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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

City of Boston funding update

 

CITY of BOSTON

The Funding Update

FEDERAL GRANTS

Centers for Disease Control
Grants to Support New Investigators in Conducting Research Related to Preventing Interpersonal Violence Impacting Children and Youth (K01). CDC expects to award 7 grants; $150,000 max. Deadline 1/4/2022
Research Grants to Prevent Firearm-Related Violence and Injuries (R01). CDC expects to award 25 grants; $650,000 max. Deadline 2/4/2022.

Health Resources and Services Administration, 2/1/2022
Leadership Education in Adolescent Health programs will improve the quality of care and equitable access to appropriate health services for adolescents and young adults through interdisciplinary training at the graduate and post-graduate levels. HRSA expects to award 7 grants of up to $459,370 per year for 5 years, with a one-time optional supplement of $50,000.

Health Resources and Services Administration, 2/14/2022
The goal of the Dental Clinician Educator Career Development Program is  to strengthen the primary care workforce by supporting the academic career of faculty who teach primary care dentistry or focus their teaching on the integration of oral health in family medicine, general internal medicine or general pediatrics. HRSA expects to award 8 grants from a total of $1.5M

Forecast: Employment and Training Administration
Funding guidelines are currently being developed for
1) Apprenticeship Building America, to be posted around 1/13/2022. ETA expects to make 25 awards ranging from $1M to $8M.
2) Workforce Pathways for Youth, to be posted around 1/24/2022. ETA expects to make 5 awards, at $2.5M max.
3) Strengthening Community Colleges, to be posted around 1/31/2022. ETA expects to make 15 grants, ranging from $1.5M to $5M.
4) Pathway Home, to be posted around 2/8/2022. ETA expects to make 15 grants, at $4M max.


Federal funding opportunities are continuously updated here


STATE GRANTS

Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, 11/30/2021
Community Empowerment & Reinvestment Grants will support communities with high rates of incarceration and/or recidivism, widespread poverty, and large groups of disadvantaged and underrepresented populations. Awards will range from $50,000 - $500,000. 
Email igr[at]boston[dot]gov to discuss the required municipal support letter.



New This Week:


Board of Library Commissioners, 12/6/2021

Seeking bids from a vendor to provide up to 300 licenses for grant management software.

Office of Business Development, 12/8/2021
Seeking bids to a) provide technical assistance services to existing businesses with an employee ownership model, and b) reach out and inform new and/or existing businesses about employee involvement and ownership. A single award of $150,000 will be made.

Department of Youth Services, 3/1/2022
Seeking proposals from vocational and higher education, unions, businesses, nonprofit and community based organizations for career, technical, workforce training and employment programs and services for DYS youth in residential and community settings.

Department of Public Health, through 6/30/2024
BASAS seeks Opioid Treatment Programs, including mobile services.


Check the “Other Resources” column on CommBUYS for Newly Posted Bids.


CITY GRANTS

Boston Parks & Recreation Department, 12/2/2021
Seeking bids for the King Memorial Plaza on the Boston Common.

Department of Innovation and Technology, 12/3/2021
Seeking bids for a Grant Management Tool.

Public Facilities department, 12/8/2021
Requests Statements of Qualifications from trade contractors for the Josiah Quincy Upper School.

Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, 12/10/2021
Requests proposals for a mural to celebrate the life and legacy of Rita Hester in the Allston neighborhood.

Boston Planning & Development Agency, 12/13/2021
Requesting proposals from consultants and/or consultant teams that have prior experience with delivering education and executive coaching to support underrepresented and marginalized vendors in building capacity and developing the knowledge and skills to competitively bid and perform on contracting opportunities with the BPDA and the City of Boston.

Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, 12/17/2021
Requests proposals for a consultant for Indigenous Public Art & Cultural Spaces.

Public Facilities Commission/Department of Neighborhood Development, 5/2/2022
The Grassroots Open Space Program makes land and funding available specifically for the development of open space projects such as community gardens, urban farms, food forests, and passive open space. Max award: $100,000.

Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, 1/3/2023
The Small Business Unit requests proposals to provide technical assistance to small businesses in the City of Boston.


Treasury, 12/21/2021
Invites qualified banking institutions having a physical presence in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to submit proposals to provide banking services on a fee-for-service basis.

