Funding News; Grant Support; California ACES Grant

Announced Grant Opportunities

Research Funding Opportunity – Grants to Support New Investigators in Conducting Research Related to Preventing Interpersonal Violence Impacting Children and Youth (K01)

Deadline: March 10, 2021
The purpose of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support for an intensive, mentored career development experience in conducting violence prevention research.
CDC’s NCIPC intends to commit up to $250,000 in FY2021 to support up to two awards. Applicants must propose a research project that addresses at least one of the interpersonal violence prevention research gaps in the NCIPC Research Priorities as they relate to violence impacting children or youth from birth through age 17. These research priorities include:

  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Youth violence
  • Intimate partner violence (teen dating violence) Sexual violence
  • Cross-cutting violence prevention
Grants to Prevent and Respond to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Against Children and Youth Program

Deadline: March 23, 2021

This funding supports comprehensive, community-based efforts to develop or expand prevention, intervention, treatment, and response strategies to address the needs of children and youth impacted by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Funds under this program must be used for one of the following purposes. Applicants may select only one purpose area.

  • Creating Safer Communities for Youth: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Response Services for Youth Impacted by Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking (within ages 11-24).
  • Providing School-Based Services: Prevention, Intervention, and Response to Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking (within ages 5-19).
Charting a Course for Economic Mobility and Responsible Parenting – Cohort II

Deadline: March 24, 2021
The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) forecasts inviting eligible applicants to submit applications developing interventions to educate teens and young adults about the financial, legal, and emotional responsibilities of parenthood. The primary goal of the grant projects is to leverage the child support program’s expertise on the legal and financial responsibilities of parenting to educate and motivate teens and young adults to postpone parenthood until after they have completed their education, started a career, and entered a committed relationship.

Brady Education Foundation – Funding Program Evaluations

Deadline: April 1, 2021
The Foundation is currently accepting proposals focused on evaluating programs that have the potential of helping to close the opportunity and resulting achievement gaps associated with race and family income.

  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Youth violence
  • Intimate partner violence (teen dating violence) Sexual violence
  • Cross-cutting violence prevention
Organizations in the Mid-Atlantic States and Utah Supported

Deadline: May 1 and September 1
The Kahlert Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life and well-being of communities in the states of Maryland and Utah. Additional support is provided to organizations in southern Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, and Washington, DC. The Foundation’s areas of focus include Health Care, Youth Programs, Education, Veterans, and Human Services. Applying organizations need to demonstrate good leadership and financial stability, and have a minimum history of two years of existence.

Grants Focused on Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Colorado

Deadline: May 3 and September 1, 2021
The Buell Foundation supports nonprofit organizations, school districts, and government entities that focus on the positive development of young children in Colorado. Another funding priority is Teen Pregnancy Prevention, which includes support for proven, comprehensive, medically accurate teen pregnancy prevention programs.

Support for Organizations in Bank Communities in ID, MT, OR, SD, WA, and WY

Deadline: Year-Round
The First Interstate BancSystem Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in communities served by First Interstate in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. (A list of company locations is available on the bank’s website.) The majority of the Foundation’s grants are focused on alleviating poverty by assisting low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Specific areas of interest include financial education and youth programs. The first step in the application process is to submit a letter of inquiry to the local branch of the bank. Selected organizations will be invited to fill out an online grant application.

Grants to Promote Successful Reentry for Incarcerated People

Deadline: Multiple Dates
The mission of the Bob Barker Company Foundation is to develop and support programs that help incarcerated individuals successfully reenter society and stay out for life. The Foundation supports organizations throughout the U.S. that work with the incarcerated community in order to prepare them physically, spiritually, and emotionally for successful reentry into society. Applying organizations must work with a minimum of 100 incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals each year. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions.

Funds for Well-Established Organizations in Twelve States

Deadline: Multiple Dates
The Sunderland Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Arkansas, Idaho, western Iowa, Kansas, western Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, central Texas, and Washington. Some emphasis is given to organizations in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Currently, the Foundation’s main funding areas of interest are the following: higher education, including public and private institutions; human services, including programs for youth and families; arts and culture, including performing arts and museums; and healthcare and hospitals. The Foundation generally awards grants to larger, well-established nonprofit organizations.

