July 31, 2023

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 7/28/2023

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.

Venmo Small Business Grant. August 7, 2023.

The Venmo Small Business Grant program allows 20 business profile users to win $10k in funding each, plus mentorship and access to resources to help their businesses grow. Special consideration will be given to business owners from historically underrepresented communities, many of whom may face additional barriers to growth. https://venmo.com/business/small-business-grant/

Residency Pilot for Principals, Counselors and Social Workers. August 11, 2023.

This RFA is issued for the purpose of designing and implementing residency pilot programs to promote and support pre-service residency preparation and planning leading to a full-year residency experience for principals, counselors, and social workers. The goal is to provide high-quality preparation emphasizing authentic, field-based learning opportunities to practice leadership competencies eventually leading to lengthened retention, and ultimately increasing the number of highly qualified school administrators, counselors, and social workers in New Mexico schools. https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/RFA-Residency-Pilot-for-Principals-Counselors-and-Social-Workers24_Ed-Pathways.docx-1.pdf

DoD Fresh Program. August 21, 2023.

USDA seeks to enter into a cooperative agreement with a Tribal organization, non-profit organization, or an American Indian Tribal College or any other accredited public or private academic institution of higher education with expertise working with Tribal communities to develop, design, and implement a fresh produce safety and handling training for program operators and staff of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) (hereafter referred to as FDPIR Produce Training Program). The training to be developed should model USDA’s Produce Safety University (PSU), a one-week experiential learning program that immerses child nutrition professionals in the fresh produce supply chain, arming graduates with skills to address real life scenarios and critically analyze and respond to food safety issues. https://www.fns.usda.gov/grant/dod-fresh-program

Cultural Grants Program. September 8, 2023.

DCA’s Cultural Grants Program invests in free and low-cost activities and projects for the public (which will place between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025), proposed by the following types of vendors/applicants:

  • A non-profit arts organization may propose an Artistic Project, in one primary art form or discipline (which is also the selection to the expertise of the review panel). In the special case of youth-education projects with in-school lesson plans, an applicant should not apply under their discipline, but instead select SAIL-CAPE, Sequential Arts in-school learning Culminating in Afterschool Public Events. This category specifically supports youth-learning projects that begin within enrollment-only classrooms yet culminate in one (or more) presentations which are after-school and marketed-to-the general public. Three variety-arts categories are available for projects which cross disciplines (culture/history, multidisciplinary (for avant-garde fusions) and traditional/folk arts). Please consult the staff if you are unclear which discipline is most accurate for your proposal.
  • A partnership between a non-profit community-service organization (an organization whose mission and programs are not arts-exclusive but include cultural offerings) may ONLY propose to plan and present an outdoor festival or parade in partnership with a tribal elder, arts curator, or arts agency. For DCA’s Outdoor Festivals/Parades category, nonprofit organizations may request up to $40,000 for large outdoor festivals/parades (more than 2,000 attendees in the prior year), while producers of a small outdoor festival/parade (500 to 2,000 attendees from the prior year) may request $15,000. Outdoor festivals/parades that gather fewer than 500 in-person attendees may request up to $6,000. Outdoor festival/parade proposals are accepted each year, but it is best that outdoor performing-arts festivals be submitted in even-numbered years, while outdoor craft fairs be submitted in odd-numbered years. https://culturela.org/grants/cultural-grant-program-org/

The Institute for Technology in Health Care Grants. September 30, 2023.

The mission of the Institute for Technology in Health Care (ITHC) is to support projects designed to identify, investigate, and apply new and existing technologies to the solution of health care problems and engage in public education regarding the understanding of health care needs and technological solutions. The ITHC wishes to stimulate others to realize that technologies from any field can be refocused to benefit needs in health care problem-solving. The ITHC will provide small grants that enable individuals and institutions to devise technologic applications that perform with more efficiency and greater accuracy to address health care needs. https://www.ithcawards.org/apply

Clean Communities Investment Accelerator (CCIA). October 12, 2023.

This competition will provide grants to 2–7 hub nonprofits that will provide funding and technical assistance to specific industry networks of public, quasi-public, not-for-profit, and nonprofit community lenders, supporting the goal that every community in the country has access to the capital they need to deploy clean technology projects in their homes, small businesses, schools, and community institutions. These community lenders could include community development financial institutions (including Certified Native CDFIs), credit unions, green banks, housing finance agencies, minority depository institutions, and other types of lenders. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=349233

National Clean Investment Fund (NCIF). October 12, 2023.

This competition will provide grants to 2–3 national nonprofit financing entities to create national clean financing institutions capable of partnering with the private sector to provide accessible, affordable financing for tens of thousands of clean technology projects nationwide. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=349234

Walmart Local Community Grants. October 15, 2023.

Each year, Walmart’s U.S. stores and clubs award local cash grants ranging from $250 to $5,000. These local grants are designed to address the unique needs of the communities where we operate. https://walmart.org/how-we-give/local-community-grants

Bureau of Reclamations Cooperative Watershed Management Program.

The Cooperative Watershed Management Program (CWMP) contributes to the WaterSMART strategy by providing funding to watershed groups to encourage diverse stakeholders to form local solutions to address their water management needs. This program provides phase 1 grants with no matching requirement to support project planning, water management planning, watershed management projects, and capacity building.

  • A new CWMP NOFO will be released in August, with 60-90 days to submit the application
  • As a result of BIL, there is a lot of funding and it is likely that they will be able to fund most projects
  • It is also possible that there will be opportunity to submit for a max of 300k over a 3 yr project as opposed to 200k over 2 years which is what the program has done historically
  • This will still be with no non-federal cost share for phase 1 projects https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/cwmp/index.html

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