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Aim High Grant Program - New York Life Foundation

Deadline: 2/1

The New York Life Foundation created the Aim High grant program in 2016 to help afterschool, summer and expanded learning programs provide the resources, help, and guidance that middle school students need to make the critical transition into high school. Aim High is part of the New York Life Foundation's ongoing investment in out-of-school time programs serving economically disadvantaged middle schoolers to help students reach ninth grade on time and prepared to succeed in high school. Since 2017, 132 Aim High grants totaling $6.3M have been awarded. The Aim High RFP Opens in late fall of each year and remains open until late January or early February.

Eligibility:

These grants are for 501(c)(3) organizations that serve participants in middle school. Applicants must also serve a high percentage of low-income youth.

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Program grades: Middle School
Record Updated: Thu, 9 Sep 2021

New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Awards

Deadline: 1/7

The NSLA Summer Learning Awards recognize outstanding summer programs, models, digital applications, and systems that demonstrate excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting healthy development for young people. The awards are given annually based on an application process that elicits information on a program’s history, mission, goals, operations, management, staff development, partnerships, outcomes/results, and sustainability.

There are three types of Summer Learning Awards:

  • Since 2005, the New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award, defined by its rigorous application and selection process, has recognized enrollment-based programs employing staff who work directly with youth.
  • Established in 2015, the NSLA Founder’s Award presented by the New York Life Foundation recognizes informal programs other non-traditional forms of summer learning innovation that are critical to serving the diverse needs of schools, families, and children.
  • The Summer STEAM Award, presented by Big Brain Academy™: Brain vs. Brain for the Nintendo Switch™, recognizes outstanding programs with a focus on STEAM and STEAM education.

ROUND 1 APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 7, 2022 @ 6PM ET/3PM PT.

Eligibility:

Programs are measured against the Summer Learning Program Quality Assessment (SLPQA), developed in partnership between NSLA and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.
Written applications are completed online and reviewed by NSLA staff, partners, and previous winners. Phone interviews are also conducted by a mixed group of NSLA staff and external experts. Finally, NSLA staff conduct site visits to a select group of finalists to observe program activities before selecting award winners. The Summer Learning Awards seeks to find and draw national attention to exemplary summer programs, models, and systems which provide and expand access to high-quality summer learning experiences for all young people.
 

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Program areas: Summer Learning
Record Updated: Mon, 3 Jan 2022

Outschool.org 2021-2022 Community Partner Grants

Deadline: 12/17

We want to know what your plan is for leveraging up to $75,000 worth of classes from the Outschool marketplace to improve learning outcomes, provide enrichment opportunities and strengthen a love of learning in your community.

Eligibility:

We are excited to support visionary, mission-aligned partners who support marginalized, low-income and BIPOC learners. You might operate in a school or district, charter school, micro school, homeschool network, co op or provide after school and community services.

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Record Updated: Wed, 1 Dec 2021

Minnesota: Believe and Build Afterschool Grants (ESSER III)

Deadline: 10/31

Eligibility:

Programs must meet ALL of the following requirements to be considered for a Believe & Build Afterschool grant:

  • Afterschool programming is provided in Minnesota for Minnesota students.
  • The young people served by the applicant are in one or more of the following grades: K-12
  • The applying organization must be a nongovernmental, nonprofit communitybased organizations
  • The program must provide a minimum of 60 sessions (each session must be at least 1 hour) of afterschool programming per site over the course of a full school-year. This includes before school, afterschool, school release days and weekends, but does not include summer
  • Youth participation in programming is voluntary
  • Programming primarily engages young people from one or more of the following audiences:
    • Students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch
    • Students of color
    • English language learners
    • Students with disabilities
    • American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students
    • Students in foster care
    • Students in correctional facilities
    • Students experiencing homelessness
    • Migrant youth o LGBTQIA+ young people
    • Rural students disproportionately impacted by the pandemic
  • Program can demonstrate that a majority of young people served are those who missed the most in-person instruction during the 2019-2020 and/or 2020-2021 school years and who did not consistently participate in remote instruction when offered during school building closures
  • Program is able to meet all required assurances (see Appendix B p.34-48)

Good to Know: An organization may apply through a fiscal sponsor. The organization acting as a fiscal sponsor will be the applicant, and must meet the definition of a community-based organization provided in the Glossary At-A-Glance.

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID Program grades: Elementary Middle School High School State: MN
Record Updated: Wed, 6 Oct 2021

Wyoming Reserve Summer and Afterschool Grant (ESSER II)

Deadline: 10/15

ESSER II SEA Reserve funds are initially targeted at providing high quality after-school opportunities to students on Wyoming reservations, strengthening the quality of virtual education offerings, improving educational practices through the understanding and use of student data, and increasing the health of students and educational staff through Social, Emotional, and Mental Health initiatives

Eligibility:

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID Program grades: Elementary Middle School High School State: WY
Record Updated: Wed, 6 Oct 2021

Indiana REACH Grant (ESSER III)

Deadline: 9/16

Through the use of ESSER III funding, the R.E.A.C.H Grant program aims to increase access to high-quality out-of-school time programming for economically disadvantaged youth with opportunities for academic achievement, character enrichment, and other activities designed to complement the youth’s regular academic program and social-emotional development. This grant opportunity is designed to provide funding for a year-round, high-quality out-of-school time program.

Eligibility:

1. Any public or private organization is eligible to apply. Examples of these agencies and organizations include, but are not limited to:

  • Traditional School Districts
    • Individual public schools may not submit a proposal. Individual schools must apply through a LEA or other eligible entities.
  • Charter Schools o Nonpublic Schools
  • Educational Consortia
  • Education Service Centers
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • Institutions of Higher Education

Note: Virtual Schools, where at least 51 percent of instruction happens online, are not eligible to apply. This includes virtual charter schools and fully virtual schools included in a traditional LEA.

2. To qualify for funding, applicants must have 40 percent or higher Free and Reduced Priced Lunch (FRPL) rate. 

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID Program grades: Elementary Middle School High School State: IN
Record Updated: Wed, 6 Oct 2021

Arkansas ESSER III Grants

Deadline: 8/30

The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has tapped Arkansas State University and its sponsored initiative, the Arkansas Out of School Network, to oversee the American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER III sub-awards for afterschool, summer, and extended-year learning programs to support student learning and social emotional development.

The award period, which began July 1, will run through Dec. 30, 2024, and provide funding for academic support, skill building, social emotional learning, health and wellness, enrichment, and workforce development for K-12 students.

 

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants include school districts, entities that partner with school districts, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, licensed youth development programs, public libraries, nonprofit organizations, career and technical programs, public and private institutions of higher learning and others as determined by AOSN and approved by the DESE.  Grants will be awarded by A-State and AOSN through a competitive process.

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID Program grades: Elementary Middle School High School State: AR
Record Updated: Tue, 5 Oct 2021

Maryland ARP ESSER  Afterschool Program Competitive Award

Deadline: 8/20

The purpose of the ARP ESSER Afterschool grant is to provide funding for the implementation of evidence-based comprehensive after school programs, and ensure such programs respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on the student populations.

Eligibility:

This program supports the development of the ARP ESSER Afterschool grant program to assist local school systems, public charter schools, nonprofit [501(c)(3)], faith-based, or other private or public organizations in the State to establish partnerships designed to support the creation of after school learning centers to provide academic enrichment opportunities during after school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. 

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID Program grades: Elementary Middle School High School State: MD
Record Updated: Wed, 6 Oct 2021

Utah American Rescue Plan Act Afterschool and Summer Funding (ESSER III)

Deadline: 8/20

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) 2021 was signed into law on March 11, 2021 and provides an additional $122.8 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III Fund). ESSER III Fund awards to state education agencies (SEAs) are in the same proportion as each State received funds under Part A of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended, in Fiscal Year 2020.

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is distributing these funds by application in alignment with the federal distribution formula. The Utah State Board of Education will be spending the flexible state reserve as follows:

  • 1% for evidenced based summer enrichment programs - $6,155,260.70
  • 1% for evidenced based comprehensive after school programs $6,155,260.70

Eligibility:

  • Each organization can only be the fiscal lead on one application.
    • However, organizations may collaborate with other applications and organizations as a partner.
  • No more than 10 program sites can be included in one application.
  • Program Site Operation: Duration Requirements
    • School Year - minimum of 32 weeks during school year, 10 hours per week
    • Summer - minimum of 6 weeks during summer months (can be non-consecutive), 20 hours per week
    • Support from Certified Teacher
  • Participation Requirement: Serve a minimum of 10 youth on an average daily basis (ADA)
  • All staff working 10 hours or more at a program site must receive a minimum of 25 hours of professional development each year.
  • Must include family engagement activities as part of all funded afterschool and summer program(s).
  • Programs must include a balance of both academic and enrichment activities.
  • Evidence-based practices for academic enrichment and social emotional learning.
  • Identify and serve students in need, including:
    • Students from economically disadvantaged households;
    • Students from traditionally underserved communities;
    • Students with disabilities;
    • Students identified as needing academic support;
    • Students experiencing homelessness;
    • Students in foster care;
    • Students who are English Learners;
    • Students who have been impacted by COVID-19;
    • Students who missed the most in person instruction for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years;
    • Students who did not consistently participate in remote instruction when offered during school building closures;
    • Students with families engaged in migratory agricultural work; and
    • Students from refugee backgrounds.

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID Program grades: Elementary Middle School High School State: UT
Record Updated: Wed, 6 Oct 2021

Georgia Building Opportunities in Out-of-School Time (BOOST) Grants (ESSER/American Rescue Plan)

Deadline: 8/19

The BOOST grants program will offer three-year grants, renewed annually, to community-based organizations that operate comprehensive out-of-school time (OST) programming year-round, over the summer months, or after school during the academic year. The goal is to provide evidence-based afterschool and summer enrichment programming that support students in learning skills and concepts and provide whole child supports, thus removing non-academic barriers to learning for students most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will support students’ learning, connectedness and well-being, utilizing a whole child approach. The purpose of these grants is to:

  1. Expand access to serve more youth, with an emphasis on students and communities most impacted by the pandemic,
  2. Reduce barriers, such as transportation and enrollment costs, to ensure access for all, and/or
  3. Increase programmatic quality and expand or enhance supports and services offered.

Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants – organizations must meet all the following eligibility criteria to apply

  • Nonprofit organizations, colleges/universities, and municipalities, such as Park & Recreation Departments. Nonprofit organizations will be asked to provide their 501(c)(3) number or that of their fiscal sponsor.
    • Nonprofit charter schools that did not receive funding from the American Rescue Plan Act are eligible to apply.
    • Private and independent schools and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply only if the program is open to all children and not just those who are of a particular faith, enrolled in a particular school or members of the applicant organization.
  • Organizations located and providing direct services (see below; must provide one or both) to public school students in grades K-12 in the state of Georgia:
    • Comprehensive afterschool programming during the school year for youth 5-18 years-old
    • Summer enrichment programming for youth 5-18 years-old
    • **Organizations providing afterschool or summer programming for students with special needs: If students are being served through an IEP and are enrolled in a Local Education Agency (LEA), they are eligible to receive services for afterschool and summer programming funded through the BOOST grant until they turn 22.
  • If the applicant is a nonprofit, it must be registered with the Georgia Secretary of State as a nonprofit (click here to verify: https://ecorp.sos.ga.gov/BusinessSearch). •
  • All applicants must offer learning acceleration, as well as programming in at least 2 other critical content/service areas:
    • Learning acceleration (required component)
    • Enrichment activities, such as the arts and career exploration
    • Healthy eating & physical activity o Well-being and connectedness, such as mental health supports, problem solving, and team building

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID Program grades: Elementary Middle School High School State: GA
Record Updated: Tue, 5 Oct 2021

Connecticut Accelerate Summer Expansion Grants (ESSER III)

Deadline: 5/10

Governor Ned Lamont has announced the release of up to $11 million in new funding to support the expansion of summer learning programs in Connecticut, particularly for children who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Connecticut After School Network is proud to partner with the Governor and the State Department of Education in helping camps and summer programs access this new funding provided by the American Rescue Plan.

Eligibility:

For the expansion grants, applicants can apply for grants of up to $25,000 per program site and may submit up to three separate applications for different sites. A maximum of one grant will be awarded per site/location, with a maximum of three per organization. Nonprofit summer camps, child care centers, community-based organizations, and municipal agencies are encouraged to apply. 

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID State: CT
Record Updated: Tue, 5 Oct 2021

Vermont Summer Matters (ESSER III & II)

Deadline: 5/5

Grant Purpose:

  • Creation of new summer learning programs in areas where few or no services currently exist;
  • Expansion of existing summer learning programs in order to increase affordability for K-12 children and youth through a variety of strategies;
  • Increased access to summer programs for children and youth with disabilities and other traditionally marginalized populations;
  • Elimination of barriers to summer program access based on geography, socio-economic factors, demographics.

Eligibility:

Non-profit organizations; municipalities; licensed/regulated providers of school-age childcare; and privately or publicly owned summer camp programs can apply.

Note: both public schools and districts, as well as independent schools, are not eligible.

Public schools and districts interested in funding summer programming may use their ESSER I, II or III funds to support these activities, including through contracts with other organizations. Please contact Josh Souliere at the Agency of Education with questions regarding ESSER funds.

If an independent school is eligible for the GEER EANS program, they may partner with the Agency of Education to help with summer programming costs. Questions regarding the use of GEER EANS funds should be directed to aoe.geereans@vermont.gov.

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID Program grades: Elementary Middle School High School State: VT
Record Updated: Wed, 6 Oct 2021

COVID-19 REMOTE LEARNING EMERGENCY FUND FOR EDUCATORS

Deadline: 12/31

The National Geographic Society recognizes that educators, who are among the many dedicated individuals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, are pioneering new ways of teaching so that students can continue learning.

The fund will distribute support ranging from US $1,000–$8,000 to individual educators (or to an individual educator working in collaboration with other educators or National Geographic Explorers) to design instructional resources that help educators effectively teach in remote or hybrid learning environments. Priority for this opportunity will be given to educators working in communities that have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic, and who have not previously received National Geographic funding. 

Eligibility:

Your work must do one of the following: 

  • Use the power of science, social studies, and/or geography to help students understand the challenges and impacts of pandemics such as COVID-19
  • Use the power of science, social studies, and/or geography to help educators teach social and/or environmental justice
  • Adapt one of National Geographic’s science or social studies units for elementary, middle, or high school audiences (refer to our online Resource Library) to address your curricular needs and for use in a hybrid learning environment and develop a teacher’s guide accordingly
  • Draw on the concepts and pedagogy in the National Geographic Learning Framework or the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process to design instructional resources or projects that meet the goals of this opportunity
  • Design innovative methodologies and practices for science, social studies, and/or geography teaching and learning in a hybrid environment
  • Design innovative ways to bring the world to students and help them bridge their personal experiences to a more global perspective on critical issues (e.g., pandemics, social or environmental justice, racial justice, sustainability, climate)

The resources developed via this funding must be scalable across different schools and communities and will be made accessible to all educators through the National Geographic Society website. Applicants may use up to 100 percent of their budget as compensation for the time they devote to the proposed project, as well as the time of any co-creators. All application materials must be in English. Upon approval, immediate start dates are acceptable. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications may be submitted until further notice. We will strive to send out decisions every two weeks, but the volume of submissions might slow that process at times. To provide additional guidance during the application process, the Society is offering weekly virtual “Design Labs” for educators to talk directly with their peers and Society staff for ideation, inspiration and technical support. Educators can also ask questions by visiting @NatGeoEducation on Twitter.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Eager to Learn 

Deadline: 11/15

The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation Eager to Learn program was created to provide assistance to Florida's most vulnerable learners. Through this program, we will ensure that students from every socioeconomic background have access to the highest quality SAT and ACT prep materials and tutors. We formed the ETL program to partner with organizations who are poised to provide these services or who are already working with students to raise scores on the ACT and SAT tests. We want to empower students by providing them with a fair and equal opportunity to get into the best colleges and universities and position them to be offered scholarships and tuition packages by raising their scores.

Eligibility:

Organizations applying for funding must meet the following criteria:

  • Show proof of community partnerships or program space.
  • Be located in the State of Florida.
  • Each session or class should contain no more than 5 students at a time.
  • We prefer that organization have an annual budget of at least $75,000 and that the organization has been in existence for at least 5 years but will listen to and decide organizations on a case-by-case basis taking into account special or unique circumstances.
  • Be able to submit a report at the end of the grant cycle proving the positive impact on the students.
  • Agree to the EAGER to Learn Terms and Conditions and submit your grant report within 12 months of receiving the grant check.
  • Annual grants don’t exceed $25,000.

We want to hear from organizations who are currently working towards closing the achievement gap and helping to support the student in the process.  We understand the systemic issues surrounding today’s underprivileged youth. We want to help students, community leaders, and families find the support they need to navigate the education system, and to provide the same opportunities for every student in Florida.

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Program areas: Academic Enrichment Program grades: High School State: FL
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

The Gray Family Foundation Environmental Education Grant Program

Deadline: 11/13

The Gray Family Foundation’s Environmental Education program seeks to support programs that stimulate or promote the teaching of environmental education in K-12 environments and increases outdoor experiences for youth.

This year, Gray Family Foundation seeks proposals that stimulate or promote the teaching of environmental education in formal and informal K-12 educational environments to increase outdoor experiences for youth – either during the school day, as part of distance or virtual learning, or as a service or opportunity offered to families and youth outside of the context of the school setting. Gray Family Foundation’s Environmental Education Grant Program is focused on projects/programs that benefit 3rd-8th grade youth. Gray FF will fund proposals that best demonstrate alignment with our priorities and reflect our values towards equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

In 2021, we are offering three options through our Environmental Education grant program. Gray FF is interested in reviewing proposals for a range of funding levels that best serve the specific needs of your program. During this grant cycle, we are also especially interested in supporting opportunities for organizations, schools, and/or school districts to use and integrate outdoor spaces (e.g. schoolyards, playgrounds, nearby parks or natural areas) into student learning as a method for both engaging students and reducing risk for students and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Option 1: Equity-Focused Capacity-Building
  • Option 2: Youth Field Experiences
  • Option 3: Educator Training and Professional Development

Eligibility:

The Gray Family Foundation will consider proposals submitted by schools, districts, colleges, tribal entities, government agencies, or 501(c)3 non-profit organizations serving Oregon. 

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Program areas: STEM
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Landfall Foundation 

Deadline: 9/15

Grants of up to $7,500 are available for projects that serve New Hanover, Pender, or Brunswick counties in North Carolina, in the areas of arts, health and welfare, and/or education.  

Eligibility: You must be a non-profit tax exempt organization as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code and must include a copy of your IRS Tax Exemption letter.The grant request must be to partially or fully fund a project in the areas of arts, health and welfare and/or education.

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State: NC
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Kids Run the Nation Grant Fund

Deadline: 8/1

Small grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 will be awarded to youth running programs across the U.S.

What Kids Run the Nation grants may fund:

  • Marketing materials, brochures, posters, fliers, and other printed or digital materials informing parents about the program
  • Advertising the program in a community newspaper or website
  • Hosting a program website
  • Permit or usage fees to use a local park or running track
  • Hydration supplies, including water bottles, cups, or coolers
  • Snacks and meals for program participants
  • Incentives and awards such as Toe Tokens®, ribbons, shirts, water bottles, backpack tags, patches, etc.
  • Mileage logs, worksheets, and other written and digital materials for program participants
  • Other items that the RRCA Grant Selection Committee sees fit to fund

Eligibility:

Running clubs, events, or other organizations with the IRS 501(c)(3) designation are eligible to apply. Elementary and middle schools that provide an organized after-school running program are eligible as well. No grants will be given to individuals under any circumstances. All applicants must be an official 501(c)(3), school, parent booster club, PTA, or a similar entity. 

