July 24, 2023

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 7/21/2023

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.

Educate 2 Elevate (E2E) Grant. August 14, 2023.

The Educate 2 Elevate (E2E) Grant is a collaborative funding opportunity that brings together funds from across New Mexico to pool resources and engage in high impact grantmaking. This grant is a collaborative investment from funders in various sectors and we encourage organizations to demonstrate similar collaborative thinking when submitting applications. https://www.nmfunders.org/e2e/

Grant Consulting Services. August 14, 2023.

The City of Albuquerque is seeking proposals from competent service providers to assist the City in the overall management of grant fund activities. The City plans to award a pool of contractors that will work with City staff to perform grant administration and management services for programs yet to be defined, including programs occurring as a result of past or future awards for federally, state or locally funded initiatives. https://cabq.bonfirehub.com/opportunities/99465

Child Care Business Development RFP. August 17, 2023

The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations for the procurement and provision of the Child Care Capacity Business Development (CBD) Project. The Early Childhood Education and Care Department (“ECECD” or the “Agency”) is requesting proposals from qualified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) that have demonstrated past excellence and knowledge in expanding and developing child care capacity in states and communities, including developing technical assistance manuals, business plan development services, and servicing and awarding grants and contracts to current and potential child care operators. ECECD is seeking to secure a professional full-service contract to increase the supply and quality of child care through targeted, and specialized Child Care Capacity Business Development services from a CDFI that 1) will develop, implement, and monitor a supply building grant, 2) increase the knowledge and skills of child care providers in the area of business planning and development, and 3) provides technical assistance, and increases the capacity of operators of licensed child care homes and centers to provide high-quality child care in New Mexico. https://legals.abqjournal.com/legals_view.php

National Center for Supporting School Building and Early Intervention Program (EIP) Administrators to Effectively Implement the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Improve Systems Serving Children with Disabilities. August 18, 2023.

The purposes of the 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 and 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=348991

Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities and School Safety National Activities Programs. August 31, 2023.

The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing TA, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. The School Safety National Activities Program provides support to State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) for activities to improve student safety and well-being. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=349309

Region 8 Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers Program (EJ TCTAC). September 11, 2023.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Region 8 Office has announced a grant competition for an “Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center” (EJ TCTAC). The agency is offering this funding opportunity of up to $10 million to help communities and other environmental justice stakeholders in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains states access federal assistance and resources to address environmental and energy justice concerns. EPA Region 8 includes the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming and 28 Tribes. https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/region-8-environmental-justice-thriving-communities-technical-assistance

Solar for All. September 26, 2023.

Solar for All will award up to 60 grants to states, territories, Tribal governments, municipalities, and nonprofits to expand the number of low-income and disadvantaged communities primed for residential solar investment—enabling millions of low-income households to access affordable, resilient, and clean solar energy. To achieve these goals, Solar for All grantees will provide subsidies and other financial assistance to residential rooftop and residential-serving community solar projects in and benefiting low-income and disadvantaged communities in addition to project-deployment technical assistance such as workforce development, community outreach, and other project-deployment support (e.g., interconnection technical assistance, siting and permitting support) to help overcome barriers to solar deployment. https://www.epa.gov/greenhouse-gas-reduction-fund/solar-all

Biomedical Engineering Adapted for Middle Schoolers (BEAMS) Challenge. September 30, 2023. 

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is seeking to spur and reward the development of lesson plans that introduce the concept of biomedical engineering to students in grades 6-8. Many real-world health problems have biomedical engineering solutions, but many students do not encounter biomedical engineering in the classroom until they reach college. NIBIB is seeking biomedical engineering lesson plans that spark excitement and interest in middle schoolers and focus on how a biomedical engineering approach can be used to address health care problems. https://www.challenge.gov/?challenge=beams

Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program (Recompete Pilot Program). October 5, 2023.

The Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program (Recompete Pilot Program) will invest $200 million in persistently distressed communities to create and connect people to good jobs. This program will create renewed economic opportunity in communities that have for too long been forgotten. To do so, the program targets areas where prime-age (25-54 years) employment significantly trails the national average, with the goal to close this gap through large, flexible investments. As part of EDA’s place-based economic development approach, the Recompete Pilot Program aims to meet communities where they are by offering grant opportunities that ensure sustainable and equitable economic growth across the United States. https://www.eda.gov/funding/programs/recompete-pilot-program

Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas. October 12, 2023.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) issued $50 million in grant funding for the Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas (ERA) Program to help deploy community-driven clean energy solutions in rural and remote areas across the country. This funding opportunity will award grants for projects with a dollar amount between $500,000 to $5 million and requires no cost-share from recipients to help ensure an equitable transition to a clean energy future. The ERA Program aims to fund clean energy projects with at least one of the following resilient clean energy objectives: 

  1. Improving overall cost-effectiveness of energy generation, transmission, or distribution systems;
  2. Siting or upgrading transmission and distribution lines;
  3. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy generation in rural or remote areas;
  4. Providing or modernizing electric generation facilities;
  5. Developing microgrids; and,
  6. Increasing energy efficiency.


Community Power Accelerator Prize Round 2. October 4, 2023.

The American-Made Community Power Accelerator Prize is a $10 million prize competition designed to fast-track the efforts of new, emerging, and expanding solar developers and co-developers to learn, participate, and grow their operations to support multiple successful community solar projects. https://www.herox.com/CommunityPowerAcceleratorRound2

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