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Sunday, May 29, 2022

City of Boston funding update

CITY of BOSTON

The Funding Update


Veterans Administration, 6/10/2022

The new Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program will enable VA to provide resources toward community-based suicide prevention efforts to meet the needs of Veterans and their families through outreach, suicide prevention services, and connection to VA and community resources. Max award: $750,000.

Office of Refugee Resettlement, 6/27/2022
Grants from the Refugee Microenterprise Development Program support technical assistance on grants and loans, a revolving loan fund, credit builder loans, coordination with the refugee resettlement community and state refugee coordinator, and administrative costs. Max award:  $250,000.

USDA, 6/30/2022
Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive grants support projects intended to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by providing incentives at the point of purchase among income-eligible consumers participating in the SNAP program. Awards range from $1,000 - $15M.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, 7/15/2022
Seeking Community-Driven Approaches to Address Factors Contributing to Structural Racism in Public Health. Average award $300,000.
 


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. 
 
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.


New This Week

Department of Public Health, 6/17/2022
Community Health & Healthy Aging Funds can be used to reduce health inequities by addressing the social determinants of health. Awards will range from $10,000 to $100,000 per year, up to 5 years.

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, 8/31/22
Workplace Safety Training and Education grants fund programs that reduce the risk of injury and illness to workers and promote safe and healthy conditions in the workplace through training, education, and other preventative measures. Max award: $25,000.   


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


CITY GRANTS

Office of Workforce Development, 5/31/2022 
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. 


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.


Black Male Advancement, 6/3/2022
Funding priorities: Financial Literacy & Entrepreneurship; Youth Development & Mentoring;  Civic Organizing. Awards range from $2,500 to $7,500. Specific conditions apply. 

Age Strong Commission, 6/8/2022
Requesting proposals for a holistic and comprehensive solution to assess, intervene, and treat hoarding disorder including on-site assessment, crisis case management, individual and family counseling, decluttering and clean-out services.


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. 

New This Week


Boston Housing Authority, 6/13/2022
BHA is seeking real estate development consultant services from one or more qualified individuals or firms with significant experience in development feasibility studies, financial modeling, project management including financing and permitting applications, and strategic planning for Public Housing Authorities. The BHA is exploring the feasibility of expanding its subsidized housing portfolio. The value of the work is estimated to $100,000.


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


FOUNDATION GRANTS

Community Care Corps, 5/23/2022 to 7/8/2022
Requests proposals for innovative local models in which volunteers assist family caregivers or directly assist older adults or adults with disabilities with non-medical care to maintain their independence. Awards range from $30,000 to $200,000.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation, 6/24/2022
Funding priorities: .Affordable Housing, Small Business, and Neighborhood Revitalization. Awards range from $2,500 to $50,000, depending upon market size.

New This Week


Lululemon, 5/30/2022
Grants support organizations around the globe that create inclusive access to movement, mindfulness and connection, and those that advocate for civil and human rights for people most impacted by systemic inequity. Max award: $50,000 (or up to 40% of the annual operating budget). The application process begins with a letter of intent.

Cuttyhunk Island Residency, 6/1/2022
Opportunity for visual artists to focus on their work in a beautiful, remote setting far removed from the distractions of everyday life. An intimate group of twelve artists gather on Cuttyhunk Island for eight days to share ideas and learn from each other while working on their individual projects. 

Monat Gratitude, 6/4/2022
Grants support new and existing K-12 initiatives in arts and culture, youth sports and recreation, and youth entrepreneurship. Awards range from $5,000 to $20,000.

Obama Foundation, 6/14/2022
The Obama-Chesky/Voyager Scholarship for Public Service is a two-year program for students in their junior and senior years of college from across the US who are committed to pursuing careers that serve the public and their communities. The scholarship is a maximum of $25,000 per year in financial aid; a $10,000 stipend and free Airbnb housing to pursue a summer work-travel experience between their junior and senior year of college; a $2,000 travel credit every year for 10 years; an annual summit to help define their public service voyage, and a network of leaders will expose them to new areas of service and innovations happening in their fields. 

National Sculpture Society, 6/20/2022
The Dexter Jones Award ($5,000) is open to sculptors with outstanding work in bas-relief.

JPMorganChase Annual Challenge, 6/27/2022
Focus areas: careers and skills, financial health, small business expansion, and neighborhood development. The Challenge will also fund a subset of projects that advance approaches to improve mental health and wellness as a part of interventions designed to promote economic mobility. Organizations from 20 metropolitan areas are eligible to apply. Three-year grants ranging from $500,000 to $3 million will be awarded to up to ten individual organizations or partnerships.

Aaron Copland Fund, 6/30/2022
Performance Program grants (up to $20,000) will be awarded to professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music and plans to continue that commitment.

QUEER | ART, 6/30/2022
The grant will support visual artists who are self-identified Black trans women and trans femmes.

Classics for Kids Foundation, 6/30/2022
Matching grants support K-12 music education for string instruments.

Borealis Philanthropy, 6/30/2022
Funding priority: organizations that are disability-led, with emphasis on Black, Indigenous, people of color, queer and gender non-conforming, and women disability-led organizations.Funding focus: work that engages with other social movements and across issues, including racial justice, climate change, immigrant rights, labor rights. Awards range from $30,000 to $100,000.

New Earth Foundation, 7/1/2022
Grants support environmental initiatives that are working to eliminate pollution and save the planet’s ecosystems; community efforts that create models of social sustainability; educational innovations that prepare youth to become the socially responsible leaders of the future; and strategies that offer economic improvement and opportunities. The application process begins with a letter of intent.

Infinite Hero Foundation, 7/1/2022
Grants support programs or treatments to active-duty service members, veterans, and/or military families for service-related mental and physical injuries. Max award: $100,000. The application process begins with a letter of intent.

Latham Foundation, 7/1/2022 - 7/8/2022
Funding focus: programs that focus on animal-assisted activities that demonstrate people and animals working together for the benefit of both. Funding priority: programs that include services to animals and the military, veterans, first responders and their families. Max award: $10,000.. 

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, 7/15/2022
The Foundation supports organizations that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of information about new and innovative programs designed to benefit youth, or through the dissemination of information already possessed by well-established organizations. Grant requests should have the potential to help American children in a broad geographic area.

Kauffman Foundation, Open
Grants (up to $1M) support organizations or projects that are creating supportive communities for entrepreneurs with focused programs.

Transformational Partnerships Fund, Open
Partnerships supported by TPF typically involve two or more degree-granting institutions of higher education. Catalytic grants of up to $100,000 can be used to engage third-party technical assistance providers knowledgeable in law, finance, governance, fundraising, human resources, and other related fields.
 


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


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