Please review the following criteria before submitting your grant application:

  • Your running program should be more than just a one-time event. It should be a structured running program that ideally utilizes the RRCA’s Kids Run the Nation youth running curriculum. The goal of your program should be to have kids running regularly, more than once each week for multiple weeks, as opposed to participating in a single event. However, the program may culminate in a goal fun run or other organized running event.
  • Your program may be a start-up program or a pre-existing program.
  • Your program must be gender-inclusive, encouraging and welcoming participation by children of all genders. The program may not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic origin, or economic status. The program may outline age groups and may indicate a minimum and maximum age for participation.
  • Your program should focus on participation, but may include competitive running activities or events.
  • Your running program must maintain policies and procedures that ensure the safety of the participants and outline expectations of program leaders. Your program should meet SafeSport Act requirements, including completion of sexual abuse awareness and reporting training and requiring criminal background checks on all adult program staff and volunteers.

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Program areas: Physical Activity/Wellness
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

American Honda Foundation

Deadline: 8/1

The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. 

Funding priority: Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.

Grant range: $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period

Eligibility:

Nonprofit charitable organizations classified as a 501(c) (3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, or a public school district, private/public elementary and secondary schools as listed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) are eligible for funding.

To be considered for funding organizations MUST have two years of audited financial statements examined by an independent CPA for the purpose of expressing an opinion if gross revenue is $500,000 or more. If gross revenue is less than $500,000, and the organization does not have audited financial statements, it may submit two years of financial statements accompanied by an independent CPA's review report instead.

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Program areas: STEM
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 

Deadline: 8/1

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) is focused on the most pressing problems facing underserved communities today and invests in proven programs that improve education, health care, homelessness and social justice for all Angelenos. Since 1995, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) has invested more than $25 million in programs and grants to nonprofits. Grant applications are accepted two times a year and we take applicants through a three-month review cycle.

Eligibility:

  • Program must fall within one or more of the three LADF Pillars;
  • Program must be located in the Greater Los Angeles area. Geographic priority is LA County;
  • Request must come from an organization (no funding will be made to individuals);
  • Grants will be made only to organizations with open, non-restrictive membership that operate open to all regardless of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religious belief or nationality. Nothing in the guidelines shall prohibit a program from specifying an age, sex or physical capacity classification, as long as it is reasonable under all the circumstances, and is consistent with applicable law;
  • The organization must be certified as tax exempt under Section 501© (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and is not a private foundation as defined in section 509(a) of that Code. The organization must be in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the California Franchise Tax Board and the California Secretary of State;
  • Applicant acknowledges that it has a written policy that addresses its commitment to keep children safe from sexual abuse by preventing, recognizing and responding to situations both on and off the playing field that in any way compromises their safety.

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State: CA
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

New Profit’s New Wellbeing in Education Initiative

Deadline: 7/27

New Profit is seeking to invest in and partner with organizations focused on supporting wellbeing of constituents in education, a focus area that has always been important and is even more critical now given our nation's racial backlash and calls to action against police violence targeting black and brown communities, coupled with the disruption and challenges associated with COVID-19 pandemic. Embedded in this focus is our belief that leaders who are proximate to the most systematically underserved communities bring skills and expertise that our society needs to advance equitable wellbeing and influence a new era of problem-solving. As part of this process, we are working with parent leaders in our selection process to ensure we are investing in solutions that meet the needs of their communities. 

Eligibility:

We invite you to apply if your organization:

  • Provides school and/or instructional supports to advance the wellbeing of young people, educators, and/or families in education as a primary element of the organization’s work 
  • Is currently serving in at least two distinct geographies and aspires to ultimately have national impact/influence either through directly scaling its work and/or indirect strategies 
  • Operates and primarily serves individuals in the U.S. 
  • Has independent 501(c)(3) status
  • Currently has an annual revenue of at least $1.2M 
  • Is run by a full-time Social Entrepreneur*
  • Is run by a leader who centers equity in their work and is proximate to the communities we collectively aim to serve. As Bryan Stevenson says, “There is power in proximity. Get close to people and communities who are at risk – and stay close. We don't have to have the answers; instead, we have to want to get close.”
    • Aligned with this, New Profit is committed to ensuring at least 50% of our investments are in organizations led by Social Entrepreneurs of color to help address the funding inequities that hold back our ability to break through on entrenched challenges facing our country.
    • We prioritize investing in organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and Latino/a/x leaders because we have found that they are significantly underrepresented at all levels of social sector leadership and face the largest disparities in terms of funding and support in the sector today.
  • Preferred: Has a diversified revenue mix (e.g., no more than 50% of revenue base from one philanthropic donor)

*At New Profit, we define a Social Entrepreneur (often the CEO or equivalent title) as both the leader and final decision-maker of an organization's internal/external strategy, daily operations and financial decisions--outside of your board, the buck stops with you

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Walter Cerf Community Fund

Deadline: 6/26

The Walter Cerf Community Fund (WCCF) makes grants to address charitable needs in the state of Vermont. Priority interests are the arts, education, historic preservation, and social services, reflecting the pattern of giving established by Mr. Cerf over many years. Within these issue areas, there is a strong desire to support work that addresses the needs of underserved populations. The WCCF prefers proposals that encourage cooperation, collaboration, and community building. We highly value the input of the Preservation Trust and strongly encourage grantseekers for historic preservation projects to consult with the Trust before submitting an application. The WCCF will rarely fund an entire project, but favors projects which have support from a variety of sources.

Eligibility:

Grant applications will be accepted from organizations that are located in or serve the people of Vermont. Organizations must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a public agency, school, or municipality in the state of Vermont. Nonprofit organizations or community groups who do not have 501(c)(3) status may apply for grant awards if another eligible organization acts as a fiscal sponsor.

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State: VT
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

The Booz Allen Foundation Innovation Fund

Deadline: 6/5

The Booz Allen Foundation has established a $1 million Innovation Fund to help nonprofits, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, innovators at colleges and universities, and startups and small businesses harness the power of data, technology, and diverse intellectual capital to improve COVID-19 relief efforts and make a difference. Through the Innovation Fund, the Foundation is specifically targeting solutions and projects that will build lasting community resilience through protecting vulnerable populations and frontline workers or providing for the safe return to work. 

Eligibility:

Nonprofits can apply for grants of up to $100,000. Individuals, teams of individuals, and eligible for-profit organizations can apply for microgrants of up to $10,000. 

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

The One SC COVID-19 Response Fund

Deadline: 5/30

The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is a partnership between SC Grantmakers Network, Together SC, and the United Way Association of SC. The funds will be held at Central Carolina Community Foundation.  The funds deployed will enhance the efforts already underway in several counties and regions across South Carolina and will be used to address gaps in the response efforts, including support for communities that lack resources or an organized philanthropic response. 

The One SC COVID-19 Response Fund will support nonprofits that are providing direct services in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Priority will be given to organizations serving under-resourced counties as well as those working with populations disproportionately impacted by this crisis in the areas of basic needs (food and water, shelter, safety and security).

Eligibility:

An organization must:

  • Be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), nonprofit entity or must make use of a fiscal agent that has a 501(c)(3) designation.
  • Complete an online application
  • Provide a detailed project budget
  • Provide their organization’s most recent 990 (please contact the One SC grant contact if this creates an undue burden on the applicant)

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID State: SC
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

North Central Accountable Community of Health: COVID-19 Community Support Fund (Washington State) 

Deadline: 5/29

In an effort to support our region during the COVID-19 pandemic, NCACH has developed the COVID-19 Community Support Fund to support the success of response efforts of community organizations and groups. We are awarding a total of $150,000 across Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties.

Eligibility:

This opportunity is open to: nonprofits, schools and other education providers, and community groups who have mobilized in response to COVID-19 (with the support of a fiscal sponsor).

NCACH is granting $150,000 to community groups, schools, and nonprofits through our new COVID-19 Community Support Fund, which awards up to $5,000 for projects and initiatives that promote communities staying home and staying healthy.
This funding is for critical equipment or resources that support communities who are isolated or social distancing, and/or supporting essential workers and their families.
Applications will be accepted and funded on a weekly basis until May 29th.
Limit one request per organization.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s MKE Responds Fund

Deadline: 5/15

In response ot the COVID-19 outbreak, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has created the MKE Responds Fund to address emergency funding needs for organizations impacted by the pandemic. Current funding priorities include: 

  • FOOD: Ensuring nonprofits can secure and purchase food, distribute to individuals, families and organizations serving those in greatest need
  • HOUSING & SHELTER: Supporting shelter operations including increased hours, and expansion of temporary and permanent housing stock to prevent and reduce new homelessness 
  • MEDICAL SERVICES/CLINICS: Increasing medical access through coordination of testing and care systems, and support expanding clinics serving low-income families; this has also been the focus of our partner, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin
  • MENTAL HEALTH: Responding to the trauma and mental health needs of the community during this time of heightened stress and isolation
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD AND K-12 EDUCATION: Supporting early childhood education centers and system and K-12 schools, including financial support for staff, family communication, remote enrichment/learning activities

While this round of funding is focused on emergency needs, additional funding is available through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Grants Portal, linked on the announcement. 

