July 17, 2023

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 7/14/2023

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.

The National Park Service’s (NPS) Underrepresented Communities Grant Program (URC). July 18, 2023.

The National Park Service’s (NPS) Underrepresented Communities Grant Program (URC) is intended to diversify the nominations listed in the National Register of Historic Places to include communities that are currently underrepresented. URC grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), and are administered by the NPS. Projects include surveys and nominations of historic sites associated with communities underrepresented in the National Register. Every URC project MUST result in at least one new or amended nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.


USDA Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers. July 25, 2023.

The OPPE is committed to ensuring underserved communities can equitably participate in USDA programs. Eligible entities working with underserved farmers and ranchers or military veteran farmers and ranchers can improve their ability to start and maintain successful forestry and/or agricultural-related operations. With 2501 Program funding, eligible entities can provide education, training, and technical assistance and extend outreach and education efforts to connect with and assist underserved and military veteran farmers and ranchers to provide them with information on available USDA resources.


Animal Sheltering and Care Services For Taos County. July 27, 2023.

Taos County is seeking proposals for animal sheltering and care services collected from the unincorporated areas of Taos County, New Mexico.


School Based Health Centers Mobile Unit Services. July 28, 2023.

The Bernalillo County Office of the County Manager, Criminal Justice, and Behavioral Health Initiatives, through the Purchasing Section of the Procurement and Business Services Department, is soliciting proposals from Offerors to provide primary and preventative health care services in schools and Community in Bernalillo County through two School Based Health Center mobile units. One or two service providers will be awarded up to $800,000 recurring funding annually.


Invest in Open Infrastructure invites applications for Open Infrastructure Fund. July 31, 2023.

Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) is an initiative dedicated to improving funding and resourcing for open technologies and systems supporting research and scholarship. Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for projects that support the development of open research infrastructure services to strengthen sustainability and resilience and increase the adoption of open infrastructure that underpins research and knowledge creation.


Multi-Award for Nonprofit Organizations and Services in Bernalillo County. July 31, 2023.

The Bernalillo County Purchasing Section of the Procurement and Business Services Department is requesting proposals for the establishment of qualification-based capital projects solicited by county nonprofits and administered by various departments in Bernalillo County. The purpose of initiating a Request for Proposals process in 2023 is in the event that a nonprofit is awarded capital funding by the 2024 New Mexico Legislature and Governor.


Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Innovation and Early Learning Programs: Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program—Early-Phase Grants. August 1, 2023.

The EIR program provides funding to create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based, 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. Early-phase grants provide funding for the development, implementation, and feasibility testing of a program, which prior research suggests has promise, for the purpose of determining whether the program can successfully improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students.


Outschool.org invites applications for community partner grants. August 1, 2023.

Through the grant program, Outschool.org seeks at least eight organizations aiming to close academic achievement and/or enrichment gaps for BIPOC and economically marginalized learners. Community partners will co-design programming to expand enriching educational opportunities for their learners, either direct-to-family funding and navigation support, high-dosage tutoring, and/or enrichment classes they could not provide otherwise. The grant will include training and support valued at over $85,000 for one to two years for each selected organization. Additionally, Outschool.org will offer free and discounted, high-quality supplemental and enrichment resources to support learners.


 Advancing Economic Opportunity Among Older Adults – Field Building. August 4, 2023 (Pre-applications).

AARP Foundation is seeking field-building projects that advance economic opportunity and financial stability for older adults on a systemic level. We aim to fund established organizations who are exploring systems-level change, assessing the effectiveness of existing interventions, and answering questions about how to best serve older adults with low income. Please view the full RFA document for clear guidance on the Field Building RFA.


Fiscal Year 2023 Emergency Management Baseline Assessment Grant (EMBAG). August 4, 2023.

The Emergency Management Baseline Assessment Grant (EMBAG) program provides non-disaster funding to support developing, maintaining, and revising voluntary national-level standards and peer-review assessment processes for emergency management and using these standards and processes to assess state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management programs and professionals.


