Community & Culture: Funding

Workforce Pathways for Youth Grant Program, Deadline: February 4

This Announcement solicits applications for the Workforce Pathways for Youth grant program. The purpose of this program is to increase alignment between workforce and OST programs and expand job training and workforce pathways for youth and disconnected youth including soft skill development, career exploration, job readiness and certification, summer jobs, year-round job opportunities, and apprenticeships.

This grant program will help establish lasting connections and partnerships between existing OST program activities and other state and local workforce partners to better address the need for youth exposure to career-related services, which support and prepare youth to enter the workforce.

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Mental Health Awareness Training Grants, Deadline: February 5

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 Mental Health Awareness Training grants (Short Title: MHAT).  It is expected that this program will prepare and train others on how to appropriately and safely respond to individuals with mental disorders, particularly individuals with SMI and/or SED.

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Business and Industry (B&I) CARES Act Program – Deadline: Until funds are expended.

USDA is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive funding under USDA B&I CARES Act Program provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. A short video clip is now available to help you learn more about the program.

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EDA SPRINT Challenge “Scaling Pandemic Resilience Through Innovation & Technology”, Deadline: December 3

Estimated Program Funding: $25,000,000 / Award Ceiling: $750,000.  Expected Number of Awards: 100. The SPRINT Challenge is a national competition funded by the CARES Act. The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) seeks projects that aim to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic and future pandemics. EDA is soliciting applications for investments that support regional innovation economies to address the economic, health, and safety risks caused by the coronavirus pandemic through entrepreneurship and innovation.

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EPA – FY21 Interventions & Communication Strategies to Reduce Health Risks of Wildland Fire Smoke Exposure Deadline: December 15

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research that will address behavioral, technical and practical aspects of interventions and communication strategies to reduce exposures and/or health risks of wildland fire smoke.

Award ceiling: $1,000,000. Grants.gov NOFO. EPA Program  website.

 

EPA – Early Career: Interventions & Communication Strategies to Reduce Health Risks of Wildland Fire Smoke Exposures Deadline: December 15

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research that will address behavioral, technical and practical aspects of interventions and communication strategies to reduce exposures and/or health risks of wildland fire smoke.

Award ceiling: $550,000. Grants.gov NOFO. EPA Program website.

 

Intervention/Communication Strategies to Reduce Health Risks of Wildfire Smoke Exposure. Applications accepted through December 15

EPA, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research that will address behavioral, technical and practical aspects of interventions and communication strategies to reduce exposures and/or health risks of wildfire smoke. To improve individual and public health, this RFA will seek to understand what actions might be effective for reducing adverse health outcomes of ambient and indoor exposures to wildfire smoke, and how best to communicate these actions to various groups. This RFA is also supported by EPA’s Air and Energy research program, which supports research needed to inform decisions regarding air quality to protect public health and the environment. Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2020.

How to Apply.

Apply Here.

 

No Kid Hungry Early Childhood Grant, Deadline: December 29

This grant opportunity will provide funding to organizations working to decrease food insecurity among children from birth to 5 years old. Community organizations, early childcare centers, healthcare providers and others working to ensure vulnerable young children have access to healthy food are encouraged to apply for a grant.

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Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grants Program, Deadline: December 31

Provides support to nonprofit organizations and public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve their communities. The program focuses on support for organizations that serve veterans in local communities, as well as organizations that serve diverse and underserved communities. Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. Requests will be accepted on a rolling basis through 12/31/2020.

Visit the Foundation’s website here to submit an online application.

 

Rural Relief Small Business GrantsApplication Deadline: January 26 – February 2, 2021

We will support small businesses and enterprises affected by Covid-19 across the country, especially those in underserved communities, including entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital.

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Veteran Housing GrantsApplication Deadline: March 26, 2021 OR July 9, 2021

The Foundation’s Veteran Housing Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations for the new construction or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for veterans. Awards typically range from $100,000 to $500,000.

