April 24, 2023

Grants Watch: Week Ending in 4/21/2023

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.

Community Action Fund Grant. Available on an ongoing basis, as funds are available, April – October 31, 2023.

NDN Foundation’s Community Action Fund (CAF) provides  urgent response grants that move money into the movement space to help further Indigenous Peoples’ agendas as it relates to the defense, development, and decolonization of our peoples and Mother Earth.  CAF provides urgent response grants to groups and individuals most impacted by local challenges, ensuring that resources and decision-making ability lies with those most affected by the results and most equipped to solve pressing challenges and address imminent threats.  CAF prioritizes frontline, grassroots and community-based efforts that defend our people, communities and nations against negative resource extraction that poisons our people, pollutes our water, destroys our lands, contributes to climate change and violates our human rights. https://grants.ndncollective.org/community-action-fund/

Community Self-Determination Grant. May 2, 2023.

Community Self-Determination Grants are intended to support community-based and community- driven sustainable solutions in all three of NDN Collective’s core strategies to Defend, Develop and Decolonize. Grants are intended to  support and invest in the long-term visions, sustainability, and power building of Indigenous Nations, communities and Indigenous-led organizations, fortifying the self-determination of Indigenous Peoples to create a just, equitable, and sustainable world for all people and the planet. Significant, flexible, multi-year funding will include the infusion of general operating support, power building, capital and holistic support for comprehensive initiatives and specific programs. https://grants.ndncollective.org/community-self-determination-grant/

Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program. May 8, 2023.

The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations for the procurement of administering Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) funding statewide through health care providers serving tribal, rural, and frontier communities. Eligible FVRx participants include pregnant women and households feeding child(ren) under the age of 18 who qualify as food insecure, nutritionally at-risk, or at risk for chronic conditions. FVRx funding will supplement not supplant existing program resources. https://www.nmhealth.org/publication/view/rfp/8235/

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

ALTSD Prevention and Intervention Services and Supports. May 15, 2023.

The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals to establish a contract(s) through competitive negotiations to arrange prevention and intervention services and support for the ALTSD. ALTSD strives to maintain adults that are living safely in their homes and communities whenever possible. ALTSD promotes aging in place models, social engagement, and community inclusion by providing older adults and adults with disabilities, their family

members, and their caregivers with the resources and tools needed to meet the needs of this

fast-growing population. https://aging.nm.gov/uploads/documents/ALTSD_PREV_AND_INTERV_SVCS_RFP_FINAL_4.12.23_Final_.pdf

Community Economic Development Focus on Energy Communities. May 17, 2023.

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. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=337905

Corporate Contributions Grant Program Cycle 2. May 26, 2023.

Sandia and National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS) provide grants to address the greatest challenges facing families in our communities. K-12 school systems are working to eliminate educational disparities from one community to another. Many families struggle with affordable housing, food insecurity, and other challenges. Recognizing that both family stability and equitable educational success are critical to our children’s futures, we are investing our corporate contributions in the areas of Family Stability and Educational Success. NTESS, on behalf of Sandia National Laboratories, contributes more than $1.4M annually to our local communities. https://www.sandia.gov/about/community/

Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program. May 30, 2023.

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that cities, towns, tribes, and states can apply for competitive grants to build electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in communities across the country. The first round of funding will open soon and make $700 million from Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 available through the new Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program. https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/cfi/

The Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking Program. May 31, 2023.

The new Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking (EJ TCGM) Program is a competition to select multiple Grantmakers around the nation to reduce barriers to the federal grants application process communities face and increase the efficiency of the awards process for environmental justice grants. Grantmakers will design competitive application and submission processes, award environmental justice subgrants, implement a tracking and reporting system, provide resources and support to communities, all in collaboration with EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights. https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/environmental-justice-thriving-communities-grantmaking-progra

Lots of Compassion Grant. June 2, 2023.

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day and KidsGardening share a belief that the garden has the power to do more than grow flowers and herbs, it can grow people, communities, and even kindness, too. Together, we’re announcing our new Lots of Compassion grant program, designed to support local leaders looking to transform vacant lots into gardens to help grow compassion in their community. In 2023, 10 grantees will receive $20,000 each to transform a vacant lot into a garden. A total of $200,000 will be awarded annually. https://kidsgardening.org/grant-opportunities/lots-of-compassion-grant-23/

Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) Program. June 12, 2023. 

The NASNTI Program provides grants to eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) to enable them to improve and expand their capacity to serve Native Americans and low-income individuals. Institutions may use the grants to plan, develop, undertake, and carry out activities to improve and expand their capacity to serve Native American and low-income students. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=347417

Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program. June 13, 2023.

The DHSI Program provides grants to assist Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) with expanding educational opportunities for, and improving the academic attainment of, Hispanic students. DHSI Program grants enable HSIs to expand and enhance the academic offerings, program quality, faculty quality, and institutional stability of colleges and universities that are educating the largest enrollment of Hispanic college students and help large numbers of Hispanic students and other low‑income individuals complete postsecondary degrees. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=347449

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