Grant Archive: 2019

Program Addresses Mental Health for Tribal Youth

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Health and Human Services

The Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program seeks to prevent suicide and substance misuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth through the age of 24 years. The program is intended to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders, foster culturally responsive models that reduce and respond to the impact of trauma in AI/AN communities, and allow AI/AN communities to facilitate collaboration among agencies to support youth as they transition into adulthood. The application deadline is December 10, 2019.

(Ed. Note: If you would like to review Mind Matters as an intervention for this funding, please email RelationshipSkills @ DibbleInstitute.org.).

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Grants Advance the Health and Education of Connecticut Residents

CHEFA

Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority: Nonprofit Grant Program

The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority’s (CHEFA) Nonprofit Grant Program provides grants of $5,000 to $75,000 to nonprofit organizations that address the following areas: childcare, including before and after-school programming; arts and culture, including museums, theaters, etc.; education, including workforce development, vocational training, and youth summer jobs; and healthcare, including wellness and senior living. The deadline for submitting letters of interest is December 13, 2019. Visit the CHEFA website to download the 2020 Request for Proposals.

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Grants Strengthen Programs for Underserved Children in North Carolina

Carolina Hurricanes Foundation

Carolina Hurricanes Foundation: Game Changer Grants

The Carolina Hurricanes Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in North Carolina that share the Foundation’s focus on children’s health and education, with an emphasis on impacting underserved populations. The Foundation’s Game Changer Grants are intended to help organizations make a positive impact in the community through grassroots action. Grants are awarded at one of three levels of funding: $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000. Applying organizations must have been in operation for three or more years. The upcoming application deadline is December 10, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to submit an online application.

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Administration for Children and Families

Secondary Analyses of Strengthening Families Datasets OPRE/ACF

The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to award up to ten cooperative agreements to fund research to conduct secondary data analysis of archived data, specifically the Building Strong Families (BSF), Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM), and Parents and Children Together (PACT) datasets. These datasets are from large-scale federal evaluation impact studies, which addressed questions related to healthy marriage and/or responsible fatherhood.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a familiarity with the proposed data for their analysis and an adequate understanding of the variables, sampling, methodology, etc. used to construct the dataset necessary for completion of the work proposed in the application. Proposed research should address topics relevant to strengthening families to improve the lives of children and parents, as well as promote economic stability. Topics of interest include, but may not be limited to the following: mediators of healthy marriage, relationship education, and/or fatherhood programs; measurement issues related to healthy marriage, relationship education, and/or fatherhood programs with low-income families; or father involvement in low-income families.

Letter of intent is due October 25, 2019, and application is due November 25, 2019.

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Education Conferences to Address SEL Supported

Education First

Education First: Regional Social and Emotional Learning Convening Grants

Education First, in partnership with the NoVo Foundation, is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Regional Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Convening Grants program. The goal of this program is to help district and school communities create a convening that builds educators’ and other adults’ capacity to meet students’ social, emotional, and academic needs with an equity lens. Education First will award two to four grants of $50,000 to $100,000 each to districts, charters, and their partners to design and host a convening in their region by the end of the 2020 calendar year. Selected applicants will receive technical assistance from Education First during the design phase of their grant. Awardees will have the opportunity to participate with a group of national SEL practitioners, experts, and advocates at the SEL in Action Convening in 2020. Letters of intent are due September 6, 2019. Visit the Education First website to review the Request for Letters of Intent.

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Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

Supporting Evidence Building in Child Welfare Project

Funded by the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in partnership with the Children’s Bureau, they seek to conduct rigorous evaluations of interventions for the child welfare population. The project focuses on evaluating interventions that already have some evidence of effectiveness. The goal is to increase the number of interventions that are considered by the field to be supported or well supported by the evidence. We invite child welfare agencies and others to nominate themselves and a program or service that they would like to be evaluated as part of this project. At this time, they are particularly, although not exclusively, interested in evaluating programs or services in transitional age youth among other areas.

They invite you to submit a brief description of the intervention, your name, and contact information to cwinterventions@acf.hhs.gov by August 30, 2019. If your program or service is considered for evaluation, the Urban Institute team will contact you. More information here.

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Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

Supporting Evidence Building in Child Welfare Project

Funded by the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in partnership with the Children’s Bureau, they seek to conduct rigorous evaluations of interventions for the child welfare population. The project focuses on evaluating interventions that already have some evidence of effectiveness. The goal is to increase the number of interventions that are considered by the field to be supported or well supported by the evidence. We invite child welfare agencies and others to nominate themselves and a program or service that they would like to be evaluated as part of this project. At this time, they are particularly, although not exclusively, interested in evaluating programs or services in transitional age youth among other areas.

They invite you to submit a brief description of the intervention, your name, and contact information to cwinterventions@acf.hhs.gov by August 30, 2019. If your program or service is considered for evaluation, the Urban Institute team will contact you. More information here.

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Grants Enhance Communities in Oklahoma and Colorado Springs

Inasmuch

Inasmuch Foundation

The Inasmuch Foundation is dedicated to the betterment of people, neighborhoods, and communities in Oklahoma. The Foundation primarily provides grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state for programs that result in the greatest positive outcome for Oklahomans. (Support is also considered for nonprofit organizations that address the Foundation’s priorities in Colorado Springs, CO.) The Foundation’s areas of interest include education, community enhancement, and health and human services. Projects that involve collaborative community efforts to avoid duplication of services are encouraged. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is August 15, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to submit an online letter of inquiry.

