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California Consulting LLC is pleased to announce the release of US Soccer Foundation: 2016 Safe Places to Play Grant

US Soccer Foundation: 2016 Safe Places to Play GrantSoccer Foundation Logo

Deadline: 2016 Spring Grant Cycle

  • LOIs due by January 29, 2016
  • Application deadline – February 5, 2016

Amount: $4,000 – $50,000 or a percentage of total project amount in form of vendor credit

Match: None required officially; applicants will have to contribute additional funds not covered by the grant award

Eligibility: Tax-exempt organizations including: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, churches, individual schools or school districts, cities or municipalities.

http://www.ussoccerfoundation.org/our-grants/

Safe Places to Play grants are available in four categories: Synthetic Turf, Lighting, Irrigation, and Sport Court. Multi-sport field projects are eligible for funding, but such fields must be used a majority of the time for soccer. Multi-field projects are also eligible. All Safe Places to Play grants (except for Irrigation) can be awarded for either indoor or outdoor field projects.  Grants are disbursed as in-kind credit with their respective vendor:

  • Synthetic Turf Grant Amount: up to 10% of the Hellas project quote.
  • Lighting Grant Amount: Typically in the range of 15%-30% of project total, with a maximum of $25,000 per grant for single fields and $50,000 for multi-field projects.
  • Irrigation Grant Amount: Typically in the range of $4,000 – $15,000, with a maximum of $15,000 per grant.
  • Sport Court Grant Amount: Typically in the range of 15% – 50% of project total, with a maximum of $30,000 per grant.

No cash is disbursed as part of this grant. Grantees must use the specific vendor as the supplier for their field project. Applicants are required to submit an LOI describing basics of the project prior to being approved to submit a full application for funding.

 

California Consulting Announces the Municipal Grant Opportunities List for January 2016

MUNICIPAL GRANTS FOR JANUARY 2016

CalFire: 2015-2016 State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund (SRAFPF) Grant Program
Deadline: January 7, 2016
Amount: $100,000 per project
Match: None required, but CalFire encourages applicants to provide matching funds
Eligibility: local government, fire districts, community services districts, water districts, and special districts with SRA within their jurisdiction, or certified local conservation corps, Fire Safe Councils, or other nonprofit organizations organized under Section 501(c)(3)
http://calfire.ca.gov/fire_prevention/fire_prevention_fund_grants
The SRAFPF Grant Program provides funding for projects related to fuel (vegetation) hazard reduction, fire prevention education and training, and fire prevention planning. Projects funded by the SRAFPF will reduce the risk of fire ignition and spread in and adjacent to communities, educate owners of habitable structures about wildfire risks, or allow for strategic, long-term planning to reduce the risk of wildfire to communities in the SRA throughout the State.  Qualifying projects and activities include those related to hazardous fuel reduction, fire prevention planning, fire prevention education and training that reduce the risk and potential impact of wildfire on habitable structures in the SRA.

 

Fresno COG: 2015-2016 ​Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Program Call for Projects​

Deadline: January 7, 2016

Amount: $26.4 Million allocated to Fresno COG program

Match: None

Eligibility: city, county, special district, Caltrans, transit operator, transit authority or a non-profit agency with the sponsorship of a public agency

http://www.fresnocog.org/cmaq

The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program is to fund transportation projects or programs that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Funding can be expended on projects to reduce ozone precursor emissions (including nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC)), carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM) emissions or PM precursor (e.g. NOx) emissions from transportation.

 

FEMA: FY 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program
Release: December 7, 2015
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Amount: $1 Million to $3.4 Million; AFG Awards are determined based on a jurisdiction’s population size​

Match: Between 5% and 15% of the total project cost, based on a jurisdiction’s population size
Eligibility: Fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations, State Fire Training Academies
https://www.fema.gov/assistance-firefighters-grant
The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

 

US Bureau of Reclamation: WaterSMART – Water and Energy Efficiency Grants

Deadline: January 20, 2016

Amount: Funding Group I (small projects): $300,000; Funding Group II (larger, phased projects): $1,000,000

Match: 50% or more of project costs

Eligibility: States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority

http://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/weeg/index.html

The WaterSMART Program focuses on improving water conservation, sustainability and helping water resource managers make sound decisions about water use. It identifies strategies to ensure that this and future generations will have sufficient supplies of clean water for drinking, economic activities, recreation and ecosystem health. The program also identifies adaptive measures to address climate change and its impact on future water demands.  Through the WaterSMART Grants, Reclamation provides 50/50 cost share funding to irrigation and water districts, Tribes, States and other entities with water or power delivery authority. Projects should seek to conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy, protect endangered species, or facilitate water markets. Projects are selected through a competitive process and the focus is on projects that can be completed within 24 months that will help sustainable water supplies in the western United States.  Proposals must seek to conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy, improve energy efficiency, benefit endangered and threatened species, facilitate water markets, carry out activities to address climate-related impacts on water or prevent any water-related crisis or conflict.

 

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA): The Big Read Grant Program

Deadline: January 27, 2016

Amount: $5,000 – $20,000

Match: Dollar for dollar
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; a unit of state, local, or tribal government; or a tax-exempt public library

Eligibility Note: K–12 schools, school districts, boards of education, or other school governing bodies, whether public or private, are not eligible applicants, but may partner with eligible applicants.

​http://www.neabigread.org/application_process.php

​NEA Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book.  NEA Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide programs that encourage reading and the participation of diverse audiences. Organizations selected to participate in the NEA Big Read receive a grant, access to online training resources and opportunities, digital guides, and promotional materials designed to support widespread community involvement.  Grant funds may be used for such expenses as book purchases, speaker fees and travel, salaries, promotion, and venue rental. Grants must be matched 1 to 1 with nonfederal funds such as staff salaries and wages, private grants, in-kind contributions, and earned revenues.

 

US Soccer Foundation: 2016 Safe Places to Play Grants

Deadline: 2016 Spring Grant Cycle

·         LOIs due by January 29, 2016

·         Application deadline – February 5, 2016

Amount: $4,000 – $50,000 or a percentage of total project amount in form of vendor credit

Match: None required officially; applicants will have to contribute additional funds not covered by the grant award

Eligibility: Tax-exempt organizations including: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, churches, individual schools or school districts, cities or municipalities.

http://www.ussoccerfoundation.org/our-grants/

Safe Places to Play grants are available in four categories: Synthetic Turf, Lighting, Irrigation, and Sport Court. Multi-sport field projects are eligible for funding, but such fields must be used a majority of the time for soccer. Multi-field projects are also eligible. All Safe Places to Play grants (except for Irrigation) can be awarded for either indoor or outdoor field projects.  Grants are disbursed as in-kind credit with their respective vendor:

·         Synthetic Turf Grant Amount: up to 10% of the Hellas project quote.

·         Lighting Grant Amount: Typically in the range of 15%-30% of project total, with a maximum of $25,000 per grant for single fields and $50,000 for multi-field projects.

·         Irrigation Grant Amount: Typically in the range of $4,000 – $15,000, with a maximum of $15,000 per grant.

·         Sport Court Grant Amount: Typically in the range of 15% – 50% of project total, with a maximum of $30,000 per grant.

No cash is disbursed as part of this grant. Grantees must use the specific vendor as the supplier for their field project. Applicants are required to submit an LOI describing basics of the project prior to being approved to submit a full application for funding.

 

California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS): 2017 Emergency Medical Services GME Grant

Deadline: January 30, 2016

Amount: Varies.  Applicants asked to provide reasonable costs for the requested services.

Match: None required

Eligibility: Cities, counties, fire protection districts

http://www.ots.ca.gov/Grants/Apply/default.asp
The city/county/fire protection district will serve as the lead agency for a regional extrication equipment distribution grant for their county using this OTS Grants Made Easy (GME) application. The extrication equipment is used by first responders to safely extricate victims trapped in traffic collisions. “Best practice” strategies will be used to reduce the response time for the arrival of appropriate extrication equipment to traffic collision scenes and the time to extricate the victims of traffic collision, thus increasing survivability. The grant will provide funding for new equipment and training for fire departments without extrication equipment or those that have existing equipment that has reached the end of its usable lifespan and is in need of replacement.

 

California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS): 2017 Probation GME Grant

Deadline: January 30, 2016

Amount: Varies.  Applicants asked to provide reasonable costs for the requested services.

Match: None required

Eligibility: County probation departments

http://www.ots.ca.gov/Grants/Apply/default.asp

The County Probation Department will work to reduce DUI related fatalities, injuries, and DUI recidivism using this OTS Grants Made Easy (GME) application.  The worst-of-the worst, high-risk, felony, and repeat DUI offenders will be held accountable through intensive supervision to ensure compliance with court ordered conditions of probation and to prevent re-arrest on new DUI charges.  Supervision activities include: monitoring of treatment and DUI program participation, conducting office visits, unannounced fourth waiver searches, field visits, random alcohol/drug testing, distribution of HOT sheets, and participation with local law enforcement on anti-DUI efforts.

California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS): 2017 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) GME Grant

Deadline: January 30, 2016

Amount: Varies.  Applicants asked to provide reasonable costs for the requested services.

Match: None required

Eligibility: Cities, counties

http://www.ots.ca.gov/Grants/Apply/default.asp

Using this OTS Grants Made Easy (GME) application, applicants will conduct best practice strategies to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in crashes involving alcohol and other primary collision factors. The funded strategies may include impaired driving enforcement, enforcement operations focusing on primary collision factors, distracted driving, night-time seat belt enforcement, special enforcement operations encouraging motorcycle safety, enforcement and public awareness in areas with a high number of bicycle and pedestrian collisions, and educational programs. These strategies are designed to earn media attention thus enhancing the overall deterrent effect.

 

California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS): 2017 Vertical Prosecution GME Grant

Deadline: January 30, 2016

Amount: Varies.  Applicants asked to provide reasonable costs for the requested services.

