Funding Opportunities

Diversifying a portfolio of funding opportunities can be more than seeking foundation and federal grants. In the current funding landscape, organizations have the capacity to add legislative affairs to their ongoing activities in the pursuit of additional funds to achieve their mission. Did you know that nonprofits are eligible to pursue Congressional Directed Spending and/or Community Project Funding?

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Attention nonprofit organizations and government entities addressing homelessness! The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is now accepting proposals for its Youth and Homelessness Systems Improvement (YHSI) Grant. The goal of the YHSI Grant Program is “to increase state and local capacity to better serve youth and create projects that are responsive to the needs of youth at-risk of or experiencing homelessness in the community.” Applications for this program are due February 15, 2024.

Funding Alert! Opportunities for STEM Education The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program is one of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) cornerstones when it comes to producing research and resources for improving undergraduate education. This core program has been around for quite some time and it is open to application from all institutions of higher education, including 4-year institutions and 2-year community colleges. This is the kind of program where innovative teaching approaches will be quite appealing, as the program has been around for a long time.

Attention librarians, school districts, institutions of higher education, government officials, and archivists! The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) – is releasing opportunities to address the critical needs of libraries and archives and support the advancement of professional practices. IMLS’s mission is to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Through multiple opportunities to support the unique needs of libraries and archives, IMLS works towards its strategic goals of championing lifelong learning, strengthening community engagement, advancing collection stewardship and access, and demonstrating excellence in public service. The National Leadership Grants for Libraries program is designed to influence practice across disciplines, support current strategic priorities within its field, use collaboration to demonstrate field-wide buy-in and input, and generate new models, tools, research findings, services, practices, or alliances that can be adapted and scaled.

Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration (EDA) Attention local governments and economic development-focused organizations! The Department of Commerce (DOC) – Economic Development Administration (EDA) – is releasing a brand-new program to create renewed economic opportunity in communities that have for too long been forgotten....

Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration (EDA) Attention local governments and economic development-focused organizations! The Department of Commerce (DOC) – Economic Development Administration (EDA) – is releasing a brand-new program to create renewed economic opportunity in communities that have for too long been forgotten. The EDA’s mission is to ensure that all communities have a path to economic prosperity. The Recompete Pilot Program will invest in distressed communities to create and connect workers to good jobs in places that need them most. The program specifically targets distressed communities to spur a new chapter of opportunity in those areas. This includes areas where prominent industries have declined or disappeared, were physically separated by highway construction, or endured decades of disinvestment. These may be urban, suburban, or rural areas that have low labor force participation rates that are holding back prosperity. This post provides an overview of the opportunity, focusing on the Strategy Development Grant track. The Recompete Plan track will be highlighted next week.

Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Attention institutions of higher education, professional training programs, and hospitals! The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) – Bureau of Healthcare Workforce (BHW) is releasing brand new funding opportunities. Over the next few weeks, we will highlight the eligibility, purpose, and activities, as well as helpful tips and resources if you are considering applying. HRSA programs provide equitable health care to people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable. This includes programs that deliver health services to people with HIV, pregnant people, mothers and their families, those with low incomes, residents of rural areas, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and those otherwise unable to access high-quality health care. HRSA programs also support health infrastructure, including training health professionals and distributing them to areas where they are needed most, providing financial support to healthcare providers, and advancing telehealth.

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Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children & Families (ACYF) Attention organizations and communities working to end youth homelessness, adolescent pregnancy, and domestic violence! The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) and Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)’s Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program is accepting applications for the basic center (BCP) and street outreach (SO) programs, which will provide temporary shelter and counseling services to youth who have left home without the permission of parents or guardians, have been forced to leave home, or homeless youth who might otherwise end up in law enforcement custody, the child welfare, or juvenile justice systems. These programs were created in response to a growing concern for youth in need of long-term, supportive assistance that emergency shelter programs were not equipped to provide, and to provide prevention and intervention services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of trafficking in persons.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Attention community-based behavioral health non-profit organizations, local government behavioral health authorities, and existing Certified Community Mental Health Clinics (CCMHC) and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC)! Under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for 2023 CCBHC programs for organizations seeking to become CCBHCs under the planning, development, and implementation (PDI) and improvement and advancement (IA) for existing CCHBCs.