What are you working on? Lets communicate! yeeeeaaaaaaahh
Lucy is working on: Lowe‘s Charitable and Educational Foundation grant and the Environmental Support Center and want to collaborate on the Communities Take Root (free orchard) with someone.
Ursula is working on:Youth Garden Grants Program/ National Gardening Association and Home Depot, Pepsi Refresh Project grants, Grants for civic affairs, youth, education, social services.
I (caroline) am working on these: http://www.gardenabcs.com/Grants.html
Arthur did the DoSomething one.
Alyssa posted this grant resource (where me and ursula found ours): http://communitygarden.org/learn/resources/funding-opportunities.php
This list of grants was passed from Fresh Start to Morgan:
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program: Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities
For small and medium-sized farm sustainability, farmers need to increase product value, reduce the costs of inputs , and adopt sustainable management practices. Farms need strategies for entering into and being competitive in domestic and overseas markets. Technological advances and new investments in these changing communities have not benefited all rural residents due to differences in physical, economic, cultural, environmental, and social factors. Demographic changes created by migration and economic development have created challenges and opportunities in rural design. A multidisciplinary approach is needed to plan, locate, and retain small and medium-sized farms and non-farm activities in rural areas to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and eliminate poverty. Single-function Research Projects, multi-function Integrated Projects, and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address the Program Area Priorities of the Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities area (see Foundational Program RFA for details).
Deadline: March 23, 2011
Maximum Grant Amount: $500,000
Extension Integrated Pest Management Coordination and Support Program
The FY 2011 Extension Integrated Pest Management Coordination and Support Program (EIPM-CS) contains two components, EIPM-CS Coordination and EIPM-CS Support. Both components support state and local contributions in advancing the goals of the National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) by addressing priority needs associated with the coordination, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of extension IPM programs. EIPM-CS funds will help agricultural producers and other pest managers adopt alternative pest management practices through training, demonstration, and evaluation of methods and strategies. All EIPM-CS efforts are intended to contribute to the achievement of national IPM goals through the demonstration and evaluation of IPM practices in production agriculture and other settings. Awards strengthen the ability of NIFA and its IPM partner institutions to actively address local, state, and national IPM needs delivered through the Cooperative Extension Services and rapidly respond to new issues and opportunities.
Deadline: March 29, 2011
Maximum Grant Amount: $350,000
Grant Link: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/extensionipmcoordinationandsupportprogram.cfm
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (DLT)
The Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program is specifically designed to meet the educational and health care needs of rural America through the use of advanced telecommunications technologies. The DLT program is legislatively authorized to provide three kinds of financial assistance: (1) 100% grant; (2) Combination Loan-Grant; and, (3) 100% Loan. In FY11, funds will only be provided to cover 100% grant assistance. The eligible purposes for 100% grants are the most restrictive. The DLT Grant Program is primarily focused on providing equipment that operates via telecommunications to rural end-users of telemedicine and distance learning. It is useful to keep in mind that while the equipment is eligible, it does not fund the telecommunications that connects that equipment. DLT does not fund communications links between sites (wireless or wire-line) and it does not fund telecommunications or Internet connections. Grants (and eligible matching funds) can be expended only for the costs associated with the initial capital assets associated with the project. Grants (and eligible matching funds) can be expended only for the costs associated with the initial capital assets associated with the project. The Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant funds technology to enable the delivery of educational and/or healthcare related services to rural areas, typically defined as those with populations of 20,000 or fewer residents.
Deadline: April 25, 2011
Grant Link: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/supportdocuments/2011-dlt-app-guide-Final-Feb-23-2011.pdf
Research Center to Support Secondary Analyses of Head Start Impact Study Data
The overarching goal of this cooperative agreement will be to utilize existing data from the Head Start Impact Study to answer applied questions related to program characteristics that positively influence outcomes for Head Start children and families. The grant will be awarded to a single institution that will lead a consortium of researchers in the implementation of several complementary studies using the Head Start Impact Study data to answer questions related to how aspects of Head Start centers, classrooms, and teachers moderate impacts on children and families. The specific goals of the grant program are to: 1) strengthen our understanding of the relationship between center, classroom, and teachers’ characteristics and Head Start’s impact by supporting studies with varied but strong methodological approaches to addressing this issue; 2) build a consortium of researchers conducting complementary studies of the relationship between characteristics of Head Start centers, classrooms, and teachers and impacts on children and families; and 3) build a community of researchers with expertise and knowledge of the Head Start Impact Study data.
