July 3, 2023

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 6/30/2023

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.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund invites applications for Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants. July 12, 2023.

Grants of between $2,500 and $50,000 will be awarded to support the growth of new connections between scholars working in largely disconnected fields who could together change the course of climate change’s impact on human health.


New Mexico Outdoor Learning Start-Up Grant-Requests for Application. July 20, 2023. 

This RFA is designed to promote innovation in the critical area of outdoor learning by expanding access to outdoor learning and environmental education programs for New Mexico students. Competitive grants are available to New Mexico PreK–12 public school districts or state-chartered charter schools, a group of public schools (consortium of schools), regional educational cooperatives, and single public schools in partnership with a community outdoor learning or environmental organization, to operate, expand, and sustain outdoor learning programs. 


FY 2023 School Breakfast Program Expansion Grant – U.S. Territories. July 24, 2023. 

The Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (the Act), Section 23 (42 USC 1793), as amended by Section 105 of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (PL 111-296), authorizes funds to provide grants on a competitive basis to state agencies. An amount of $3 million is available for award to state agencies within the U.S. territories (Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa) to expand the School Breakfast Program (SBP) or any other school breakfast provided to students by the school or U.S. territory. The purpose of the SBP expansion grants is to provide sub-grants, not to exceed $10,000 per qualifying school or group of qualifying schools per school year, to establish, maintain, or expand the SBP or other school breakfast program provided by the school or U.S. territory. All schools located within U.S. territories are considered “qualifying schools” for the purposes of this grant opportunity.


Correctional Industries Leadership Training. July 27, 2023.

Correctional industries (CI) programs contribute significantly to effective offender reentry. By providing real-life work experience, CI offers justice-involved adults the ability to identify the personality traits (soft skills) that affect their ability to maintain gainful attachment to the workforce. In addition, CI programs help them explore transferable skills while developing job-specific skills to compete in today’s employment market. CI programs are also an effective strategy to address dynamic criminogenic factors and institutional idleness, serving as a vehicle to engage high-risk justice-involved adults. NIC invites applications from nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, community, and tribal organizations), for-profit organizations (including tribal for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). 


Entertainment Media Content Analysis and Monitoring. August 4, 2023.

The Adolescents and Social Norms (ASN) team, a Learning Agenda at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Gender Equality Division, was established to expand the body of data and evidence on gender norms and their impact on progress toward gender equality. By generating more data, supporting multimedia platforms, local leaders, and champions of women, the ASN team’s goal is to accelerate sustained progress to achieving gender equality by changing gender norms. Entertainment media (EM) plays a key role in creating narratives that affect health and livelihood outcomes of adolescents and can shape perceptions of norms. This RFP seeks innovative approaches to addressing two objectives: (1) conduct EM content analysis and (2) monitor EM content to understand the content that is being consumed by adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and their influencers in India, Kenya, and Nigeria so that we can design the most effective EM interventions. 


FY 2023 School Foodservice Workforce. August 21, 2023. 

This funding opportunity will support research projects to better understand and generate information related to the school foodservice workforce focused on dimensions such as worker satisfaction, workforce experience, and training and development. Relevant research activities may include, but are not limited to providing information on career pathways for the school foodservice workforce, including training and skill-building opportunities, promotion potential, and tenure/retention within individual employers and the industry as a whole; identifying skills used on the job by role, including analysis of transferability of skills to other industries; identifying level of worker satisfaction and describe workplace conditions (perception and objective measures); and examining how any of the above vary across roles, demographics, school/school food authority (SFA) characteristics, and geography.


Dennis Friends Foundation. August 31, 2023. 

The mission of the Dennis Friends Foundation (DFF) is to fund initiatives that promote, support, and provide for the effective, loving, compassionate well-being of dogs, cats and horses. DFF funds programs that promote a  focused goal of keeping animals at home with their loving families. Applications should include program metrics used by the organization to measure success. Programs and/or projects should fit into one of the following four categories:

  • Spay and Neuter
  • Services for Emergency Veterinary, Food, and Care Services
  • Programs that Support Humane Animal and Human Bonds
  • Animal Services Organizational Planning and Capacity Building

Grant request amounts should relate to the program budget, partnerships, and demonstrated impacts.  Generally DFF funds programs that directly benefit dogs.   https://dennisfriendsfoundation.org/how-to-apply/

Environmental Protection Agency. August 31, 2023. 

This Request for Applications (RFA) aims to further advance the scientific knowledge essential for obtaining an accurate and realistic assessment of the cumulative impacts from multiple chemical and non-chemical stressors, exacerbated by environmental factors, including racial and social injustices in underserved communities. The RFA will seek research proposals to (1) improve health, well-being, and quality of life outcomes by assessing and addressing cumulative impacts resulting from combinations of chemical and non-chemical stressors in underserved communities and investigate how the scientific information can be used to develop effective cumulative impact assessment approaches and/or methods; and (2) investigate how cumulative impact assessment approaches and/or methods can be used to shape better informed practical programs, policies, and decisions to eliminate environmental health disparities.


Mini-Grants for Education. September 13, 2023. 

Mini-Grants for Education are designed to support K-12 teachers and schools in communities where Freeport-McMoRan has an operational presence. Since 2006, over $700,000 has been granted through the Mini-Grants program for classroom projects ranging from field trips to literacy efforts to incentives for student performance. Applicants may be teachers, school administrators or parent volunteers/PTA officials at public and private schools located in one of the eligible communities listed below. Applications must be submitted through the K-12 school. Grants of $100 to $500 will be awarded to support projects in the project categories below.

  • Environment
  • Mining, mineral and natural resources
  • Reading and literacy
  • STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.


RFP for Planning, Design, Management, and Implementation of Youth Conservation Corps Projects. October 6, 2023. 

The State of New Mexico, Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Commission (YCCC) seeks proposals from entities for original public projects and training programs sponsored under the Youth Conservation Corps Act, NMSA 1978, Sections 9-5B-1 to -11 (1992). Projects shall employ youth between the ages of 14 to 25 (Corps Members) to carry out projects serving a public interest through conserving, improving or beautifying New Mexico’s lands and facilities and providing long-term community or regional benefits. Training programs shall stimulate youth education, provide job and career training, develop responsible citizenship, productive community involvement, and further the understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural resources.


2024 Youth Garden Grant. December 15, 2023.

Since 1982, the Youth Garden Grant has supported school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. In 2024, fifty programs will receive award packages consisting of a cash prize and a variety of gardening tools and supplies.


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