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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

City of Boston Funding update

 

CITY of BOSTON

The Funding Update


National Endowment for the Humanities

Digital Projects for the Public, 6/8/2022
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants, 6/24/2022
Fellowships Open Book Program, 7/15/2022

Treasury Department, 6/16/2022
The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program focus is on representation, education, and advocacy. Average award $100,000.

National Institutes of Health, through 3/21/2025
The goal of the Behavioral and Integrative Treatment Development Program is to advance science, including treatments and interventions that are intended to be more efficient, better tailored to individuals, or more readily transported to the community.
R34 Planning grants will support Stage I behavioral and integrative intervention research on substance abuse. Max award: $450,000 over 3 years. 
R01 Research grants will support Stages II and III. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project, over a maximum of 5 years.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Briefing, 5/17/2022 at 2PM Eastern
Senior Administration officials will discuss the first six months of implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Learn more about recent program and funding announcements, and the actions the Administration is taking to spread the word about these opportunities.
RSVP here 

 

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

Massachusetts Housing Partnership + Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency

The Massachusetts Homeowner Assistance Fund is available for homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of HAF is to prevent foreclosures and displacements of eligible homeowners. 
 
MA Office of Travel and Tourism, 5/20/2022
Seeking proposals from experienced Massachusetts marketing agencies in public relations, marketing strategy, social media, graphic design, and advertising support services for a marketing campaign to promote Massachusetts to tourists and travelers.

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, 5/24/2022
The Community Reinvestment Grant ($10,000) will support nonprofit programming designed to prevent youth violence or substance use disorder or substance use treatment in Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.  

New This Week


Office of the State Treasurer and Receiver General, 5/31/2022
A Request for Information is issued to elicit the advice and best analysis of knowledgeable persons and entities in the vendor community to enable the State Treasury, the State Lottery Commission and the state School Building Authority to inform the development of a possible RFR or RFQ for a Disparity Study.


MassDevelopment, 6/3/2022
Grants support innovation centers, incubators, makerspaces, artists’ spaces, collaborative kitchens, and co-working spaces to accelerate the pace of new business formation, job formation, and entrepreneurial activity in communities. Awards range from $15,000 to $100,000.
Please note that municipal support letters are not required for this grant application.


Supplier Diversity Office, Open through 9/9/2022
SDO is seeking information on organizations providing resources such as  educational, technical assistance, and financing assistance to small and diverse businesses for inclusion on its resource webpage.

Cannabis Control Commission, Open through 2/24/2023
Seeks to contract with Vendor/s that would provide support services such as event planning and implementation; multimedia and other content development; support to and organization of virtual and in-person conferences, job fairs, clinics, organizing, and hosting focus groups; specialized outreach to non-English-speaking communities and various affinity groups; financial administration of local advertisement payments; and other outreach activities.

Department of Mental Health, Open through 6/30/2025
DMH seeks to include, on a Master Agreement, the services of various accredited (ordained) individuals of different faiths to provide religious services on an as-needed basis. Services will include worship ceremonies, memorial services, funerals, burials and conferring with clients to fulfill their religious 
and spiritual needs. Fee-for-service contracts.

Department of Public Health, Open through 6/30/2027
DPH seeks organizations and individuals to provide specialized training services for health, healthcare or safety training for departmental staff, service provider staff, or others. Service engagements are limited to $50,000 per project. (RFR232727, top of list of Attachments.)



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


CITY GRANTS


Office of Civic Organizing, 6/10/2022
Love Your Block mini-grants fund projects that bring community groups together to improve their neighborhoods. The max award of $3,500 comes with additional city services. 


Arts and Culture, 5/27/2022

Boston-based artists are invited to apply to the PaintBox Program, to paint utility boxes located in neighborhoods across the city. This opportunity is open to all artists at least 18 years of age, with a strong preference for artists who currently live, work, or organize in Boston. High interest in artists who are new to PaintBox. Budget: $200 advance, $300 upon completion; $500 total. 

