June 20, 2023

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 6/16/2023

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.

Children and Youth Resilience Challenge. July 7, 2023.

The Children and Youth Resilience Prize Challenge will award prizes to innovative community-led solutions to promote resilience in children and adolescents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and other man-made or natural disasters.

 The Challenge aims to:

  • Award prizes to community-led solutions that promote resilience, advance mental health and well-being, and reduce the risk for negative mental health outcomes among children and youth
  • Promote positive strategies and solutions that help children and youth – and their families and support systems – thrive
  • Identify and elevate promising practices that promote culturally and linguistically responsive protective factors to improve resilience and advance mental health and well-being
  • Support community-led innovation in promoting resilience among children, youth, and their families (in places such as community organizations, early childhood education settings, schools, primary care, and other children- and youth-serving or youth-led organizations)
  • Increase understanding of gaps and opportunities to promote resilience, especially in underserved communities 
  • Catalyze action through public-private partnerships to broaden impact, address local needs, and promote sustainability


The 2023 Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar. July 14, 2023.

The American-Made Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar (The Sunny Awards) is a $200,000 prize competition that will recognize community solar portfolios and programs that employ or develop best practices to increase equitable access to the meaningful benefits of community solar for subscribers and their communities. https://www.challenge.gov/?challenge=2023-sunny-awards

Buildings Upgrade Prize (Buildings UP). July 18, 2023.

Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office (BTO), Buildings UP aims to build capacity to rapidly and equitably transform U.S. buildings. Teams will submit innovative concepts to leverage the billions of dollars available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), utility rebate programs, and many other funding sources, capitalizing on this once-in-a-generation opportunity to equitably transform a wide variety of buildings across diverse geographies. As teams progress through the prize, they will receive cash prizes and technical assistance to help bring their ideas to life. https://www.challenge.gov/?challenge=buildingsupgradeprize

Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program. July 31, 2023.

The CCAMPIS Program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education by providing campus-based child care services. Funds are used to support or establish campus-based child care programs primarily serving the needs of low-income students enrolled in IHEs. Grants may be used for before- and after-school services. In addition, grants may be used to serve the child care needs of the community served by the institution. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=348389

Student Service: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) State Grants. July 31, 2023.

The GEAR UP program is a discretionary grant program that encourages eligible entities to provide support, and maintain a commitment to, eligible students from low-income backgrounds, including students with disabilities, to assist the students in obtaining a secondary school diploma (or its recognized equivalent) and to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education. Under the GEAR UP program, the Department awards grants to two types of entities: (1) States and (2) eligible partnerships. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=348424

Innovation and Early Learning Programs: Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program. Aug 1, 2023.

The EIR program, established under section 4611 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA), provides funding to create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based (as defined in this notice), field-initiated innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students and to rigorously evaluate such innovations. The EIR program is designed to generate and validate solutions to persistent education challenges and to support the expansion of those solutions to serve substantially more students. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=348328

Safe & Supportive Schools: Supporting America’s School Infrastructure (SASI) Grant Program. Aug 7, 2023.

The purpose of this program is to increase the capacity of States to support high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools in leveraging other available Federal, State, and local resources to improve school facilities and environments through public school infrastructure improvements to ensure that their public school facilities are safe, healthy, sustainable, and equitable learning environments for all students. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=348449

2023 Diverse Business Leader Awards. Aug 18, 2023.

Albuquerque Business First seeks to recognize leaders who are promoting authentic diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The Diverse Business Leader Awards program will honor leading organizations and executives who are going above and beyond to bolster equality across all areas of diversity including age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race and religion. https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/nomination/87537/2023/2023-diverse-business-leader-awards#/

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