Eligibility:

501c3 organizations serving the Milkwaukee area

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID State: WI
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Landmarks Illinois COVID-19 Organization Relief Grants 

Deadline: 5/15

Landmarks Illinois COVID-19 Organization Relief Grants are intended to provide monetary assistance to nonprofit organizations in the state of Illinois that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thirteen $2,000 grants will be awarded to provide unrestricted funds for expenditures that include but not limited to:

  • Staff and contractor payroll, taxes and processing fees
  • Rent/mortgage payments
  • Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Loan principal and interest payments
  • Digital access improvements (such as server upgrades, social media, website and presentation platforms)

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with an annual budget of less than $1 million or fewer than seven FTE employees.
  • The applicant’s purpose or programming must align with Landmarks Illinois’ mission: People Saving Places for People.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a critical need as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 due to significant projected or actual disruption in contributed or earned revenue and/or the immediate need to make digital improvements for operational and/or programmatic purposes.
  • Applicants must possess the capacity to manage the grant funds prudently.
  • A follow-up report of the project is required to be submitted to Landmarks Illinois within a determined time period.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Science Education Partnership Award

Deadline: 7/9

The Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Program funds innovative pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12) science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Informal Science Education (ISE) educational projects SEPA projects create partnerships among biomedical and clinical researchers and teachers and schools, museums and science centers, media experts, and other educational organizations. SEPA K-12 resources target state and national K-12 standards for STEM teaching and learning and are rigorously evaluated for effectiveness. SEPA is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).1

Grant awards for direct costs of up to $250,000 annually per grantee and an estimated $2,000,000 in total grants. Grants are for 5 year periods.

Eligibility:

Higher education organizations, non-profits, for-profits, governments, other (ie faith and community based organizations, housing authorities).

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Program areas: STEM
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Mini-Grants

Deadline: 3/31

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is offering funding of up to $500 to design and implement a creative program for your school or library! Public schools, public libraries, and public preschool programs are encouraged to apply. Previous successful projects have included a public story walk, a multicultural portrait project, a school garden, a bookmaking workshop, and an intergenerational storytelling day.

Eligibility:

Public schools, public libraries, public preschool programs in the the United States and U.S. commonwealths and territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam.

 

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury (HHS)

Deadline: 2/8

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services seeks to fund research that will help expand and advance the understanding about what works to prevent violence that impacts children and youth, collectively referred to as adverse childhood experiences, including child abuse and neglect, teen dating violence, sexual violence, youth violence, and exposure to adult intimate partner violence

Eligibility:

Funding will help support the evaluation of primary prevention strategies, programs, or policies that target universal or selected high-risk populations (i.e., populations that have one or more risk factors that place them at heightened risk for perpetration of violence).

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Program areas: Juvenile Justice Drug/Violence Prevention
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program

Deadline: 2/1

The Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program blends leadership lessons with community service. These innovative leadership lessons are integrated easily into any subject area and all class or club settings. The Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program seeks entries for its Lead2Feed Challenge, the contest component of the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program. The challenge offers teams of students a chance to use their leadership skills to make a difference in their schools, in their local communities, and as global citizens reaching across the world with their service.

Eligibility:

Students in grades 6-12. Teachers and advisers can enter the student team completed projects once they have finished the Now Go Lead 12-Lesson, 10-Lesson, or 6-Lesson track.

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Program areas: Community Service Program grades: Middle School High School
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

California Casualty

Deadline: 1/15

The California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant was established to provide support to public school sports programs impacted by reduced budgets. As an employee of the school and a member of a participating education association, you can apply for a Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant award for your school’s sports program.

Eligibility:

Public middle and high schools whose athletics programs are in jeopardy and in great need of funding in all states except: AK, HI, MA, MI, NY, WI.

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Program areas: Physical Activity/Wellness Program grades: Middle School High School
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).

Deadline: 9/30

The Child Care and Development Fund is a multibillion-dollar federal and state partnership administered by Office of Child Care to promote family economic self-sufficiency and to help children succeed in school and life through affordable, high-quality early care and afterschool programs.

Eligibility:

The Child Care and Developement Fund's webinar of eligibility and other important information can be found here

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Farm to School Grant

Deadline: 12/7

On an annual basis, USDA awards competitive Farm to School grants that support planning, developing, and implementing farm to school programs. USDA's Farm to School grants are an important way to help state, regional, and local organizations as they initiate, expand, and institutionalize farm to school efforts.

Eligibility:

Schools, state and local agencies, Indian tribal organizations, small- and medium-sized agricultural producers, and nonprofits. Eligible schools are defined as preK-12 school food authorities, nonprofit private schools, charter schools, Indian tribal schools, and others that participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Programs.

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Program areas: Physical Activity/Wellness
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

America Walks: Community Change Micro Grants

Deadline: 11/10

This grant program supports local efforts to create safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active for all community members. Since it’s beginning in 2015, this grant program has provided funds for a variety of projects to help expand the prevalence of walking, add to the diversity of organizations working to improve walkability, and help to make walking safer, easier and more fun for all.

Eligibility:

Non-profit organization

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Program areas: Physical Activity/Wellness
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program

Deadline: 10/3

This program assists Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) expand their role and effectiveness in addressing community development needs in their localities, including neighborhood revitalization, housing, and economic development consistent with the purposes of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The HBCU program also encourages greater citizen participation in the local/neighborhood planning process and, ultimately, in development of their localities' and states' Consolidated Plan for submission to HUD.

 

Eligibility:

Historically Black Colleges and Universities as determined by the Department of Education in 34 CFR 608.2 pursuant to that Department's responsibilities under Executive Order 12677, dated April 28, 1989.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant

Deadline: 9/1

Under this program, financial assistance is provided to states and territories to support projects for the development and implementation of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation activities directed to the diseases of alcohol and drug abuse. Funds may be used at the discretion of the states for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation activities.

Eligibility:

State and U.S. territory governments; or tribal organizations. NOTE: Only the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians is eligible for direct award of SAPT Block Grant Funds, per the PHS Act.

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Program areas: Drug/Violence Prevention
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Deadline: 8/14

The goal of the drug-free communities support program is to reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse..

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing youth substance use that have never received a DFC grant.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Compassion Capital Fund Communities Empowering Youth Program

Deadline: 8/14

Under the Communities Empowering Youth (CEY) Demonstration Program, ACF awards funds to build the organizational capacity of experienced organizations and their partnering faith-based and community organizations to better meet the needs of disadvantaged youth. The lead faith-based or community organization (lead organization) assists its faith-based and community partners through technical assistance and training in four CEY critical areas: 1) leadership development, 2) organizational development, 3) program development, and 4) community engagement. CCF CEY monies are to be used by the lead organization and its partnering faith-based and community organizations to increase their overall organizational sustainability and capacity. Capacity building activities are designed to increase organizational sustainability and effectiveness, enhance its ability to provide social services, develop and/or diversify its funding sources, and create effective collaborations to better serve those most in need.

Capacity building activities shall focus on strengthening the organizational capacity of the applicant organization and its partners in order to improve services to youth. ACF has determined that CEY grantees shall focus on improving organizational capacity among organizations providing services in the following social service priority areas: gang activity, youth violence, and child abuse and neglect. Capacity building activities shall also build the capacity of the lead organization and partnering organizations to coordinate with other State and local youth serving agencies and with local law enforcement and other groups working to prevent or prosecute crime. The goal is to build or further strengthen a broad based collaborative community coalition that will be better able to address myriad issues that disadvantaged youth face in their community. Successful lead applicants must demonstrate that they are in a well-defined geographic location with a proven track record of community involvement and experience in providing training and technical assistance to smaller faith-based and community organizations in their communities. <

Eligibility:

Public and State-controlled institutions of higher education; Native American Tribal governments (Federally recognized); Native American Tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); Non-profits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Non-profits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Private institutions of higher education; For-profit organizations other than small businesses.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Indian Education: Grants to Local Educational Agencies

Deadline: 3/10

This program supports local education agencies in their efforts to reform elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian students. These grants ensure that programs are based on challenging state content standards and student performance standards that are used for all students. Grantees may use funds for the establishment, maintenance and operation of supplementary projects specifically designed to assist Indian students in meeting state content and student performance standards.

Eligibility: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that enroll a threshold number of eligible Indian children (minimum of 10 Indian students enrolled in the LEA or at least 25 percent of the total number enrollment), certain schools funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Indian tribes, Indian organizations and Indian community-based organizations under certain conditions, also may apply.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Abstinence Education Program

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The Abstinence Education Grant provides funding to States and Territories for abstinence education, mentoring, counseling and adult supervision to promote abstinence from sexual activity. Projects focus on those groups most likely to bear children out of wedlock, including youth who are homeless, in foster care, live in rural areas or geographic areas with high teen birth rates, or come from racial or ethnic minority groups with disparities in teen birth rates.

Eligibility:

State governments, County governments, City or township governments, Independent school districts, Hospitals and Clinics, State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments, and Public Housing authority.

 

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

AmeriCorps State and National Grants

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AmeriCorps provides trained dedicated volunteers to public agencies, nonprofits and faith-based organizations to help those organizations accomplish more. AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor youth, teach computer skills, and run after-school programs.

Eligibility:

State governments, tribes, territories, national nonprofit organizations, professional corps and multi-state organizations are eligible to apply for grants.

A thorough description of eligibility requirements can be found here

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Arts in Education

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Grants for Arts Projects is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program for organizations based in the United States. Through project-based funding, the program supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of excellent art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.The Arts Endowment encourages applications from a variety of eligible organizations, e.g., with small, medium, or large budgets, and from rural to urban communities. Similarly, projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

Eligibility: Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. Applicants may be arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, local education agencies (school districts), and other organizations that can help advance the goals of the National Endowment for the Arts. To be eligible, the applicant organization must:1. Meet the National Endowment for the Arts’ "Legal Requirements" including nonprofit, tax-exempt status at the time of application. (All organizations must apply directly on their own behalf. Applications through a fiscal sponsor are not allowed). 2. Have completed a three-year history of arts programming prior to the application deadline. 3. Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all National Endowment for the Arts grant(s) previously received.

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Program areas: Arts
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Chafee Foster Care Independence Program

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Grants assist states and localities in establishing and carrying out programs to assist youth aging out of the foster care system. Intended beneficiaries are youth up to the ages of 21 for whom foster care maintenance payments are or have been made by the state.

