August 21, 2023

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 8/18/2023

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.

Science & Technology Business Start Up Grant. September 4, 2023.

The New Mexico Science & Technology Business Startup grant is a competitive state funded grant that supports small businesses engaged in research and development with the potential for commercialization of their technology. These grants assist early stage companies developing a unique product with strong growth potential. Funds from the grant are intended to be used for business development expenses, providing recipients additional resources to commercialize their technology in their company’s early stage.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). September 6, 2023.

The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations for the procurement to administer and operate the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in New Mexico’s 33 counties on behalf of the New Mexico Human Services Department (NMHSD or HSD) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA or USDA SWRO). Successful respondents must be able to provide all of the following to at least one New Mexico County: certification of clients, maintaining caseload, packing and distribution of USDA CSFP Foods in USDA required quantities and required food categories, receiving and warehousing of USDA CSFP Foods, ongoing inventory control, providing monthly or bi-monthly nutrition education for recipients, providing referral services for other public assistance programs, conducting outreach in the awarded counties as needed to maintain caseload.

Destination Forward Grant Program. September 13, 2023.

The purpose of the Destination Forward Grant Program is to support the development and implementation of tourism infrastructure projects throughout New Mexico. The program is composed of two tiers with two tracks under each tier. Each tier and track corresponds to your project’s current phase of development requiring funding and support.

NM Regional Recreation Centers/Quality of Life Grant. September 13, 2023.

The NM Department of Finance & Administration is pleased to announce the funding opportunity for NM Regional Recreation Centers and Quality of Life grant. $40 million is available for communities statewide to plan, design, furnish/equip and construct recreational projects. This funding exists to improve the quality of life for New Mexico residents by creating new or expanding existing regional recreational facilities.  These recreational facilities are defined as any project that will contribute to the quality of life for regional residents.  Some examples of these recreational facilities could be a community center, skatepark, rodeo grounds, picnic shelters, or structures that enhance public based recreational activities.

Empowering Rural America New ERA Program. September 15, 2023.

The Empowering Rural America (New ERA) program helps rural Americans transition to clean, affordable, and reliable energy. By reducing air and water pollution, New ERA funding improves health outcomes and lower energy costs for people in rural communities. New ERA program funding is available to member-owned rural electric cooperatives, which have been the backbone of America’s rural power delivery for nearly a century.

Services for Babies and their Families. September 20, 2023

Grants for providers of direct services that benefit babies and toddlers prenatal to age three and their families/caregivers or local collaborations around the delivery of early childhood services. We seek programs to advance the well-being of infants and toddlers (and of underserved populations in particular). We recognize the broad range of approaches this may include such as prenatal support, maternal/infant healthcare, home visiting, parent/caregiver education, early childhood development, etc.

Strengthening Early Childhood Systems in New Mexico. September 20, 2023.

By one or more of the following means:

(A) Through advocacy or policy: Grants that support organizations engaged in local or statewide early childhood advocacy, policy development, and awareness campaigns that will benefit our youngest and most vulnerable.

(B) Through innovation: Grants that will attempt to meet critical prenatal and/or early childhood needs in new or catalytic ways. Brindle seeks innovative strategies for systems strengthening that have potential for impact statewide.

(C) Through coordination and collaboration: Grants that foster partnerships, coalitions, or networks (or other mechanisms) to increase efficiency and effectiveness. The emphasis of these grants is to improve systems and collaborations that address the needs of the youngest New Mexicans and their families/caregivers by working together and/or using shared resources.

(D) Through higher education programs: ‍Grants that promote higher education to impact system-level changes in the state’s early childhood sector. Opportunities include expanding the quality of New Mexico’s infant and toddler care workforce, excellence in teaching, lab schools, model programs, research, building leadership and capacity.

Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods. September 28, 2023.

The RCN NOFO solicits grant applications for the Reconnecting Communities Pilot discretionary grant program, established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), and for the newly created Neighborhood Access and Equity discretionary grant program, established by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
Under the combined RCN Program, USDOT will offer three grant types:  

  • Capital Construction 
  • Community Planning 
  • Regional Partnerships Challenge

PENN Entertainment Foundation, Inc. Grant. October 1, 2023.

PENN Entertainment Foundation, Inc. grants shall be used to address the broad needs of the residents of the communities in which PENN Entertainment Foundation, Inc. operates or has a business interest, which currently includes the following states: Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.

Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges or Universities (TCCUs), and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) Research and Development Infrastructure Grant Program. October 2, 2023.

The RDI grant program is designed to provide four-year HBCUs, TCCUs, and MSIs including Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions (ANNH), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTIs), and/or Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs), or consortia led by an eligible institution of higher education (institution), with funds to implement transformational investments in research infrastructure, including research productivity, faculty expertise, graduate programs, physical infrastructure, human capital development, and partnerships leading to increases in external funding.

Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program. October 10, 2023.

The SMART Grants Program funds purpose-driven innovation to build data and technology capacity and expertise for State, local, and Tribal governments. Communities should target their real-world challenges where the use of new technologies and approaches can create benefits. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) discretionary grant program with $100 million appropriated annually for fiscal years (FY) 2022-2026. The SMART program was established to provide grants to eligible public sector agencies to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart community technologies and systems in order to improve transportation efficiency and safety.

Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE): Perkins Innovation and Modernization Grant Program. October 12, 2023.

The purpose of the PIM grant program is to identify, support, and rigorously evaluate evidence-based and innovative strategies and activities to improve and modernize career and technical education (CTE) and ensure workforce skills taught in CTE programs funded under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), align with labor market needs.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Grants: US Small. October 12, 2023.

The U.S. Small Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. Projects must involve only long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetland and associated upland habitats to benefit migratory birds. The program requires a 1:1 non-federal match and research funding is ineligible. This program supports the DOI and FWS mission of protecting and managing the nation’s natural resources by collaborating with partners and stakeholders to conserve land and water and to expand outdoor recreation and access.

Tribal Support for E-Enterprise for the Environment, 2024-2029. October 16, 2023.

EPA is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to support Tribes in the E-Enterprise. The goal is to support and enhance tribal participation in E-Enterprise by providing tribes necessary research, training, and technical assistance (RTTA) as outlined in assistance listing 66.611. Under this solicitation, EPA intends to select one recipient by awarding a cooperative agreement (See Section II.E of the funding opportunity). The scope of work is broad and may cross between many environmental program areas (commonly referred to multi-media or cross-media) including but not limited to air, climate, water, chemical safety, land clean-up and revitalization, enforcement and compliance, and environmental justice.

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