January 12, 2023

Grants Watch: Week Ending 1/13/2023

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.


U.S. Department of Energy. Applications for the EECBG Program will open in January 2023.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program – Notice of Intent. The U.S. The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of State and Community Energy Programs released a notice of intent (NOI) announcing a $550 Million investment in all 50 states, 768 federally recognized tribal governments and villages, 6 U.S. territories, and 1,878 local governments. This direct investment in American communities comes from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, which received funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The EECBG Program will enable communities across America to develop and deploy strategies to increase energy efficiency, cut emissions, and reduce energy use. View the draft tribal allocation and the full NOI on the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange.

Albuquerque Business First. Deadline: January 31, 2023

Albuquerque Business First 2023 40 Under 40 Awards Nomination. Young professionals are vital to New Mexico and it’s important to acknowledge those making great strides in shaping our community’s future. For over 20 years, Albuquerque Business First has recognized young talent through our annual 40 Under 40 Awards. Albuquerque Business First is looking for the state’s most awesome young leaders — those who are taking action early in their careers and will continue to influence New Mexico in the future. Nominees will be evaluated on professional achievement, contributions to the community, and leadership skills. Nominees must be under the age of 40 as of the 2023 publication date currently scheduled for May 19, 2023, but subject to change. Previous 40 Under Forty honorees are not eligible. https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/nomination/86894/2023/2023-40-under-40-awards-nomination-form#/ 

New York Foundation/Afterschool Alliance. Deadline: 2/1/23 at 5:00 pm ET

Aim High: Supporting Out-of-School Time Programs Serving Middle School Youth On behalf of the New York Life Foundation, the Afterschool Alliance invites out-of-school time programs to apply for a competitive grant opportunity to support and bolster the ability of afterschool and summer learning programs to help prepare middle school students for success in high school, college, and life. http://afterschoolalliance.org/awards.cfm

AmeriCorps. Deadline: February 1, 2023 5:00PM ET

FY 2023 AmeriCorps Seniors Workforce Development Senior Demonstration Program. AmeriCorps Seniors posted this funding notice with the purpose of creating the AmeriCorps Seniors Workforce Development Senior Demonstration Program (herein referred to as WFD) to support projects focused on supporting older adults as they seek to secure employment in professional, skilled labor, or para-professional careers. In addition, AmeriCorps Seniors is partnering with Public Health AmeriCorps, which seeks to support projects that address the public health needs of local communities, advance health equity and create pathways to public health careers for older adults. Applicants that propose public health careers programming would apply via the Public Health Careers Track. All other career programming will apply via the non-public health careers track. Through WFD funding opportunities, applicants must demonstrate how they will engage adults ages 55 and older, using service opportunities, certification, training, and mentoring as the avenue that will lead to employment in skilled, professional, and/or para-professional career employment. 


U.S. Department of Energy. Deadline: Feb. 9, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET

Clean Energy Technology Deployment on Tribal Lands. Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the DOE Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian tribes including Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations, to:

  1. Install clean energy generating system(s) and energy efficiency measure(s) for Tribal Building(s)
  2. Deploy community-scale clean energy generating system(s) or energy storage on Tribal Lands
  3. Install integrated energy system(s) for autonomous operation (independent of the traditional centralized electric power grid) to power a single or multiple essential tribal facilities during emergency situations or for tribal community resilience


Bank of America. Deadline: 2/17/23

Economic Mobility Focused on Needs of Individuals and Families (health and jobs).BOA is focused on health and economic recovery. In response, we’re partnering with organizations addressing the economic and social conditions that affect an individual’s health, access to community-based health services, crisis-prevention tied to family stabilization programs, and other poverty related issues. Access to healthcare and food – services that improve health outcomes with an emphasis on hunger relief and access to nutritious food, community-based healthcare, mental health counseling and substance use disorder treatment and rehabilitation. Family stabilization– access to crisis prevention programs and wrap services including help with immediate and safe shelter, free or subsidized benefits like internet access, utilities, childcare, transportation, financial assistance and recovery. Services for the homeless – programs that prevent or end homelessness, such as emergency shelter, rapid-rehousing, rental and utility assistance and permanent supportive housing. https://about.bankofamerica.com/en/making-an-impact/charitable-foundation-funding#fbid=kqZjnAgnAP1

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Deadlines: 3/31/23 and 6/30/23

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Economic Development Loan (REDL) and Grant (REDG). The USDA REDL and REDG programs provide funding to rural projects through local utility organizations to help local businesses finance projects to create and retain jobs or finance community facility projects. Under the REDL program, USDA provides zero-interest loans to local utilities. In turn, the utilities pass the loans through local businesses for use in projects that create and maintain employment in rural areas. Under the REDG program, local utility organizations use USDA-awarded grants to establish revolving loan funds (RLFs), which help support projects that create or retain rural jobs. When the RLF is exhausted or ends, the grant is repaid to USDA. Applications can be submitted to your USDA Rural Development State Office on a quarterly basis; upcoming deadlines are 3/31/23 and 6/30/23. https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/business-programs/rural-economic-development-loan-grant-program 

AmeriCorps. Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET. 