Match: None required

Eligibility: City or county district attorney offices

http://www.ots.ca.gov/Grants/Apply/default.asp

The County District Attorney’s Office (or City Attorney’s Office) will assign a specialized team to prosecute alcohol and drug impaired driving cases using this OTS Grants Made Easy (GME) application. The DUI prosecution team will handle cases throughout each step of the criminal process. Prosecution team members will work with the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program to increase the capabilities of the team and the office by obtaining and delivering specialized training. Team members will share information with peers and law enforcement personnel throughout the county and across the state. The office will accomplish these objectives as a means to prevent impaired driving and reduce alcohol and drug-involved traffic fatalities and injuries.

 

California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS): 2017 General Grant Application

Deadline: January 30, 2016

Amount: Varies.  Applicants asked to provide reasonable costs for the requested services.

Match: None required

Eligibility: Cities, counties

http://www.ots.ca.gov/Grants/Apply/default.asp

OTS offers applicants the ability to create their own program adhering to several program topics, described below:

Motorcycle Safety: Motorcycle safety grants focus on reducing motorcycle involved fatal and injury collisions.  This type of grant provides funding for concentrated enforcement, public education campaigns and motorcycle safety, outreach and education efforts to increase vehicle driver’s awareness of motorcycles.  During the month of May highly publicized enforcement operations and media events are conducted to promote “Motorcycle Awareness Month.”
Occupant Protection: Occupant Protection grants provide highly effective programs which reduce traffic fatalities and injuries by increasing the usage of seat belts and child safety seats.  These grants provide traffic safety education, low-cost child safety seats, bilingual educational programs and materials, and overtime funds to conduct child safety seat checkups and enforcement.  A strong commitment requires help from the entire community including public agencies and the private sector to increase seat belt and child safety seat compliance and correct usage.
Older Drivers: Grant funding would include training for law enforcement and emergency medical professionals to better identify impairments in older drivers and take appropriate actions.  In addition OTS funds traffic safety presentations for the senior community.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety: OTS grantees conduct traffic safety rodeos for elementary, middle and high schools, and community groups in an effort to increase awareness among various age groups.  To boost compliance with the law and decrease injuries, safety helmets are properly fitted and distributed to children in need.  Court diversion courses may be established in communities for those violating the bicycle helmet law.  Other programs target high-risk populations and areas with multicultural public education addressing safer driving, biking and walking behaviors.  A bicycle and pedestrian community program should be designed to increase safety awareness and skills among pedestrians and bicyclists and should also address driver behaviors.  Two types of programs are described below.  A comprehensive program should include both elements: 1) education and 2) enforcement.
Education: Educational efforts may be designed to include the entire community or specific target groups.  Educational efforts may include bicycle rodeos, school presentations, community presentations, public service announcements and the distribution of pamphlets and posters to increase public awareness and education.
Police Traffic Services (PTS): The PTS program focuses on enforcing and encouraging compliance with seat belt use, impaired driving, speed limit and other traffic laws.  This grant provides for Full Time Personnel if your Department has a retention plan for the traffic officer after the grant ends and overtime for enforcement, equipment, and other direct costs. Examples of funded equipment include: motorcycles, radar and laser speed measuring devices, visible display radar trailers, DUI checkpoint trailers, preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) devices, and computers.
CA Department of Parks & Recreation (CA State Parks): Land Water Conservation Fund
Deadline: February 3, 2016
Amount: $2,000,000 maximum request
Match: dollar for dollar (1 to 1); applicants will have to demonstrate they can fund 100% of the project costs; then will be reimbursed for 50% of that total.
Eligibility: Cities, counties and districts authorized to acquire, develop, operate and maintain park and recreation areas
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=21360
The California Department of Parks and Recreation and its Office of Grants and Local Assistance (OGALS), in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) offers the Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to provide funding for cities and counties to acquire, develop, operate and maintain park and recreation areas and facilities.  Priority development projects include trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, natural areas and cultural areas for recreational use.  Property acquired or developed under the program must be maintained in perpetuity for public outdoor recreation use.

 

California Office of Housing and Community Development (HCD): Housing-Related Parks Program

Deadline: February 4, 2016

Amount: Minimum grant amount: $75,000; no set maximum award

Match: None

Eligibility: cities and counties or a combination of those entities

http://www.hcd.ca.gov/housing-policy-development/housing-related-parks-program/

The Housing Related Parks Program provides grants for the creation of new parks/community recreation facilities or rehabilitation or improvements to existing parks/community recreation facilities. Grant amounts are based on the numbers of bedrooms in newly constructed rental and ownership units restricted for very low and low-income households.  Building permits could have been issued as early as Jan. 1, 2010. Eligible applicants can receive up to $2,200 per bedroom for LI units/$2,725 per bedroom for VLI/ELI units. Units substantially rehabilitated, converted from market rate to affordable, and preserved with certificates of occupancy issued during the designated program year are also eligible to receive funding provided they meet the requirements of paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 65583.1 of the Government Code.  Qualifying rental units must be rent-restricted for at least 55 years. Ownership units must be initially sold to qualifying households at affordable cost. Any public funds used to achieve affordability in ownership units must be recovered on resale and reused for affordable housing for at least 20 years. Very low income means not over 50 percent of area median income, adjusted for family size. Low-income means not over 80 percent of area median income, adjusted for family size.​

 

Strategic Growth Council (SGC): Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program

Deadline: February 16, 2016 (pre-proposals); May 2, 2016 (full applications)

Amount: $250,000 maximum

Match: 10% of total project costs; 5% may be in-kind and 5% must be cash

Eligibility: Counties and/or cities as lead applicant(s) in collaboration with other partners (e.g., agricultural organizations, land trusts, open space districts)

http://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/SALCP/Pages/Index.aspx

The Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC Program) supports the State’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals by making strategic investments to protect agricultural lands from conversion to land uses with more GHG-intensive purposes. Protecting critical agricultural lands from conversion to urban or rural residential development promotes smart growth within existing jurisdictions, ensures open space remains available, and supports a healthy agricultural economy and resulting food security. A healthy and resilient agricultural sector is becoming increasingly important in meeting the challenges occurring and anticipated as a result of climate change. These 2015-16 SALC Program Guidelines serve as the Request for Grant Applications (2015-16 RFGA), which cover the following investment types:

1.      Agricultural Land Conservation Strategies and Outcomes – Grants to counties, cities, and partners to design and implement a local or regional agricultural land conservation strategy that results in an outcome that reduces GHG emissions through the long-term protection of agricultural lands under threat of conversion by promoting regional growth within discrete boundaries.

2.      Agricultural Conservation Easements – Grants to protect important agricultural lands under threat of conversion via permanent agricultural conservation easements.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD): Public Benefit Grants Program – Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Grant

Deadline: February 18, 2016

Amount: $5 Million total allocation for program

Match: Not required

Eligibility: Public agencies such as cities, counties, special districts (i.e. water districts, irrigation districts, etc.) and public educational institutions (i.e. school districts, community colleges, state universities, etc.) located within the geographic boundaries of the District.

​http://valleyair.org/grants/publicbenefit.htm

The District is requesting proposals for projects that demonstrate air quality and public benefits with respect to alternative fuel infrastructure. For this funding allocation, the District is only seeking proposals from the following areas:

1.      Focus Area I: New Alternative Fuel Infrastructure – Eligible projects in this area are restricted to the construction of a new facility where there is currently no facility.

2.      Focus Area II: Expansion to Existing Alternative Fuel Infrastructure – Eligible projects in this area are restricted to the expansion of existing, in-use alternative fuel facilities so that public agencies may increase the amount of fuel throughput and vehicles serviced at their current facilities. Projects for the repair of existing alternative fuel infrastructure are not eligible under this RFP.

District staff will consider proposals for infrastructure projects for the following fuels: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the combination of both CNG and LNG, propane, electricity, and other alternative fuels.

 

US Department of Labor: Tech Hire Partnership Grants
Deadline: March 11, 2016
Amount: $2,000,000 to $5,000,000
Match: None
Eligibility: public or non-profit organizations
http://www.doleta.gov/TechHire/
The TechHire partnership grant program is designed to equip individuals with the skills they need through innovative approaches that can rapidly train workers for and connect them to well-paying, middle- and high-skilled, and high-growth jobs across a diversity of H-1B industries such as Information Technology (IT), healthcare, advanced manufacturing, financial services, and broadband. Projects funded by this grant program will help participants begin careers in H-1B occupations and industries which are in-demand and/or high growth in the area applicants are proposing to serve. On a limited basis, this grant program will also enable applicants to work with companies on increasing the skills of existing workers in lower-skilled jobs to move into more highly skilled positions requiring technology-related skills. These grants will pilot and scale public-private partnerships among the workforce investment system, education and training providers, and business-related nonprofit organizations.

 

Employment and Training Administration (ETA): FY2016 Strengthening Working Families Initiative Grant

Deadline: March 16, 2015

Amount: $4,000,000

Match: 25% of total requested funds

Eligibility: public-private partnerships (see details below)
http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20152438.htm
The grants will support public-private partnerships that bridge gaps between local workforce development and child-care systems. In addition to addressing these systemic barriers, funded programs will enable parents to access training and customized supportive services needed for IT, health care, advanced manufacturing jobs, and others. All participants in grant funded programs must be custodial parents, legal guardians, foster parents, or others standing in loco parentis with at least one dependent. Up to 25 percent of the grantees total budget may be used to provide quality, affordable care and other services to support their participation in training.  Grants up to $4 million will be awarded to partnerships that include the public workforce system, education and training providers, business entities, and local child-care or human-service providers. In addition, all partnerships must include at least three employers.

 

State Water Resources Control Board: Interim Emergency Drinking Water and Drought Related Drinking Water Funding Application

Deadline: Applications accepted until June 30, 2016

Amount: $500,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Public Agencies, Community Water Systems, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Tribes

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/caa/dw_droughtfund/index.shtml

On March 27, 2015, Governor Brown approved a $1 billion emergency drought relief package to take effect immediately. As a result of the Governor’s action, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) approved $19 million in funding from the Cleanup and Abatement Account to meet interim emergency drinking water needs for those communities with a contaminated water supply or that suffer drought related water outages or threatened emergencies.  Eligible projects include Bottled Water; Well Repair, Well Rehabilitation, and Replacement; Vending Machines; Point of Use Devices (for example, Filtration); Hauled Water; Emergency Interties; and Treatment Systems.

