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Thursday, August 26, 2021

City of Boston - the funding update

 

CITY of BOSTON

The Funding Update

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FEDERAL GRANTS

Environmental Protection Agency, 10/5/2021
Brownfields Job Training Grants support programs that recruit, train, and place unemployed and underemployed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field. EPA estimates 15 awards at a maximum of $200,000.

National Science Foundation, 10/12/2021 and ongoing
One of the goals of the Racial Equity in STEM Education program is to institutionalize effective & inclusive environments for STEM learning, STEM research, & STEM professionals. Contexts include schools, municipal organizations, workplaces, media, and others. Prospective PIs are encouraged to send a one-page concept paper in advance of submitting a proposal.

US Agency for International Development/Haiti-Port Au Prince, 9/24/2021
The successful applicant will implement the Continuity of Learning program. Funding goal: students ages 6-12 will benefit from a resilient education system that delivers uninterrupted access to a safe and quality education. A single award of $21.6M will be made, with a required match of $1.5M.

National Institutes of Health, 10/29/2021 to 11/29/2021
Inviting applications to support integrated, multi-project research programs examining the pathways by which technology and digital media exposure and usage impact developmental trajectories and health outcomes in early childhood and adolescence. $3M is allocated for up to 2 awards for 5-year projects.

National Institutes of Health, 10/30/2021 to 11/30/2021
Inviting exploratory applications for Learning Disabilities Innovation Hubs that address the etiology, manifestation, prevention and remediation of reading, writing and/or mathematics specific learning disorders. $1.6M is allocated for up to 3 awards for 4-year projects.

Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 11/17/2021
The Weather Program Office announces six grant competitions focused on advancing science and technology from the research stage to transitionable outputs or prototype products. Funding goal: to improve weather and water forecasting through engagement with the external scientific community. NOAA expects to make 56 grants ranging from $100,000 to $1.5M.

STATE GRANTS

Massachusetts Service Alliance, 9/20/2021
AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations that will engage AmeriCorps members in interventions to strengthen communities. 

Executive Office of the Trial Court, 9/20/2021
Seeking applications to support the salary and expenses of licensed treatment providers who can provide regional Recovery Support Navigation services to court-involved persons dealing with substance use disorder and/or co-occurring disorders.

Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development, 9/30/2021
The Regional Economic Development Organization Grant Program seeks proposals from eligible organizations to collaborate with MOBD to support Massachusetts businesses and regional efforts to nurture and facilitate economic growth and prosperity. Eligible organizations must operate regionally and service 10 or more contiguous cities/towns with interrelated economic assets.


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, and 7) mental health supports for children and employees.


Massachusetts Service Alliance, 8/25 - 9/10/2021
Youth Development Volunteer Initiative grants will support organizations to engage community members, including youth, in meaningful volunteer service, strengthen their capacity to recruit and retain volunteers and develop strategies to utilize volunteers effectively to solve problems facing Massachusetts communities.

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, 9/8/2021
Requests qualifications and bids to provide rape counseling, advocacy, and emotional support services to inmates and detainees. Max contract term: 5 years. Bids will be reviewed to determine the best value for the award.


Executive Office of Education, 9/17/2021
Skills Capital Grants support purchase and installation of equipment and related improvements and renovations necessary for vocational and technical training. Awards range from $50,000 to $250,000.


Town of Yarmouth, 10/1/2021
Requesting bids for a consultant to administer the Yarmouth Affordable Housing Buy Down Program. The budget is $475,000.

 

CITY GRANTS

New This Week:

Boston Centers for Youth & Families, 9/13/2021
Invites proposals from non-profit groups for the operation of the Thomas Johnson Community Center, with services to include financial oversight, tennis instruction, staffing, provision of equipment, and maintenance. Select EV00009610.


Office of Economic Development, 1/3/2023
The Small Business Unit requests proposals to support the expansion of economic and entrepreneurial opportunity and capacity throughout Boston. Select EV00008374.


