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Friday, July 08, 2022

City of Boston funding updates

CITY of BOSTON

The Funding Update


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 8/5/2022

Citizenship and Integration grants support organizations that provide 1) citizenship classes and naturalization services; 2) extended integration services; 3) citizenship preparation services; 4) regional or statewide citizenship networks. Max awards range from $300,000 to $1M.

National Park Service, 8/10/2022
Underrepresented Community grants are intended to diversify the nominations submitted to the National Register of Historic Places. Eligible projects include surveys and nominations of historic sites. Awards range from $15,000 to $75,000.

National Science Foundation, Open
Smart & Connected Communities is a program supported across NSF’s Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Education and Human Resources; Engineering; and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. 
Integrative Research grants will address technological and social science dimensions of smart and connected communities. Track 1 awards could range between $1.5M and $2.5M for 4 years max. Track 2 max award is $1.5M for up to 3 years.
Planning Grants are for capacity building to prepare project teams to develop future Integrative Research proposals. Awards: up to $150,000 for 1 year.


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


Town of Brookline, 7/21/2022
The Brookline Department of Public Health is seeking proposals for professional services to conduct, assist with data collection, analysis, and reporting of the Community Health Assessment.

Executive Office of the Trial Court, 7/25/2022
Request for Proposals: 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, and depression, or stress as a result of juror service. 

Town of Concord, 8/1/2022
Request For Proposals: Regional Affordable Housing Consulting Services/RHSO Senior Housing Consultant.

Department of Public Health, 8/2/2022
Request for Responses: Community Innovation in Responding to Adolescent & Young Adult Substance Use. A key component of project models should include the promotion of community partnerships that address youth substance use and encourage positive youth development.

Operational Services Division, 8/4/2022
Request for Responses: Management Consultant, Program Coordinator and Planner Services. The resulting primary Statewide Contract will be used by Executive Agencies and other Eligible Entities. PRF76 seeks to establish a pre-qualified list of vendors that can provide an array of services.


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


CITY GRANTS

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.

New This Week


Boston Public Health Commission, 8/6/2022
Boston Youth Resiliency and Recovery Collaborative is seeking qualified youth-serving organizations to increase equitable access to high quality mentoring opportunities for BIPOC LGBTQ+ young people.


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


FOUNDATION GRANTS

E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, 7/15/2022 & 1/31/2023
Focus areas: theological education, performing arts, charitable purposes, museum collection maintenance, projects/programs offering support to LGBTQ persons of faith, and community health. Each area of giving has a specific geographical area served. Awards range from $10,000 to $50,000.
   
JA Community Foundation, 7/21/2022
Grants (up to $50,000) support new projects or improvements to existing programs with the potential to benefit the senior Japanese American community. Priorities: health, history, arts and culture, and youth.

Eastman Foundation, 7/31/2022
Funding focus: sustainable community improvement. Priorities: education, environment, empowerment and economic development. Awards range from $1,000 to $20,000.

CoreCivic Foundation, 7/31/2022
Grants support nonprofits that work with former offenders, victims of crime and abuse, and underserved youth.

Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, 7/31/2022
Funding focus: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. Priority is given to long-term service projects providing direct assistance to sick and injured veterans and their families.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Blue Sky, 8/1/2022
Grants support research focused on short-term risks for suicide that can be readily implemented in clinical settings. Max award: $500,000 per year for up to three years.


Amelia Peabody  Charitable Fund, 8/1/2022
Focus areas: medicine (human and animal), social welfare, visual arts, land conservation, land conversation, and historic preservation. Awards range from $20,000 to $500,000. 

New England Foundation for the Arts, 8/1/2022 & 3/1/2023
NEST grants support nonprofits and schools to provide presentations of New England-based performing artists from outside a presenter's state.

Brady Education Foundation, 8/1/2022
Funding focus: helping to close opportunity and achievement gaps associated with race and family income. Previous grants have supported COVID-19 responses, PreK-12 education, data monitoring systems, partnership initiatives, early childhood education studies, program evaluations, Montessori research initiatives, and more.

Emeril Lagasse Foundation, 8/1/2022
Seeking concept pacers that address appreciation of the source of food, development of life skills through food, nutrition and healthy eating and development of culinary skills. Max award: $10,000.

Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, 8/2/2022
Focus areas: Environment and Health; Music; Education. Max award $75,000.00 

TD Charitable Foundation, 8/26/2022
Funding priorities: Better Health, Financial Security, Connected Communities, and Vibrant Planet. Special consideration is given to programs that support low to moderate-income individuals. Average award $5,000.
    

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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