New This Week:


Boston Housing Authority, 12/10/2021
Seeking consultant services for strategic financial, asset management and staffing analysis for Public Housing Authorities. Estimated project cost: $100,000.00 with possibility of a 1-year extension. Email bids[at]bostonhousing[dot]org to request the RFP. Questions or requests for modifications regarding this RFP will be accepted in writing, only, until 2PM on 12/1/2021.

Boston Public Schools, 12/13/2021
Seeking bids for a Facility Condition Assessment.

Boston Parks & Recreation, 12/16/2021
Seeking bids for Food and Beverage Concessions at William Devine Golf Course. 


Bids are updated continuously on the City of Boston Supplier Portal.


FOUNDATION GRANTS

InterConnection, 11/30/2021
Computer grants are awarded to organizations that deliver necessary and valuable services to underserved communities like technology training, health care, education, and job training, but need upgraded computers to better manage their organization and improve their capacity to deliver those valuable services. You may request a maximum of 5 computers. Grant recipients are responsible for the shipping & handling costs.

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, 12/5/2021
Stephen J. Brady Scholarship winners receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant for their hunger-related charity. Youth grants ($500) support service projects that engage young people in the fight against hunger.

Peace Development Fund, 12/29/2021
Community Organizing Grants ($2,500 to $7,500) support grassroots organizations working for social justice.

Classics for Kids Foundation, 12/31/2021
Matching grants support schools or nonprofit organizations that incorporate string instruments in their K-12 music education programs.

Walmart Foundation, 12/31/2021
Local Community Grants (up to $5,000) support projects that benefit the community at large such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and clothing closets.

Kama for Cara, 1/1/2022
The foundation invites applications for micro-grants (up to $1,000) to students 18 years of age and younger to complete projects that benefit their communities.

Fund for Teachers, 1/20/2022
The Fund for Teachers awards summer fellowship grants to preK-12 grade teachers to pursue self-designed professional learning. Individuals may apply for up to $5,000 and teams may apply for up to $10,000. 

Clif Bar Family Foundation, 02/01/2022
Funding priorities: strengthening the food system, enhancing equitable community health outcomes, and safeguarding the environment and natural resources.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation, Multiple Deadlines
Funding priorities: Collaboration and Community Engagement; Policy and Advocacy; Systems and Best Practices; Momentum Fund.

SoGal Foundation + Winky Lux + bluemercury + twelveNYC + Lively, Open
In-kind grants of up to $10,000 support equal opportunities in business for Black female or nonbinary entrepreneurs. The funding collaborative seeks high-impact ideas and solutions that break down barriers caused by racial inequality. 

Lyft, Quarterly
Ride credits valued at $3,000 are awarded to nonprofits. Funding priorities: Arts and Culture, Civic Advocacy, Education, Employment Services and Job Readiness, Environment and Sustainability, Food Access and Security, Healthcare, Social and Legal Services.

Brown Rudnick Center, Open
The funding goals of the Community Grant Program are to simultaneously 1) encourage those involved broadly with the Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest to actively think about the educational needs in the communities of Boston, 2) recognize, encourage and collaborate with the front-line educators who often do not have a voice in funding decisions; and 3) provide funding to assist with small, concrete projects or needs which will improve education in underserved communities, within a year of the grant award.  

Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts Foundation, Open
Catalyst Fund grants (up to $5,000) support capacity-building expenses for Massachusetts community-based organizations to address a health or health care component of their work. 

Weil Foundation, Quarterly
Funding focus: improving the mental health of children. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation prior to submitting their proposal.

Lynch Foundation, Open
Funding priorities: education, cultural and historic preservation, health care and wellness, and the religious and educational efforts of the Roman Catholic Church. The application process begins with a concept paper.

TD Bank Foundation, Open
Funding priorities: 1)Financial Security, 2) Vibrant Planet, 3) Connected Communities, 4) Better Health. Regional grants are funded at a minimum of $5,000.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Open
Evidence for Action grants prioritize research to evaluate specific interventions that have the potential to counteract the harms of structural and systemic racism and improve health, well-being, and equity outcomes.


Check the Funding Update Archives for back issues with open deadlines.


THE RESOURCE TABLE

Youth Jobs available on SuccessLink
Teenagers interested in working this school year can now apply on SuccessLink.
The program pays $13.50 an hour for up to 10 hours a week.
Applications will be open until November 28.


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The next issue of The Funding Update will go out on 12/3/2021 

 
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