April 17, 2023

Grants Watch: Week Ending 4/14/2023

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.

Healthy Food Financing Fund (HFFF). April 25, 2023.

HFFF is an integral part of the governor’s Food Initiative designed to strengthen the local food system supply chain capacity and increase market opportunities for New Mexico farmers and agricultural producers, manufacturers and food enterprises. This program and fund will directly support the capacity of small and mid-scale food and agricultural enterprises in our state’s food supply chain to grow, raise, process, aggregate, transport, and distribute local, culturally preferred foods to meet the current and increasing demand. Between 4 and 20 awards will be made in amounts  ranging from $20,000 to $100,000. We will be accepting up to 50 applications for this pilot fund. Funds will be dispersed to awardees upon approval and do not require a match. https://edd.newmexico.gov/business-development/edd-programs-for-business/finance-development/healthy-food-financing-fund/#eligibility

New Mexico Grown (NM Grown) Grant. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, with all grantees announced May 2023.

New Mexico Grown is a state-funded local food procurement program for public institutions operating nutrition programs that serve early childcare education sites, K-12 schools, senior centers, and other programs under the Child and Adult Care Food Program across the state. NM Grown allows grantees to purchase locally grown, raised, or harvested foods from approved farmers, ranchers, or food hubs around New Mexico. The NM Grown program is also an extremely valuable market opportunity for local farmers and ranchers to increase access to local food for all New Mexicans participating in state-supported nutrition programs. https://www.nmececd.org/new-mexico-grown/

Expansion & Enhancement Grant for ECECD. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, with all grantees announced May 2023.

The purpose of this funding is to provide organizations who are approved and participating in the Afterschool provision of CACFP or the Summer Food Service Program through ECECD, with the opportunity to expand or enhance their programs, to reach additional children, additional communities, or offer additional meals, or meals at additional times or locations. The intent of this funding is to increase access to these programs by providing additional sites, increasing the frequency or duration of meal service times, and providing innovative ways of using these programs to address food insecurity and food access concerns in New Mexico. https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=9GuqBDbUb0K_pAS3pw5g_x2k2JOKiPhEv_-Ji-7qg69UQTVET08yUkNSWlJTTjJNWDNBTFpDMlNINi4u

Youth Civic Infrastructure Fund. May 2, 2023.

Future Focused Education (FFE) believes that schools should support the development of healthy, thriving communities and be places where the problems students solve as part of their learning are directly relevant to the community in which they live. The Youth Civic Infrastructure Fund (YCIF) provides multi-year unrestricted operating grants to nonprofit organizations that are seeking to work more directly with young people whose school work aligns with the organization’s mission. These grants provide a generational investment rooted in young people learning from and applying local wisdom to address challenges in their communities. https://futurefocusededucation.org/youth-civic-infrastructure-fund/

National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) Fuels Management and Community Fire Assistance Program. May 5, 2023.

BLM National Interagency Fire Center has an opportunity to work with partner organizations to assist with fuels management and community fire assistance program activities to reduce the risk and impact of catastrophic wildfires to local communities through coordination, reducing the amount of hazardous fuels, and furthering the education of landowners about wildfire prevention and mitigation. These activities will assist BLM in addressing the effects of climate change by working to create resilient landscapes and communities, will create jobs, and it will help further conservation and restoration efforts by providing an opportunity to support planning and implementation of hazardous fuels reduction projects in wildland urban interface (WUI) areas and education and outreach programs that help create fire adapted communities and resilient landscapes. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=346559

Region 9 Education Cooperative Community Navigators. May 12, 2023.

Region 9 Education Cooperative (REC 9), on behalf of the New Mexico Public Education Department Student Success and Wellness Bureau, is soliciting proposals for Community Navigators and Community Navigator Coordinators to provide educational and outreach services for students and families experiencing marginalization through homelessness, race, poverty, and/or other marginalizing qualifiers. This position works with schools who do not have a community navigator assigned. https://www.rec9nm.org/accnt_67464/site_67465/Documents/R9-RFP-23025-Community-Navigators.pdf

The Chamiza Foundation – Summer 2023. May 12, 2023

The Chamiza Foundation invites proposals for grant awards in support of programs from the following: 

  • New Mexico’s Pueblo Indian communities and organizations.
  • Ysleta del Sur Pueblo located in El Paso, Texas, a recognized member of the All Pueblo Council of Governors.
  • Pueblo community leaders, groups and other individuals who initiate projects within Pueblo communities.
  • Non-Pueblo organizations requesting support for programs serving the Pueblos but not originated by these entities are also eligible but must submit written evidence that the community to be served by the program in requesting it, i.e. a letter from the Governor of the Pueblo.

Plant Conservation and Restoration Management Program. May 16, 2023.

The program will continue to work with partners to increase the quantity, diversity, and effectiveness of native forbs and grasses for restoration of wildlife habitats and rehabilitation after wildfires. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=346944

Threatened and Endangered Species Act Program. May 16, 2023.

The BLM HQ Threatened and Endangered Species Program priorities in FY 2023 are addressing the impact of the climate crisis and ecosystem approaches for managing multiple listed and sensitive species, pollinator conservation and management, ensuring habitat connectivity, and updating outreach/education materials, including the Program’s public facing website. The HQ office is looking for projects that are state or regional in scope or projects that provide a programmatic approach for improving the Bureau effectiveness or efficiency. The  program is looking for projects that will result in or facilitate national implementation or outreach of tangible on the ground actions that will improve species populations (numbers, representation, or resilience) or reduce population level threats. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=346945

Rangeland Resource Management Program. May 16, 2023.

