Tuesday, January 8, 2013

FUNDING ALERT: Recent Funding Opportunities for 2013

STOP Act Grants 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) grants.

The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth ages 12-20 in communities throughout the United States.
The STOP Act language states that the purposes of the Act are to "prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth in communities throughout the United States; strengthen collaboration among communities, the federal government, state, local and tribal governments; enhance intergovernmental cooperation and coordination on the issue of alcohol use among youth; serve as a catalyst for increased citizen participation and greater collaboration among all sectors and organizations of a community that first demonstrates a long-term commitment to reducing alcohol use among youth; disseminate to communities timely information regarding state-of-the-art practices and initiatives that have proven to be effective in preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth; and enhance, not supplant, effective local community initiatives for preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth."Â See Appendix G of this RFA for further background information.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

Anticipated Total Available Funding: Approximately $756,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 15

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $50,000 per year

Length of Project Period: Up to 4 years



The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program will host three New Applicant Workshops to assist interested coalitions in applying for DFC funding in FY2013. Each workshop will focus solely on the FY2013 DFC Request for Applications (RFA), which will be posted in mid-January 2013. Following each New Applicant Workshop will be an hour-long Native American Support Session for coalitions serving Tribal communities.

How to PrepareThe DFC Program will publish an RFA in mid-January 2013. You will find it at www.samhsa.gov, www.grants.gov and www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/drug-free-communities-support-program. Once posted, interested coalitions should read the RFA to determine if they are statutorily eligible to apply for funding. These requirements are listed in the RFA and at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/information-for-potential-applicants. After this determination is made, coalitions should come prepared to the New Applicant Workshop with questions related to the completion of the RFA. It is imperative that participants have read and re-read the RFA prior to attending the New Applicant Workshop.


UnityNYC Grant Awards

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and Citizens Committee for NYC invite applications from community volunteers for the UnityNYC Grant Awards. UnityNYC Grant Awards is a signature program of One NYC One Nation in collaboration with the Citizens Committee for New York City, the New York Community Trust, the One Nation Foundation, the New York Council for the Humanities, and the J.M. Kaplan Fund.  

The UnityNYC Grant Awards will award grants up to $3,000 to faith-based or neighborhood-based immigrant and non-immigrant groups that collaborate on community projects. The grants will support the City’s ongoing commitment to sustaining healthy communities through high impact service projects. UnityNYC Grant Awards will tap into New York City’s diverse neighborhood groups to proactively address critical needs and promote opportunities that directly contribute to the public good.

We are accepting applications from resident-led volunteer groups in all five boroughs. Groups will be selected based on their demonstrated ability to unite residents from diverse backgrounds, mobilize at least 20 volunteers, and execute a well-planned project. Preference will be given to groups operating in low-income, underserved communities. Partner with one or many groups, come up with an idea, and apply! 

The deadline is January 31st, 2013.

To access the application please see the Citizens Committee for NYC’s website:

Community Grants

The Citizen's Committee for New York City awards micro-grants of $500 to $3,000

Our next application deadline is January 31, 2013.

Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform empty lots into community gardens, organize tenants to advocate for better housing conditions, and start school recycling drives.

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