 

US Soccer Foundation: 2016 Program Grants

Deadline: October 7, 2015

Amount: $50,000

Match: None required officially; applicants will have to contribute additional funds not covered by the grant award

Eligibility: Tax-exempt organizations including: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, churches, individual schools or school districts, cities or municipalities.

http://www.ussoccerfoundation.org/our-grants/

Program Grants are awarded for grantees to purchase soccer equipment and/or cash to cover operating expenses including:

·         Equipment – all equipment grants are awarded as credit with www.soccer.com and/or www.kwikgoal.com.  No cash is distributed for equipment. Eligible equipment expenses: jerseys, shorts, socks, shin guards, cleats, balls, goals (pop-up or permanent), polo shirts for coaches, whistles, cones, ball bags, first aid kits, scrimmage vests, etc.

·         Cash – cash for operating expenses is disbursed in one check after the grant agreement and all paperwork have been completed.  Eligible operating expenses: stipends for coaches and program managers, transportation, healthy snacks, award banquets for players, field or facility rental fees, referee fees, background checks, family engagement events, etc.  Urban Soccer Symposium: All grantees receiving a cash grant award will receive a $1,000 Urban Soccer Symposium stipend as part of the cash grant to cover expenses related to travel to the Urban Soccer Symposium held by the U.S. Soccer Foundation in Washington, D.C.

 

State Water Resources Control Board: Water Recycling Funding Program (WFRP)

Deadline: December 2030 (currently accepting applications via FAAST system)

Amount: $75,000 (for Planning Grants); $15-$20 Million (for Construction Grants)

Match: 50% (for Planning Grants); 35% (for Construction Grants)

Financing: For Construction applications Interest at 1/2 General Obligation Bond Rate; 30 year term; Allowance following the CWSRF Policy

Eligibility: local public agencies

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/water_recycling/proposition1_funding.shtml

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) provides funding for the planning, design, and construction of water recycling projects that offset or augment state fresh water supplies.  There are two programs within this fund:

·         Planning Grants: The purpose of the planning grant is to assist agencies or regions with completing feasibility studies for water recycling projects using treated municipal wastewater and/or treated groundwater from sources contaminated by human activities.  Only local public agencies are eligible to apply for planning grants.

·         Construction Grants: The Water Recycling Funding Program provides grants and financing to eligible applicants for the construction of water recycling facilities. Construction projects may be funded with grants and low interest financing from a state bond, a CWSRF financing agreement, or combinations of funding sources.  Eligible applicants are local public agencies, nonprofit organizations, public utilities, state & federal recognized Indian tribes, and mutual water companies.

 

Major League Baseball Foundation: Baseball Tomorrow Fund

Deadline: Quarterly (January 1, April 1, July 1, & October 1)

Amount: $40,000 average award size

Match: 50% or more of total project cost

Eligibility: Tax exempt organizations including municipalities, school districts, and 501(c)(3) nonprofits
http://web.mlbcommunity.org/index.jsp?content=programs&program=baseball_tomorrow_fund

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association designed to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball around the world by funding programs, fields, coaches’ training, uniforms, and equipment. Grants are intended to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. The Baseball Tomorrow Fund supports projects that meet the following evaluation criteria: increase the number of youth participating in baseball and softball programs; improve the quality of youth baseball and softball programs.

 

The Hardwood Forestry Fund Grants

Deadline: Quarterly each year — March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31

Amount: Varies — Funding restricted to $1/seedling or less

Match: None.

Eligibility: States, local governments, universities, nonprofits

http://www.hardwoodforestryfund.org/?page_id=105

The Hardwood Forestry Fund promotes hardwood timber growth, management, education, and environmentally sound uses of renewable forest resources by providing grant funding to partnering organizations. The Hardwood Forestry Fund supports sustainable forestry by funding selective tree planting, direct seeding, natural regeneration, management, and hardwood research requests. Member forest products companies, foundations, and individuals provide funding for Hardwood Forestry Fund projects.  The Fund supports projects on public land including state, local, or university land, or on property owned by non-profit organizations. The land must be allocated for multiple use. Appropriate planting sites include: idle land being converted to forest, sites damaged by wildfire, insect or disease, ice, or wind storm, and naturally regenerating sites lacking desired stocking or species composition.

 

 

 

GRANTS WITH CONTINUOUS DEADLINES

 

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $100 – $500,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, and educational institutions in communities served by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway

http://www.bnsffoundation.org/

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Foundation provides support in communities in the company’s area of operations.The Foundation considers requests falling in the following categories:

·         Civic Services: This area includes organizations which are concerned with the environment and local community issues, such as crime prevention, parks and recreation, diversity and community development.

·         Cultural Organizations: This area includes performing arts, visual arts, fine arts, and museums and other related activities that offer opportunities for underserved children to experience cultural learning events.

·         Educational Institutions: This area includes both public and private education, primarily at the college level. (Grants of an exceptional nature may be made to vocational and non-college schools. Preferably, contributions will be directed toward the improvement of the quality of education.)

·         Health and Human Service Organizations: This area includes hospitals, medical programs, and programs that address chemical dependency treatment and prevention, spouse and child abuse, women’s and children’s aid, and transitional shelters.

·         Youth Organizations: This area includes Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire, Scouts, Junior Achievement, and similar groups.

Federated organizations such as United Way and American Red Cross are also supported.

To be considered for a grant, requests should meet at least two of the following criteria:

The organization or project has significant Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) employee participation; the organization or the services provided are in close proximity to a BNSF main line or BNSF is the only railroad or major corporation in the applicant’s area of the state;the request is related to the railroad industry; or,the request is for direct programming or project support.

 

California Energy Commission: The Energy Partnership Program
Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $20,000 of a consultant’s costs

Match: Any amount in excess of the $20,000 provided by CEC
http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/partnership/index.html

The Energy Partnership Program can conduct an energy audit of existing facilities identify energy saving projects, including: Conduct energy audits and prepare feasibility studies; Review existing proposals and designs; Develop equipment performance specifications; Review equipment bid specifications; Assist with contractor selection; and Review commissioning plans.  The Energy partnership also provides technical assistance early in the design phase of new facility construction, including: Provide design review consultation; Identify cost-effective, energy-saving measures; Compare different technologies; Review schematics and construction plans; Provide equipment specification consultation; Develop computer simulation models of your planned project; Help select experienced professionals with energy efficiency expertise; and Assist with system commissioning.

 

California Farmland Conservancy Program
Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies

Match: 5% of grant total

http://www.consrv.ca.gov/dlrp/cfcp/funding/Pages/request_grant_app.aspx

The Department of Conservation’s California Farmland Conservancy Program provides grants to local governments and qualified nonprofit organizations for:

·         voluntary acquisition of conservation easements on agricultural lands that are under pressure of being converted to non-agricultural uses;

·         temporary purchase of agricultural lands that are under pressure of being converted to non-agricultural uses, as a phase in the process of placing an agricultural conservation easement;

·         agricultural land conservation planning and policy projects; and,

·         restoration of and improvements to agricultural land already under easement

 

California Statewide Communities Development Authority: 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Bond Application

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Financing is for low interest, tax-exempt bonds.

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) Nonprofits

http://cscda.org/Apply-Online/501(c)(3)-Nonprofit

Qualified nonprofit organizations can access low-cost, tax-exempt bonds to finance or refinance the acquisition, construction, installation, expansion or rehabilitation of land, buildings, and equipment. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization can finance projects at a lower interest rate than conventional financing because the interest paid to bondholders is exempt from federal (and in some instances state) income taxes.

Note: This funding opportunity is being listed on the Municipal Grant List so that cities can offer it to eligible organizations within their community.

 

California Statewide Communities Development Authority: Housing Bond Application

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Financing is for low interest, tax-exempt bonds.

Eligibility: Nonprofit and For-profit developers

http://cscda.org/Apply-Online/Affordable-Housing

For-profit and nonprofit developers can access tax-exempt bonds for the financing of low-income multifamily and senior housing projects. The Bonds may be used to finance or refinance the acquisition and rehabilitation of an existing project or for the construction of a new project, provided the developer agrees to set aside all, or a portion, of the units in a project for individuals and families of very low, low or moderate income.

Note: This funding opportunity is being listed on the Municipal Grant List so that cities can offer it to eligible organizations within their community.

 

California Statewide Communities Development Authority: IDBs/Manufacturing Bond Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Financing is for low interest, tax-exempt bonds.

Eligibility: Manufacturers

http://cscda.org/Apply-Online/IDB-Manufacturing

Eligible manufacturers can access cost-effective, tax-exempt bond proceeds to acquire, construct or rehabilitate manufacturing facilities that promote job creation and retention. Bond proceeds may also be used for the acquisition of new equipment.

Note: This funding opportunity is being listed on the Municipal Grant List so that cities can offer it to eligible organizations within their community.

 

California Statewide Communities Development Authority: Airport/Solid Waste/Exempt Facilities Bond Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Financing is for low interest, tax-exempt bonds.

Eligibility: Companies

http://cscda.org/Apply-Online/Exempt-Facilities-Solid-Waste

This program offers companies seeking cost-effective, tax-exempt capital to finance the acquisition and rehabilitation, construction of, or the acquisition of new equipment for solid waste and exempt facilities.

Note: This funding opportunity is being listed on the Municipal Grant List so that cities can offer it to eligible organizations within their community.

 

California Statewide Communities Development Authority: Statewide Community Infrastructure Program (SCIP)

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Financing is for low interest, tax-exempt bonds.

Eligibility: Public agencies

http://cscda.org/Apply-Online/Statewide-Community-Infrastructure-Program

In response to the increasing local agency staff time and budget pressures caused by new commercial, industrial or residential development, CSCDA offers the Statewide Community Infrastructure Program (“SCIP”).

