March 13, 2023

Grants Watch: Week ending in 3/10/2023


Multi-Award for Nonprofit Organizations and Services in Bernalillo County. March 21st 2023, 4:00 PM MDT. 

The Bernalillo County (“County”) Purchasing Section of the Procurement and Business Services Department (“Purchasing”) is requesting proposals for the establishment of qualification-based capital projects solicited by county nonprofits and administered by the county’s Senior and Social Services Department. All potential Offerors are encouraged to read this Request for Proposals carefully, especially the mandatory requirements. 

Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants. March 31, 2023.

The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy efficient equipment and new system loans for agricultural production and processing.

Grid Resilience State/Tribal Formula Grant Program. March 31, 2023.

Funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and administered through the Building a Better Grid Initiative, the Grid Resilience Formula Grants program is designed to strengthen and modernize America’s power grid against wildfires, extreme weather, and other natural disasters that are exacerbated by the climate crisis.


The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit innovative and effective proposals from qualified non-profits interested in developing a single-family homeownership project for households at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). DFCS will award up to seven (7) vacant parcels of land with a combined total value of approximately $354,980.00, located in the southwest quadrant of Albuquerque towards the new construction of single-family housing development to serve low- moderate-income households.

FY24 PATH Application. April 7th 2023.

Providing Addiction Treatment and Healing (PATH) Substance Use Treatment Provider Network FY-2024 APPLICATION Packet.

Renew America’s Schools Grant Program. April 21, 2023.

The Renew America’s Schools grant program will support 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).

2023 Affordable Rental Housing Utilizing GRT Funding for 4% LIHTC Project. April 28th, 2023.

The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Family and Community Services (DFCS) is inviting non-profit developers to submit proposals for the development of Affordable Rental Housing in Albuquerque.

Department of Energy. May 16th 2023.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $50 million in funding to support clean energy technology deployment on Tribal lands. This significant investment will strengthen Tribal energy sovereignty by bolstering ongoing efforts to lower energy costs, increase energy security and resilience, and provide electric power to unelectrified buildings. Accelerating the deployment of reliable clean energy in Tribal communities reflects the Biden-Harris Administration’s continued commitment to honoring treaty and trust obligations and ensuring Tribal nations and their members benefit from the country’s clean energy transition.


Through this planned Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the DOE Office of Indian Energy plans to solicit applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations to:

  1. Install clean energy generating system(s) and/or energy efficiency measure(s) for Tribal Building(s) (Area of Interest 1); or,
  2. Deploy community-scale clean energy generating system(s) or energy storage on Tribal Lands (Area of Interest 2); or,
  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 buildings during emergency situations or for tribal community resilience (Area of Interest 3); or,
  4. Power unelectrified Tribal Buildings (Area of Interest Area 4).

Clean Energy to Communities Program: In-Depth Partnerships. May 17, 2023. 

Through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) program, NREL offers in-depth technical partnerships that support communities in developing secure, reliable, resilient, and affordable clean energy systems.

Energizing Rural Communities Prize. May 24, 2023.

This prize will support capacity building to remove two of the biggest barriers to improving energy systems in rural or remote areas: developing necessary partnerships and securing financing. Through $15 million in funding, this prize competition will help build partnerships by connecting communities to government funding and a network of partners that can help implement clean energy projects. The prize will help selectees develop plans to access capital and/or develop community ownership models.

Sustaining New Mexico Fund. June 16th 2023.

The New Mexico Foundation staff and board of directors created the Sustaining New Mexico Fund in 2022 to support sustainability of nonprofits throughout the state.  This fund will grant to organizations that align with the Foundation’s priority fields of interest: community resilience, educational opportunities, environmental adaptability, healthy communities, and rural infrastructure. The mission of the fund is to strengthen New Mexico communities by promoting social equity and supporting self-sufficiency to improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans.

International Festivals & Intercultural Foods (IFIF). Monthly Submissions, November 2022 to July 2023.

Grants ranging from $7,500 to $20,000 for projects that embrace multicultural awareness and promote opportunities for cross-cultural learning by featuring creative-artisans (including chefs) within free/low-costs events in outdoor public spaces. Activities may include community picnics, outdoor festivals, pop-up performance events, food/food-truck festivals, and creative enhancements to farmers markets, which highlight artist-presentations/performances on cultural themes or topics. IFIF projects should take place at one, or a set of linked publicly accessible outdoor spaces, including streets, sidewalks or street-adjacent parking lots, or such family-friendly spaces as farmers markets, public parks, library parking-lots, or school yards.

Rigorous Impact Evaluations of Student Success Programs and Practices in Higher Education. No deadline.

Arnold Ventures (AV) is a nonpartisan philanthropy whose core mission is to invest in evidence-based solutions that maximize opportunity and minimize injustice. The Higher Education initiative seeks to identify and scale effective practices that improve student success and address equity gaps in higher education. Even as access to higher education has significantly expanded, we still struggle to help students complete their credentials and secure a strong return on their investments. Colleges need sound evidence to identify ways to support students’ financial, social, and academic needs. We support research to uncover the most effective programs and practices that will pave the way for success among all students, especially those underserved by the current system. In recent years, a number of highquality, randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluations have identified several programs with the potential to substantially increase student success and address equity gaps. Arnold Ventures works to continue building the evidence base and to secure policies and investments to scale up what works.

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