On August 10, 2021, Mayor Kim Janey announced the launch of the “Let’s Go Better” listening campaign and a new taskforce for Boston’s equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, which will help inform the investment of an additional $400 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Join these virtual community meetings to engage with the City and discuss your ideas:

Affordable Homeownership - August 26 & September 16 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
Supporting Small Businesses - August 31 & September 14 from 3 - 4pm
Substance Use Disorders - September 1 from 12 - 2pm
Access to Internet & Career Training - September 1 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
Career Training for Quality Jobs - September 8 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
Quality Jobs & Childcare - September 15 from 12 - 2pm

Additional community meetings will be announced for October. Learn more 


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 site.


Public Facilities Commission, 8/31/2021
Invitation for General Bids for Mattahunt Community Center, Project No. 7144.


Boston Public Health Commission, 9/1/2021
Seeking a vendor to collaboratively build and guide the design and implementation of a Commission-wide core Racial Justice and Health Equity training.

Treasury Department, 9/3/2021
The Community Preservation Act funds affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space or recreation. Interested applicants must complete eligibility forms by 9/3/2021, which will be reviewed by the City’s Community Preservation Act team. Eligible project proponents will be invited to submit an application during the period of 10/4/2021 to 11/12/2021.


Department of Neighborhood Development, 9/24/2021 
Seeking proposals from for-profit and nonprofit developers of affordable Rental, Cooperative and Ownership forms of housing. 

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 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

Cabot Family Charitable Trust, 9/1/2021
Funding priorities: arts and culture, education and youth development, environment and conservation, health and human services, and for civic and public benefit. The application process starts with a concept paper.

Lumina Foundation, 9/2/2021 
The fund is designed to directly support organizations and efforts working to eradicate systemic racism and to advance equity and justice for population groups that have experienced racial oppression. Lumina will support 7 - 10 organizations; max award $400,000 for two years., max.

Allstate Foundation, 9/17/2021
Focus areas: Relationship Violence and Inclusive Leadership. Grants range from $25,000 to $200,000; at least 5 grants will be awarded for each focus area. A pre-application is required to confirm eligibility and alignment with program priorities. 

The Sphinx Organization, 9/30/2021
The Sphinx Venture Fund supports highly impactful programs offered by nonprofit organizations that address cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion in the performing arts, with an emphasis on classical music. The focus is on programs that will have field-wide impact, that typically go beyond a single geographic area, and that involve more than one partner. Grants generally range from $50,000 to $100,000.

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative, 9/30/2021 (Quarterly)
Examples of funded projects include land management and conservation, trail development and maintenance, safety and education, and outdoor recreation.

Davis Educational Foundation, 10/1/2021
Implementation Grants support projects that improve the curriculum, the learning environment, assessment of undergraduate learning outcomes, faculty development, incentive systems, and administrative structures. Awards range from $10,000 to $25,000.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation, 10/4/2021
Strengthening Partnerships, Coalitions, and Movements grants support efforts focused on advancing racial equity in our public education system at both the state and national levels. Awards will range from $50,000 to $100,000.

NEA Foundation, 10/15/2021
Invites applications for Learning & Leadership grants ($2,000 to $5,000), which support professional development for NEA members. 

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, 10/28/2021
Thirty graduate school fellowships are awarded each year. Each Fellow receives $25,000 in stipend support, plus 50 percent of tuition and fees (up to $20,000), for 2 years max. 

Enterline, 01/15/2022
Funding priority: services for the Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled community, worldwide. Project grant requests will be considered most competitive. 

 

THE RESOURCE TABLE


2020 Census Research

Courtesy of Boston Planning & Development Agency Research Division


Understanding the National Eviction Moratorium

Courtesy of Mass Legal Help


COVID-19: Help for Boston Residents

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

Map of Food Resources in Boston


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.

Housing Search Workshop

Courtesy of Boston Center for independent Living


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