 

California Statewide Communities Development Authority: Taxable Bonds Program Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Financing is for low interest, tax-exempt bonds.

Eligibility: Public and private entities

http://cscda.org/Apply-Online/Taxable-Bonds

This program offers public and private entities taxable bonds for projects that provide public benefit and economic development. Longer term taxable bonds can often provide cost savings and other efficiencies.

Note: This funding opportunity is being listed on the Municipal Grant List so that cities can offer it to eligible organizations within their community.

 

California Statewide Communities Development Authority: Total Road Improvement Program (TRIP)

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Local governments leverage their State Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax to finance road improvement projects.

Eligibility: Local public agencies (cities and counties)

http://cscda.org/Public-Agency-Programs/Total-Road-Improvement-Programs-(TRIP)

CSCDA offers a pooled securitization program to assist local agencies in bonding against future payments to obtain funding for more projects today. As a pooled public offering, program participants will benefit from reduced issuance costs and better interest rates as compared to stand alone issues. The program does not require a pledge of the local agency’s General Fund.

The Gas Tax Accelerated Street Improvement Program will allow local governments to leverage their State Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax (the “Gas Excise Tax”) to finance road improvement projects. The use of proceeds from the Gas Excise Tax, an 18-cent State excise tax collected on fuel sales, is restricted to the maintenance and construction of public streets and highways. The obligations will be secured solely by a pledge of Gas Excise Tax revenues of the participating agencies.

 

 

Economic Development Administration (EDA): FY2016 Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Programs
Deadline: Continuous until new solicitation published
Amount: $100,000 – $3,000,000
Match: 50% of project cost
Eligibility: Cities; Counties; 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments; Private institutions of higher education; Special district governments
http://www.eda.gov/funding-opportunities/
Under this FFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States.

FEMA: Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAGP)

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $500,000

Match: FMAGP provides a 75% Federal cost share and the State pays the remaining 25% for actual costs.

http://www.fema.gov/fire-management-assistance-grant-program

The Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAGP) funds the mitigation, management, and control of fires on publicly or privately owned forests or grasslands, which threaten such destruction as would constitute a major disaster.  The FMAGP declaration process is initiated when a State submits a request for assistance to the FEMA Regional Director at the time a “threat of major disaster” exists. The entire process is accomplished on an expedited basis and a FEMA decision is rendered in a matter of hours.  Eligible firefighting costs may include expenses for field camps; equipment use, repair and replacement; tools, materials and supplies; and mobilization and demobilization activities.
FireFighters Charitable Foundation
Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies

Match: None

http://www.ffcf.org/

Assists fire and disaster victims; and supports Volunteer Fire Departments.  Grants offered for the following needs/programs: AED (Automatic External Defibrillator); Fire Department Equipment Program; Community Smoke Detector Program; and the Juvenile Fire-setter Prevention and Intervention Program.

 

Fire Fighters Support Foundation, Inc.

Deadline: Quarterly

Amount: $5-10,000

Match: None

http://www.ffsupport.org/assistance.html

The Firefighters Support Foundation pro-actively makes contributions to funds established for the children of fallen firefighters. This financial support may be applied for by downloading, completing, and mailing an application on the foundation’s website.
Fireman’s Fund Heritage Program
Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies

Match: None

https://www.firemansfund.com/home/policyholders/about_us/supporting_firefighters/index.html

Fireman’s Fund awards grants to fire departments and fire & burn prevention organizations to support firefighters for safer communities.  These grants can be used to purchase needed equipment, firefighter training, and community education programs.

 

FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program
Deadline: Continuous

Award amount: $2500-$5000

Match: None
http://www.fmglobal.com/page.aspx?id=01060200

Through the Fire Prevention Grant Program, fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations can apply for funding to support a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts, including:

·         Pre-fire planning for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities

·         Fire and arson prevention and investigation

·         Fire prevention education and training programs

 

Leon S. Peters Foundation Grant​

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $1,000 – $50,000 (average award is $1,000)

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in the Fresno, Ca.​area

​Contact Info(no website)​: Phone (559) 251-3002; Primary Contact; Mr. Samuel K. Peters, President; 6424 East Butler, Fresno, CA 93727

The Leon S. Peters Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the Fresno, CA, area. The Foundation’s areas of interest include: arts and culture; children and youth; Christian organizations; civic affairs; health; higher education; and social services.  Types of support include general operating and project support.  Interested applicants should submit a written request that includes a description of the organization, the purpose for which funds are being requested, and the amount of the request. Applicants should also include a copy of the IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD): Charge Up Program

Deadline: Continuous until funding exhausted

Amount: $50,000 cap (see breakdown below)

Match: None

Eligibility: private entities, non-profit agencies, or a public agencies intending to install EV chargers for the purpose of public access charging.

Eligibility Note: Public agencies must be located within the boundaries of the SJVAPCD, which includes the counties of: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and the valley portion of Kern.

http://www.valleyair.org/grants/chargeup.htm

The purpose of this program is to fund the purchase and installation of new electric vehicle Level 2 chargers to promote clean air alternative-fuel technologies and the use of low- or zero-emission vehicles.  Grant amounts are provided as follows:

·         $5000 per unit for Level 2 Single-Port Chargers

·         $6,000 per unit for Level 2 Dual-Port Chargers

Funding amounts listed apply towards the charger, eligible installation costs, and necessary signage; they are not rebates nor intended for currently-installed charger units.

Publically accessible EV chargers must be available and opened to the public for a minimum of 30 hours per week during hours that would be reasonably used by the public. These chargers must be available for public use during times in which public parking is allowed at the site of the EV chargers.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) Public Benefit Program New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase Grant

Deadline: Continuous until funding exhausted; ASAP

Amount: $20,000 per vehicle (max); $100,000 per agency (max)

Match: Any vehicle costs in excess of the $20,000 reimbursement amount

Eligibility: Public agencies may apply and must be located within the boundaries of the SJVAPCD, which includes the counties of: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and the valley portion of Kern.

http://valleyair.org/grants/publicbenefit.htm

This component provides funding for the purchase of new alternative fueled vehicles (Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, CNG, LNG, LPG, etc). Applications for this component are currently being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

SG Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $300 – $35,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Fresno, Kern, Kings, and northern Santa Barbara counties

http://sgfoundation.org/

The SG Foundation’s purpose is to encourage and enable underserved or disadvantaged individuals and communities to partner together to help themselves.  The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Fresno, Kern, Kings, or northern Santa Barbara counties in California. The Foundation also supports U.S. nonprofit organizations working in Central America, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Haiti.  Most of the grants awarded by the Foundation fall into one of the following categories:

·         community development;

·         agricultural development;

·         adult literacy and youth education;

·         village banking programs that promote entrepreneurial efforts;

·         medical care;

·         health and nutrition training;

·         job training; and,

·         clean water projects.

·         The Foundation funds projects that:

·         benefit individuals and communities at or below the poverty level;

·         improve the quality of life through community development, education, medical help, jobs, agriculture, housing, and water;

·         focus on long-term development, rather than one-time relief projects; and,

·         have a Judeo-Christian influence on those served.

 

Sierra Pacific Foundation Grant

Deadline: Annually on February 28

Amount: $100 – $50,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

http://www.spi-ind.com/spf_contributions.aspx

The Sierra Pacific Foundation supports a wide range of organizations that serve communities where Sierra Pacific Industries operates facilities, primarily in Northern California and Washington.  Funding is provided for academic and community programs, particularly those that benefit children. Specific areas of interest include:

·         K-12 and higher education;

·         libraries;

·         museums;

·         civic affairs;

·         arts and culture;

·         parks and recreation;

·         youth sports;

·         health and social services; and,

·         public safety, including drug and alcohol prevention.

Types of support include general operating and project support.  Educational scholarships are also given to dependent children of company employees. Contribution request forms may be obtained from the nearest Sierra Pacific Industries office or by contacting the Foundation.

 

State Water Resources Control Board: CAA Interim Emergency Drinking Water

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies ($4 Million allocated for program)

Match: None

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/drinking_water/programs/index.shtml

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has approved $4 million in funding from the Cleanup and Abatement Account (CAA) to provide interim replacement drinking water for economically disadvantaged communities with contaminated water supplies.  In an effort to distribute funds as quickly and efficiently as possible, the State Water Board will coordinate with the Regional Water Quality Control Boards, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) district offices, the Office of Emergency Services, and other stakeholders (e.g. environmental justice groups, community assistance groups, etc.) to identify those disadvantaged communities that are most at-risk and would benefit from financial assistance.  ELIGIBILITY NOTE: Pubic Agencies, Not-for-Profit Water Districts, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Tribal Governments are eligible to apply

 

State Water Resources Control Board: Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount/Financing: No maximum funding or disbursement limits. Financing Term up to 30 years or the useful life of the project.  Interest Rate is ½ the most recent General Obligation (GO) Bond Rate at time of funding approval.

Eligibility: Any city, town, district, or other public body created under state law, including state agencies

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/srf/

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program offers low cost financing for a wide variety of water quality projects.  The program has significant financial assets, and is capable of financing projects from <$1 million to >$100 million.  Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

Construction of publicly-owned treatment facilities: Wastewater treatment; Local sewers; Sewer interceptors; Water reclamation and distribution; Stormwater treatment; Combined sewers; Landfill leachate treatment
Implementation of nonpoint source (NPS) projects to address pollution associated with: Agriculture; Forestry; Urban Areas; Marinas; Hydromodification; Wetlands
Development and implementation of estuary comprehensive conservation and management plans for: San Francisco Bay; Morro Bay; Santa Monica Bay
State Water Resources Control Board: Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount/Financing: No maximum disbursement limit. Interest rates average 2‐3% and 20 year loan.  Public water systems that serve small, disadvantaged communities may be eligible for 0% and 30 year loan.

Eligibility: Community water systems and non-profit, non-community water systems.