Grants may be used to assist youth under 18: 1) make the transition to self-sufficiency; 2) receive education, training, and healthservices; 3) obtain employment; 4) prepare for and enter post-secondary training and educational institutions; and 5) provide personal and emotional support to youth through mentors and the promotion of interactions with dedicated adults. Grants also may be used to provide financial, housing, counseling, employment, education, and other appropriate support and services to former foster care recipients for up to five years and/or their 23rd birthday. Youth initiatives may use these funds to support activities that assist foster care youth make the transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency.

Eligibility:

This program is intended to serve: youth who are likely to remain in foster care until age 18; youth who were adopted or under kinship guardianship at age 16 or older; and young adults ages 18–21 who have aged out of the foster care system.

For detailed eligibility information, you must contact your state’s Child Welfare Agency directly. You can find the State Independent Living and Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Coordinator list here

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

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The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers, day care homes, and adult day care centers. CACFP also provides reimbursements for meals served to children and youth participating in afterschool care programs, children residing in emergency shelters, and adults over the age of 60 or living with a disability and enrolled in day care facilities.

Eligibility:

Community-based programs that offer enrichment activities for at-risk children and youth, 18 and under, after the regular school day ends, can provide free meals and snacks through CACFP. Programs must be offered in areas where at least 50 percent of the children are eligible for free and reduced price meals based upon school data.

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Program areas: Physical Activity/Wellness
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools Program

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These grants support the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education by providing campus-based child care services.

Funds are used to support or establish campus-based child care programs primarily serving the needs of low-income students enrolled in intitutions of higher education. Grants may be used for before- and after-school services.

Eligibility:

An institution of higher education is eligible to receive a grant under this program if the total amount of all Federal Pell grant funds awarded to students enrolled at the institution of higher education for the preceding fiscal year equals or exceeds $350,000.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): Section 108 Loan Guarantees

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This program supports guaranteed and insured loans that provide communities with a source of financing for economic development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, and large-scale physical development projects.

Projects and activities must either principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons, aid in the elimination or prevention of slums and blight, or meet urgent needs of the community. A wide range of community and economic development projects have been funded, including public facilities, housing rehabilitation projects, and economic development loan funds.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include the following public entities: States; Metropolitan cities and urban counties (i.e., CDBG entitlement recipients); Non-entitlement communities that are assisted in the submission of applications by States that administer the CDBG Program; Non-entitlement communities eligible to receive CDBG funds under the HUD-Administered Small Cities CDBG Program (Hawaii). The public entity may be the borrower or it may designate a public agency partner as the borrower

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): Entitlement Grants

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The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. The CDBG program has made a difference in the lives of millions of people and their communities across the Nation.

Eligibility:

Principal cities of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs); Other metropolitan cities with populations of at least 50,000; Qualified urban counties with populations of at least 200,000 (excluding the population of entitled cities).

Each activity must meet one of the following national objectives for the program: benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): States' Program

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Under the State CDBG Program, states award grants to smaller units of general local government that develop and preserve decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create and retain jobs. Annually, each State develops funding priorities and criteria for selecting projects.

This program focuses primarily on physical infrastructure improvements that promote community economic development. Funds are used for local neighborhood revitalization, economic development, or provision of improved community facilities and services.

Eligibility:

49 States and Puerto Rico participate in the State CDBG Program. HUD continues to administer the program for the non-entitled counties in the State of Hawaii because the State has permanently elected not to participate in the State CDBG Program. HUD distributes funds to each State based on a statutory formula which takes into account population, poverty, incidence of overcrowded housing, and age of housing.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Community Facilities Loan Program

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This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.

Eligibility:

Eligible borrowers include: public bodies, community-based non-profit corporations, and federally-recognized Tribes.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Community Food Projects

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The primary goal of the Community Foods Project is to meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs.

Eligibility: Public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities,including gleaners, meeting the following fourrequirements are eligible. 1. Have experience in community food work, job training/business development activities for food-related activities in low-income communities, and efforts to reduce food insecurity in the community2. Demonstrate competency to implement a project, provide fiscal accountability, collect data, and prepare reports and other necessary documentation3. Demonstrate a willingness to share information with researchers, evaluators, practitioners, and other interested parties 4. Collaborate with one or more local partner organizations to achieve at least one of the hunger-free communities’ goal

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Community Health Centers

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Grants support the development and operation of community health centers that provide preventive and primary health care services, supplemental health and support services and environmental health services to medically underserved areas/populations. The program's priorities include providing services in the most medically underserved areas and maintaining existing centers that are serving high priority populations. Grants are designated for the actual delivery of primary care services and do not cover any facility costs.

Eligibility:

Public agencies, nonprofit private organizations, and a limited number of state and local governments are eligible to apply. Profit-making organizations are not eligible.

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Program areas: Physical Activity/Wellness
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Community Mental Health Services (CMHS) Block Grant

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The Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) program makes funds available to provide community mental health services. Grantees can be flexible in the use of funds for both new and unique programs or to supplement their current activities. The grant also provides financial assistance to states and territories to enable them to carry out the state's plan for providing comprehensive community mental health services to adults with a serious mental illness and to children with a serious emotional disturbance.

 

Eligibility:

States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories who follow the various performance requirements availale on the program's website. 

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Program areas: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Projects of Regional and National Significance (PRNS)

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The goal of this program is to seek to expand the availability of effective substance abuse treatment and recovery services available to Americans to improve the lives of those affected by alcohol and drug additions, and to reduce the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on individuals, families, communities and societies and to address priority mental health needs of regional and national significance and assist children in dealing with violence and traumatic events through by funding grant and cooperative agreement projects.

Eligibility:

Public organizations, such as units of state and local governments and domestic private nonprofit organizations such as community-based organizations, universities, colleges and hospitals can apply.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Community Outreach Partnership Center Program (COPC)

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Community Outreach Partnerships Centers grants help colleges and universities apply their human, intellectual, and institutional resources to the challenge of revitalizing distressed communities. This program funds partnerships among institutions of higher education and communities.The grants must address at least three of the following issues in a targeted urban community: housing, neighborhood revitalization, infrastructure, health care, job training, crime prevention, education, planning, and community organizing.

Eligibility:

Accredited public or private institutions of higher education which grant two- and four-year degrees are eligible to apply.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Community Programs to Improve Minority Health

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The Office of Minority Health provides support to agencies and organizations in the public and private sectors to eliminate health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations. These grants support minority community health coalitions develop, implement, and conduct demonstration projects. The projects coordinate integrated community-based screening and outreach services. They link minorities in high-risk, low-income communities to treatment.

Eligibility:

Private nonprofit community-based minority serving organizations that can serve as the grantee for a coalition of groups may apply.

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Program areas: Physical Activity/Wellness
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Community Reinvestment Act

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The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is designed to encourage banks and thrifts to meet the financial credit and service needs of low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Unlike most government loan or grant programs, the CRA does not appropriate public funds nor does it require potential beneficiaries to submit formal applications to the government. Rather, the law simply requires that lenders use their private-sector resources to meet the financing needs of all communities in which lenders conduct business, consistent with safe and sound banking practices.

 

Eligibility:

Individuals, for-profit and nonprofit entities in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods that benefit from the CRA.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Community Services Block Grant

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Funds are to be used to meet the following objectives: (1) provide services and activities having a measurable and potential major impact on causes of poverty in the community; (2) provide activities designed to assist low-income participants to secure and retain meaningful employment, attain an education, make better use of available income, obtain and maintain adequate housing, obtain emergency assistance, remove obstacles to self-sufficiency, participate in community affairs; (3) provide emergency supplies, including foodstuffs, and services; (4) coordinate and establish linkages between governmental and other social services programs to assure the effective delivery of such services to low-income individuals; and (5) encourage the private sector to participate in efforts to ameliorate poverty in the community.

Eligibility:

States, territories, and state-recognized tribes. States make grants to qualified locally-based nonprofit community antipoverty agencies and other eligible entities which provide services to low-income individuals and families. States set the income limit for ?low-income? beneficiaries, which may not exceed 125 percent of the official poverty line.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Community Services Block Grant Discretionary Awards

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These grants support program activities of a national or regional significance to alleviate the causes of poverty in distressed communities that promote: (1) full-time permanent jobs for poverty-level project area residents; (2) income and/or ownership opportunities for low-income community members; (3) a better standard of living for rural low-income individuals in terms of housing, water or waste-water treatment; (4) new and innovative strategies for addressing the special needs of migrants and seasonal farmworkers; and (5) national or regional programs designed to provide character building, sports and physical fitness activities for low-income youth.

 

Eligibility:

States; the District of Columbia; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; U.S. Territories; federally and state-recognized Indian Tribes and tribal organizations; community Action Agencies; migrant and seasonal farm workers' agencies; other organizations specifically designated by the states

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Program areas: Physical Activity/Wellness Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Cooperative Extension Service: 4-H Youth Development Program

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The 4-H Youth Development program uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to become competent, caring, and contributing citizens of the world. The goals of the 4-H Youth Development Program are to: provide informal educational programs to youth in grades K-13 (one year out of high school);strengthen skills for adults working with youth; improve community collaborations and partnerships.

Eligibility:

 Extension programs receive funding through grants to designated land-grant institutions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Territories.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Corporation for National and Community Service: Training and Technical Assistance

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The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) provides tools, training, and information to help current and potential national service facilitators develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities in administering national service programs and projects.

Eligibility:

Public agencies, including federal, state governments, local agencies, and other units of government; nonprofit organizations, including groups serving youth; community-based organizations; service organizations; institutions of higher education; Indian t

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Education for Homeless Children and Youth: Grants for State and Local Activities

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This program was established to ensure that homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free and appropriate education as other children by providing activities for and services to ensure that these children and youth enroll in, attend, and achieve success in school. The program also supports an Office for Coordination of Education of Homeless Children and Youth in each state to gather comprehensive information about homeless children and youth and the impediments to their regular attendance at school.

