December 2, 2022

Grants Watch: Week Ending 12/02/22

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.

Bernalillo County. Deadline: 12/8/22 at 4:00 pm

Neighborhood Outreach Grant Program. The Bernalillo County Neighborhood Grant Program was created to assist neighborhood groups to continue their participation and outreach to their members and all residents of Bernalillo County. As part of this program, Bernalillo County strives to promote collaboration between the county and the community.  Community building is essential to any organization’s success.  The process of bringing people together and building relationships is as important as the project results themselves. Individual, recognized Neighborhood Associations within either Bernalillo County or the City of Albuquerque are eligible to apply for grant funding through this formal proposal.

New Mexico Early Child and Care Department (NMECECD). Deadline: 12/20/22 at 11:59 pm

Advancing a Bilingual and Indigenous Early Childhood Workforce Application. The Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) strives to advance a diverse, well-compensated, and credentialed workforce that is prepared to meet the unique needs of families and children across New Mexico. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded ECECD $1 million over five years (2021-2026) to increase the number of bilingual and indigenous early childhood educators in New Mexico. ECECD will use these funds to invest in fifty (50) individuals who are pursuing an associate degree in the early childhood field.  Funds from the grant will also be used to develop a bilingual certification in early childhood studies.

McCarthy Dressman Education Foundation. Deadline: opens 1/15/23

Academic Enrichment Grants. The McCarthy Dressman Foundation’s application for the 2023-2024 season opens on January 15, 2023. Applications will be accepted until April 15 (or until we reach our maximum capacity of 350 submissions) each year. The Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them. The Academic Enrichment Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic and creative abilities of children from low-income households. The Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of $20,000 over two years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met.

AmeriCorps. Deadline: 4/5/23

FY 2023 AmeriCorps State and National Native Nations Planning Grants. AmeriCorps 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 is committed to working on a Nation-to-Nation basis with Native Nations and upholding the federal government’s Tribal trust responsibility. AmeriCorps planning grants provide support to a grant recipient to develop an AmeriCorps program that will engage AmeriCorps members in implementing evidence-based interventions to solve community problems. Grant recipients are awarded up to $240,000 for a 12-month planning period and are encouraged to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the following grant cycle if they deem the fit with AmeriCorps to be of use to their community. A planning grant may not be used to support AmeriCorps members. Applicants will apply for a Cost Reimbursement grant. The project period is no more than a year, with a start date proposed by the applicant. The project start date may not occur prior to the date AmeriCorps awards the grant.

Department of Energy. Deadline: 4/7/23

Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs). This $8 billion effort will catalyze investment in the development of H2Hubs that demonstrate the production, processing, delivery, storage, and end-use of clean hydrogen, in support of the Biden Administration’s goal to achieve a carbon-free electric grid by 2035 and a net zero emissions economy by 2050. The H2Hubs will form the foundation of a national clean hydrogen network that will contribute substantially to decarbonizing multiple sectors of the economy. Matching the scale-up of clean hydrogen production to a growing regional demand is a key pathway to achieving large-scale, commercially viable hydrogen ecosystems. H2Hubs will enable this pathway by demonstrating low-carbon intensity and economically viable hydrogen-based energy ecosystems that can replace existing carbon-intensive processes. This will accelerate the deployment of these technologies and enabling infrastructure, attract greater investments from the private sector, and promote substantial U.S. manufacturing of numerous hydrogen related technologies.

U.S. Department Health and Human Services. Deadline: 4/24/23

Community Economic Development Awards. The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services is soliciting applications for approximately $3.2 million in Community Economic Development (CED) awards to directly support economic development, job creation, and business growth in energy communities—including coal, oil, gas, and power plant communities—across the country. Eligible communities are those that have experienced employment loss and/or economic dislocation events as a result of declines in the fossil fuel industry and/or are disproportionately reliant on fossil fuel energy production or distribution. CED projects may include the creation or expansion of business(es) that reduce emissions of toxic substances and greenhouse gases from existing and abandoned infrastructure and that prevent environmental damage that harms communities and poses a risk to public health and safety. Projects may also employ individuals from energy communities but focus on a range of other industries.

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