Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Grant/Contract Name:  YouthBuild
Deadline:   April 22, 2014
Funding Amount:   73 awards anticipated. Award Ceiling:  $1,100,000

Eligibility:   Public or private non-profit agencies or organizations including rural, urban, or Native American agencies that have previously served disadvantaged youth in a YouthBuild or other similar program. These agencies include, but are not limited to: - Faith-based and community organizations; - An entity carrying out activities under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), such as a local workforce investment board or American Job Center (formerly known as One-Stop Career Center); - An educational institution, including a local school board, public school district, or community college; - A community action agency; - A state or local housing development agency; - An Indian tribe or other agency primarily serving American Indians; - A community development corporation; - A state or local youth service conservation corps; or - Any other public or private non-profit entity that is eligible to provide education or employment training under a Federal program.   
Agency:   U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration
Grant ID:  SGA-DFA-PY-13-04
CFDA#:   17.274

Summary:   DOL will award grants to organizations to oversee the provision of education, occupational skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. Based on the estimate of FY 2014 funding, DOL hopes to serve approximately 4,950 participants during the grant period of performance, with approximately 75 projects awarded across the country.

YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are high school dropouts, adjudicated youth, youth aging out of foster care, youth with disabilities, and other disadvantaged youth populations. The YouthBuild program simultaneously addresses several core issues facing low-income communities: affordable housing, education, employment, and leadership development. The YouthBuild model balances project-based learning and occupational skills training that prepare disadvantaged youth for career placement. The academic component is an alternative education program that assists youth who are often significantly behind in basic skills to obtain a high school diploma or state high school equivalency credential. The occupational skills training component prepares at-risk youth to gain placement into career pathways and/or further education or training, and also supports the goal of increasing affordable housing within communities by teaching youth construction skills learned by building or significantly renovating homes for low-income or homeless families or individuals. Occupational skills training also may include other demand industries in addition to construction skills training for grantees that have been previously funded by the Department.


Grant/Contract Name:  Social Innovation Fund Grant Competition
Deadline:   April 22, 2014

Funding Amount:   $65.8 million is available for SIF grant awards this fiscal year.  Award Ceiling: $10,000,000; Award Floor: $1,000,000
Eligibility:   Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.  This competition is open to existing grantmaking institutions or eligible partnerships. A grantmaking institution is an organization in existence at the time of the application that invests in nonprofit community organizations or programs through grants as an essential rather than a collateral means of fulfilling its mission and vision.  The emphasis on grantmaking activities as a part of an organization's mission should be evident in the applicants' mission statement and promotional materials, and should be clearly reflected as a significant percentage of their annual operating budget.
Agency:   Corporation for National and Community Service
Grant ID:  CNCS-COOP-02242014
CFDA#:   94.019
Summary:   The Social Innovation awards grants to grantmaking institutions, referred to as "intermediaries." These intermediaries in turn competitively select, provide grants to, and otherwise support high-performing community-based nonprofit organizations to implement evidence-based programs in the areas of healthy futures, economic opportunity and youth development. The intermediaries and the nonprofits must match the grant funds they receive one-to-one in cash from with non-federal sources.

This Notice, in alignment with the SAA and the CNCS Strategic Plan, will target rantmaking in three Focus Areas: Youth Development: Preparing America's youth for success in school, active citizenship, productive work, and healthy and safe lives; Economic Opportunity: Increasing economic opportunities for economically disadvantaged individuals; and/or Healthy Futures: Promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing the risk factors that can lead to illness.


Grant/Contract Name:  Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program
Deadline:   March 31, 2014
Funding Amount:   Estimated Total Program Funding:    $5,000,000
Award Ceiling:    $250,000

Eligibility:   Public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners (see Definition in Part VIII, E.), meeting the following three requirements are eligible to receive a CFP , PP grant and T & TA grant: (1) (a) have experience in the area of (i) community food work, particularly concerning small and medium-size farms, including the provision of food to people in low-income communities and the development of new markets in low-income communities for agricultural producers; (ii) job training and business development activities for food-related activities in low-income communities; or (iii) efforts to reduce food insecurity in the community, including food distribution, improving access to services, or coordinating services and programs; (2) demonstrate competency to implement a project, provide fiscal accountability, collect data, and prepare reports and other necessary documentation; (3) demonstrate a willingness to share information with researchers, evaluators, practitioners, and other interested parties, including a plan for dissemination of results; and collaborate with 1 or more local partner organizations to achieve at least 1 hunger-free communities goal. Press this LINK for more information about hunger-free communities goals.

Agency:   USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Grant ID:  USDA-NIFA-CFP-004489
CFDA#:   10.225
Summary:   In FY 2014 NIFA's CFPGCP intends to solicit applications and fund three types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP), (2) Planning Projects (PP) and (3) Training and Technical Assistance (T & TA) Projects. The primary goals of the CFPCGP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service; Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

Grant/Contract Name:  Supervision and Services to Family Court-Involved Youth As an Alternative To Detention (ATD)
Deadline:   April 14, 2014
Funding Amount:   ranges from $230,000-$769,000, depending on borough.

Eligibility:   Applicant should have extensive experience:  Operating ATD and/or ATI programs that supervise and serve court-involved youth in New York City and report on participant progress to judges and other stakeholders including the defense bar, with greater consideration given to organizations that demonstrate extensive experience working with the Family Court system in the borough(s) they propose to serve; and,
* Providing services to respondents - both directly and through referral to other community-based organizations - including but not limited to: counseling and crisis intervention; educational and vocational development; truancy prevention and intervention; school transfer or re-enrollment support; tutoring/mentoring; substance abuse and mental health intervention and case management, and family engagement.
Agency:   NYC Criminal Justice Coordinator
Grant ID:  PIN# 00214N0004
Summary:   The New York City Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator is seeking applications from qualified vendors to provide pre-dispositional supervision and services to court-involved youth as an alternative to detention (ATD). These ATD programs are designed primarily to prevent or reduce instances of flight resulting in Failure-to-Appear (FTA) warrant and re-arrest through the provision of supervision and supportive services. Contracts will be awarded for one program each in New York, Bronx, Kings, Queens, and Richmond Counties.

Pre-Proposal Conference March 20, 2014,  10:00 AM at Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator,  1 Centre Street, Room 1012N, New York, NY 10007.


Grant/Contract Name:  The Catalog for Giving
Deadline:   Thursday, March 20, 2014
Funding Amount:   see below
Eligibility:   see below
Summary:   The Catalog for Giving is soliciting proposals for participation in its 7th edition which will commence in January of 2015.  Selected organizations will receive three years of general operating funding, ranging from approximately $40,000-$65,000 per year and have the opportunity to be part of a community of supporters of innovative opportunities for NYC youth.

Every three years, The Catalog selects a group of ten to twelve programs to become "member organizations" in its catalog. Selected organizations receive three years of general operating funding, from January 1, 2015-December 31, 2017, providing they remain compliant with The Catalog's requirements.

501(c)(3) applicants must have as their primary mission the provision of direct services to low-income children or teens for a period of time sufficient to enhance education of life skills and constitute a life-transforming activity; have an operating budget between $100,000 and $1.5 million per fiscal year; be independent and not a subsidiary or branch of a national organization, unless they are a wholly independent program; be located and operate within New York City; and, have been founded between 2004 and 2012 and remain in continuous operation.