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Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)

Deadline: Sun, 30 Sep 2018

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.


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

Record Updated: Tue, 1 Aug 2017

Science Education Partnership Award

Deadline: Mon, 9 Jul 2018

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.


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

Record Updated: Mon, 20 Nov 2017

American Honda Foundation

Deadline: Thu, 1 Feb 2018

With the mission to help meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term benefits, 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. The America Honda Foundation supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.


Take a quiz to see if your organization qualifies for a grant from Honda here.

Record Updated: Tue, 1 Mar 2016

Agricultural Science Education

Deadline: This year's deadline (12/8) has passed, check site.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm-to-school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. Grants range from $20,000 - $100,000.


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.

Record Updated: Tue, 17 Oct 2017

The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program

Deadline: This year's deadline (10/15) has passed.

Grant is awarded to groups with projects that teach students and community about native plants and native plant community. Awards range from $100-$500 and are restricted to help purchase plants and seeds.


Learning institutions and non-profits are eligible to apply 

Record Updated: Wed, 2 Aug 2017

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program

Deadline: This year's deadline (10/3) has passed, check site.

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.



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.

Record Updated: Tue, 15 Aug 2017

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant

Deadline: This year's deadline (9/1) has passed, check site.

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.


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.

Compassion Capital Fund Communities Empowering Youth Program

Deadline: This year's deadline (8/14) has passed, check site.

Under the new Communities Empowering Youth (CEY) Demonstration Program, ACF will award funds to build the organizational capacity of experienced organizations and their partnering faith-based and community organizations to better meet the needs of America's disadvantaged youth.? The lead faith-based or community organization (lead organization) will assist 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 an organization's 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. <


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.

Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Deadline: This year's deadline (8/14) has passed, check site.

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..


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

Indian Education: Grants to Local Educational Agencies

Deadline: This year's deadline (3/10) has passed, check site.

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.


Local educational agencies (LEAs) that enroll at least 10 Indian children or in which Indians constitute at least 25 percent of the total enrollment.