Grant Alerts and Funding Opportunities

Announced Grant Opportunities

PRACTICE: Preventing and Responding to ACE-Associated Health Conditions and Toxic Stress in Clinics through Community Engagement

Deadline: May 13, 2022
Funded by DHCS with support from CA-OSG, the PRACTICE statewide learning collaborative will support the efforts of clinical teams to address toxic stress in local communities. Up to 30 teams will receive funding, each ranging from $500,000 to $1 million, with the goal of increasing the capacity of Medi-Cal primary care organizations/clinics, community-based organizations (CBOs), and Medi-Cal managed care plans to leverage existing and new sources of state funding to:

  • Strengthen partnerships to screen for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in order to identify clinical risk for and respond to toxic stress.
  • Develop sustainable, practical, community-informed, evidence-based services that target toxic stress physiology and ACE-Associated Health Conditions, and support the prevention of ACEs and toxic stress.
  • Build a sustainable workforce to support ACE screening, toxic stress response, and prevention of ACEs, toxic stress, and ACE-Associated Health Conditions.

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Transitional Living Program

Deadline: June 21, 2022
The Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 to under 22 for up to 18 months and, under extenuating circumstances, can be extended to 21 months. TLPs provide comprehensive services that supports the transition of homeless youth to self-sufficiency and stable, independent living. Through the provision of shelter and an array of comprehensive services, TLP youth will realize improvements in four core outcome areas (i.e., safe and stable housing, education/employment, permanent connections, and social and emotional well-being).

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Basic Center PRogram

Deadline: June 27, 2022
The Basic Center Program (BCP) provides temporary shelter and counseling services to youth who have left home without permission of their parents or guardians, have been forced to leave home, or other homeless youth who might otherwise end up in the law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. BCPs work to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. BCPs provide youth under 18 years of age with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and referrals for health care. BCPs can provide up to 21 days of shelter for youth and seeks to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements. Additional services may include: street-based services; home-based services for families with youth at risk of separation from the family; drug abuse education and prevention services; and at the request of runaway and homeless youth, testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

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Maternity Group Home Program

Deadline: June 27, 2022
The Maternity Group Home (MGH) program provides safe, stable, and appropriate shelter only for pregnant and/or parenting youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent child(ren) for 18 months and, under extenuating circumstances, up to 21 months. Service providers must accommodate for the needs and safety of the dependent children to include facility safety standards for infants and children on the premises. MGH services include, but are not limited to, parenting skills, child development, family budgeting, and health and nutrition education, in addition to the required services provided under the Transitional Living Program to help MGH youth realize improvements in four core outcome areas. The MGH combination of shelter and services is designed to promote long-term, economic independence to ensure the well-being of the youth and their child(ren).

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Youth Initiative Grant

Deadline: Multiple Dates
The goal of the Youth Initiative is to support direct service programs that promote resilience, stability, and pyscho-social health for youth ages 14-21 who have been traumatized by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The average grant size for the Children’s Initiative is $30,000 or less. The Foundation gives priority to programs that:

  • Actively solicit input from program beneficiaries in ways that guide the design, delivery, and refinement of the program.
  • Collaborate with other organizations to enhance the program curriculum, measure outcomes, or expand and share knowledge in order to better serve program beneficiaries.
  • Take a multidisciplinary and multidimensional approach, treating individuals holistically, and consider existing social and cultural contexts.
  • Educate significant adults (e.g., parent, foster parent, teacher, coach) in order to best serve program beneficiaries.
  • Serve youth segments that historically have less access to services, including youth of color, youth from rural communities, youth involved with state systems, refugees, LGBTQ youth, and those who have experienced sexual exploitation.
PNC Foundation

The PNC Foundation supports educational programs for children and youth, particularly early childhood education initiatives that meet the criteria established through PNC Grow Up Great. Specifically, PNC Grow Up Great grants must:

  • Support early education initiatives that benefit children from birth to age five; and
  • Serve a majority of children (>50%) from low- to moderate-income families; and Include one or a combination of the following:
  • direct services/programs for children in their classroom or community;
  • professional development/workforce development for early childhood educators;
  • family and/or community engagement in children’s early learning

The grant focus must include math, science, reading, vocabulary building, the arts, financial education, or social/emotional development. Visit the website to find a PNC Foundation in your region.

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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.

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.

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

Deadline: Year-Round
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.

Forecasted Opportunities

Targeting Priority Populations and Areas with Replication of Effective Programs for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Estimated Post Date: January 14, 2022
The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) anticipates the availability of FY2022 funds to support cooperative agreements for eligible entities to replicate programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy, or other associated risk factors. Anticipated funds will be used to target specific populations and/or priority areas with effective programs and supports to complement and enhance replication of effective programs in order to have the greatest impact on reducing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Research Grants

Estimated Post Date: January 14, 2022
OPA anticipates the availability of funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) research projects and research-to-practice translation centers. The grants will make significant contributions to the teenage pregnancy prevention field by resulting in improved curricula development and delivery strategies, reduction of disparities among participants, and better data collection and analysis related to program effectiveness. The research grants will primarily consist of secondary data analyses or small research projects to explore new questions in teenage pregnancy prevention that improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of pregnancy prevention programs for adolescents or young adults, and/or reduce disparities, by age, gender, race/ethnicity, or setting. The research-to-practice translation centers will synthesize and translate existing research into practice for health promotion and development of positive assets that will lead to adoption of healthy behaviors and ultimately help to reduce teen pregnancy. The centers are expected to evaluate or assess the research, best practices, approaches, or strategies in a priority protective factor area and make that information easily accessible to health providers, caregivers and others working with youth to prevent teen pregnancy.

Additional Funding Possibilities

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds

$122 Billion in ESSER Funding is available for schools obligated through 2023.This opportunity for communities and schools to partner together is a rare one-time funding opportunity to provide needed relief from adult and student trauma surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. Watch a special Dibble webinar explaining these unique funds and ask your local school district how you can support their ESSER plans to address Mental Health and Social and Emotional Learning.

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Not for Profit Hospital (NFP) Funds

All NFP hospitals have an obligation to the IRS to provide some form of community benefit work. There are designated funds to provide community programming that aligns with the needs shown by the hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This information is collected every three years and publicly posted. By researching your local NFP’s CHNA results, you may find opportunities to partner with their community benefit program to deliver teenage programs. Examples include classes for expecting or parenting teens, mental health support, nutrition courses, and more.

Questions to ask your local NFP Tip Sheet

Or, read this case study to see how one NFP in Arkansas funded their program for Love Notes

Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Partnerships

Blue Cross has partnerships with communities in each U.S. State. There are ongoing funding opportunities and grants to deliver improvement for community health. Learn more about the opportunities near you.

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.

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