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/drinking_water/services/funding/SRF.shtml

On October 21, 2014, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted the Policy for Implementing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF Policy) effective January 1, 2015. The purpose of the DWSRF is to provide financial assistance for the planning/design and construction of drinking water infrastructure projects that are needed to achieve or maintain compliance with federal and state drinking water statutes and regulations. Funding for the DWSRF comes from federal grants, state sources, and loan repayment.  Applications are offered for the following two categories:

Construction Financing – These funds are for applicants with complete final plans, specifications, and environmental documentation.
Planning/Design Financing – These funds are for applicants who do not have final plans, specifications, and environmental documentation.
State Water Resources Control Board: Proposition 1 Small Community Wastewater Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount/Financing: $260 Million allocated to program.  Like CWSRF (see above) there is no maximum funding or disbursement limits. Financing Term up to 30 years or the useful life of the project.  Interest Rate is ½ the most recent General Obligation (GO) Bond Rate at time of funding approval.

Eligibility: Most cities, towns, districts, or other public bodies created under state law, including state agencies

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/small_community_wastewater_grant/projects.shtml
Section 79723 of Prop 1 allocates $260 million to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Small Community Grant (SCG) Fund. The State Water Board has an annual SCG appropriation of $8 million dollars, which is administered consistent with the CWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP), and the CWSRF Policy. The Prop 1 funds will supplement existing SCG authority. Administering these funds as a part of the CWSRF Program allows grant funds to be easily leveraged with low-interest financing available through the CWSRF Program. CWSRF applications are accepted on a continuous basis, and eligible projects are funded as applications are completed and approved.

 

State Water Resources Control Board: Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SDWSRF)

Deadline: Pre-application, requires annual invitation

Amount: $ 500,000-$5,000,000

Match: 20% of eligible project costs

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/drinking_water/services/funding/SRF.shtml

This program provides support to engage in the demonstration of innovative technologies, methods, practices, and techniques in three areas: operational safety, infrastructure or equipment resiliency, and all-hazards emergency response and recovery methods.

 

Stuart Foundation Grant Funding
Deadline: Continuous (LOIs may be submitted at any time)
Amount: Varies.  The amount requested from the Foundation should be proportionate to your organizational budget, project budget, and expected income from other sources
Match: None
Eligibility: school districts, universities, and government entities such as city or county agencies in California
http://www.stuartfoundation.org/BecomeOurPartner
The Stuart Foundation is dedicated to transforming the public education and child welfare systems in California and Washington so that all youth can learn and achieve in school and life. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that address the following priorities: The Education Systems category invests in coordinated programs, partnerships, and research and policy analysis that help students to learn and achieve in school by developing effective education systems. The Vulnerable Youth in Child Welfare category partners with child welfare agencies to help children and youth in foster care to realize positive outcomes in the following focus areas: safety, permanency, well-being, education opportunities, and youth, family, and community engagement. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time; the Foundation will take up to 60 days to respond to an LOI.

 

Union Pacific Foundation Community-Based Grant Program

Deadline: Preliminary applications: August 14, annually; Final applications: August 15, annually

Amount: $10,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and local municipalities in communities served by the Union Pacific Railroad

http://www.up.com/found/index.shtml

The Union Pacific Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities served by Union Pacific, primarily in the Midwestern and western United States. (A map of Union Pacific’s service area is available on the UP website.)The Foundation’s Community-Based Grant Program provides support in the following areas:

·         Community and Civic: The goal is to assist community-based organizations and related activities that improve and enrich the general quality of life. This category includes organizations such as aquariums, botanical gardens, children’s museums, history/science museums, public libraries, public television and radio, and zoos.

·         Health and Human Services: The goal is to assist organizations dedicated to improving the level of healthcare and providing human services in the community. Local affiliates of national health organizations may apply for local programs only, but not for general operating support.

The Foundation has a strong interest in promoting organizational effectiveness among nonprofits. To that end, the Foundation will dedicate the majority of these grants to help nonprofit organizations build their capacity, increase their impact, and operate more efficiently and effectively.

 

USDA Rural Development: Community Facilities Grants & Loans
Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies by population & income (typically no larger than $30,000)

Match: Varies by population & income (60% – 80%)
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/CA-CFPrograms.html

Community Facilities Programs provides grants to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Grants are authorized on a graduated scale. Applicants located in small communities with low populations and low incomes will receive a higher percentage of grants. Grants are available to public entities such as municipalities, counties, parishes, boroughs, and special-purpose districts, as well as non-profit corporations and tribal governments.

 

Wells Fargo Charitable Contributions Program

Deadline: January 3 – September 30, annually

Amount: Varies; typically around $50,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

http://www.wellsfargo.com/about/charitable/index.jhtml

The Wells Fargo Charitable Contributions Program supports nonprofit organizations that address vital community needs and issues in the communities served by the bank.

Guidelines for charitable contributions vary from state to state. However, Wells Fargo generally supports the following areas of interest:

·         community development, including affordable housing and homebuyer education, workforce development, financial literacy, and economic development;

·         education, including higher education and K-12 education;

·         human services, including childcare, healthcare, and basic needs;

·         the environment, including green economy and clean technologies, natural resources, and endangered species; and,

·         arts and culture, including performing arts and museums; and,

·         civic engagement.

Wells Fargo prefers to fund outcome-driven programs versus unrestricted sponsorships and events for nonprofits.

 

Whole Foods Market Community Giving Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofits and educational organizations in communities with company stores.

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/mission-values/caring-communities/community-giving

The Whole Foods Market Community Giving Program supports local nonprofit and educational organizations that are important to each community in the U.S. where stores are located.

Several times each year, Whole Foods Market stores hold community giving days (otherwise known as “5% Days”) where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization. The groups that benefit from these 5% Days are as varied as the communities themselves. Each year Whole Foods Market gives a minimum of 5% of its net profits to nonprofit and educational organizations in the locations where the company has stores.

Examples of the types of organizations supported include:

·         Education: school support organizations, after-school organizations, etc.;

·         Community and culture: arts organizations, museums, parks, etc.;

·         Human interest: elder care, children and youth, homeless assistance, etc.; and,

·         Environmental issues: organic food and farming, natural wildlife protection, green living, etc.

Along with cash donations, Whole Foods Market donates food and other products to area food banks and shelters. Organizations interested in applying for support should contact the Marketing Director at their local store or complete the donation request form available on the company’s website.

 

 

 

UPCOMING GRANTS

 

​State Water Resources Control Board: Proposition 1 Stormwater Grant Program

​ – Planning & Implementation Grants​

​Release​: TBD (likely early 2016)

​Deadline: TBD​ (likely Spring 2016)

​Amount: ​$50,000 – $100,000 for planning grants; $250,000 – ​$10,000,000 for implementation grants

​Match: ​50% of the total project cost​

​Eligibility: Public agencies; 501(c)(3) nonprofits; public utilities; tribes; mutual water companies

​​http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/swgp/prop1/

​The Prop 1 Stormwater Grant Program promotes regional water security, climate, and drought preparedness by contributing to improved storm water resource management to: Help water infrastructure systems adapt to climate change; ​Provide incentives throughout each watershed to collaborate in managing water resources and setting regional priorities for water infrastructure​​; and Improve regional water self-reliance​.  $200 million shall be available for grants for multi-benefit storm water management projects. Eligible projects may include, but shall not be limited to: Green infrastructure; Rainwater and storm water capture projects; Stormwater treatment train facilities; and Stormwater Resource Plan development.

 

 

Strategic Growth Council (SGC): Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC)​ Grant Program

Release: January 2016 (Draft guidance now available for public comment)

Deadline: TBD

Amount: The maximum AHSC Program loan or grant award, or combination thereof, for a TOD, ICP and RIPA Project Area is $20 million with a minimum award of at least $1 million.

Match: None

Eligibility: A Locality, public housing authority, redevelopment successor agency, transit agency or transit operator, Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA), local Transportation Commissions, Congestion Management Agencies, Joint Powers Authority (JPA), school district, facilities district, University or Community College District.

http://www.sgc.ca.gov/s_ahscprogram.php

The purpose of the AHSC Program is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through projects that implement land-use, housing, transportation, and agricultural land preservation practices to support infill and compact development, and that support related and coordinated public policy objectives, including the following:

reducing air pollution;
improving conditions in disadvantaged communities;
supporting or improving public health and other co-benefits as defined in Section 39712 of the Health and Safety Code;
improving connectivity and accessibility to jobs, housing, and services;
increasing options for mobility, including the implementation of the Active Transportation Program established pursuant to Section 2380 of the Streets and Highway Code;
increasing transit ridership;
preserving and developing affordable housing for lower income households, as defined in Section 50079.5 of the Health and Safety Code; and (8) protecting agricultural lands to support infill development.
CA Housing & Community Development (HCD): Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Release: February 2016 (specific date TBD)
Deadline: May 2016 (specific date TBD)
Amount: Maximum of $2,000,000, including all activities except ED OTC, Colonia and Native American.
Match: 5% match required for PTA grants only
Eligibility: incorporated cities under 50,000 in population and counties with an unincorporated area population of under 200,000
http://www.hcd.ca.gov/financial-assistance/community-development-block-grant-program/index.html
This NOFA applies to State CDBG-eligible activities funded under the Economic Development (ED) Set-Aside, Community Development (CD) sub-allocation, Colonia Set-Aside, and Native American Set-Aside. Typical activities funded under each of these predominately benefit low- and moderate-income Californians and include: Business Assistance (BA) Projects and Programs; Microenterprise (ME) Assistance Programs; Housing Rehabilitation (HR) Programs and Projects; Homeownership Assistance (HA) Programs; Housing Acquisition Projects; Public Infrastructure Projects; Public Facility Projects; Public Service Programs; and Planning and Technical Assistance Grants.

 

California State Transportation Agency (CALSTA)/Caltrans: 2016 Transit & Intercity Rail Capital Program

Deadline: TBD (likely April 2016)

Amount: Varies.  $25 Million allocated in 2014-15.

