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Friday, March 13, 2020

City of Boston Funding update


The Funding Update


The MacDowell Colony, 4/15/2020
Emerging and established artists may apply for the fall fellowship program in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theater, and visual arts. The fellowship includes exclusive use of a private studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for a period of two weeks to two months.

National Endowment for the Humanities, 5/15/2020
Challenge Grants strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. Funding categories” capital projects and digital infrastructure. Max award: $750,000. NEH will review a draft application if submitted by 4/3/2020.

Office for Victims of Crime, 4/20/2020 to 5/11/2020
a) OVC expects to make 12 awards of $500K to help improve outcomes, minimize additional trauma, and restore safety and security to older adult victims of abuse and financial exploitation.
b) OVC expects to make 25 grants of $700K to support direct services to children and youth who are crime victims as a result of the nation's addiction crisis.
Additional grants are available.

Agricultural Marketing Service, 5/11/2020
The Farmers Market Promotion Program funds projects that develop, coordinate and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products by developing, coordinating, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, online sales or other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. A 25% match is required.

Agricultural Marketing Service, 5/11/2020
The Local Food Promotion Program supports local and regional food business enterprises that engage as intermediaries in indirect producer to consumer marketing to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. Grants can be used for the planning stages of establishing or expanding a local and regional food business enterprise or to improve or expand a food business that supports locally and regionally produced agricultural products and food system infrastructure by performing feasibility studies, market research, training and technical assistance  for the business enterprise and/or for producers working with the business enterprise. A 25% match is required. 

Action for Healthy Kids, 4/3/2020
Game On Grants support physical activity and nutrition initiatives. Game On: Social Emotional Health Grants support schools serving military families. Parents for Healthy Kids Grants support physical activity or nutrition projects led in partnership with schools. 

National Health Service Corps, 4/23/2020
Scholarships are available to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training. In return, scholars commit to provide primary care health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas. Application webinar: 3/25/2020.

Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, 4/15/2020
Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to advance social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just food systems. Priority strategies include community and ally outreach; leadership development; constituent empowerment and decision-making; popular education; root cause analysis; power analysis; campaign development; mobilizing constituents and allies; coalition building; and direct action.

THE RESOURCE TABLE

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