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Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI)Application Deadline: January 26, 2021

The purpose of the SCRI program is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems.

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NEA Big Read, Application Deadline: January 27, 2021

Applicant organizations for NEA Big Read must be a 501c (3) nonprofit; a division of state, local, or tribal government; or a tax-exempt public library.

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Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant, Application Deadline: January 29, 2021

The Flood Mitigation Assistance Program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to states, local communities, federally recognized tribes and territories.

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Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program (RHSE), Application Deadline: April 29, 2021

The RHSE program proposals are expected to be community-based outreach education programs, such as those conducted through Human Science extension outreach.

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Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant ProgramApplication Deadline: Open

This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.

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Grant: NRG Retail Charitable Foundation – Ongoing

The NRG Retail Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that strive to improve the quality of life in communities served by Reliant Energy throughout the state of Texas. The Foundation’s areas of interest categories include: Community and Economic Development, Education, Environment and Energy Efficiency, and Health and Well-Being. The Foundation gives priority to initiatives that strengthen community involvement and inclusiveness. Applications for sponsorships and grants may be submitted at any time.

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Grant Information: Water & Waste Disposal and Community Facility Funds Available in Texas – Currently Accepting Applications

The Water & Waste Disposal programs provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas. The Community Facilities program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas.

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Grant Guide: FEMA Publishes New Disaster Guide

FEMA published the New Recipients of Disaster Grants Guide, a centralized resource document for state, local, tribal and territorial governments. This guide provides streamlined guidance on the essential elements of Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and required actions to request, initiate and receive FEMA disaster assistance grants.

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E4E Relief – Brave of Heart Fund (Rolling Deadline)

The intention of the Fund is to help meet the financial needs of the surviving family of an eligible healthcare worker who has lost their life from a cause related to COVID 19. Eligible family members include a spouse or domestic partner, a dependent child, or dependent parent. Potential applicants may verify their eligibility to apply for a grant by submitting the required documentation on the Fund’s website here: https://braveofheartfund.smapply.io/.

Update for PPP Loans of $50,000 or less

The SBA and Department of Treasury have jointly posted a new rule affecting the forgiveness and loan review processes for borrowers with Paycheck Protection Plan loans of $50,000 or less. These borrowers are now exempt from any reduction in forgiveness based on the reduction in the number of FTE employees or employee salaries or wages. They can also use SBA Form 3508S to apply for forgiveness, unless the borrower and its business affiliates received loans totaling $2 million or more.

  • Click here to view the simpler loan forgiveness application.
  • Click here to view the instructions for completing the simpler loan forgiveness application.
  • Click here to view the Interim Final Rule on the simpler forgiveness process for loans of $50,000 or less.

 

Implementation Guidance for Use of HUD CDBG-DR Recovery Funds as Non-Federal Cost Share for FEMA PA Program

The purpose of the attached memorandum is to announce the issuance of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Implementation Guidance for Use of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds as Non-Federal Cost Share for the Public Assistance Program. This Implementation Guidance was produced through a joint effort by HUD and FEMA and is intended to assist FEMA’s Public Assistance Program (PA) Recipients and PA Subrecipients and HUD Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Grantees and CDBG-DR Subrecipients that use CDBG-DR funds to fulfill all or a portion of the non-Federal cost share requirements of the PA Program (referenced in this document as “Local Match”). The Implementation Guidance introduces the concept of “Flexible Match” to satisfy the Local Match.  Traditionally, CDBG-DR funds are applied as Local Match to the entire PA project.  Flexible match is a streamlining concept that minimizes the administrative costs related to using CDBG-DR funds and allows CDBG-DR funding for distinct facilities or sites within a PA project. Additionally, the Implementation Guidance identifies the major areas in which the requirements of FEMA and HUD’s funding sources diverge, provides recommendations on how to apply CDBG-DR funds to PA projects, and includes a discussion of the roles and responsibilities of each federal agency and of those entities receiving and using funds under each grant program. Access the pdf here

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