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Friday, March 18, 2022

City of Boston Funding updates

 

CITY of BOSTON

The Funding Update


Department of Labor, 4/19/2022
Pathway Home grants support reentry services to begin while participants are still incarcerated and to continue post-release. Projects are designed to eliminate the time gap between release from prison and enrollment into a workforce development reentry program leading to skills-based employment. DOL estimates 15 awards from the total funding of $4M.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, 4/22/2022
Residential Treatment grants for Pregnant and Postpartum Women provide recovery support services and harm reduction interventions across a continuum of residential and outpatient levels of care. SAMHSA estimates making 19 awards of up to $525,000 per year for 5 years max.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, 4/29/2022
Substance Use Disorder Treatment grants for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS. W SAMHSA estimates making 61 awards of up to $500,000 per year for 5 years max. 

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, 5/2/2022
Grants support substance misuse and HIV prevention services to racial/ethnic minority males at risk for HIV/AIDS. SAMHSA estimates 18 awards of up to $250,000 for 5 years max. 

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, 5/16/2022
The Farmers Market Promotion Program supports projects that assist in the development, coordination, and expansion of producer‐to‐consumer market opportunities. Grants range from $50,000 to $500,000.



News for Applicants

In April 2022, the federal government will transition from the use of the DUNS Number to a new SAM.gov Unique Entity ID, which is required to apply for and receive federal awards. If you are registered in SAM.gov, you’ve already been assigned a new UEI. FAQ 
 

Federal funding opportunities are continuously updated on grants.gov


STATE GRANTS

FOR GRANTS REQUIRING MUNICIPAL SUPPORT LETTERS FROM BOSTON: 

Contact igr[at]boston[dot]gov at least 7 days before the deadline.

Executive Office of Education, 4/6/2022
STEM@Work grants support MassHire Workforce Boards in increasing both the number of employers who offer paid STEM-focused internships to high school students and the number of students who participate in suchInternships. Max award: $50,000. 

Massachusetts Service Alliance, 5/23/2022
Planning grants support organizations not currently receiving AmeriCorps State funding, to support the development of new programming in Massachusetts. MSA will entertain grant requests of up to $75,000. The application process begins with a Letter of Intent.


 

Scroll down to "Important Links" on CommBUYS to see Newly Posted Bids.


CITY GRANTS

Mayor’s Office of Housing, 3/29/2022
Partners With Nonprofits grants support expenses for rehabilitation or improvements to facilities that are accessible to the public. [Scroll down to the Partners With Nonprofits listing, select ACCESS DOCUMENTS, enter your email address, and download the Request For Proposals.]

Age Strong Commission, 4/7/2022
Seeks applications from organizations and individuals working to build social connections and community for Boston’s older adults. Grants will range from $5,000 to $25,000.

Small Business Development, Open
The Small Business Relief Fund 2.0 was replenished with $5 million on 3/1/2022. Boston small businesses can apply for up to $10,000 to cover outstanding debts or support business growth. These funds may only be used for expenses incurred between 3/3/2021 and 12/31/2024.


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


FOUNDATION GRANTS


National Association of Geoscience Teachers, 3/31/2022

Outstanding Earth Science Teacher awards are given for "exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at the secondary level." Ten national finalists are selected, one from each NAGT regional section.

We Are All Music Foundation, 3/31/2022
This year's Power of Music program will award between 8 and 10 grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to support music nonprofits where music is core to the mission and directly related to health and wellness, education, and/or underserved communities.

Creative Capital, 4/1/2022
Artists are invited to propose experimental, risk-taking projects in performing arts, technology, and literature. Awardees receive direct project funding in varying amounts up to $50,000, advisory services, and a community of fellow awardees and other professionals who may provide additional support for the project.

Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaptation Fund, 4/8/2022
Nonprofit conservation organizations can apply for either Implementation (up to $300,000) or Mainstreaming (up to $100,000) grants. A 1:1 match may be required.

The National Alliance for Children's Grief, 4/11/2022
Grief Reach grants range from $30,000 to $100,000, depending on the applying organization's annual organizational budget.

Michaels, 4/15/2022
The scholarship ($2,000 to $10,000) is open to all high school seniors and graduate residents from either Michaels’ military or affordable communities who are pursuing higher education at a college, trade/professional school, or institute.

Frankenthaler Climate Initiative, 4/17/2022
Scoping Grants ($10,000 to $25,000) help museums assess energy efficiency needs and clean energy options. Technical Assistance Grants ($25,000 to $50,000) help an institution specify and accurately budget a project for which the initial inquiries are complete. Implementation Grants ($50,000 to $100,000) address institutions’ climate impact by supporting lower-cost, higher-payback items and can be used as seed money leading to matches for a larger capital project.

The Foundation for Financial Planning, 4/30/2022
Grants  ($5,000 to $40,000) support pro bono financial planning to populations who could not otherwise afford or access financial planning services. 

Harpo Foundation, 4/22/2022 
Grants (up to $10,000) support of new work by under-recognized artists aged 21 years or older. 

Imagine Learning, 4/30/2022
The Imagine Signature Grant Program has two funding priorities: Well-Being Outside the Classroom, and Education & Community Research. The Foundation will make a $100,000 award in each category this year.

Creag Foundation, Open
If your organization has a new approach to an existing social problem, or is addressing a previously unaddressed social issue, the application process begins with a letter of inquiry.

ECMC Foundation, Open
Focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness. Nonprofits, educational institutions, and government agencies are eligible to apply. Letters of Inquiry are accepted throughout the year. 

Doris Day Animal Foundation, Quarterly
Grants ($5,000) support nonprofits that directly rescue, care for, and protect animals, along with programs such as senior pet assistance, spay/neuter, pet food pantries, and emergency disaster relief. The application process begins with a Letter of Introduction during the months of January, April, July, and October of each year.


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


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