2023-2024 Native Agriculture & Food Systems Scholarship. August 10, 2023.

The Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarships encourage more Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian college students to enter agriculture and food systems fields so that they can better assist their communities with their food systems efforts. First Nations will award 20 to 25 $1,000 to $1,500 scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic school year to Native college students majoring in agriculture and agriculture-related fields.


WITH Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Supporting Healthcare Equity in Communities of Color for Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. August 15, 2023.

WITH Foundation (WITH) promotes comprehensive healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities in the United States that is designed to address their unique and fundamental needs. This is an invitation for collaborative proposals that support projects fostering health and healthcare systems transformation for Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Communities of Color, centering the goals, perspectives, and needs of this population. Proposals should prioritize one of the following approaches: Implementation, Educational Resources, Advocacy, and Research.


Community Collections Grant Application. August 18, 2023.

The Community Collections Grants from the American Folklife Center (AFC) fund and support contemporary cultural field research and documentation within diverse communities. Available to Individuals and Organizations, the grants offer up to $50,000 each to support projects within their communities to produce ethnographic cultural documentation, such as of interviews with community members and audio-visual recordings of cultural activity, from the community perspective. The center will archive the collections from grant projects to preserve and showcase this rich and valuable cultural documentation, expanding its representation and inclusion of contemporary cultural expressions and traditions that may otherwise be absent from the national record.


The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. August 25, 2023 (Letters of Intent)

AVDF accepts open submission funding requests in two of our five Program Areas: Private Higher Education, and Interfaith Leadership and Religious Literacy. AVDF staff review all letters of intent and invite competitive requests forward to a second stage, in which applicants submit a full proposal.


Alkermes Investigator Sponsored Studies. August 31, 2023.

Alkermes seeks to support research designed and conducted by independent clinicians and scientists through our Investigator Sponsored Studies (ISS) program. The ISS research Alkermes supports must be based in the United States and is typically conducted by experienced researchers who have an established history of successfully completing research with independent funding. Alkermes can provide its marketed products to the ISS programs it supports. In addition, there may be financial support available, but please note that study budgets cannot exceed $300,000 (inclusive of overhead).


Santa Fe Community Foundation. August 31, 2023.

Santa Fe Community Foundation’s (SFCF) 2023 fall grant cycle opens on July 25, 2023 and closes on August 31, 2023. SFCF welcomes proposals from organizations located in Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, and Santa Fe counties that are engaged in direct service, policy advocacy, and/or collaborative efforts to improve outcomes in the below fields of interest listed on the link below.


Neighborhood Access and Equity (NAE) Program. September 28, 2023.

The Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) has released a joint Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the interest fields listed below:

  • Prioritizing disadvantaged communities;
  • Aiming to improve access to daily needs such as jobs, education, healthcare, food, and recreation;
  • Fostering equitable development and restoration;
  • Reconnecting communities by removing, retrofitting, or mitigating highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity, including to mobility, access, or economic development.


Powering Affordable Clean Energy. September 29, 2023.

With $1 billion in funding, PACE helps make clean, affordable, and reliable energy accessible to the people of rural America. Under PACE, USDA Rural Development’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will forgive up to 60 percent of loans for renewable energy projects that use wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, or biomass, as well as for renewable energy storage projects. PACE funding makes it more affordable for rural Americans to use clean, reliable energy to heat and cool their homes, run their businesses, and power their cars, schools, and hospitals.


YCC Projects 2024. 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. 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 provide 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.


Truth Initiative Tobacco/Vape-Free College Program Grant. October 12, 2023.

The Truth Initiative Tobacco/Vape-Free College Program is offering grants of up to $20,000 to colleges and universities to support the adoption and implementation of a 100% tobacco/vape-free policy. Grantees of the Tobacco/Vape-Free College Program receive guidance through webinars, an in-person training and one-on-one consultations throughout the grant period. Since 2015, the Tobacco/Vape-Free College Program has provided funding to more than 220 colleges, universities and college systems to advocate for and adopt a 100% tobacco-free policy.


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