Funded projects under this program will focus on high priority work such effecting the program nationally crossing state boundaries, such as, activities that support maintaining or achieving land health and productivity, increasing carbon sequestration, and creating resilient landscapes to benefit current and future generations. These activities could include, but are not limited to, such things as: • Facilitating the conservation and restoration of range lands to combat climate change. • Soils mapping and development of ecological site descriptions. • Engagement of community members and other stakeholders, through mentoring, training, and educational programs. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=346949

Wildlife Program. May 16, 2023.

The Bureau of Land Management Headquarters (HQ) Wildlife Program is focused on ensuring self-sustaining populations and a natural abundance and diversity of wildlife on public lands for the enjoyment and use of present and future generations. The program is responsible for managing habitats for wildlife species that depend on public lands for all or part of their lifecycle. Program activities address habitat maintenance, restoration, and species conservation in cooperation with federal, state, Tribal governments, private landowners, and nongovernmental organizations. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=346947

Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Days of Service. May 16, 2023.

AmeriCorps announces two competitive grant funding opportunities in support of its Days of Service programs. National Days of Service include Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service and September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. AmeriCorps expects to make available up to $3.5 million for programs that feature major volunteer activities occurring on September 11th or MLK Day or within approximately one week of the calendar date and meet a community need in honor and recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr., or the events of September 11, 2001. It is expected that the award amounts be in the range of $100,000 to $500,000 per organization. https://americorps.gov/funding-opportunity/fy-2023-days-service-grants

Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Volunteer Generation Fund. May 16, 2023.

AmeriCorps announces a competitive grant funding opportunity in support of its Volunteer Generation Fund to strengthen nonprofit and other social service organizations’ ability to recruit and retain mission critical volunteers. AmeriCorps expects to make available up to $8.558 million for programs that meet critical community needs through service. With these investments, AmeriCorps seeks to fund effective approaches that expand volunteering, strengthen the capacity of volunteer connector organizations to recruit and retain skill-based volunteers, and develop strategies to use volunteers effectively to solve community problems. https://americorps.gov/funding-opportunity/fy-2023-volunteer-generation-fund

Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship – 2024. May 17, 2023.

First Nations will award 10 fellowships of $75,000 each to 10 outstanding Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers engaged in meaningful work that benefits Indigenous people and communities in either reservation and/or urban settings. These fellowships support the work of Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers as they significantly advance their work and spark transformative change in their communities. In this sense, community is broadly defined and can include your Native community, knowledge community, etc. https://www.firstnations.org/rfps/luce-indigenous-knowledge-fellowship-2024/

Bureau of Reclamation – WaterSMART Program FY23 Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Projects (AERP). June 1, 2023. 

This is a NEW funding opportunity available for projects focused on the study, design, and construction of aquatic ecosystem restoration projects that are collaboratively developed, have widespread regional benefits, and are for the purpose of improving the health of fisheries, wildlife, and aquatic habitat through restoration and improved fish passage. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=346822

The NED Grants Program. June 7, 2023.

Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. Each year, NED makes more than 2,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 100 countries. https://www.ned.org/apply-for-grant/en/

FY 2023 AmeriCorps VISTA Request for Concept Papers. June 7, 2023.

This AmeriCorps VISTA Program Guidance for current and potential project sponsors directs the development of new projects and outlines national programming priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. We anticipate awarding more than 100 new and 700 continuation applications to support placement of an estimated 7,000 full-time members, leaders, and summer associates. https://americorps.gov/funding-opportunity/fy-2023-americorps-vista-request-concept-papers

Grant Funds Available For Innovative Technology-Related Projects That Will Engage And Empower NM Kids. June 13, 2023.

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from New Mexico government agencies, all political subdivisions (including school districts, counties, municipalities, and special districts), and non-profit organizations whose activities are related to technology and education. Proposals for projects should increase access to technology among children in underserved areas, coupled with educating those children on how to safely use that technology to improve their quality of life. Technology can be a powerful tool for transforming learning. It can help affirm and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent our approaches to learning and collaboration, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners. https://www.nmctrust.org/google

The Bob Woodruff Foundation Grants Program. June 15, 2023.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation Grants Program funds programmatic efforts serving the military/veteran community. BWF focuses on programs that improve overall health and wellbeing of service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers. We are interested in programs that: Improve social determinants of health, Decrease barriers to accessing physical and mental healthcare, Increase accessibility to programming that fosters a healthy lifestyle, Enhance opportunities for veterans to thrive after service. https://bobwoodrufffoundation.org/grants/

Economic Mobility focused on needs of community. June 23, 2023.

At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better. Through our focus on Responsible Growth, we deliver for our teammates, clients and shareholders, while addressing economic mobility, racial equality and social progress focused on the needs of the community. We drive meaningful and sustainable progress to help address society’s biggest challenges by aligning all of our resources – including our financing, our client products and services, our philanthropy and how we manage our own activities. The Economic Mobility focused on needs of community RFP focuses on affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, and small business resiliency. https://about.bankofamerica.com/en/making-an-impact/charitable-foundation-funding#fbid=kqZjnAgnAP1

The Kerr Foundation, Inc. June 30, 2023.

It is the policy of The Kerr Foundation, Inc. to identify and support 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. http://www.thekerrfoundation.org/guidelines.php

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