Match: None, but leveraging grant request strongly desired

Eligibility: Public agencies, including joint powers authorities, that operate existing or planned regularly scheduled intercity rail service (and associated feeder bus service), commuter rail, commuter bus service, orbus and rail transit service.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/MassTrans/tircp.html

The Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) was created by Senate Bill 862 (Chapter 36, Statutes of 2014) to provide grants from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to fund capital improvements and operational investments that will modernize California’s transit systems and intercity, commuter, and urban rail systems to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by reducing vehicle miles traveled throughout California.  The goals of the TIRCP are revenue to fund capital improvements and operational investments that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, modernize California’s intercity rail, and bus and rail transit systems to achieve the following objectives:

·         Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions;

·         Expand and improve rail service to increase ridership;

·         Integrate the rail service of the state’s various rail operations, including integration with the high-speed rail system; and

·         Improve safety.

Projects eligible for funding under the program include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Rail capital projects, 2. Intercity and commuter rail projects that increase service levels, improve reliability, or decrease travel times. 3. Rail integration implementation 4. Bus rapid transit and other bus transit investments to increase ridership and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

California State Parks, Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS): California Youth Soccer Recreation and Development Program

Release: TBD (likely Spring 2016)

Deadline: TBD (likely Fall 2016)

Amount: $16 Million allocated to entire program.

Match: TBD

Eligibility: Local governments

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1008

California State Parks, Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) is preparing guidelines to award up to $16 million in competitive grants. The grants will fund new youth soccer, baseball, softball, and basketball recreation opportunities in heavily populated, low-income urban areas with a high youth crime and unemployment rate. Local agencies, recreation districts, school districts and community-based organizations are eligible to apply. Beginning November 2 through December 18, State Parks’ draft application guide will be available on the OGALS website at www.parks.ca.gov/grants for public review and comment. Interested parties are encouraged to comment on the draft application guide by e-mail at localservices@parks.ca.gov.

 

State Water Resources Control Board: Proposition 1 Stormwater Grant Program

​Release: TBD (likely December 2015)

​Deadline: TBD ​(likely Spring 2016)

​Amount: ​Up to $100,000 for planning grants; up to $500,000 for implementation grants

​Match: ​50% of the total project cost​

​Eligibility: Public agencies; 501(c)(3) nonprofits; public utilities; tribes; mutual water companies

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/swgp/prop1/

​The Prop 1 Stormwater Grant Program promotes regional water Security, climate, and drought preparedness by contributing to improved storm water resource management to: Help water infrastructure systems adapt to climate change; ​Provide incentives throughout each watershed to collaborate in managing water resources and setting regional priorities for water infrastructure​​; and ​Improve regional water self-reliance​.  $200 million shall be available for grants for multi-benefit storm water management projects. Eligible projects may include, but shall not be limited to: Green infrastructure; Rainwater and storm water capture projects; Stormwater treatment train facilities; and Stormwater Resource Plan development (per Section ​

79704).  ​

California Energy Commission: Water Energy Technology (WET) Program Grants for Commercial, Residential, Industrial and Renewable Power Desalination

Release: Launch suspended until funding is available

Deadline: TBD

Amount: Varies. $16 million allocated for entire program.

Eligibility: Public Agencies

http://www.energy.ca.gov/wet/

In response to California’s drought, Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-29-15 outlines bold steps to save water, increase enforcement of water use standards, streamline the state’s drought response, and invest in new water energy technologies. To accelerate the deployment of innovative water and energy saving technologies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the California Energy Commission, jointly with the Department of Water Resources, and the State Water Resources Control Board, will implement a Water Energy Technology (WET) program to provide funding for innovative technologies that meet the following criteria, contingent on legislative approval of funding:

·         Display significant water savings, energy savings, and greenhouse gas emission reductions

·         Demonstrate actual operation beyond the research and development stage.

·         Document readiness for rapid, large-scale deployment (but not yet widely deployed) in California.

·         Technology must be commercially available.

·         Funds must be used in existing facilities.

 

PetSmart Charities: Free-Roaming Cat Spay/Neuter Program

Release: TBD (Grant on hold due to foundation restructuring)

Deadline: Continuous until funding exhausted

Amount: Up to $200,000

Match: None

http://www.petsmartcharities.org/pro/grants

The Free-Roaming Cat Spay/Neuter Program is intended to provide funding and mentoring for high-impact trap-neuter-return projects. The goal is to stabilize and ultimately reduce the free-roaming cat population within a specific geographic area. Target areas may include all or part of a county, city, township, ZIP code, census tract, neighborhood, mobile home park, or other location.

California Consulting is pleased to announce the January 2016 Educational Grant Opportunities List

California Consulting announces the December Educational Grant Opportunities List

EDUCATION GRANTS for January 2016

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD): Statewide School Bus Retrofit Program Grant
Deadline: January 7, 2016

Amount: $20,000 per retrofitted school bus

Match: Any funds expended beyond the $20,000 per bus funding

Eligibility: Public school districts, Joint Power Authorities (JPA), and private transportation agencies that provide student transportation services under contract to public school districts. Private school districts are not eligible.

http://valleyair.org/grants/schoolbus.htm

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (District) would like to announce the opening of the Statewide School Bus Retrofit Program.  The purpose of this program is to provide assistance to California school districts with compliance of ARB’s in-use Truck and Bus Regulation.  This program will provide incentive funds to retrofit 1991 and newer engine model year and vehicle model year school buses with an ARB verified Level-3 diesel emissions control strategy (retrofit).  Those wishing to participate in this funding opportunity must submit a new application even though an application may have been previously submitted for other school bus retrofit programs with the District. Grants resulting from this solicitation will mid-2016.

 

California Department of Education (CDE): Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Grades 6-12 Cohort L Tier 2

Deadline: January 29, 2016

Amount: Varies. Tier 2 grants will be awarded based on the student average daily attendance reported in the second principal apportionment in the prior fiscal year. Successful applicants will receive grants with three-year funding beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2017.

Match: None

Eligibility: Local Education Agencies

Eligibility Note: Local educational agencies must be certified tobacco-free by July 1, 2015. Funding is available to districts, charter schools, consortium leads, and county offices of education that serve students in grades six through twelve.

http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=3786
Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) funds support health education efforts aimed at the prevention and reduction of tobacco use by youth. TUPE in grades six through twelve is funded through a competitive application process. Funding consideration to local educational agencies is based on projects that propose to implement research-validated prevention programs for the general student population, provide youth development activities for both general and priority populations, and provide intervention and cessation services to students currently using tobacco.

 

US Soccer Foundation: 2016 Safe Places to Play Grants

Deadline: 2016 Spring Grant Cycle

·         LOIs due by January 29, 2016

·         Application deadline – February 5, 2016

Amount: $4,000 – $50,000 or a percentage of total project amount in form of vendor credit

Match: None required officially; applicants will have to contribute additional funds not covered by the grant award

Eligibility: Tax-exempt organizations including: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, churches, individual schools or school districts, cities or municipalities.

http://www.ussoccerfoundation.org/our-grants/

Safe Places to Play grants are available in four categories: Synthetic Turf, Lighting, Irrigation, and Sport Court. Multi-sport field projects are eligible for funding, but such fields must be used a majority of the time for soccer. Multi-field projects are also eligible. All Safe Places to Play grants (except for Irrigation) can be awarded for either indoor or outdoor field projects.  Grants are disbursed as in-kind credit with their respective vendor:

·         Synthetic Turf Grant Amount: up to 10% of the Hellas project quote.

·         Lighting Grant Amount: Typically in the range of 15%-30% of project total, with a maximum of $25,000 per grant for single fields and $50,000 for multi-field projects.

·         Irrigation Grant Amount: Typically in the range of $4,000 – $15,000, with a maximum of $15,000 per grant.

·         Sport Court Grant Amount: Typically in the range of 15% – 50% of project total, with a maximum of $30,000 per grant.

No cash is disbursed as part of this grant. Grantees must use the specific vendor as the supplier for their field project. Applicants are required to submit an LOI describing basics of the project prior to being approved to submit a full application for funding.

 

President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities: National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Amount: $10,000.00 (average award size)

Match: None

Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other

http://www.nahyp.org/about/

The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the Nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement.

 

CA Department of Education (CDE): After School Education and Safety Program (ASES) Grant

Deadline: February 12, 2016

Amount: Maximum of $112,500 for Elementary Schools. Maximum of $150,000 for Middle Schools.

Match: Yes. Each program must provide cash or in-kind local funds equal to or not less than one-third of the total grant amount.

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies

http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=3804

The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is the result of the 2002 voter-approved initiative, Proposition 49. These programs are created through partnerships between schools and local community resources to provide literacy, academic enrichment and safe, constructive alternatives for students in kindergarten through ninth grade. Funding is designed to:

1.      Maintain existing before and after school program funding; and

2.      Provide eligibility to all elementary and middle schools that submit quality applications throughout California.

The Renewal application is for existing grant recipients who wish to continue funding at existing levels. The Universal application is for new applicants and for existing grant recipients who wish to increase funding. Approximately $4 million in funding is available for ASES Universal grants. The remaining funds are obligated for on-going grants funded via the Renewal application.  ASES programs at elementary and middle/junior high schools. Nonprofit organizations may apply, but the local educational agency or the public agency must agree to act as the fiscal agent of the grant.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD): Public Benefit Grants Program – Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Grant

Deadline: February 18, 2016

Amount: $5 Million total allocation for program

Match: Not required

Eligibility: Public agencies such as cities, counties, special districts (i.e. water districts, irrigation districts, etc.) and public educational institutions (i.e. school districts, community colleges, state universities, etc.) located within the geographic boundaries of the District.

​http://valleyair.org/grants/publicbenefit.htm

The District is requesting proposals for projects that demonstrate air quality and public benefits with respect to alternative fuel infrastructure. For this funding allocation, the District is only seeking proposals from the following areas:

1.      Focus Area I: New Alternative Fuel Infrastructure – Eligible projects in this area are restricted to the construction of a new facility where there is currently no facility.

