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Friday, July 01, 2022

City of Boston Funding updates

 

CITY of BOSTON

The Funding Update



Housing & Urban Development, 7/29/2022
Jobs Plus grants support work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. Average award $1.6M.

National Endowment for the Arts, 8/4/2022
Our Town creative placemaking grant projects require a partnership between local government entities and nonprofit organizations, one of which must be a cultural organization. Projects should also engage in partnership with other sectors, such as agriculture and food, economic development, education and youth, environment and energy, health, housing, public safety, transportation, and workforce development.Grants range from $25,000 to $150,000. A dollar-for-dollar match is required, at a minimum.  
Contact the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture with any questions. 

Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, 8/15/2022
Supporting Vulnerable At-Risk Youth and Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care grants will support a pilot demonstration program consisting of treatment models for residential care, treatment, and services. Funding categories: Project Sites and Training/Technical Assistance.
Max award: $825,000.

Department of Education, 9/27/2022
The purpose of the Promise Neighborhoods program is to significantly improve the academic and developmental outcomes of children and youth living in the most distressed communities of the US, by ensuring school readiness, high school graduation, and access to a community-based continuum of high-quality services. Notice of Intent is due 7/29/2022. Max award: $6M.
 


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. 


Department of Early Education & Care, 9/30/2022

Short-term financing is available to child care providers to help sustain program operations despite enrollment fluctuations and ensure the continued availability of care in under-resourced communities.

New This Week


Massachusetts Service Alliance, 7/18/2022

AmeriCorps Planning grants are available for organizations that are interested in eventually hosting their own AmeriCorps State program. Most grants will range between $50,000 - $60,000. The matching requirement is 24%, and can be cash and/or in-kind.

Executive Office of Elder Affairs, 7/18/2022
EOEA is seeking to contract with community partners to expand the public health workforce in the aging and disability network in Massachusetts. $1.2M is available for fee-for-service contracts.

Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development + Commonwealth Corporation
Multiple funding opportunities to train and upskill a current workforce, and to develop a pipeline of workers.Open deadlines.

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


CITY GRANTS

Age Strong Commission, 7/12/2022
Invites all interested agencies serving Boston’s older adults to submit proposals for federal sub-grants to support a comprehensive health and social service system for Boston’s older adults. Three funding categories are available.


Office of Financial Empowerment, 7/13/2022

Seeking competitive bids from consultants to implement the second phase of a project to improve the service delivery and effectiveness of financial coaching available through the Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment. Estimated contract: $75,000.

Boston Public Schools, 8/8/2022
Seeking bids for 3-year contracts with for-profit and nonprofit providers to expand universal Pre-K support and services to three and four-year-olds in the City of Boston.

New This Week


Environment Department, 7/18/2022
The Commissioner of Environment has issued a Request for Proposals from qualified consultants to provide energy procurement and supply bill reconciliation services to the City.

Boston Public Health Commission, 7/18/2022
The Mayor's Office of Recovery Services is seeking organization(s) to fill a critical need in the daytime continuum of care for individuals with substance use disorder, specifically those individuals experiencing homelessness.

Boston Public Health Commission, 7/22/2022
The Mayor's Office of Recovery Services is seeking organization(s) to support community engagement teams for up to three neighborhoods identified as high need.

Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, 7/22/2022
Requests proposals for a design and installation of public art at the Copley Square Plaza.


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


FOUNDATION GRANTS

Social Innovation Forum, Now through 7/13/2022
The Social Innovator Accelerator helps nonprofit organizations gain visibility, expand their networks, and connect with philanthropic and in-kind resources to accelerate their work. Each selected organization, a Social Innovator, receives access to cash and in-kind benefits valued at more than $150,000.


New Pluralists, 7/15/2022
Grants will support the leadership of people who are building trust across divides, and that support communities' efforts to create and act together across differences. Proposals focused within locations experiencing increasing divisiveness are of particular interest. Grants will range from $100,000 to $500,000.

Fund for Workforce Equity, 7/31/2022
Funding and technical assistance are available to workforce development organizations. It is anticipated that typical awards will range from $50,000 to $70,000. 


Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation, 8/5/2022 to 9/2/2022

The Foundation supports community-based nonprofit organizations that focus on HIV/AIDS care and direct services, education, or research. 

Overwatch Alliance, 8/18/2022
Grants up to $15,000 support nonprofits that provide services to active military, veterans and their families.

Draper Richard Kaplan Foundation, Open
Grants up to $350,000 support nonprofits and social enterprises to develop game-changing ideas or early-stage projects that have a high potential for large-scale impact and sustainable change.


Andrew Family Foundation, Open

Grants support nonprofits whose work impacts the lives of youth through educational programs and services.


Literacy Opportunity Fund, Open
Grants ($3,000 to $6,000) support nonprofits that provide literacy services directly to students. 

Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation, Open
Funding priorities: education and the arts. Awards generally range from $1,000 to $10,000. 

Wallace Global Fund, Open
Grants are provided for initiatives at the national and global levels, as well as for significant local Funding priorities: Challenge Corporate Power, Defend and Renew Democracy, Protect the Environment, Promote Truth and Creative Freedom in Media, and Advance Women's Human Rights and Empowerment.


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


THE RESOURCE TABLE


Apply Now for Immigrants Lead Boston

Boston immigrants who want to become leaders in the community can now apply for this opportunity through the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement. Through a 12-week course, 20 selected residents will meet key City of Boston officials and learn how to effectively navigate local government. Ideal candidates are emerging leaders committed to advocating for their immigrant community.
Register for a virtual information session on July 14 from 6-7 pm, or July 30 from 10-11 am; and apply by August 7.



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