Grants Enhance Education in the DC Region

The Washington Gas Charitable Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations in the communities the company serves in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, including locations in Maryland and Virginia. The primary areas of emphasis include the following: The Education category focuses on educational activities targeted toward K-12 youth.

El Pomar Foundation

Deadline: Multiple Dates
El Pomar Foundation promotes the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado through grantmaking and community stewardship. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Colorado. The Foundation’s areas of interest include health and human services, education, arts and culture, and civic and community initiatives. Operating, program, and capital support are considered. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Online grant application guidelines are available on the Foundation’s website.

Support for Environmental and K-12 Financial Literacy Programs

Deadline: Year-Round
The Cornell Douglas Foundation is dedicated to advocating for environmental health and justice and K-12 financial literacy.
(Ed. Note: This could help you implement Money Habitudes!)

Support for Nonprofit Organizations in Nine Western States

Deadline: Year-Round
The Kampe Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Emphasis is given to programs that make a measurable difference in the lives of low- and moderate-income individuals and communities.

Funds for Behavioral Health Initiatives in Alaska and Washington State

Deadline: Year-Round
The Premera Social Impact Program supports nonprofit organizations in Alaska and Washington State that address behavioral health issues.(Ed. Note: Might Mind Matters be a useful intervention here?)


A new resource for practitioners, grant writers, and program managers aiming to support and serve youth provides clear, science-based definitions for relevant terminology. The resource defines terms that are commonly used to describe the context, interventions, and outcomes encountered by practitioners serving youth and young adults.

Fund for Teachers

Deadline: Year-Round
Grants of $5,000 to $10,000 are awarded for professional development. Fund for Teachers is unique in that it awards grants for professional development based on the principle that the teacher knows what they need to grow as an educator. These grants are self-designed and allow teachers to create their own professional development opportunities based on what is most beneficial to their teaching. The Fund for Teachers application encourages educators to think about their objectives and motivations and the impact their particular plan of action will have on students.

The Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant

Deadline: Year-round
The Bush Foundation provides Community Innovation grants of $10,000 to $200,000. Community Innovation grants may be awarded to 501(c)(3) public charities or government entities (including schools). Coalitions or collabrotives are eligible to apply, but only one organization may receive the grant. The grant supports communities that have identified a problem and want to implement a solution while engaging the community and other organizations.

Grants Benefit Vermont Youth-Serving Organizations

The George W. Mergens Foundation

The George W. Mergens Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that serve the youth of Vermont. The goal of the Foundation is to foster a sense of well-being, curiosity, and empowerment in the lives of youth so that they are best equipped to meet the challenges of the future. The Foundation’s grant categories include the following: Education and Training, Enrichment Activities, Recreation, and Health and Wellness. Youth-serving nonprofit organizations based in Vermont may submit grant applications throughout the year.

Funds for Behavioral Health Initiatives in Alaska and Washington State

The Premera Social Impact Program supports nonprofit organizations in Alaska and Washington State that address behavioral health issues. A particular emphasis is placed on funding programs that help historically underserved communities, including people of color and low-income populations. Additional areas of interest include health equity, and the intersection of homelessness and behavioral health. Requests may be submitted throughout the year.

Forecasted Grants

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program

Estimated Post Date: February 24, 2021
The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families’ Family and Youth Services Bureau announces the availability of funds under the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program. The services are targeted to participants that reside in areas with high rates of teen births and/or are at greatest risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The goals of SRAE are to empower participants to make healthy decisions, and provide tools and resources to prevent pregnancy, STIs, and youth engagement in other risky behaviors.

Tribal Personal Responsibility Education Program for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Estimated Post Date: March 22, 2021
The Administration for Children and Families announces the availability of funding in the form of discretionary, competitive grants to Indian Tribes and tribal organizations to develop and implement projects that educate American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth on abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV/AIDS. Projects are also required to implement at least three of six adulthood preparation subjects.

Alternate Funding Possibilities

Despite your best efforts, you’ve just learned that your federal grant proposal was not funded or your grant non-continued. Bummer. We’ve been there too. After an appropriate amount of time to grieve, time to roll up your sleeves and get back to it! The youth you serve need relationship education. But how? Join Kay Reed and Aaron Larson in this webinar just for Dibble clients to explore alternative funding possibilities. California ACES grant was just announced, see below for this new opportunity.

Sustainability Resources: