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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

City of Boston Funding update

CITY of BOSTON

The Funding Update

ARTS

City of Boston Arts & Culture, 1/22 - 3/1/2019
The Digital Equity Fund supports local programs aimed at increasing the digital resources available to residents of the City of Boston. Grants range from $20,000 to $35,000.

City of Boston Civic Engagement, 3/1/2019
The Love Your Block program helps transform physical landscapes with social programs that highlight the culture of a community. Grants range from $300 to $3,500.

Massachusetts Cultural Council, 3/15/2019
Applications to the Festivals Program are reviewed on a "first-received, first-reviewed" basis. Regional diversity will be taken into consideration. Grant size: $500.


EDUCATION and WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Hostelling International, 3/2/2019
The Explore the World Travel Scholarship provides $2,000 to support a trip that includes an educational/study abroad or service component.

New America, 3/8/2019
The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship will support organizations in states and cities throughout the country that are collaborating to expand participation in high-quality youth (ages 18-24) apprenticeship programs and strengthening equitable outcomes for students, employers, and communities. Four to eight grants of up to $200,000 each will be awarded.

Library of Congress, 3/10/2019
Immerse yourself in the practice of teaching with primary sources from the unparalleled collections of Library of Congress this summer. Apply to attend a week-long professional development program for K-12 educators in the nation's capital. The 2019 Summer Institute includes 1) Any subject area: July 8-12; July 29-Aug 2 and 2) STEM Focus: July 15-19
Federal grants are subject to availability of funds.

Workday Foundation, No Deadline
Impact Grants provide significant funds, deep employee involvement, and tight collaboration with grantees. Examples of funded projects include coding camps for girls and technical training for veterans.

Boston Public Library, No Deadline
Earn your Accredited High School Diploma through the BPL Career Online High School and career certification program. Scholarship are available.

US Department of Education, 3/25//2019
Federal grants are subject to availability of funds. Fulbright Fellowships support Doctoral Dissertation Research in modern languages and area studies, and Group Projects Abroad.

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, 3/31/2019
Supports public school teachers and librarians presenting special projects that foster creative expression, cooperation and community. Maximum grant: $500.

Center for Research & Policy Analysis, 3/31/2019
Supports programs that conduct effective interventions designed to enhance access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds. Maximum grant: $125,000.

Learning Disabilities Foundation of America, 4/15/2019
Funding priorities: research, public awareness, supportive services.

HEALTH

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, 3/25/2019
Targeted Capacity Expansion support and/or recovery support services for a specific population or area of focus identified by the community. Applicants must also develop a Public Health System Impact Statement. SAMHSA plans to issue 22 grants of up to $375,000 per year for up to 3 years. Federal grants are subject to availability of funds.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2/20/2019
An updated Q and A doc has been posted for the Gun Violence Prevention grant. All required attachments can also be found on the CommBUYS webpage.

PUBLIC INTEREST

Open Meadows Foundation, 2/15/2019
Funding focus: activism, political change, and empowerment directed by, and benefiting women and girls. Maximum grant: $2,000.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation 2/27/2019
Provides lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools first responders and public safety organizations. Grants up to $25,000.

Office on Violence Against Women, 2/13/2019
Grants support services by organizations that are uniquely situated to respond to the needs of sexual assault victims within culturally specific populations. Federal grants are subject to availability of funds.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and Peace First, 3/31/2019
The Power of Youth Challenge was established to encourage and inspire young people to use their voices, skills, and talents to bring positive change to their communities. Young people who complete the submission process will have the opportunity to receive a mini-grant of up to $250 to make their project a reality, in addition to being eligible for a $5,000 acceleration grant next year.

The Impact Fund, 4/9/2019
Funding priorities: advancing social justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and poverty law. Maximum grant: $25,000.

George B. Henderson Foundation, 5/10/2019
2019 funding priorities: Boston-based permanent public art; outdoor spaces; historic preservation. Funding focus: neighborhoods that have not been well represented in previous grants, such as East Boston, South Boston, Mission Hill, Allston/Brighton, Charlestown, Chinatown, Mattapan, and Roslindale.

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