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Friday, April 02, 2021

City of Boston Funding Update

CITY of BOSTON

The Funding Update

To Subscribe to The Funding Update, scroll down to the FUNDING tab on the Intergovernmental Relations webpage.

 

FEDERAL GRANTS


Administration for Community Living, 5/24/2021
Elder Justice Innovation Grants - funding goal: to support the development and advancement of new and emerging issues related to elder justice.  Funded projects will contribute to the improvement of the field of elder abuse prevention and intervention at large. Awards range from $350,000 to $500,000.
ACL also offers research and program funding opportunities that include Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services, Alzheimer’s Disease Programs, Traumatic Brain Injury State partnership Program, and more. 

Centers for Disease Control, 5/24/2021
Grants support training and deployment of Community Health Workers and by building and strengthening community resilience to fight COVID-19 through addressing existing health disparities in the population. Program strategies include integrating CHWs into organizations and care teams and strengthening relevant knowledge, roles, and skills by CHWs so they are prepared to successfully engage with existing state and/or local public health-led actions to manage COVID-19 among priority populations. Awards will range from $350,000 to $5M.

Department of Defense, 10/21/2021
The Office of Naval Research seeks innovative solutions that promote a diverse, world-class STEM workforce through programs that improve the capacity of education systems and communities to create impactful STEM educational experiences. Awards range from $50,000 to $600,000.

Department of Labor, 4/19/2021
DOL’s Chief Evaluation Office is sponsoring a Summer Data Challenge competition for labor-related scholars to analyze how federal labor policies, protections and programs reach traditionally underserved communities. The competition will fund up to five awards of $10,000-$30,000 each.

FEMA, Open
Up to $9,000 in financial assistance will be available for funeral and/or cremation expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to COVID-19, to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. Details and eligibility guidelines can be found here.

Small Business Administration, Multiple Deadlines
Paycheck Protection Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Shuttered Venues grants, and other debt-relief resources are available. 

Forecast: SBA has launched a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal in anticipation of opening applications for the program on Thursday, April 8, 2021. 

STATE GRANTS

Massachusetts Service Alliance, 4/13 - 4/27/2021
AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations to recruit, train, and manage a minimum of 10 AmeriCorps members who address unmet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, disaster preparedness, and other critical areas. Operating grants (minimum $16,300 per Member Service Year) support fully developed plans to establish a Massachusetts AmeriCorps program or to support, expand, or replicate an existing program. In mid-April, MSA will announce guidelines for Planning Grants of up to $75,000 in formula funding.

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, 5/10/2021
Community Reinvestment Grants support nonprofit organizations offering violence prevention, substance use intervention and treatment, trauma and mental health support, and mentoring and educational programs for Suffolk County youth and individuals. Max award: $10,000.

 

CITY GRANTS

Health & Human Services, 4/9/2021
Vaccine Equity grants support strategies to target equitable vaccine access in specific ethnic communities, Boston neighborhoods, and other groups experiencing higher rates of COVID-19 positivity. Applications should also target outreach for communities facing barriers in obtaining the vaccine. Awards will range from $100,000 to $250,000. 


Boston Main Streets, 4/19/2021
To support COVID-19 recovery, the Public Transit Pilot offers preloaded MBTA passes and Bluebikes passes for the first 1,000 employees who sign up for the program in five Main Street Districts: Nubian Square, Three Squares (Jamaica Plain), Mission Hill, East Boston, and Fields Corner. 
Apply online or text FREEride to 866-396-0122.


Department of Neighborhood Development, 4/20/2021

The Partners with Nonprofits Program provides grants for rehabilitation or improvements. Applicants must operate public facilities. 


Department of Neighborhood Development, Open
Applications are still being accepted for the Rental Relief Fund. Requests up to $15,000 are being processed by Project HOPE, Neighborhood of Affordable Housing and Metro Housing|Boston.  


Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement/Boston Planning & Development Agency, 4/23/2021
Requesting Proposals from organizations working to create equitable access to child care services in Boston. Grants will be awarded until the $250,000 fund is exhausted. Child care providers, nonprofit organizations, community stakeholders are encouraged to apply.


Boston Housing Authority, 4/28/2021
Requesting sealed bids for Installation of wireless access points at federal developments (BHA Job #1930-02). The project consists of installation of 66 interior and 26 exterior wireless access points in site-related community spaces to provide internet access points for tenants. The work is estimated at $550,000. Email bids[at]bostonhousing[dot]org to download the bid package.

Youth Engagement & Employment, 5/9/2021

SuccessLink enables Boston youth, ages 15 t0 19, to register online for summer jobs. Funding goal: to provide 5,000 jobs to youth and young adults this summer across more than 170 nonprofit, community-based organizations and city agencies.

Small Business Development, 5/28/2021

The Reopen Boston Fund helps small businesses put in place the necessary public health guidance requirements needed to reopen.This fund is intended to support businesses with a majority of employees working in close proximity to their clients and each other. 

FOUNDATION GRANTS

Mabel Louise Riley Foundation, 4/21/2021
Family Strengthening Small Grants support volunteer, resident-led groups In the Greater Dudley, Grove Hall, and Uphams Corner neighborhoods of Boston. Awards range from $500 to $5,000 for projects beginning in Fall 2021.

Comcast RISE, 5/7/2021
Comcast RISE is a multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to BIPOC small businesses that are independently owned and operated, and registered to conduct business in the US. 

Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, 5/10/2021
Funding priorities: museums, cultural and performing arts programs; schools and hospitals; educational, skills-training and other programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and programs. Awards typically range from $1,000 to $20,000.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation, 7/23/2021
Now accepting letters of intent for the Policy & Advocacy grant focus area. Register for the webinar, on June 8, 2021 

Nellie Mae Education Foundation, through 5/6/2021
Requesting proposals for Cross-Racial Healing and Solidarity in a White Supremacist World. Grants will support organizations looking to continue relationships or begin new relationships of cross-racial solidarity. Focus areas: courageous conversations across racial groups, affinity spaces, healing spaces, communications and storytelling, planning for virtual and/or in-person socially distanced rallies, town halls, content creation and dissemination, and transformative justice. Max award: $20,000.

Learning for Justice, Open
Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants support projects that promote affirming school climates and educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy. Grants will fund school-level, classroom-level and district-level projects, and range from $500-$10,000. 

 

THE RESOURCE TABLE


Do I Need a Bookkeeper? How Do I Find One?
Courtesy of SCORE

Friday, 4/9/2021 at 10AM Eastern

Register Here  


Proposal Writing in 2021: What’s Different and What’s the Same?
Courtesy of Grant Station

Tuesday, 4/27/2021 at 2PM Eastern
Register Here 


Mass Nonprofit Network - 
Community Trainings & Events Calendar

Here you’ll find statewide resources to help you network, learn & give back.

HEALTH RESOURCES


COVID-19 Testing and Clinical Stabilization Service
Learn more about COVID19 testing and the program for substance abuse/COVID-19 positive individuals

Network of Care/Massachusetts 
Information about resources in your community for children and adults with mental health and substance use needs.  

COVID-19 Resources Guide for Boston’s Immigrants
Food, medical care, child care, housing options, and more.
 


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