FY 2023 AmeriCorps Seniors Native Nations and Indigenous Elders Senior Demonstration Program. The program improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. AmeriCorps brings people together to tackle some of the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities and those serving. AmeriCorps helps make service a cornerstone of our national culture. AmeriCorps Seniors is publishing this funding notice for the purpose of creating the “FY 2023 AmeriCorps Seniors Native Nations & Indigenous Elders Seniors Demonstration Program” (herein referred to as Native Nations and Indigenous Elders SDP) to invest in projects focused on Indigenous and Native communities, advancing opportunities for older adults to make an impact, through their time and experience. Through the Native Nations and Indigenous Elders SDP funding opportunity, applicants must demonstrate how they will engage adults ages 55 and older to address one or more of the Indigenous Elders SDP priorities. The FY 2023 AmeriCorps Seniors Native Nations & Indigenous Elders Senior Demonstration Program Notice focuses grant-making on Tribal and Native/Indigenous-serving organizations in the United States and its territories.


New Mexico True. Deadline: 4/8/23

FY23 Cooperative Marketing and Advertising Program. The New Mexico Tourism Department remains laser-focused and has never been more committed to its mission to grow New Mexico’s economy through tourism. Through the Cooperative Marketing and Advertising Program (CoOp), one of the Department’s longest running and most popular, we partner with eligible entities (tourism-related non-profit organizations, local and tribal governments, e.g. counties and municipalities) who believe in our mission, align with our philosophies, and strive to improve the quality of life in their communities. We especially appreciate all who share our exacting standards for integrity, inclusivity, quality, and accountability.


U.S. Department of Energy. Deadlines: Applicant concept papers due Jan. 26, 2023, and full applications due Apr. 21, 2023. 

The Renew America’s Schools Grant Program. This program supports the implementation of infrastructure improvements in schools, with a focus on local education agencies (LEAs) that qualify as rural and/or high poverty. Eligible projects can include a variety of energy improvements, including new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). 


FHLB Dallas. Submission Window: May 15 – June 22, 2023

FHLB Dallas Partnership Grant Program (PGP) For 2023, FHLB Dallas has allocated $400,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to assist community-based organizations (CBOs). FHLB Dallas provides up to a 3:1 match of member contributions to provide a match of up to $12,000 per member to promote and strengthen relationships between CBOs and FHLB Dallas members. The PGP also complements the development activities fostered by FHLB Dallas’ Affordable Housing and Community Investment programs. https://www.fhlb.com/community-programs/partnership-grant-program 

Department of Energy. Deadline: 5/23/23

DOE Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize. Through the Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aims to fund organizations for ongoing and/or proposed activities related to climate and clean energy that support, build trust, and strengthen relationships and partnerships with disadvantaged communities. Specifically, this prize seeks to enable and enhance business and technology incubation, acceleration, and other community-based and university-based entrepreneurship and innovation in climate and clean energy technologies. Teams competing in Phase One focused on communities from every corner of the nation, demonstrating their commitment to building an inclusive innovation ecosystem and putting people at the center of clean energy and climate justice. In May 2022, DOE announced 18 winners of the Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize. Each winning organization received cash awards of $200,000 each. https://www.energy.gov/indianenergy/current-funding-opportunities

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Deadline: Ongoing

USDA ReConnect Loan and Grant Program: High-Speed Internet for People Living in Rural Areas. The USDA will begin accepting applications on Sept. 6 2022 for loans and grants to expand access to high-speed internet for millions of people in rural areas nationwide. USDA is making the awards available under the Rural Development Broadband ReConnect Program, which received new funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. https://www.usda.gov/reconnect 

The Kerr Foundation, Inc. Deadline: June 30, 2023

The Kerr Foundation, Inc. identifies and supports 501(c)(3) organizations and institutions that provide new or enhanced opportunities for those within granting areas, particularly the young. We believe this is the best accomplished in the areas of education, health, cultural development and community service. While preference is given to Oklahoma organizations and institutions, we recognize those located outside the state and region can also have a beneficial impact on the economic, social and cultural growth and development of Oklahoma. Therefore, we will also accept grant requests from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas. In recognizing the significant and continuing influence of the Federal government on our state and region, we will also accept proposals from the Washington D.C. area; however, Oklahoma organizations will receive first priority for available funds. Favorable consideration of a proposal will normally be in the form of a Challenge Grant. This means that the organization approved for a grant must first, in order to receive payment, raise or secure grants, donations and/or pledges in the total amount specified in the grant. The challenge amount is usually dollar for dollar and typically must be secured within twelve months from the date of award.


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