2.      Focus Area II: Expansion to Existing Alternative Fuel Infrastructure – Eligible projects in this area are restricted to the expansion of existing, in-use alternative fuel facilities so that public agencies may increase the amount of fuel throughput and vehicles serviced at their current facilities. Projects for the repair of existing alternative fuel infrastructure are not eligible under this RFP.

District staff will consider proposals for infrastructure projects for the following fuels: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the combination of both CNG and LNG, propane, electricity, and other alternative fuels.

 

Dr. Scholl Foundation: Education Grants​

Deadline: March 1, 2016
Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $25,000.00 (average award size)​

Match: None

Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

http://www.drschollfoundation.com/

In general the Foundation guidelines are broad to give them flexibility in providing grants. Applications for grants are considered in the following areas: Education, Social Service, Healthcare, Civic and Cultural, and Environmental.

 

VH1 Save the Music Foundation Grant Program

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Amount: Varies. Musical instrument donation program.

Match: None

Eligibility: School Districts, schools

http://www.vh1savethemusic.org/

VH1 Save The Music Foundation provides grants to public elementary and middle schools that do not currently have an instrumental music program in place. We work at the school district level to identify schools in need. The application is available by invitation only.

 

Actuarial Foundation:  Advancing Student Achievement (ASA) Grant

Release: January 2, 2016

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Amount: $10,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Public and Private Schools

http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/teachers/grantsynopsis.shtml

The purpose of an ASA grant is to support innovative math enhancement programs that bridge the gap between classroom and real world mathematics in grades 4-12. Each grant will provide up to $10,000 for one year. A total of 5 new grants will be awarded each year. Grants are eligible for a one year extension. Program must impact one or more grade levels with students participating in the program consistently throughout the school year.  Teacher stipends are eligible for funding.  The school principal or district administrator must send a letter or email of support and sign the letter of agreement, which should include a sustainable plan to continue funding, by the school or District after the Foundation funding has ended.  All grants require annual funding verification and an accountability report; mandatory to maintain good standing status and be considered for a one year extension.

 

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation: Academic Enrichment Grants

Deadline: April 15, 2016

Amount: $10,000 – $30,000

Match: None

Eligibility: schools and nonprofit organizations

http://mccartheydressman.org/academic-enrichment-grants

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them.  The Academic Enrichment Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic and creative abilities of children from low-income households.

 

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation: Teacher Development Grants

​Deadline: April 15, 2016

Amount: $10,000 – $30,000

Match: None

Eligibility: schools and nonprofit organizations

​http://mccartheydressman.org/teacher-development-grants/

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation believes that continuous, insightful and innovative professional training and growth is crucial to the effectiveness of educators. It is the Foundation’s goal to promote best practices through cooperative and sustained commitment to increased efficacy, improved teaching and active learning. As such, the Foundation values proposals aimed at concurrently boosting student understanding and proficiency and instilling a passion for lifelong learning.  The Teacher Development Grants support small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking k-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Teachers have the opportunity to reflect and write about their projects, as well as to share their results with other teachers.

 

National Association of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM): 2016-17 School In-Service Training Grants

Deadline: May 6, 2016

Amount: $4,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Only schools with current individual NCTM members are eligible to apply.

http://www.nctm.org/

The National Association of Teachers of Mathematics is accepting applications for its School In-Service Training grants to support the professional development of 9–12 grade teachers to support their professional development, pedagogical content knowledge, and knowledge of students as learners of mathematics.  For 2016–17, grants of up to $4,000 each will be awarded to high schools. Costs may include honoraria and expenses for consultants, materials, substitute time, and conference or workshop registrations. Funds may not be used for staff travel or equipment. While the program does not fund the purchase of technology, proposals including professional development involving the use of technology to enhance student learning are encouraged.  Only schools with a current Individual members are eligible to apply.  For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the NCTM website.

 

US Soccer Foundation: 2016 Program Grants

Deadline: October 7, 2016

Amount: $50,000

Match: None required officially; applicants will have to contribute additional funds not covered by the grant award

Eligibility: Tax-exempt organizations including: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, churches, individual schools or school districts, cities or municipalities.

http://www.ussoccerfoundation.org/our-grants/

Program Grants are awarded for grantees to purchase soccer equipment and/or cash to cover operating expenses including:

·         Equipment – all equipment grants are awarded as credit with www.soccer.com and/or www.kwikgoal.com.  No cash is distributed for equipment. Eligible equipment expenses: jerseys, shorts, socks, shin guards, cleats, balls, goals (pop-up or permanent), polo shirts for coaches, whistles, cones, ball bags, first aid kits, scrimmage vests, etc.

·         Cash – cash for operating expenses is disbursed in one check after the grant agreement and all paperwork have been completed.  Eligible operating expenses: stipends for coaches and program managers, transportation, healthy snacks, award banquets for players, field or facility rental fees, referee fees, background checks, family engagement events, etc.  Urban Soccer Symposium: All grantees receiving a cash grant award will receive a $1,000 Urban Soccer Symposium stipend as part of the cash grant to cover expenses related to travel to the Urban Soccer Symposium held by the U.S. Soccer Foundation in Washington, D.C.

 

Finish Line Youth Foundation Grants

Deadline: Quarterly: Jan. 1 – Mar. 31; Apr. 1 – Jun. 30; Jul. 1 – Sept. 30; Oct 1 – Dec. 31

Amount: Varies.  Typically equipment donations or services.

Match: None.

Eligibility: Public schools, private schools, colleges/universities, 501(c)(3) nonprofits

http://www.finishline.com/store/youthfoundation/guidelines.jsp

Finish Line Youth Foundation focuses funding on organizations that provide opportunities for youth participation in the following areas:

·         Youth athletic programs – Community-based programs addressing active lifestyle and team building skills.

·         Camps – Established camps with an emphasis on sports and active lifestyle, especially programs serving disadvantaged and special needs kids.

The foundation may provide financial support for the following purposes:

·         Programs and projects – The foundation may support the direct costs of youth programming for requests in their areas of interest

·         Scholarships – The foundation may provide full or partial scholarship funding for camps or youth athletic programs

Due to the overwhelming number of requests received, the Foundation is unable to accommodate every request. Therefore, the Foundation must be very selective in choosing organizations that fall within our areas of interest and meet the specifications of our guidelines. The Foundation strongly urges your organization not to apply if it does not meet these guidelines.

 

InterConnection.com: Computer Grants

Deadline: Quarterly (March 1, June 1, September 1, December 15)

Amount: Varies.  Grant funds computer donations

Match: Applicants must provide shipping costs – $40/desktop unit and $20/laptop unit

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations only

http://interconnection.org/computergrants.php

Computer grants are awarded to organizations that deliver necessary and valuable services to underserved communities like technology training, health care, education, and job training, but need upgraded computers to better manage their organization and improve their capacity to deliver those valuable services.  The applicant organization must be willing and able to cover shipping cost of the donated computers.  Organizations must agree to participate in joint PR with InterConnection and give permission to be featured on our website and in press announcements.  In general, InterConnection does not fund religious or faith-based organizations.

 

Major League Baseball Foundation: Baseball Tomorrow Fund

Deadline: Quarterly (January 1, April 1, July 1, & October 1)

Amount: $40,000 average award size

Match: 50% or more of total project cost

Eligibility: Tax exempt organizations including municipalities, school districts, and 501(c)(3) nonprofits
http://web.mlbcommunity.org/index.jsp?content=programs&program=baseball_tomorrow_fund

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association designed to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball around the world by funding programs, fields, coaches’ training, uniforms, and equipment. Grants are intended to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. The Baseball Tomorrow Fund supports projects that meet the following evaluation criteria: increase the number of youth participating in baseball and softball programs; improve the quality of youth baseball and softball programs.

 

Riordan Foundation Grants

Deadline: Varies by grant program

Amount: $5,000 – $100,000

Match: None

Eligibility 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and schools

http://www.riordanfoundation.org/grant_initiatives

The Riordan Foundation’s mission is to provide all students, especially those in low-income communities, with access to a high-quality education that will prepare them to compete successfully in the 21st Century. The Foundation offers the following types of grants to nonprofit organizations and schools in Los Angeles County:

Recreational Reading Mini-Grants: This program offers grants of up to $1,000 for pre-K-5 classrooms to purchase recreational reading books for students to read at school and home.
Agency Grants: These grants support nonprofit organizations that promote the education and well-being of young children and their families, and improve the quality of life in Los Angeles. Funding priority is given to literacy, technology, school choice, and leadership development programs.
Instructional Innovation Grants: This program provides 50% challenge grants for projects related to improving instruction. Funding is available for consultants, professional development, technology, or almost any other item relating to instructional innovation. Public and parochial K-12 schools within Los Angeles County may apply. At least 50% of the students at applying schools must qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Note: Agency Grants and Instructional Innovation Grants are by invitation only. However, the Foundation accepts letters of inquiry for these programs.
 

GRANTS WITH OPEN OR CONTINUOUS DEADLINES

 

Annenberg Foundation
Deadline: Continuous
Amount: $10,000 – $100,000

http://www.annenbergfoundation.org/grantmaking/how-to-apply

Awards granted in the following areas: Arts, Culture & Humanities, Civic & Community, Environment, Education, and Human Health & Wellness.
Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
Deadline: Continuous
Amount: $100,000-$200,000

Projects may cover a wide range of initiatives intended to improve teaching. For example, projects might be designed to improve professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers, strengthen teaching skills, support practical research in teacher and high school education, or encourage innovative use of technology and new techniques for presentation of classroom materials in high schools.
Barnes & Noble: Sponsorships and Charitable Donations Program
Deadline: Continuous
Amount: Varies

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organizations, pre-K-12 schools, and for-profit organizations (sponsorships only)

http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/company/codonation/co_donation.html

Barnes & Noble, a bookstore chain that has stores throughout the U.S., supports nonprofit organizations that focus on literacy, the arts, or education (pre-K-12), at both local and national levels. The company also considers sponsorship opportunities with organizations that focus on higher learning, literacy, and the arts.  The Local Sponsorships and Donations program provides fundraising opportunities at the local level that include in-store book fairs and holiday gift-wrapping. In addition, the company offers a limited number of sponsorships and donations to organizations that meet its mission.  Opportunities must be located in the community or communities in which the company operates, and serve the greater good of the local community or region. The company seeks partnerships that offer in-store events, visibility, and reach a wide audience.  Programs are set up at the store level, and inquiries should be directed to the store manager or community relations manager.

