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Friday, December 10, 2021

City of Boston funding update

 

CITY of BOSTON

The Funding Update

FEDERAL GRANTS

Federal Transit Administration, 1/11/2022
Enhancing Mobility Innovation grants support emerging technologies and strategies in: 1)innovations that improve rider mobility and experience through new service delivery models, financing, partnerships, and integrated payment solutions; and 2) software solutions that facilitate the deployment of integrated demand-response public transportation services. There is $2 million in total program funding for awards ranging from $250,000 to $1M, with a 20 percent non-federal cost share. 

Social Security Administration+Boston College Center for Retirement Research, 1/31/2022
Up to 3 Dissertation Fellowships ($28,000) Program in the field of retirement or disability research will be awarded. Undergraduate fellowships and scholarship grants are also available.

National Endowment for the Arts, 2/10/2022
Grants for Arts Projects support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Restrictions apply. Awards range from $10,000 to $150,000.

National Endowment for the Humanities, 2/22/2022
Landmarks of American History and Culture grants supportK-12 humanities instruction projects. NEH expects to award up to 13 grants of $190,000 max. 

National Science Foundation, 3/1/2022
Understanding the Rules of Life: Emergent Networks projects are intended to develop a predictive understanding of how key properties of living systems emerge from interactions of factors such as genomes, phenotypes, and environments and how emerging networks of organismal, natural, social, and/or human-engineered systems respond to or influence evolving environments. Budgets: up to $3M for 5 years max.

National Science Foundation, 3/2/2022
Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research projects will describe multi-disciplinary or convergent research that addresses technological, human, and societal dimensions of future work. Technological innovations should be integrated with advances in behavioral science, computer science, economic science, engineering, learning sciences, research on adult learning and workforce training, and the social sciences. Proposals that address the impact of large-scale disruptions such as the Covid-19 pandemic on the future of jobs and work are also encouraged. Budgets: $150,000 to $4M.

National Endowment for the Arts, 4/21/2022
Challenge America grants primarily support small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved. Restrictions apply. Max award: $10,000.



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

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.

New This Week:


Division of Agricultural Resources, 12/30/2021
Urban Agriculture grants (Round 2) will support projects that will advance urban food production in the Commonwealth. Requests over $15,000 require matching funds. Grants must be expended by 6/30/22.

Health Resources in Action + Commonwealth of MA, 1/7/2022
MA COVID-19 Community Grants will support education and awareness of vaccination efforts, and also work to reduce COVID-19 infections, morbidity, and mortality in cities and towns that are hardest-hit by the pandemic. Max award: $50,000.

MBTA, 1/10/2022
Seeking proposals for PeopleSoft professional services for capital projects advancement.


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


CITY GRANTS


Boston Public Schools, 12/13/2021
Requests proposals for External Fiscal Agent for Boston Public Autonomous Schools. Supplier Portal EVENT ID:EV00010080.

Public Works Department, 12/13/2021
Requests proposals for Asset Management for Pavement, Roadway, and Sidewalk Infrastructure in the City of Boston. Applicants must be Registered Engineers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Email rachel[dot]pierce[at]boston[dot]gov to request the RFP.

Parks and Recreation Department, 1/7/2022
Requesting qualifications for designer services, including site analysis, design development plans, construction documents, cost estimates and construction observation, or master planning for improvements to ten parks.

Boston Planning & Development Agency, 12/17/2021 and 1/5/2022
Seeking bids for a Benchmark Compensation Study, and also for Consultant Services for Equitable Procurement Technical Assistance Programming.


Open Bids

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.


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. 

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.


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


FOUNDATION GRANTS

Schmidt Futures + Rhodes Trust, 12/22/2021
The Rise Challenge identifies youth between the ages of 15 and 17 who need opportunity, and supports them for life as they work to serve others. Program benefits include scholarships, mentorship, access to career development opportunities, and funding as Rise Global winners work toward solving humanity’s most pressing problems.

Literacy Opportunity Fund, 1/1/2022, 4/1/2022 & 7/1/2022
Grants ($3,000 to $6,000) support nonprofit adult literacy programs. 

