has been satisfactory, appropriations are available for this purpose, and continued support is in the best interests of the Federal government and the public. Applications should be submitted for the full four years. USDA is not committed to fund any particular application or to make a specific number of awards. https://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/funding-opportunities/agriculture-k-12-classroom

Statewide High Impact Tutoring for Designated Improvement Schools. July 10, 2023.

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) invites a request for proposals to provide high impact tutoring to be delivered by well-trained instructors to approximately 2,000 students across New Mexico attending PED designated improvement schools. Prioritization of tutoring for At-Risk student groups aims to address unfinished learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which disproportionately impacted students in families from lower-income backgrounds. At-risk student groups, as referenced here are those students determined to be economically disadvantaged, Native American, English Learners, and Students with Disabilities. The tutoring must be tied to grade-appropriate standards and classroom content that is effective in addressing learning gaps. Evidence of student achievement gains from targeted and intensive small group interventions is expected as demonstrated by ongoing balanced formative, interim, and summative assessments. https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Log-362-RFP_Final.pdf

Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities–Personnel Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Personnel. July 14, 2023.

The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants, toddlers, and youth with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research, to be successful in serving those children. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=347936

Transitioning Gang-Involved Youth to Higher Education Program. July 17, 2023.

The purpose of the Transitioning Gang-Involved Youth to Higher Education Program (TGIY) is to provide a funding opportunity for organizations that work directly with gang-involved youth to help such youth pursue higher education opportunities that will lead to certification or credentials. Such programs can include apprenticeships or other workforce preparation programs that promote job readiness upon completion of the program, while simultaneously providing essential wraparound services that include culturally competent social and emotional support. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=348121

Demonstration Grants for Indian Children and Youth Program—Native American Teacher Retention Initiative. July 24, 2023.

The purpose of the Demonstration program is to provide financial assistance to projects that develop, test, and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve the educational opportunities and achievement of Indian students attending preschool, elementary, and secondary schools. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=348214

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