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Thursday, August 05, 2021

City of Boston Funding update 8/5

 

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FEDERAL GRANTS

Health Resources & Services Administration, 8/30/2021
Now accepting applications for Health & Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training and  Promoting Resilience and Mental Health among the Health Professional Workforce, along with many others.

Housing & Urban Development, 9/8/2021
The Eviction Protection Grant Program is designed to support experienced legal service providers in providing no-cost services to low-income tenants at risk of or subject to eviction. HUD expects to award 20 grants ranging from $1M to $3M.

National Endowment for the Humanities, 9/14/2021
Humanities Connection grants support innovative curricular approaches that foster partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences, and in pre-service or professional programs. NEH estimates 21 awards; $150,000 max.

National Endowment for the Humanities, 9/28/2021
Challenge Grants support capital and digital infrastructure projects. Max award: $750,000. A 10 percent match is required.

New This Week:


Economic Development Administration - American Rescue Plan Act
Economic Adjustment Assistance is designed to provide a wide range of financial assistance to communities and regions as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters. EDA estimates 250 awards ranging from $100,000 to $10M. Apply now through 3/31/2022.
The Build Back Better Regional Challenge is designed as a two-phase competition to 1) help regions develop transformational economic development strategies and 2) fund the implementation of those strategies that will create and grow regional growth clusters. EDA estimates 55 Phase One awards ranging from $200,000 to $500,000. Apply by 10/19/2021.
The Good Jobs Challenge will support qualified organizations to form sectoral partnerships. These partnerships will work collaboratively to grow regional economies and their associated workforces. EDA estimates 50 awards ranging from $1M to $25M. Apply by 1/26/2022.
Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation funding will provide a wide range of financial assistance to communities and regions to rebuild and strengthen affected industries through infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects. EDA estimates 150 awards ranging from $100,000 to $10M. No deadline.


Library of Congress, 9/7/2021
Grants support contemporary ethnographic field research focusing on the cultures and traditions of diverse communities across the United States. Individuals are invited to apply. The Library of Congress estimates 10 awards in the range of $50,000 to $60,000.

Environmental Protection Agency, 9/10/2021
Grants support capacity-building activities to address disproportionate children's environmental health harms and risks in school or childcare settings. EPA estimates 10 grants; max award: $200,000.

Environmental Protection Agency, 10/5/2021
Brownfields Job Training grants support programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field. EPA estimates 15 grants; max award: $200,000.


National Institutes of Health, 10/5/2021 to 6/16/2024
NIH seeks R01 and R34 studies that develop and test the effectiveness of strategies for implementation and sustainable delivery of evidence-based mental health interventions and services to improve clinical and functional outcomes for underserved populations in low-resourced settings in the United States.


National Institutes of Health, 10/16/2021 to 9/7/2024
NIH seeks R01 and R34 studies for the pilot and initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator Model to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents.

Housing & Urban Development, 10/19/2021
Healthy Homes Production grants support a comprehensive approach to addressing multiple housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion. This program is separate from Lead Hazard Reduction grants. HUD estimates 25 awards, ranging from $1M to $2M, with a 10% match.

STATE GRANTS

Department of Housing & Community Development, 8/27/2021
Seeking proposals for legal services and representation to Local Housing Authorities with fewer than 350 state-aided units in the Metro South and Northeast Housing Court regions.


Department of Early Education & Care, 9/30/2022
Childcare Stabilization Fund grants can be used for 1) personnel costs, 2) facility costs, 3) personal protective equipment and cleaning or training costs, 4) professional development related to health and safety, 5) equipment and supplies to respond to COVID-19, 6) goods and services necessary to maintain or resume child care services, 7) mental health supports for children and employees.

 

CITY GRANTS

New this week:

Boston Transportation Department, 8/16/2021
Requests proposals for outreach & engagement services, in partnership with the City and a design consultant, to develop and implement a transparent public engagement and decision making process to inform the designs for specific transportation corridors in Roxbury and Dorchester, and to ensure that community priorities are properly reflected in those corridor designs. Maximum contract value is $450,000 over 12 months.

African Bridge Network + Boston Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement + Boston Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, 8/27/2021
Seeking applicants for the Boston Immigrant Professionals Fellowship. This pilot program will provide 10 placements in a three-month paid fellowship in a non-clinical position with one of the leading hospitals in the Greater Boston region.

Mayor’s Office of Food Access, 8/31/2021
Accepting applications from individuals and community-based organizations interested in having a raised bed installed at their home, property, or community sit
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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. 

Office of Workforce Development, 8/19/2021
Neighborhood Jobs Trust-funded programs prepare workers for placement in hospitality, banking and finance, tech, and healthcare jobs.


Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, through 3/31/2024
Seeking proposals from consultants to provide technical assistance services to cannabis equity applicants, under a maximum 3-year contract.

Boston Local Development Corporation, Open
Loans are available for small businesses in Boston to be used for working capital, equipment, utilities, expansion, and other business needs. Terms are flexible and there are no prepayment penalties. Loans range from $10,000 to $150,000.

FOUNDATION GRANTS

Resilia, 8/16/2021
Resilia will award microgrants of $1,000 to 5 nonprofits that are making an impact in their communities.

GK Fund, Now through 8/20/2021
Grants of $10,000, along with mentoring and free technology services will be awarded to small businesses and startup companies in Massachusetts, with a focus on BIPOC, LGBTQIA, Women and Veteran entrepreneurs. Applicants who are not selected may still receive access to exclusive partnerships with Wix.com, and Berkshire Bank.

Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing, 8/20/2021
The Organizing to Win Lab will support a nationwide range of youth-led and multi-generational organizations that are addressing the most pressing issues of the moment. The 2021 inaugural cohort will include 35 organizations. Max award: $25,000. 

Citizens Bank, 8/20/2021
Funding priorities for this round of Champions in Action grants are Mental Health Support & Education. Grantees receive $35,000 in unrestricted support, plus promotional opportunities and volunteer support.

TD Bank, 8/26/2021
The 2021 TD Challenge is focused on addressing learning loss in math and reading among students in grades K-12 who have been disproportionately impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Max award: $1M.

Petco Foundation, 8/31/2021
Grants support animal welfare organizations performing sheltering and adoptions nationwide. 

Lois Lenski Covey Foundation, Now through 9/1/2021
Grants support to organizations that serve economically or socially at-risk children, have limited book budgets, and demonstrate real need. Grants range from $500 to $3000 and are specifically for books to be distributed to PreK-8 readers through traveling bookmobile programs.

Advanced Education Research & Development Fund, 9/1/2021
Requests proposals for the Leveraging Education Advanced Research Now (LEARN) program, encouraging those that deeply reflect the priority populations of Black and Latinx learners and projects that include outcomes that will benefit Latinx or Black learners and their educators. Proposers should consider creating deep collaborations with community-based organizations and school districts to meet the stated goals of this funding opportunity.

GivingTuesday, 9/1/2021
The Starling Collective welcomes applications from innovators of all backgrounds, and is specifically designed for grassroots organizers, activists, artists, and changemakers from under-represented and under-resourced communities. Selected participants will engage in a six-month peer learning community to share what’s working, what’s not; gain access to coaching, peer support, and movement-building tools and resources; receive a $2,000 microgrant in support of leadership development or on-the-ground work; and have the opportunity to present ideas or initiatives for a chance to receive additional funding with which to grow and launch new ideas and scale positive impact in the community.

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 9/1/2021
Grants support scholarly exhibitions at museums; curatorial research; visual arts programming at artist-centered organizations; artist residencies and commissions; arts writing; and efforts to promote the health, welfare and first amendment rights of artists. Recent awards have ranged from $60,000 to $100,000.

Tomberg Family Philanthropies, Now through 9/7/2021
Funding priorities: education and poverty alleviation. Awards can support pilot programs, new programs, capacity building and evaluations. Letters of inquiry have the best chance of a  thorough, multi-person review if submitted well in advance of the deadline.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, 9/8/2021
Non-renewable grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to nonprofits working to make a positive impact on health or healthcare access in Massachusetts for people with low-income and residents of Massachusetts who have been economically, socially, ethnically, or racially marginalized. 

Cummings Foundation, 9/10/2021
Funding priorities: human services, education, healthcare, and social justice. The Foundation will award up to 140 grants of at least $100,000. 

Mosaic, 9/10/2021
Funding focus: environmental protection and justice. Funding priorities: movement infrastructure – vibrant connections and indispensable shared tools across the environmental field. Awards range from $25,000 to $500,000.

Association of Fundraising Professionals Massachusetts Chapter + Cummings Foundation, 9/15/2021
The Cummings-AFP Fellows program will support 20 organizations from Suffolk, Essex and Middlesex counties with education and networking programming to help them improve their fundraising knowledge and capabilities.

Knight Foundation, 9/15/2021
Seeking proposals for research that can inform near-term interventions that mitigate the impacts of disinformation and targeted online manipulation of communities of color.max award: $175,000 

Graham Foundation, 9/15/2021
Grants support key points in the development of an individual's career, including opportunities to create, develop, and communicate a project about architecture and the designed environment that will contribute to their creative, intellectual, and professional growth at crucial or potentially transformative stages in their careers; support their efforts to take positions, develop new forms of expression, and engage in debate; and help them communicate their work in the public realm and reach new and broader audiences. Funding categories: Production and Presentation, max $20,000 over two years; Research and Development: max $10,000 over one year.

TREE Fund, Now through 9/15/2021
John Z. Duling grants provide initial funding for research and technology transfer projects with the potential to benefit the everyday work of arborists. Max award: $25,000 over three years. The application process begins with a 100-word letter of inquiry.

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts, 9/20/2021
FORE will provide grant support for specific projects that aim to improve, expand, and/or scale evidence-based family-, school-, and/or community-based prevention services for children and families, particularly for those at highest risk. Max award: $500,000/year for up to three years. 

 

THE RESOURCE TABLE

Affordable Care Act - Enrollment Extension

There’s a new Special Enrollment Period for the COVID-19 public health emergency. You can enroll in or change Marketplace health insurance plans through 8/15/2021.


Massachusetts VaxMillions

Fully vaccinated residents 18 and older will have the opportunity to enter to win one of five cash prizes of $1M. Fully vaccinated residents between 12-17 years of age may enter for the chance to win one of five scholarship grants of $300,000.
There are three more drawings: 8/9, 8/16 and 8/23.


COVID-19: Help for Boston Residents

Resource listings for food, technology, health, housing, and more.


Emergency Broadband Benefit

Families and households that struggle to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic, can get connected to jobs, healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and more.
Households may qualify for either a $50/monthly service credit or a $100 allowance toward a computer or tablet. 
Apply online or contact a local broadband service provider.


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