New This Week


Boston Housing Authority, 5/20/2022
Requesting Proposals for Independent Registered Municipal Advisor Services on an as-needed basis to advise and assist the BHA with respect to various financing transactions including bonds, capital leases, and loans.

Office of Workforce Development, 5/31/2022
Looking to make money this summer? Want to get a jumpstart on your college education, or just give it a try? The Summer Learn & Earn Program is a unique opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors in Boston to earn money while taking college-level courses. Benefits:
- Take a FREE college course
- Earn $200/week (for 6 or 8 weeks)
- Earn 3-6 college credits
- Learn remotely (for most classes)
- Meet with an academic coach
- Get college readiness support
Apply here 

Treasury Department, 5/31/2022
Small Grants are provided for 1) Charitable and humane purposes; 2) Summer field trips for children to nature areas; 3) Special or new recreation for Bostonians; 4) Recreational areas for children; 5) To adorn and embellish Boston's streets and public spaces. Grants range from $500 to $2,000. Applicants must be nonprofits or community organizations partnering with 501c3 fiscal agents or the City of Boston.


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


FOUNDATION GRANTS

Roddenberry Foundation, 5/27/2022
Up to 20 applicants working in one of five issue areas will be selected as 2023 Roddenberry Fellows: 1) Civil Rights; 2) Environmental Protection; 3) Immigrant & Refugee Rights; 4) LGBTQIA & Women’s Rights; 5) Health & Wellness. Fellows will be awarded $50,000 and access to a community of like-minded peers who are collectively working to reimagine a fairer, more inclusive country.

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, 6/7/2022
The following types of grants are currently being offered: Community Vitality; Thriving Women; Flicker Fund; and Land, Water, and Climate. Grants will range from $500 to $50,000.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, 7/14/2022
The New England Forests and Rivers Fund is dedicated to restoring and sustaining healthy forests and rivers that provide habitat for diverse native fish and wildlife populations in the six New England states. Awards range from $50,000 to $500,000. 

Kendal Charitable Funds, 6/10/2022
The Promising Innovations Gran will support organizations that address the issue of national workforce shortages that are straining the U.S. healthcare system.Max award: $50,000 over 2 years.

Vilcek Foundation, 6/10/2022
Prizes for Creative Promise ($50,000) are awarded in Biomedical Science and Music.

Saucony Run For Good Foundation, 6/15/2022
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to community nonprofit organizations that initiate and support running programs to combat childhood obesity.

Black Ambition Prize, 6/20/2022
Eligible applicants consist of Black and Latinx innovators building early-stage ventures across five distinct categories: 1) Consumer Products and Services; 2) Healthcare; 3) Media and Entertainment; 4) Technology; 5) Web 3.0. Eligible ventures will compete for awards between $25,000 and $1M. Multiple semi-finalists will be selected, with one grand prize winner receiving $1M. 

Gold Futures Challenge, 6/30/2022
The Challenge will award ten prizes ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations for projects that ensure that AAPI communities are seen, heard, empowered, and united.

Classics for Kids Foundation, 6/30/2022
Matching grants are available to K-12 schools and nonprofits that serve at-risk and rural youth throughout the United States to help purchase stringed instruments.

Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund, 6/30/2022
Small grants (up to $500) support nonprofit music programs that provide the opportunity for children and youth to attend live performances of classical music and related programming.


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


THE RESOURCE TABLE


What Is Donor Stewardship?

Courtesy of funraise

A few common examples:
- Targeted donation follow-up emails
- Handwritten gift acknowledgment letters
- Personal thank-you phone calls
- Exclusive donor appreciation events
- Donor anniversary messages
- Holiday greetings
- Behind-the-scenes facility tours
- Newsletters depicting recent success stories


Fundraising Templates, and More
Courtesy of Network for Good

Their team of nonprofit experts curated a series of fundraising templates to help you succeed in your campaigns: detailed checklists, planning guides, and more for events, Giving Tuesday, and all communication needs.


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