Health & Education: Funding

Talent Search Grants, Application Deadline: February 26

US Department of Education invites public or private agencies, institutions of higher education, and/or secondary schools to apply under the Talent Search Grant program for funding to support the identification of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds with potential for education at the postsecondary level and encourage them to complete secondary school and undertake postsecondary education. Applications are due February 26, 2021. 

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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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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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Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant, Deadline: February 16

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 Rural Emergency Medical Services Training grants (Short Title: EMS Training). The purpose of this program is to recruit and train emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in rural areas. SAMHSA recognizes the great need for emergency services in rural areas and the critical role EMS personnel serve across the country.

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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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Sea Grant National Federal Partnership Liaisons Competition – Deadline: Nov. 3

The National Sea Grant College Program supports leveraged federal and state partnership that harness the intellectual capacity of the nation’s universities and research institutions to solve problems and generate opportunities in coastal communities. Subject to the availability of funding, the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) expects to have available approximately $200,000 per year across four fiscal years and in support of two projects as part of the Sea Grant Federal Partnership Liaison program.



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.



Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) – Deadline: Dec. 14

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) launches a new set of challenges in the NFTE World Series of Innovation (WSI). We invite you to think big and submit your ideas to advance the UN Global Goals. The best entries win cash prizes and anyone between the ages of 13 and 24 is eligible to enter. Just be sure to submit by December 14, when the submission period for the Fall 2020 challenges ends!


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.

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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.



School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network: Student Support Recovery Grant. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is no longer available

The SBHSN Student Support Recovery Grant is accepting applications to help implement telehealth mental health program services for children impacted by short and long-term school closures.



Grant: Rural LISC – Community Facilities Fund – Deadline: ongoing

Local Initiatives Support Corporation created the Community Facilities Fund to provide capital to help develop and improve essential community facilities in rural areas. Rural LISC utilizes this fund to provide permanent and construction-to-permanent financing for rural community facilities, including health care centers, hospitals, educational facilities, and other nonprofit and public facilities in rural communities with populations under 20,000.



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.



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.



Grant Information: Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants – Year-Round Applications

This program helps prevent damage or restore households and business’ access to clean, reliable drinking water in eligible rural areas and towns following natural disasters. Funding is intended to improve the natural environment and encourage manufacturers and other businesses to locate or expand operations.



Grant Information: Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant – Currently Accepting Applications

The primary objective of the Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant program is to provide technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups through cooperatives and Cooperative Development Centers.



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