Deadline: May 2, 2011
Grant Link: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2011-ACF-OPRE-YR-0144
DARPA is soliciting proposals for innovative research in educational systems that will ENGAGE young students (Pre-K – Grade 3) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) studies while conducting research into the best methods and practices for teaching these topics. Specifically, an educational game-based approach is being sought that will analyze game-play across thousands of players to determine the best approaches for teaching specific STEM topics while taking into account individual learning styles, demographics and other factors identified by the game to impact learning. These educational games must meet the highest industry standards for quality and engagement while incorporating the best pedagogical practices and clearly focusing on the ability to measure and identify metrics critical to teaching STEM topics, as well as to see if the lessons learned within the game generalize to the classroom.
Deadline: May 27, 2011
Grant Link: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=WRydNnkpqDyJnTvpDY3mLb62TNtyKTRsjtlThJF2mTyJ1J1KZB02!-265442666?oppId=74334&mode=VIEW
Green Jobs Innovation Fund
The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $40 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Title I, Subtitle D, Section 171(d), Public Law 105-220 for the Green Jobs Innovation Fund (GJIF) to increase the number of individuals completing training programs who receive industry-recognized credentials and to increase the number of individuals completing training programs for employment in green jobs. ETA proposes to fund approximately five to eight grants to national and statewide organizations with local affiliates with existing career training programs to provide technical and basic skills training that lead to green job opportunities in at least six communities per grant with this SGA. With these grants, the Department is emphasizing critical steps along green career pathways by: 1) forging linkages between Registered Apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs, and/or 2) integrating the delivery of technical and basic skills training through community-based partnerships.
Deadline: March 29, 2011
Grant Link: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=WRydNnkpqDyJnTvpDY3mLb62TNtyKTRsjtlThJF2mTyJ1J1KZB02!-265442666?oppId=73414&mode=VIEW
Career Pathways Innovation Fund
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) announces the availability of up to $122 million in grant funds to be awarded under the Career Pathways Innovation Fund (CPIF) Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA, or Solicitation). Based on statutory requirements, at least $65 million of the total designated funds will be reserved for projects that focus on the health care sector. Four types of entities are eligible to apply as lead grantees: Local Workforce Investment Boards (LWIBs), individual community and technical colleges, community college districts, and state community college systems. For the total amount of funds available through this SGA, DOL intends to fund approximately 40 to 50 grants ranging from $1 million to $5 million. In addition, DOL intends to reserve funding of approximately $6.25 million of the total appropriation to award additional funding to support grantee efforts to conduct a third-party evaluation of the grant activities.
Deadline: March 31, 2011
Grant Link: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=WRydNnkpqDyJnTvpDY3mLb62TNtyKTRsjtlThJF2mTyJ1J1KZB02!-265442666?oppId=74813&mode=VIEW
Serving Juvenile Offenders in High-Poverty, High-Crime Communities
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of approximately $17 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act for two grants to serve juvenile offenders, ages 16 to 24, in high-poverty, high-crime communities. The purpose of these grants is to improve the long-term labor market prospects of these youth. These grants will be awarded through a competitive process open to organizations with the capacity to implement multi-site, multi-state projects. The Department expects to award two grants of $8.5 million each to cover a planning period and up to 26 months of operation.
Deadline: April 12, 2011
Grant Link: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=WRydNnkpqDyJnTvpDY3mLb62TNtyKTRsjtlThJF2mTyJ1J1KZB02!-265442666?oppId=74833&mode=VIEW
Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration
The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $40 million in grant funds authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 to support successful applicants in providing enhanced transitional jobs (ETJ) programs, as well as other activities and services, to increase the workforce participation of low-income, hard-to-employ populations, specifically non-custodial parents and/or ex-offenders reentering their communities. ETA intends to fund grantees proposing to implement ETJ program models that go beyond transitional jobs (TJ) programs currently operating or tested previously. ETA seeks applications from either Local Workforce Investment Boards or non-profit community or faith-based organizations with 503(c)(3) IRS status with experience with providing TJ programs, or that represents a partnership that includes an organization with experience providing TJ programs. Applicants must demonstrate that a relationship exists with the required partners or that such a relationship could be established quickly because of existing connections and agreements to work together. Applicants may also include other partners that can provide needed services for program participants and/or refer participants to the applicant as described in the SGA. Upon selection, all grantees will be required to participate in a random assignment evaluation.