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Program Supports Work Skills and Service Learning for Youth

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YouthBuild offers funding for organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to at-risk youth while they perform meaningful work and service to their communities. The application deadline is August 6, 2019.

(Ed. Note: Love Notes has been successfully used in Mental Toughness as well as Leadership within the YouthBuild program.)

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Funding Opportunity for CBOs That Partner With Community Colleges

KRESGE

The KRESGE Foundation

Does your organization have a partnership with a community college within the ‘Achieving the Dream’ network? If so, you may be interested in this funding opportunity from the Kresge Foundation. The RFP for Boosting Opportunities for Social and Economic Mobility (BOOST) is due July 26th. Relationship skills, father involvement, family stabilization are all potential interventions for this funding.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Title V Competitive Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (CSRAE)

(Only organizations in Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and Virgin Island are eligible to apply.)

The purpose of the CSRAE is to fund projects to implement sexual risk avoidance education that teaches participants how to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity. The goals of CSRAE are to empower participants to make healthy decisions, and provide tools and resources to prevent pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and youth engagement in other risky behaviors. (Estimated posting date: February 22, 2019)

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Mental Health Grants in Metropolitan NY and Philadelphia.
Department of Health and Human Services

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program

The purpose of the SRAE Program is to fund projects to implement sexual risk avoidance education that teaches participants how to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity. 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. (Estimated posting date: March 4, 2019)

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Support for Organizations Serving Company CommunitiesBig Lots Foundation
The Big Lots Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of families and children in the communities the company serves throughout the United States, with the exception of Alaska, Hawaii, and South Dakota. The Foundation’s areas of interest include hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. Priority is given to organizations that help needy families transition from poverty to self-sufficiency. Requests are reviewed two times per year; the upcoming application deadline is July 1, 2019. Visit the company’s website to review the funding guidelines and submit an online request.sub-section
HHS.Gov

HHS Grant: Promotion of Healthy Adolescence and the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy and Associated Risk Behaviors

The Funding Opportunity Announcement will provide funding to replicate programs that have been proven through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy, or other associated risk factors. The overall goal is to promote healthy adolescence and to address youth sexual risk holistically to result in healthy decision-making and future thriving by enhancing protective factors and preventing teen pregnancy. Estimated application deadline is Mar 29, 2019

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OVW Fiscal Year 2019 STOP Formula Grant Program Solicitation

Funds are now available for states and territories to support communities, including American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages, in their efforts to develop and strengthen effective responses to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Only the designated state office may apply. Apply by: May 8th

(Ed. Note: Up to 5% of this funding may be used for prevention education. Relationship skills training is noted by the CDC as an effective preventative intervention.)

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California Department of Public Health

California Department of Public Health

Rape Prevention and Education Program

The California Department of Public Health is seeking applications from local rape crisis centers (RCCs) to implement and evaluate sexual violence (SV) primary prevention projects for either of two (2) separate funding tiers:

  • Tier 1 projects will implement and evaluate community mobilization projects using the Close to Home (C2H) strategy (community-based) ($125,000); or
  • Tier 2 projects will implement and evaluate selected comprehensive school-based projects (school-based) ($85,000).

If interested in a copy of the RFA, please email sac@cdph.ca.gov

(Ed. Note: Relationship Smarts PLUS is an allowable intervention for Tier 2 projects based on its significant outcomes related to decreasing aggression.).

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Sarkeys

Support for Organizations Improving the Quality of Life for Oklahomans

The mission of the Sarkeys Foundation is to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma. The Foundation’s major areas of grant support include education, social service and human service needs, animal welfare, and cultural and humanitarian programs of regional significance. Preference is given to organizations that have been in operation at least three years. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is December 1, 2018. (Interested applicants should speak with a Foundation staff member prior to submitting a letter of inquiry.) Invited proposals will be due February 1, 2019.

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Mental Health Grants in Metropolitan NY and Philadelphia.

Van Amerigen Foundation

Van Ameringen Foundation

Supports programs that increase the accessibility of mental-health services to the underserved, advance preventive and early-intervention strategies, and advocate for systemic change. Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) is February 1.

(Ed. Note: Dibble clients are using both Love Notes and Mind Matters as prevention and early intervention strategies with youth.)

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Support for Afterschool Programs Serving Middle School Youth

New York Life Foundation

New York Life Foundation: Aim High

The Aim High grant program, funded by the New York Life Foundation and administered by the Afterschool Alliance, supports out-of-school programs serving middle school youth nationwide. The focus of Aim High is to help economically disadvantaged eighth-graders reach ninth grade prepared to succeed in high school by supporting afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs. Funded programs must serve a high percentage, at least 75 percent, of low-income youth. In 2019, the Aim High grant program will provide 26 awards nationwide as follows: eight awards of $100,000 over two years, eight awards of $50,000 over two years, and ten awards of $15,000 for one year. The application deadline is January 25, 2019. Visit the Afterschool Alliance website to download the grant guidelines and submit an online proposal.

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HHS.Gov

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Centers for Mental Health Services and Substance Use Prevention is offering grants of up to $250,000 to support the Tribal Behavioral Health grant program. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native youth through the age of 24 years. Learn more and apply by January 4, 2019.

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John Ben Snow Foundation Memorial

John Ben Snow Memorial Trust Education Grants

The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust funds projects from non-profit organizations across several areas related to education and underserved youth, including arts and culture, community initiatives, youth initiatives, educational opportunities, and services for individuals with disabilities. Examples include youth literacy programs, counseling and mentorship services, after-school programs, neighborhood revitalization projects, and more. Grants typically range from $10,000 to $25,000. Deadline: January 1, 2019.

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