Eligibility:

Departments of Education in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Outlying Areas, and schools serving Indian students that are funded by the Secretary of the Interior may apply. Only Local Education Agencies are eligible for state subgrants.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

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 The Justice Assistance Grant Program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution, indigent defense, courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives and mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams.

Eligibility:

State governments, the District of Columbia, and territories.

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Program areas: Juvenile Justice Drug/Violence Prevention
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Environmental Education Grants Program

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Under the Environmental Education Grants Program, EPA seeks grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques.

Eligibility:

Educational agencies at the state, local and tribal level; state environmental agencies; college and universities; nonprofit organizations; and noncommercial educational broadcasting entities are eligible to apply. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

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Program areas: STEM
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Free and Reduced Price School Meals

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Schools send school meal applications home at the beginning of each school year. However, you may apply for school meals any time during the school year by submitting an application directly to your school or district. You may ask for an application any time during the school year.

Eligibility: Income eligibility guidelines are available here: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/income-eligibility-guidelines

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Foster Care (Title IV-E) The Federal Foster Care Program

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Grants assist states in providing safe, appropriate, 24-hour substitute care for children who are under state care and need temporary placement outside their homes.

Funds may be used to cover state or local foster care maintenance payments on behalf of eligible children; administrative and training costs; and costs related to the design, implementation and operation of a statewide data collection system. 

Eligibility: Title IV-E foster care funds are awarded to the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and federally-recognized Indian Tribes, Indian Tribal organizations and Tribal consortia with approved title IV-E plans

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Foster Grandparents Program

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This program provides part-time volunteer service opportunities for income-eligible persons age 60 and older. These volunteers provide support in health, education, human services, and related settings to help children or youth with special or exceptional physical, mental, or emotional needs. Foster grandparents serve in many capacities including mentors, tutors, and caregivers for at-risk children and youth with special needs. 

Eligibility:

Volunteers must meet age and income guidelines. Agencies applying for foster grandparent services must be state or local government agencies or private, nonprofit organizations.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP): State Grants and Partnership Grants

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This discretionary grant program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP provides six-year or seven years grants to states and partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools. GEAR UP grantees serve an entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follow the cohort through high school. GEAR UP funds are also used to provide college scholarships to low-income students.

Eligibility:

 Any state agency designated by the governor of the state may apply. Additionally, partnerships consisting of one or more local educational agencies and one or more degree-granting institutions of higher education and not less than two other community organizations or other entities such as businesses, professional organizations, or state agencies may apply.

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Program grades: Middle School High School
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

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The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) support innovative, community-based initiatives to improve the health status of infants, children, adolescents and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to preventive care and services. For the past 31 years, HTPCP has provided approximately 76 million dollars to 305 projects in 48 states, and Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam.HTPCP projects must represent a new initiative within the community or an innovative component that builds on existing community resources. Projects usually provide services in vulnerable and underserved populations and address four key areas: access to health care services, community-based health care, preventive health care, and service coordination.

Eligibility:

Public and private entities providing community-based health care services and outreach to low-income children, adolescents and their families.

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Program areas: Physical Activity/Wellness
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Indian Child and Family Education

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The purpose of the program is to begin educating children at an early age through parental involvement, to increase high school graduation rates among Indian parents, and to encourage life-long learning. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a Native American/American Indian who is a parent or primary caregiver responsible for children under the age of seven years, you must live on or near an Indian reservation, and you or a family member must be enrolled in a Federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native village.
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Eligibility:

Federally-recognized Indian tribal governments and tribal organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments on reservations with school funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) may apply to administer the program.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Indian Child Welfare Act Title II Grants

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Grants promote the stability and security of American Indian tribes and families by protecting American Indian children, preventing the separation of American Indian families, and providing assistance to Indian tribes in the operation of child and family service programs. Youth initiatives can partner with tribal governments to support American Indian youth, including education, training, child care and other services.

Eligibility:

Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Job Corps

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The Job Corps is a national, residential education and employment training program administered by the Department of Labor to address the multiple barriers to employment faced by disadvantaged youth, ages 16 through 24.

The Department of Labor awards and administers contracts for recruitment and screening of new students, Job Corps center operations, and placement of students leaving Job Corps. Job Corps centers provide integrated academic, vocational, and social skills training to help disadvantaged youth further their education, obtain quality long-term employment and gain independence. Youth initiatives may coordinate with Job Corps centers to recruit and place Job Corps students in the workforce.

Eligibility:

Major corporations and nonprofit organizations manage and operate 90 Job Corps centers under contractual agreements with the Department of Labor. Recruitment and placement services also are provided under contractual agreements. The Departments of Agriculture and Interior operate 28 Job Corps centers, called Civilian Conservation Centers, under interagency agreements with the Department of Labor.

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Program grades: High School
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Environmental Health Science Education Grants

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The purpose of the science education projects has been to improve overall academic performance as well as enhance students' comprehension of and interest in environmental health sciences. These programs provided teachers with opportunities for professional development so that they can use the curricular materials effectively in the classroom. Grantees have developed many innovative and engaging, standards-based curricular materials. Various grants can be found on their grant announcement page

Eligibility:

Eligibility varies per grant offered.

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Program areas: STEM
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

TRIO - Educational Opportunity Centers

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The Educational Opportunity Centers program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the application process. 

Eligibility: Institutions of Higher Education, public and private agencies and organizations including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth, combinations of such institutions, agencies and organizations, and as appropriate to the purposes of the program; secondary schools.

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Program grades: High School
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

TRIO - Student Support Services

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Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants.

Eligibility:

Institutions of higher education and combinations of institutions of higher education may apply.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

TRIO - Talent Search

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The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participant with the postsecondary application process.

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education (IHEs), public and private agencies and organizations including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth, combinations of such institutions, agencies and organizations, and as appropriate to the purposes of the program, secondary schools.

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Program grades: High School
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

TRIO - Upward Bound

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The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
Upward Bound projects provide academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. Tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, work-study programs, education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education, public and private agencies and organizations including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth, combinations of such institutions, agencies and organizations, and as appropriate to the purposes of the program, secondary schools.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

TRIO - Upward Bound Math-Science

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The Upward Bound Math-Science Program allows the Department to fund specialized Upward Bound math and science centers. The centers are designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in the fields of mathematics and science and encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in mathematics and science. Program participants must be eligible for Upward Bound (low-income, first generation) and must have completed eighth grade.

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education, public and private agencies and organizations including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth, combinations of such institutions, agencies and organizations, and as appropriate to the purposes of the program, secondary schools.

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Program areas: STEM College/Career Prep Program grades: High School
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: Formula Grants

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OJJDP's Formula Grants Program supports state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Within the program purpose areas, states can provide job training, mental health and substance abuse treatment, community-based programs and services, reentry/aftercare services, and school programs to prevent truancy. OJJDP provides funds directly to states to help them implement comprehensive juvenile justice plans based on the needs in their jurisdictions.Purpose areas can be found here: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/programs/formula-grant-areas

Eligibility: To be eligible to receive a formula grant under JJDPA’s Title II, Part B, Formula Grants program, a state must (1) satisfy 33 statutory state plan requirements, (2) designate a state agency to prepare and administer the state’s comprehensive 3-year juvenile justice and delinquency prevention plan, (3) establish a State Advisory Group to provide policy direction and participate in the preparation and administration of the 3-year plan, and (4) commit to achieve and maintain compliance with the four core requirements of the JJDPA: deinstitutionalization of status offenders, separation of juveniles from adult inmates, removal of juveniles from adult jails and lockups, and addressing racial and ethnic disparities.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant

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Grants enable states to maintain and strengthen their leadership in planning, promoting, coordinating and evaluating health care for pregnant women, mothers, infants, children and children with special health care needs, and to provide health services for mothers and children who do not have access to adequate health care.

States may use funds to develop systems of care for the provision of health services and related activities, including planning, administration, education and evaluation consistent with the state's annual application.  Youth initiatives can partner with other agencies to provide health care and other systems building services for youth.

Eligibility:

To receive MCH Services Block Grant funds, states are required to (1) conduct a needs assessment every five years; (2) provide an annual report, including program participation data, state maternal and child health measures, and state pediatric and family workforce measures; and (3) ensure that an independent audit is performed every two years.

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Program areas: Physical Activity/Wellness
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid; Title XIX)

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Medicaid is a federal-state matching entitlement program providing medical assistance to low-income persons who are aged, blind, disabled, members of families with dependent children and certain pregnant women and children. States have flexibility in designing and operating their Medicaid programs.

Eligibility:

State governments, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Microloan Program

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This program was developed to increase the availability of very small loans to prospective small business borrowers.The Microloan program provides loans up to $50,000 to help small businesses and certain not-for-profit childcare centers start up and expand. The average microloan is about $13,000. The intermediaries also provide management, business-based training and technical assistance to help ensure success.

Funds may be used for working capital or the purchase of inventory, supplies, furniture, fixtures, machinery and/or equipment. Proceeds cannot be used to pay existing debts or to purchase real estate.

Eligibility:

Virtually any type of for-profit small business is eligible for the Microloan Program. Nonprofit child care centers are also eligible to apply.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Migrant Education High School Equivalency Program

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The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) helps migratory and seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) who are 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in school to obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma and, subsequently, to gain employment or begin postsecondary education or training. The program serves more than 5,000 students annually. Competitive awards are made for up to five years of funding.

Eligibility:

Institutions of higher education or a public or nonprofit private agency in cooperation with an institution of higher education.

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Program areas: College/Career Prep Program grades: High School
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

National Guard Youth Challenge Program 

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The National Guard Youth Challenge Program (NGYCP) was established by the National Guard in 1993 to turn around the lives of young men and women between the ages of 16 and 18 who are experiencing difficulty in
completing traditional high school. This is a cost-free program that is open to permanent legal residents in each of the participating states/territories.