Youth Service America, 1/2/2022
Parents, caretakers, teachers and mentors 18+ years of age and older: Do you know a kid in 4th – 6th grade who has the power to come up with an amazing idea that could create change in their neighborhood, school, or even the country and the world? Nominate a kid and work with them to fill out an application for a Hillshire Farm Allowance Grant of $500. Parents and caregivers of grant recipients will receive Hillshire Farm products for a year.

Bob Woodruff Foundation, 1/7/2022 & 6/1/2022
Funding focus: service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers. Priorities: 1) social determinants of health; 2) barriers to accessing healthcare; 3) access to programming that fosters a healthy lifestyle; and 4) opportunities for veterans to thrive after service.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund, 1/10/2022 to 1/12/2022
The Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program will award grants of $60,000 over 3 years that support career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance in their careers. Also available: Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants.

Impact Fund, 1/11/2022
Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 are awarded to nonprofit legal service providers, private attorneys, and/or small law firms working to advance justice in the areas of civil rights, human rights, anti-poverty, and environmental justice cases that affect a marginalized group. The application process begins with a letter of interest.

First Nations Development Institute, 1/13/2021
The Gather Food Sovereignty Grant program will support organizations working to build a national movement that will fulfill a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced, and supported by community policies. This funding round will provide up to seven grants of approximately $32,000 for emerging projects that focus on developing Tribal food sovereignty. 

Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation, 1/13/2022
Requests proposals to help parents access appropriate and high-quality care that addresses the challenging mental health needs of their children. Max award: $50,000 per year for up to 2 years.

JAMS Foundation + Association for Conflict Resolution, 1/14/2022
The focus of the 2022 funding cycle is on projects with the potential to increase adolescents’ capacity to engage in and respond constructively to these challenging times by providing them opportunities to be trained in and use conflict resolution skills. Max award: $40,000.

Indian Arts Research Center, 1/15/2022
Three artist-in-residence fellowships are offered annually to advance the work of established and emerging Native American artists. Each fellowship includes a monthly stipend, housing, studio space, a supplies allowance, full access to the IARC collections, and travel reimbursement to and from the School for Advanced Research.

Les Paul Foundation, 1/15/2022
Grants support projects that encourage innovation in music production and/or performance and to innovative STEM or STEAM programs for students and others in challenging situations. Proposals for medical research related to curing tinnitus and other hearing impairment issues will also be considered.

Santander Bank, 1/28/2022
Cultivate Small Business is designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs in low-income neighborhoods build and sustain their businesses, with a focus on women-, minority- and immigrant-owned businesses in food-related industries. The program provides industry specific education, networks and mentoring as well as small capital grants for business owners. Boston applicants: if you have questions, contact ploy[at]commonwealthkitchen[dot]org.

Classics for Kids Foundation, 1/31/2022
Matching grants support programs at schools and nonprofits that incorporate string instruments in their K-12 music education programs.

International Association for Volunteer Effort, Open
IAVE encourages you to complete this form if you are a volunteering organization that is authentically connected and providing coronavirus related volunteering for vulnerable population.Grants are one-time only, cash awards of under $500 for volunteer leadership organizations. 

Bookmark for Future Use:

Bank of America Philanthropic Solutions lists private foundation grant applications here
Bank of America Charitable Foundation grants and sponsorships can be found here


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


THE RESOURCE TABLE

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Massachusetts Service Alliance

will release the 2022-2023 Commonwealth Corps Host Site Partner RFP in January 2022.

Register here for Technical Assistance Webinar #1 (Pre-RFP release) 
December 10, 2021, 10:00-11:30 am

Register here for Technical Assistance Webinar #2 (Post-RFP release)  
January 11, 2022, 10:00-11:30 am


Stephen Phillips Memorial

Scholarship Fund

Renewable, 4-year scholarships are offered to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others, a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities. High school graduates or current seniors and current college students who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply.
Deadlines: 2/4/2022 and 5/2/2022.


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