Friday, June 03, 2022

City of Boston funding update


The Funding Update

National Endowment for the Arts, 7/7/2022

Grants for Arts Projects support artist communities, arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literary arts, local arts agencies, media arts, museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting and multidisciplinary arts, theater, and visual arts. Max award: $150,000.

HHS Office of Community Services, 7/11/2022 and 5/22/2023
Community Economic Development Projects grants support job creation and business development for individuals with low income. Awards range from $100,000 to $800,000.

Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, 7/18/2022
This solicitation will support high-quality arts programs for justice-involved youth to reduce juvenile delinquency, recidivism, and/or other problem and high-risk behaviors. Awards range: $66,500 to $200,000.

Federal funding opportunities are continuously updated on grants.gov


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. 

New This Week

Executive Office of the Massachusetts Trial Court, 6/17/2023
Seeking a mental healthcare vendor to provide non-therapeutic, clinician-led support for Massachusetts trial jurors who need one-on-one consultation due to exposure to trauma, or symptoms of anxiety, depression, or stress as a result of juror service.

Department of Transportation, 6/23/2022
Request for Information to solicit details from the technical vendor community and its capabilities to provide Diversity Engagement, Compliance, and Reporting tools that will be considered for future usage at MassDOT.

Cambridge Housing Authority, 6/24/2022
Seeking one or more artists to create a permanent, exterior, site-specific art installation as part of the renovation of 116 Norfolk Street near Central Square.

Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, 7/8/2022
The Center for Instructional Support seeks one or more vendor(s) to support principal preparation and development through (1) developing a model performance assessment for administrator candidates, (2) providing supports for administrator preparation programs, and (3) providing implementation support to pilot the draft School-level Administrator Rubric and Principal Induction and Mentoring Handbook.

Operational Services Division, 8/4/2022
OSD intends to post a solicitation for a new contract for Management Consultants, Program Coordinators, and Planners Services. Before the solicitation is posted, interested bidders should take advantage of educational opportunities offered through OSD to learn more about the bidding process. Pre-bid conference: 6/16/2022.

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


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. 

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.

New This Week

Boston Public Library, 7/14/2022
Seeking bids for the catering contract and food operations for the retail outlets at the Central branch of the Boston Public Library.

Mayor’s Office of Housing, 7/26/2022
The goal for the Blue Hill Avenue Action Plan is to spark economic development, business growth opportunities, and foster the entrepreneurial spirit in the community through the disposition and development of 30 city-owned vacant parcels, totaling 97,000 square feet. (Scroll through the grant listings for details of this and other funding opportunities.)  

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


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.

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. 

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.

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.

New This Week

Latino Public Broadcasting, 6/27/2022
The Current Issues Fund invites applications for 60 or 90-minute documentary films from the Latino American perspective that explore contemporary civic and social justice issues, incorporate a journalistic approach into the filmmaking process, and have resonance for a national U.S. audience. Grants ranging between $40,000 and $100,000 will support production and post-production.

PetSafe, 6/30/2022
Bark for Your Park grants support new parks ($25,000) and park maintenance ($5,000).

Langeloth Foundation, 7/7/2022
Focus areas: Justice Reform and Safe & Healthy Communities/ending gun violence. Letters of Intent and Proposals are by invitation only, following review of a brief Preliminary Application Screener.
American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation,  7/15/2022
The Family Medicine Cares USA program helps fund free clinics in the United States, with AAFP member physicians serving in a leadership role. Grants of up to $25,000 support new and existing clinics that exhibit a primary care focus to support the purchase of tangible items, such as exam tables, EHR systems, and medical equipment. 

Boston Scientific Foundation, 7/1/2022
Grants support programs that aim to improve the health of those who are economically disadvantaged, with a focus on cancer, respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, diabetes, gastrointestinal or urologic diseases, disorders, and mental wellness through any one of these approaches: disease prevention; disease awareness and diagnosis; access to care; and quality of care.

The Impact Fund, 7/19/2022 and 10/1/2022
Funding priorities for grants and legal support and impact litigation: Social Justice, Economic Justice and Environmental Justice. Prior awards have ranged from $2,500 to $30,000.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation, 7/21/2022
Rapid Response grants will support projects that focus on uplifting LGBTQIA+ youth and their allies with awards of up to $20,000. Organizations must be directly serving youth enrolled in K-12 public schools in New England. Event sponsorship grants are also available.

Road Runners Club of America, 8/1/2022
Kids Run the Nation grants support nonprofits and schools that are interested in implementing or currently have a youth running program. Awards range from $500 to $1,000.

BoatU.S. Foundation, Open
Grassroots Grants support local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations, as well as boating clubs, environmental organizations, and student groups, that develop innovative projects to promote safe and clean boating. Max award: $10,000. Application process begins with a letter of intent. 

TD Charitable Foundation, Open
The Non-Profit Training Resource Fund provides grants to charitable organizations for employees to attend approved classes and courses that will enhance job performance. Max award: $1,000.


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



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