Eligibility:

State governments and U.S territories.

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Program grades: High School
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

National School Lunch Program: Afternoon Snacks

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The afterschool snack component of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted snack service that fills the afternoon hunger gap for school children. The snack service is administered at the Federal level by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)..

Eligibility:

In order for the afterschool care program to be eligible, is must provide organized, regularly scheduled activities in a structured and supervised environment, including an educational or enrichment activity. 

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Program areas: Physical Activity/Wellness
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Promoting Safe and Stable Families

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The primary goals of Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) are to prevent the unnecessary separation of children from their families, improve the quality of care and services to children and their families, and ensure permanency for children by reuniting them with their parents, by adoption or by another permanent living arrangement.

Eligibility:

States, territories and eligible Indian tribes.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Registered Apprenticeship and Other Training

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The Registered Apprenticeship system has been utilized to meet the needs of America's skilled workforce for over 75 years. It is a unique, flexible training system that combines job related technical instruction with structured on-the-job learning experiences. Registered Apprenticeship is a leader in preparing American workers to compete in a global 21st Century economy because the system keeps pace with advancing technologies and innovations in training and human resource development.

Eligibility:

Employers, a group of employers, an association of employers, and individual employers with or without, in each case, participation in a labor union.

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Program areas: College/Career Prep Program grades: High School
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS)

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The purpose of the ROSS Service Coordinator program is to provide funding to hire and maintain Service Coordinators who will assess the needs of residents of conventional Public Housing or Indian housing and coordinate available resources in the community to meet those needs. This program works to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources, for supportive services and resident empowerment activities.

Eligibility:

ROSS grants may be made to four types of applicants: (1) Public Housing Authorities (PHAs); (2) Tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs); (3) Resident associations (RAs) such as resident management corporations, resident councils, and intermediary resident organizations; and (4) Non-profit entities supported by residents and/or PHAs. Applicants must establish partnerships to leverage resources with other Federal and nonfederal entities.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

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Provides a variety of opportunities for retired and senior persons, age 55 and older, to serve their community through significant
volunteer service. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers apply skills learned during their work years to efforts to serve low-income families and communities.

Eligibility:

Grants are made to state government agencies, local government agencies, private nonprofit organizations and faith-based organizations.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Runaway and Homeless Youth (Basic Center Program)

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Basic Center Program works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. The programs provide youth up to age 18 with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and referrals for health care. Most basic centers can provide 21 days of shelter for up to 20 youth.

Eligibility:

Any private, nonprofit agency is eligible to apply. Nonfederally recognized Indian Tribes and urban Indian organizations are eligible to apply for grants as private, nonprofit agencies: (Note: Public agencies are not eligible.)

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Rural Community Development Initiative

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Rural Community Development Initiative grants are awarded to help non-profit housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities and federally recognized tribes support housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects in rural areas.

Eligibility:

Public bodies, non-profit organizations, qualified Private (for-profit) organizations may apply 

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

School Breakfast Program

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This program assists states in providing a nutritious breakfast service for school children through cash grants and food donations.

Funds are used to subsidize breakfasts that meet the nutritional requirements that is served to eligible children at participating schools. Children are eligible for free or reduced-price breakfasts based on their family income.

Eligibility:

State and U.S. territory agencies; public and nonprofit private schools of high school grade and under; public and nonprofit private residential child care institutions, except Job Corps Centers; residential summer camps that participate in the Summer Food Service Program for Children; and private foster homes.

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Program areas: Physical Activity/Wellness
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

School Dropout Prevention Programs

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Funds are made available to support programs that provide assistance to help schools implement effective school dropout prevention and re-entry programs.

Grant recipients must implement proven strategies for reducing the number of students who drop out before completing secondary school and for assisting youth to re-enter school after they have dropped out. These strategies may include: professional development; reduction in pupil-teacher ratios; counseling and mentoring for at-risk students; and implementing comprehensive school reform models. Youth initiatives can coordinate with state and local educational agencies to provide mentoring and other support services to prevent youth from dropping out and encourage the re-entry of youth who have dropped out of school.

Eligibility:

State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) serving communities with dropout rates above the state's average annual dropout rate will be eligible to apply for funding.

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Program grades: Middle School High School
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Social Services Block Grant

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Funding uses are flexible, but must be used to provide services directed toward one of the following five goals as specified in the law: (1) preventing, reducing or eliminating dependency; (2) achieving or maintaining self-sufficiency; (3) preventing neglect, child abuse, or exploitation of children and adults; (4) preventing or reducing inappropriate institutional care; and (5) securing admission or referral for institutional care when other forms of care are not appropriate.

 

Eligibility:

The 50 state governments, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and most territories are eligible to receive grants. States may provide or contract out for services. For-profit agencies that waive their fees may apply for these sub-grants.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Social Services Research and Demonstration Grants

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Grants are used to promote the ability of families to be financially self-sufficient, and to promote the healthy development and greater social well-being of children and families.

The types of activities that can be undertaken include responsible fatherhood programs, home visitation demonstration projects, child welfare and child care.

Eligibility:

Grants and cooperative agreements may be made to or with governmental entities, colleges, universities, nonprofit and for-profit organizations (if fee is waived), and faith-based and community organizations. 

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Program grades: Pre-K Elementary
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Special Education: Grants to States

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Grants are awarded to states to assist in providing free appropriate public education for all children with disabilities. Funds may be used for salaries of teachers and other personnel, education materials, related services such as special transportation or occupational therapy that allow children and youth with disabilities to access all education services, and other education-related costs. Youth initiatives can coordinate with schools and other community providers to ensure funds are used for education and youth development activities that support disabled youth.

Eligibility:

State educational agencies in the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and Virgin Islands, the Department of the Interior, and freely associated states. Local educational agencies apply to their state educational agency for subgrants.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Special Education: Parent Information Centers

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The Special Education: Parent Information Centers authorizes three types of competitive projects: parent training and information centers, community parent resource centers, and technical assistance for parent centers. The award period for these projects is typically 5 years.

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants for grants under this program vary depending on the type of project funded. For more information on eligibility for specific projects, visit the Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers website

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Special Education: Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities

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Under this program, funds help address state-identified needs for qualified personnel in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education, to work with children with disabilities and ensure that those personnel have the skills and knowledge that are needed to serve those children.

Funds must be used to prepare personnel to serve children with both low and high-incidence disabilities and for special projects.

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education (IHEs), local education agencies (LEAs), nonprofit organizations, state education agencies (SEAs), and other organizations and/or agencies

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Summer Food Service Program

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The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free meals and snacks to low-income children during long school vacations when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reimburses organizations that provide a food service that complements a recreation or learning program planned for children.

The program provides reimbursement for meals and snacks served during summer youth programs in low-income areas.

Eligibility:

Schools, camps, government agencies, and private nonprofit organizations are eligible to participate as sponsors.

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Program areas: Summer Learning
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive block grants to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the purposes of the TANF program.

Eligibility:

In general, all states, territories, the District of Columbia, and all federally-recognized tribes in the lower 48 states and 13 specified entities in Alaska are eligible.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies

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Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

Eligibility:

State educational agencies (SEAs) and the Secretary of the Interior. Local educational agencies and Indian tribal schools are subgrantees.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Title I Supplemental Educational Services

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Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. 

Eligibility:

State Education Agencies (SEA) may apply 

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Program areas: Academic Enrichment
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Title V Delinquency Prevention Program

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The purpose of this program is to prevent youth at risk of becoming delinquent from entering the juvenile justice system and to intervene with first-time and non-serious offenders to keep them from further contact with the juvenile justice system.

The goal is to reduce the likelihood that youth will become serious and violent offenders as adults, reducing the burden of crime on society and saving taxpayers billions of dollars

Eligibility:

States, territories, units of local government, federally recognized tribal governments, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education. Forprofit organizations must agree to waive any profit or fees for services

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Program areas: Juvenile Justice Drug/Violence Prevention
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Transitional Living Program for Homeless Youth

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Grants support programs for older homeless youth, ages 16-21. The goal is to help such youth make a successful transition toward productive adulthood and self-sufficiency.

Transitional living projects provide shelter, skills training, and support services to homeless youth ages 16 through 21 for a continuous period not exceeding 18 months.

Eligibility:

States, localities, private entities, and coordinated networks of such entities are eligible to apply for a Transitional Living Program grant unless they are part of the law enforcement structure or the juvenile justice system. Federally-recognized Indian organizations, faith-based and small community-based organizations are also eligible to apply for grants as private, nonprofit agencies.

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Program grades: High School
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Tribal Youth Program (Title V)

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The mission of the OJJDP is to strengthen the juvenile justice system by providing training, technical assistance, and information on trends, new approaches, and innovative techniques to juvenile courts and court personnel; law enforcement; detention and corrections; youth service providers; and child advocacy organizations. 

Eligibility:

Federally-recognized Indian tribes, tribal coalitions and Native Alaska Villages are eligible to apply.

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Program areas: Juvenile Justice Drug/Violence Prevention
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Volunteers in Service to America (AmeriCorps* VISTA)

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VISTA is part of the AmeriCorps program. VISTA members serve in a variety of poverty-related programs that focus on hunger, homelessness, unemployment, health, economic development and literacy development. About 50 percent of VISTA's resources are focused on the problems of disadvantaged youth. VISTA has helped to set up drug abuse action centers, literacy programs, food distribution efforts, shelters for runaway youth, and tutoring and computer literacy activities. 

Eligibility:

Sponsors applying for VISTA members must be federal, state or local government agencies or private, nonprofit organizations. The project proposing to use the VISTA members must be designed to assist in the solution of poverty-related problems.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Activities

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WIOA presents an extraordinary opportunity to improve job and career options for our nation’s workers and jobseekers through an integrated, job-driven public workforce system that links diverse talent to businesses. It supports the development of strong, vibrant regional economies where businesses thrive and people want to live and work. 

Eligibility:

State workforce agencies are eligible to apply for funds. Governors then designate local workforce investment areas and oversee local workforce investment boards. Specific eligibility requirements can be found on the WIOA website

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Youthbuild

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At YouthBuild programs in the United States and across the globe, low-income young people learn construction skills through building affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in their neighborhoods and other community assets such as schools, playgrounds, and community centers.

Eligibility:

Public or private nonprofit organizations, public housing authorities, state and local governments, Indian tribes, or any organization eligible to provide education and employment training under federal employment training programs.

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Program areas: College/Career Prep Community Service Program grades: High School
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)

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 As the nation continues to expand the horizon of opportunities and possibilities through advances in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the need for a more diverse and well-prepared STEM workforce is also expanding. ITEST is a research and development program that supports projects to promote PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the STEM and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future.

Eligibility:

Open to learning institutions and non-profits 

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Program areas: STEM
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Toyota Grant Program

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Our corporate giving and community engagement is focused on organizations that support the following strategic pillars: workforce readiness, inclusive mobility, financial inclusion and community resilience including environmental sustainability and driver/passenger safety. Our portfolio of partners also reflects our commitment to serving diverse and underserved populations.

Eligibility: Toyota will not make grants to organizations that discriminate in its programs, activities or hiring policies, or those affiliated with any national organization or chapter that discriminates on the basis of race, color, age, religion, or any other characterstic; Organizations that will use the grant to support political parties, candidates or lobbying activities; those not recognized as charitable by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

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The Motorola Solutions Foundation, which has donated $100 million over the past 10 years, aims to partner with organizations that are creating safer cities and thriving communities, and prioritizes underrepresented populations, including people of color and females. The Foundation focuses its giving in three key areas:• STEM education, specifically focused on technology and engineering• First responder programming• Blended first responder programming and technology and engineering education programs

Eligibility:

Non-profit, school/school district

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Program areas: STEM
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

SAMHSA Prevention Programs of Regional and National Significance

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From website: Grants and cooperative agreements may be for (1) knowledge and development and application projects for treatment and rehabilitation and the conduct or support of evaluations of such projects; (2) training and technical assistance; (3) targeted capacity response programs (4) systems change grants including statewide family network grants and client-oriented and consumer run self-help activities and (5) programs to foster health and development of children; (6) coordination and integration of primary care services into publicly-funded community mental health centers and other community-based behavioral health settings funded under Affordable Care Act (ACA). About $150 million nationally in 2018.

Eligibility:

From website: Public organizations, such as units of State and local governments and to domestic private nonprofit organizations such as community-based organizations, universities, colleges and hospitals.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Enrichment and Innovation Grants

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The CSDE recently announced the recipients of the Department’s summer grant programs – Enrichment and Innovation Grants – which will deploy over $8.6M into communities, helping organizations deliver high-quality and accessible summer enrichment opportunities to children across Connecticut. We encourage school districts to partner with local organizations, building on their summer learning efforts, to maximize funding and leverage the state’s investment to serve as many students as possible. Expansion grants will offer up to $25,000 to local organizations that provide existing enrichment, and innovation grants will offer up to $250,000 to regional or statewide entities seeking to provide bold and innovative summer programming at scale.

Eligibility: School districts and community organizations

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Program areas: Summer Learning Recovery/COVID State: CT
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Recovering Bright Futures

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The state Department of Education and Prenda schools collaborated to offer the Recovering Bright Futures program, a grant opportunity to establish learning pods for students in fall 2021 utilizing American Rescue Plan state set-aside funds. School districts and communities can apply for funds to create District Learning ods, as well as Community Learning pods for students who do not have access to a District Learning pod.

Eligibility: School districts

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID State: NH
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Massachusetts Summer Learning Opportunities

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The Baker-Polito Administration announced the availability of more than $70 million in funding and resources for school districts and community organizations to offer summer learning and recreational programs that will help students, who have been impacted by a year of remote and hybrid learning, grow academically and socially. Grant opportunities include Acceleration Academies, which allow students to learn and build skills working intensively on one subject in small, hands-on learning environments with excellent teachers; Summer School Matching Grants for school districts to offer 4-to-6-week, in-person programs with a mix of in-person academic and recreational activities; Summer Step Up, a program aimed at giving extra support to young learners entering school in the fall; among others.

Eligibility: School districts and community organizations

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Program areas: Summer Learning Recovery/COVID State: MA
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Minnesota Summer Learning

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On May 15, Governor Tim Walz announced a plan to fund enhanced summer learning programs in Minnesota to help students recover from the learning challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor allocated $75 million from the state’s flexible American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) administered at the federal level by the Department of Treasury to provide academic enrichment and mental health support this summer and beyond for Minnesota’s students, families, educators, communities, and schools.

Eligibility: School districts, schools, and community organizations

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID State: MN
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Rekindling Curiosity Program

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New Hampshire is using COVID-19 recovery funds to partner with New Hampshire camps and school-age summer programs for its Rekindling Curiosity program. Through the program, up to $650 per child in camp fees can be covered by the state Department of Education.

Eligibility: Eligible youth opportunities include recreation camps, residence camps and seasonal and year-roundday camps. A list of eligible youth recreation camps may be found by visiting https://nhcamps.org/for parents/camps-directory

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Program areas: Summer Learning Recovery/COVID State: NH
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Ready Together Oklahoma

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Ready Together Oklahoma, a $14 million intiative, utilizes the 1 percent set aside of state funds for summer enrichment and encourages summer programs to take a "whole child" holistic approach to aid student recovery, address academic loss and provide food, extracurricular activities, and mental health support.

Eligibility: Non-profit community organizations

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Program areas: Summer Learning Recovery/COVID State: OK
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Oregon Summer Enrichment and Academic Program Grants

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The Summer Enrichment/Academic Program Grant provides grant funding to offer services for K-8 students for enrichment activities (robotics, dance, martial arts, art, music, outdoor programs, etc.); academic learning and readiness supports (summer school, bridge programs, transition programs, etc.); and/or social-emotional and mental health services.

Eligibility: School districts and community organizations

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID State: OK
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

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$12.05 million was invested in the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to expand juvenile delinquency prevention programs. The programs assist students who are at an increased risk of dropping out of school or becoming juvenile offenders as a result of the education, social, and emotional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds come from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.

Eligibility: Community based programs, including therapy programs, after-school and summer programs, and mentoring programs

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID State: SC
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Summer Matters for All Grant Program

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Vermont Afterschool is proud to work with Governor Phil Scott’s office, Senator Bernie Sanders’ office, and the Vermont Agency of Education to establish the Summer Matters for All Grant Program. Over $3 million will be awarded to programs across Vermont to expand access to summer enrichment opportunities for K-12 youth this summer.

Eligibility: Non-profit organizations; municipalities; licensed/regulated providers of school-age childcare; and privately or publicly owned summer camp programs can apply.

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID State: VT
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Wisconsin Beyond the Classroom Program

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“Beyond the Classroom” grants support learning opportunities and mental health programs for Wisconsin school-aged kids. The “Beyond the Classroom” grants will provide funding of up to $500,000 per non-profit organization. Up to $25 million will be available for programming during the summer months of 2021 and an additional $25 million will be available in the 2021-2022 school year and the following summer months.

Eligibility: Non-profit organizations that serve school-age kids virtually and in-person outside of school and during the summer months are able to apply for up to $500,000 each

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID State: WI
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts

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The National Institute of Health (NIH) Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities. NIH Guide announcements (PAs, RFAs and Notices) are published daily. See below for a description of each announcement type. At the end of each work week (usually on Friday afternoon), NIH transmits an e-mail to the NIH Guide LISTSERV with a Current Weekly Table of Contents (TOC), including links to announcements published during the week.

Eligibility:

Eligibility varies per grant offered. 

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Healthier Kids for Our Future 

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Healthier Kids For Our Future is a 5-year, $25 million global initiative from Cigna. The program is aligned to three of the 17 leading global challenges identified by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, and Good Health and Well-Being.

In 2019, Cigna teamed up with schools and community groups to reduce food insecurity–connecting partners with the resources they need to solve this worldwide challenge.

In 2020, Cigna will add programming to address the mental health and emotional well-being of children, with emphasis on loneliness, anxiety, depression, and suicide.

Eligibility:

501(c)3 non-profit organizations

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Program areas: Physical Activity/Wellness Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER)

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The American Rescue Plan provides funding to support "activities and interventions that respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student subgroups." Funds specifically available for afterschool and summer programs include:

  1. funds dispersed to state education agencies (including set-asides for summer enrichment and afterschool programs, as well as additional funds for learning recovery, which can include afterschool/summer/ELT) and;
  2. funds dispersed local education agencies for learning recovery strategies, including afterschool and summer enrichment.

The bulk of funds are controlled by local education agencies/school districts.

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID
Record Updated: Mon, 13 Sep 2021

21st Century Community Learning Center grants

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This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. Competitions are run by state education agencies with funding from the US Department of Education. For more policy background, see http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/policy21stcclc.cfm.

Eligibility: Public schools and nonprofits

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Record Updated: Mon, 13 Sep 2021

DC: Learn 24 Grants

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Various grants supporting afterschool and summer learning. 

The Government of the District of Columbia (the District) is committed to supporting students in preparing for a bright future. In service of that commitment, the District seeks to award and support the equitable distribution of grants to diverse organizations that provide children and youth with high-quality out-of-school time (OST) programming. To make that possible, the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office), located in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME), works with an external grantmaking partner that will award and administer funds on behalf of the OST Office. The OST Office, with guidance from the Commission on Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Commission), is responsible for deciding the purpose and priorities of each grant competition.

Eligibility:

Eligibilty for each grant varies. Please see website for more details.

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State: DC
Record Updated: Wed, 6 Oct 2021