Deadline: April 15, 2011
Grant Link: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=WRydNnkpqDyJnTvpDY3mLb62TNtyKTRsjtlThJF2mTyJ1J1KZB02!-265442666?oppId=75853&mode=VIEW
FMCS Labor-Management Cooperation Grant Program
The Office administers the Labor-Management Cooperation Program that provides grants to labor-management committees. It is the intent of the Act that funds awarded under this program support efforts of employees and employers who are covered by a formal collective bargaining agreement. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service are particularly interested in receiving grant applicants on several specific topics this fiscal year which are listed below. FMCS continues to encourage committees to submit proposals addressing other labor-management concerns. 1. Diversity 2. Education 3. “Green” jobs 4. Health Care 5. On-The-Job Safety
Deadline: May 31, 2011
Grant Link: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=WRydNnkpqDyJnTvpDY3mLb62TNtyKTRsjtlThJF2mTyJ1J1KZB02!-265442666?oppId=71715&mode=VIEW
HEALTH – RELATED
Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The purpose of the program is to announce the availability of fiscal year 2011 funds for project grant applications to support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of innovative, interdisciplinary projects to reduce STD disparities, promote sexual health, and advance community wellness using community engagement methods (e.g., community-based participatory research) and multi-sector partnerships to build local capacity to impact STD disparities in communities with disparately high STD burden. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus area(s) • STD-1 Reduce the proportion of adolescents and young adults with Chlamydia trachomatis infections; • STD-2 Reduce Chlamydia rates among females aged 15-44 years; • STD-6 Reduce gonorrhea rate; • STD-7 Reduce sustained transmission of primary and secondary syphilis; and • STD-8 Reduce congenital syphilis. Pre-Application Conference Call March 10, 2011
Deadline: March 18, 2011 (LOI); Application: April 20, 2011
Maximum Grant Amount: $350,000
Grant Link: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=J2W6NvtB3tvrl29xXQtwcpNYvSS5J8hS2rrRjp6ShppT8dTT20KF!-1641775549?oppId=72774&mode=VIEW
Urban Indian Health Program
The awareness of poor health status of all Indian people continued to grow, and in 1976, Congress passed the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. Under this grant opportunity, the IHS proposes to award grants to 34 urban Indian Health Programs (UIHP), which are Urban Indian organizations that have existing IHS contracts, in accordance with 25 U.S.C. §§1653(c)-(e), 1660a. This grant announcement seeks to ensure the highest possible health status for AI/ANs. Funding will be used to continue the 34 urban Indian organizations’ successful implementation of the priorities of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2007 – 2012, Healthy People 2020, and the IHS Strategic Plan 2006 – 2011. Additionally, funding will be utilized to meet objectives for Government Performance Rating Act (GPRA) reporting, collaborative activities with the Veterans Health Administration (VA), and four health programs that make health services more accessible to AI/ANs living in urban areas. The four health services programs are: (1) Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (HP/DP) services, (2) Immunizations, and Behavioral Health Services consisting of (3) Alcohol/Substance Abuse services, and (4) Mental Health Prevention and Treatment services. These programs are integral components of the IHS improvement in patient care initiative and the strategic objectives focused on improving safety, quality, affordability, and accessibility of health care.
Deadline: March 24, 2011
Grant Link: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/gogp/index.cfm?module=HHS-2011-IHS-UIHP-0001
Hitachi Foundation Seeks to Fund Young Entrepreneurs Creating Opportunity for Low-Wealth Individuals
The Hitachi Foundation, which seeks to discover and expand business practices that create tangible and enduring economic opportunities for low-wealth Americans, their families, and the communities in which they reside, has opened the application process for the foundation’s Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program. In addition to the cash prize of $40,000 over two years, Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs will benefit from a partnership with Investors’ Circle — a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to catalyze the flow of investment to support entrepreneurs that address major social and environmental issues. Investors’ Circle will match an IC member mentor with each of the Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs, creating relationships based on entrepreneur needs and mentor expertise.
Deadline: March 14, 2011
Maximum Grant Amount: $40,000
Grant Link: http://www.hitachifoundation.org/storage/documents/2011YoshiProgramSubmissionGuidelines.pdf
AVANCE Invites Grant Proposals from Nonprofit Organizations Serving Low-Income Hispanic Families
AVANCE, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides parent and early childhood education programs, is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations serving low-income Hispanic families to enter into a regnant agreement with AVANCE to integrate the AVANCE program model into their existing services. Since 1973, AVANCE (a-vahn-ceh) has continued to provide innovative education and family support services to predominantly Hispanic families in low-income, at-risk communities. Dedicated to promoting school readiness and supporting family engagement, AVANCE proudly serves as a national model and best practice of early childhood education for parents, teachers, the scientific community and general public.
Deadline: March 16, 2011
Grant Link: http://www.avance.org/
Child Welfare Foundation
We accept proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects which meet one of the Foundation’s two basic purposes: To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; and To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society.
Deadline: July 15, 2011
Maximum Grant Amount: $32,000
Grant Link: http://www.cwf-inc.org/index.php?q=grantseekers/overview