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Friday, January 14, 2022

City of Boston, Funding update

CITY of BOSTON

The Funding Update

FEDERAL GRANTS


National Endowment for the Arts, 2/10/2022

Grants for Arts Projects support 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. Awards range from $10,000 to $150,000 

Environmental Protection Agency, 2/25/2022
Grants will support community and local efforts to monitor their own air quality and to promote air quality monitoring partnerships between communities and tribal, state, and local governments. Small Grants will range from $25,000 to $100,000; Large Grants will range from  $100,001-$500,000.

National Endowment for the Arts, 3/10/2022
The Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. 

National Endowment for the Arts, 4/10/2022
Challenge America grants ($10,000) support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations.


National Endowment for the Humanities, 4/13/2022
Fellowships support individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional humanistic research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing. Awards range from $30,000 to $60,000.


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.


MA Cultural Council, 1/24/2022
Direct grants to artists to recognize exceptional creative work: Artist Fellowships are $15,000, Finalist awards are $5,000. 

MA Department of Education, 1/28/2022
Seeking bids to establish and support a statewide Adult Education Virtual School system branded as MassLinks. Contracts will be based on costs per service of $2,800 to $3,500 and may be renewed for up to 2 years.

MassDevelopment, 3/18/2022
Collaborative Workspace grants support innovation centers, incubators, makerspaces, artists’ spaces, collaborative kitchens, and coworking spaces to accelerate the pace of new business formation, job formation, and entrepreneurial activity in communities. Fit-out grants: up to $100,000; Seed grants: up to $15,000 for planning.
1. Submit an Expression of Interest form through the One Stop for Growth portal to receive early guidance from program partners.
2. If a municipal support letter is needed, reach out to igr[at]boston[dot]gov with sufficient time to meet the deadline.


New This Week:

Town of Medway, 2/3/2022
The Medway School Committee and district leadership are seeking a vendor to partner, lead, and engage the district in reflection, analysis, and inquiry to identify opportunities to achieve parity across all student populations, as well as among faculty and staff. Maximum budget: $48,000.

City of Chelsea, 2/3/2022
Requests Proposals for project management services for American Rescue Plan Act.

Department of Housing & Community Development, 2/8/2022
Community Development Corporations are eligible to apply for an allocation of Community Investment Tax Credits. Program regulations are defined in 760 CMR 68.00.

MassDevelopment, Open
Commonwealth Places offers Seed Grants ranging from $2,500 to $15,000, and Implementation grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. Seed grants must be matched with local funding or in-kind donations. Implementation grants must be matched with crowdfunding donations.Open to both nonprofits and community groups. A municipal letter of support is required in the second stage of the application process. Contact igr[at]boston[dot]gov with sufficient time to meet any deadline imposed by MassDevelopment.



UPCOMING:

ARPA legislation has been approved by the Governor.

Significant funding is allocated for job training, youth violence prevention, economic development and housing. The next step is for state agencies to announce when they will release funding guidelines. 

If any applications require municipal letters of support, reach out to igr[at]boston[dot]gov, giving sufficient time to meet deadlines.


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


CITY GRANTS


Open Bids:

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.

New This Week:


Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, 2/1/2022
Requesting proposals from providers to assist small businesses and aspiring small business owners in Boston, with the goal of expanding economic and entrepreneurial opportunity and capacity throughout Boston.
Also seeking a firm or consultants who can provide a broad range of technical assistance services to Cannabis Equity applicants.

Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, 2/11/2022
Requesting qualifications from Workforce and Professional Development Consultants for the Boston Artists in Residency Program.


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


FOUNDATION GRANTS


Uber Eats + Visa + LISC, 1/24/2022

Grants of $10,000 will be awarded to 100 Uber Eats member restaurants in need in 10 key markets (including Boston). LISC will select grant recipients, giving weighted preference for women-, veteran-, LGTBQIA-, and BIPOC-owned enterprises. Allowable costs include payroll, vendor expenses, rent and utilities, and upgrading technology infrastructure.

National Endowment for the Arts + Arts Midwest, 1/26/2022
The Big Read supports activities that engage an entire community and/or respond creatively to a single book. Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000.  

Clif Family Foundation, 2/1, 6/1 and 10/1 - annually
Grants support nonprofit grassroots organizations that are working to strengthen our food system, enhance equitable community health outcomes, and safeguard our environment and natural resources. Priority is given to organizations that address two or more of the Foundation's funding priorities, demonstrate strong community ties, and operate within viable and clearly defined plans for positive change. 

Snapdragon Book Foundation, 2/13/2022
Grants support school libraries serving disadvantaged children. Awards typically range from $2,500 to $10,000.

Kessler Foundation, 2/22/2022
Signature Employment grants support new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects, and social ventures that lead to a generation of new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities. For this grant cycle, the Foundation places a priority on projects that address the intersection of race, class, gender, disability, and poverty within the framework of helping individuals with disabilities obtain employment or re-enter the job market. Max award: $250,000 per year for two years. 

Toshiba America, 3/1/2022
Grants (up to $5,000) support increased student success in grades 6 - 12 by introducing creative projects that make STEM learning fun. 


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

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THE RESOURCE TABLE

Donor-Advised Fund Factsheets
Courtesy of Schwab Charitable


Office of Workforce Development

Request for Public Comment

Deadline: 1/21/2022

In January 2022, OWD plans to issue an open and competitive Request for Proposals for the FY23 Community Development Block Grant for Public Services.
In preparation for the release of the RFP, OWD staff have developed a policy principles document to help guide the selection of CDBG programs for FY23.

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