Grant Opportunities

Current Grant Opportunities

USDA Grants to Improve Agriculture Education
Deadline:  April 3
Grant Size:  $900,000 - multiple awards up to $300,000 ea. (up to 25% match reqd.)
Tel:  (202) 720-1973
The USDA NIFA Agency seeks to promote and strengthen agriscience and agribusiness education in secondary, two-year postsecondary and higher education settings.

USDA Higher Education Challenge Grants
Deadline: April 10
Grant Size: $30,000 - $750,000
Contact: Mr. Edwin Lewis
Tel: (202) 690-4565
Projects must focus on improving the quality of postsecondary academic instruction to recruit and retain a greater number of qualified and diverse graduates who pursue careers in the agricultural sciences. Collaborations between institutions of higher education, employers, and other organizations are encouraged.

Environmental Grants for Native Americans
Deadline: April 15
Grant Size: 5 awards of $100,000 to $300,000 each
Eligibility: Tribal governments
Contact: Denise Litz
The Administration for Native Americans’ Environmental Regulatory Enhancement program is offering funding to strengthen tribal government capacity to identify, plan, develop, and implement solutions to environmental programs that will bolster regulatory efforts in a manner consistent with a Tribe's cultural preservation and natural resource management priorities.

Funding to Improve Youth Outcomes
Deadline: April 22
Grant Size: 73 awards ranging up to $1.1 million
Eligibility: Nonprofit faith-based groups, governments, employment centers and public housing authorities
Contact: Denise Roach
Tel: (202)-693-3820
YouthBuild, a program of the DOL, focuses on in-school learning leading to a high school diploma or GED certificate, as well as occupational skills training in preparation for career placement. It targets high school dropouts who may also be adjudicated youth; youth aging out of foster care; youth with disabilities; and other at-risk youth populations.

House for Military Service Members and Their Families
Grant Sizes:  Up to $50,000
Deadline: April 23
Grants fund the Newman’s Own Awards for creative ideas to improve the quality of life of service members and their families. Nonprofits or volunteer organizations are eligible. May not use grant funds for salaries/wages. Online application only.

Coordinated Services for Homeless
Deadline: April 25
Grant Size: 25 grants of up to $400,000
Contact: Bradford Milton
Tel: (202) 276-1745
This SAMHSA program funds community projects that integrate mental health and substance abuse treatment with permanent housing and other services for chronically homeless individuals. Particular emphasis is currently being placed on helping veterans.

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