Grant Opportunities Alert – June 2015

Grant Opportunities Alert – June 2015

Please contact Ron Hamm at  rhamm@hammconsulting.com or 202-596-8384 for additional information.

Community and Economic Development

Third and Final Round of the Promise Zones Competition

A competition to select a third round of Promise Zones will commence later this year. This summer HUD will publish a Notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment on the proposed selection process, criteria, and submissions for the final round of the Promise Zones initiative. More information will be sent as it becomes available.

Health and Human Services

Refugee Technical Assistance Program

Scope: To assist the Office of Refugee Resettlement funded refugee-service providers in their response to specific challenges or needs in refugee resettlement.

Deadline: July 6, 2015.

Funds: Award range $100,000 – $250,000; four awards expected. Eligibility: Local governments and institutions of higher education. Match Requirements: None.

For more information:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276329

Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grants

Scope: To support healthy marriage promotion activities and programs that have the capacity and proven record of accomplishment in providing a broad range of marriage and relationship skills training. To address the multiple barriers faced by individuals, couples, partners, and families, programs will provide healthy marriage and relationship skills designed to change behaviors of individuals and move families towards economic self-sufficiency.

Deadline: July 7, 2015.

Funds: Award range $350,000 – $2,000,000; 53 awards expected.

Eligibility: State and local governments; institutions of higher education.

Match Requirements: None.

For more information:  https://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/files/HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FM- 0985_0.htm

New Pathways for Fathers and Families

Scope: To help fathers establish or strengthen positive parental interaction by providing activities that develop and improve relationship, communication and parenting skills, and contribute to the financial well-being of their children by providing job training and other employment services. Additionally, to help fathers improve relationships with their spouses, significant others, and/or the mothers of their children. Specific interest in organizations that have the capacity and proven record of accomplishment in helping low-income fathers, and comprehensive fatherhood programs that integrate robust economic stability services, healthy marriage and relationship activities, and activities designed to foster responsible parenting.

Deadline: July 7, 2015.

Funds: Awards range $350,000 – $2,000,000; 49 awards expected. Eligibility: State and local governments; institutions of higher education. Match Requirements: None.

For more information:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276480

Viral Hepatitis – Prevention and Surveillance

Scope: To address national viral hepatitis prevention and surveillance priorities for increasing testing and access to care and treatment and strengthening surveillance to detect viral hepatitis transmission and disease.

Deadline: July 20, 2015.

Funds: Awards range $20,000 – $500,000; 60 awards expected.

Eligibility: State and local governments.

Match Requirements: None.

For more information:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276721

Arts

Our Town

Scope: Supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work. Successful applications will impact livability by affecting community priorities such as public safety, health, blight and vacancy, environment, job creation, equity, local business development, civic participation, and/or community cohesion.

Deadline: September 21, 2015.

Funds: Our Town offers support for projects in two areas:

  • Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects. These projects represent the distinct character and quality of their communities. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000.
  • Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking. These projects are available to arts and design service organizations, and industry or university organizations that provide technical assistance to those doing place-based work. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.

Eligibility:  Local governments; non-profits with a documented three-year history of programming.

Match Requirements: 100% non-federal match.

For more information:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276754

Art Works

Scope: Projects may consist of one or more specific events or activities; it may be a part of an applicant’s regular season or activities. Organizations that undertake a single short-term project in a year — a ten-day jazz festival, for example — could apply for that event, or they could identify certain components (such as the presentation of a key artist and the associated activities) as their project. Organizations may apply for any or all phases of a project, from its planning through its implementation. A project does not have to be new and it does not need to be large.

Deadline: July 23, 2015 (Nov 2015/April 2016 and Jan 2016/June 2016 for future rounds.)

Funds: Awards range $10,000 – $100,000; most are under $25,000.

Eligibility: State and local governments; institutions of higher education; school districts; art agencies; nonprofits.

Match Requirements: 100% non-federal match required.

For more information:  http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/grant-program-description

Public Safety and Disaster Mitigation

Pool Safely Grant Program

Scope: To prevent the drowning and drain entrapments of children in pools and spas through prevention education and enforcement of pool safety requirements.

Deadline: August 19, 2015.

Funds: Award ceiling is $250,000; 15 awards expected.

Eligibility: State and local governments.

Match Requirements: None.

For more information:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276767

Flood Mitigation Assistance

Scope: To implement and sustain cost-effective measures that minimize or negate the risk of flood damage to residential or non-residential properties insured under the National Flood Insurance Program.

Deadline: August 28, 2015.

Funds: Total Program Funding is an estimated $150 million; 150 awards expected.

Eligibility: State governments. Local governments must apply through their state.

Match Requirements: 25% non-federal match required.

For more information:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276901

Pre-Disaster Mitigation

Scope: To implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on federal funding from future disasters.

Deadline: August 28, 2015.

Funds: $30 million available with 100 awards expected. A maximum of 10% of the total mitigation planning and project grants can be used for dissemination of information about the activity; a maximum 10% of grant funds awarded can be used for applicant management costs; and a maximum of 5% of grant funds awarded can be used for sub-applicant management costs.

Eligibility: State governments. Local governments must apply through their state.

Match Requirements: 25% non-federal match required. Small impoverished communities may be eligible for up to a 90 percent federal funding (10% non-federal match).

For more information:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276902

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