 

Bonner Family Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $1,000 – $20,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in the Fresno County area only

Contact Info: Phone (559) 434-5061; Email kayebc@sbcglobal.net; 565 East Mallard Circle, Fresno, CA 93720

The Bonner Family Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of the arts and education for residents of Fresno County, CA.The Foundation’s areas of interest include:

·         arts and culture, including music programs;

·         public radio and television;

·         arts education projects in elementary schools; and,

·         teacher training in the arts.

The Foundation also supports the Bonner Center for Character Education.Types of support include:

·         project support;

·         general support;

·         capacity building; and,

·         challenge and matching grants.

The following types of support are rarely offered, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis:

·         seed money;

·         building funds;

·         endowment; and,

·         conferences, seminars, and workshops.

Interested applicants should submit a written request that includes a description of the organization, the purpose for which funds are being requested, how the program relates to arts in education, the amount of the request, the length of the program, and if the grant will be matched by the organization or other donors. Applicants should also include a copy of the IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status.

 

Brinker International Foundation Grants
Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies

Match: None

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, ​Public School, Private School, Other

http://www.brinker.com/company/givingback.asp
Brinker International supports projects which provide direct and immediate relief to the community, customers, and employees in areas where they operate various restaurants. Their main areas of giving are health, social services, arts and education, and diversity.  Program Areas include After-School, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Math, and Reading.

 

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $100 – $500,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, and educational institutions in communities served by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway

http://www.bnsffoundation.org/

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Foundation provides support in communities in the company’s area of operations. The Foundation considers requests falling in the following categories:

·         Civic Services: This area includes organizations which are concerned with the environment and local community issues, such as crime prevention, parks and recreation, diversity and community development.

·         Cultural Organizations: This area includes performing arts, visual arts, fine arts, and museums and other related activities that offer opportunities for underserved children to experience cultural learning events.

·         Educational Institutions: This area includes both public and private education, primarily at the college level. (Grants of an exceptional nature may be made to vocational and non-college schools. Preferably, contributions will be directed toward the improvement of the quality of education.)

·         Health and Human Service Organizations: This area includes hospitals, medical programs, and programs that address chemical dependency treatment and prevention, spouse and child abuse, women’s and children’s aid, and transitional shelters.

·         Youth Organizations: This area includes Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire, Scouts, Junior Achievement, and similar groups.

Federated organizations such as United Way and American Red Cross are also supported.

To be considered for a grant, requests should meet at least two of the following criteria:

The organization or project has significant Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) employee participation; the organization or the services provided are in close proximity to a BNSF main line or BNSF is the only railroad or major corporation in the applicant’s area of the state; the request is related to the railroad industry; or, the request is for direct programming or project support.

 

CA Department of Education (CDE): FY 2015-16 California Renovation and Repair Loan Program

Deadline: Continuous.  Applications may be submitted anytime during the fiscal year.

Amount: Varies. $10 Million allocated to entire program.

Match: None

Eligibility: institutions of higher education, local educational agencies

http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=3820

The California Renovation and Repair Loan (CRRL) Program provides loans for the renovation and repair of existing facilities in order to ensure eligible California Department of Education (CDE) contractors meet applicable health and safety standards for federal and state licensing compliance. The CRRL Program funds are interest-free loans and may be reimbursed with contract funds. The Early Education and Support Division (EESD) will accept applications continuously; however, the EESD will award loans based on the availability of funding.  Required Eligibility Criteria: The CRRL Program funds are available to contractors who contract with CDE to operate the California State Preschool Program (CSPP), the General Child Care and Development Program (CCTR), the Migrant Child Care and Development Program (CMIG), and/or the California Handicapped Child Care and Development Program (CHAN). Within the Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund (CCFRF), $10 million is available to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with CSPP contracts only. An additional $12.4 is available for LEAs and non-LEAs.

 

CA Department of Education (CDE): School Nutrition Programs (Allocation)

Deadline: Applications or other data may be submitted at any time during the fiscal year.

Amount: Agencies are reimbursed for the number and types of meals or pints of milk served, according to the student’s household eligibility for free, reduced-price, or paid meals or milk.

http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=3617

Funding supports five school meal and milk programs to assist schools, districts, and other nonprofit agencies in providing nutritious meals and milk to children at reasonable prices or free to qualified applicants. The five programs are the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Seamless Summer Feeding Option (SSFO), Special Milk Program (SMP), and State Meal Program (STMP).

 

CA Office of Public School Construction (OPSC): Facility Hardship Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Estimated $13.7 Million left in program

Eligibility: To be eligible for a facility hardship grant the district must demonstrate that one of two conditions exists: facilities must be repaired/replaced due to an imminent health and safety

threat, or existing facilities have been lost to fire, flood, earthquake or other disaster.

http://www.dgs.ca.gov/opsc/Programs/facilityhardshipprogram.aspx

The Facility Hardship program assists districts with funding when it has been determined that the district has a critical need for pupil housing because the condition of the facilities, or the lack of facilities, presents an imminent threat to the health and safety of the pupils.  There are two types of Facility Hardship projects based on the Current Replacement Cost, as defined in School Facility Program Regulation Section 1859.2:

Replacement: Cost to mitigate the health and safety threat is greater than 50 percent of the cost of replacement.
Rehabilitation: Cost to mitigate the health and safety threat is less than 50 percent of the cost of replacement.
CA Office of Public School Construction (OPSC): Seismic Mitigation Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Estimated $94.5 Million left in program

Eligibility: Districts with qualifying Category 2 buildings under the School Facility Program (SFP) Regulation Section 1859.2

http://www.dgs.ca.gov/opsc/Programs/seismicmitigationprogram.aspx

The Seismic Mitigation Program (SMP) is a subset of the Facility Hardship program that provides for the seismic repair, reconstruction, or replacement of the “most vulnerable” school facilities.  SMP projects must meet the following requirements:

The building is of an eligible Category 2 building type
The building was originally designed for occupancy by students and staff
DSA concurs that the building has the potential to collapse either due to ground shaking or due to faulting, liquefaction, or landslides
Construction contract is signed after May 20, 2006
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Ceres Foundation Grants
Deadline: Continuous
Amount: Up to $240,000

http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/ceres/

To expand opportunities for disadvantaged youth and vulnerable families to develop and make full use of their potential, so that they will be able to earn decent livings, enjoy healthy relationships, pursue their ambitions, and participate in their communities.

 

Digital Wish Foundation: One-to-One Computing Support Grant

Deadline: Fall/Continuous

Amount: In-kind services valued up to $4,500

Eligibility: Schools

https://digitalwishes.wordpress.com/grants/

Digital Wish is offering technical support grants to schools needing assistance with planning a one to one computing program in their elementary or middle schools. Our 1:1 experts will select schools to assist throughout the summer so don’t wait to apply. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through the summer months – the most important time for preparing a 1:1 program.  The grant award includes:

·         10 hours of technical support to evaluate and help develop a 1:1 program ($2,000 value)

·         Sustainability Action Plan Tool ($99 value)

·         Video conference with one of our 1:1 trainers ($175 value)

·         Free grant search using GrantStation ($249 value)

·         Digital Wish’s Complete IT Curriculum Package (Grades 3-6) ($2,000 value)

·         Digital Citizenship for Middle Schools Curriculum ($299 value)

·         Discounts for on-site Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety training.

Schools interested in starting a pilot 1:1 program are encouraged to apply.

 

Discover Financial Services: Pathway to Financial Success Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies

Match: None

Eligibility: Public high schools

http://www.pathwaytofinancialsuccess.org/apply-for-a-grant/

Pathway to Financial Success Grants are offered to public high schools in the United States to incorporate financial education into the curriculum.  Applying schools must meet the following criteria:

·         The school has implemented or is looking to implement a financial education curriculum.

·         A measurement tool is or will be in place to assess participation in and comprehension of the financial education curriculum.

·         The school agrees to share overall results of the measurement tool’s pre- and post-curriculum testing with Discover upon the program’s completion, to assess what worked and what didn’t.

 

Dwight Stuart Youth Fund

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Up to $50,000

Eligibility: Open only to organizations within Los Angeles County

http://www.dsyf.org/grantmaking_areas.asp

Support for direct services and experiences to under-served children and youth to enable them to gain the skills, values, and confidence to achieve their potential.

 

Eaton Charitable Fund Grants
Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $2,500.00 – $500,000.00

Match: None

Eligibility:

501(c)(3) nonprofits, ​Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

http://www.eaton.com/Eaton/OurCompany/Sustainability/SustainablePractices/Community/index.htm

The Eaton Charitable Fund gives on a national basis in areas of company operations to support organizations involved with arts and culture, education, children and youth, families, and community development. Special emphasis is directed toward organizations with which employees of Eaton are involved.  Program Areas include After-School, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

 

Fender Music Foundation Instrument Donation Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Donation of instruments

Match: Applicants must pay a shipping fee of $10-$30 per item

Eligibility: Public Schools and 501(c)(3) nonprofits

http://www.fendermusicfoundation.org/grants/grants-info/

The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. Descriptions regarding the specific imperfections of each instrument will be available to selected programs.The organization is currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. However, other traditional music instruments are sometimes available. Traditional instruments include string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, percussion instruments, keyboards and voice.

 

Fresno Regional Foundation

Deadline: Varies by program

Amount: Varies by program

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions in Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare counties

The Fresno Regional Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in the Central San Joaquin Valley of California, including Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare counties.

The Foundation offers the following competitive grant opportunities:

1)      Arts and Culture — The focus is on programs that meet at least one of the following goals:

·         support culturally relevant art forms that reflect and serve the Central San Joaquin Valley’s diverse population and that engage underserved communities;

·         support arts and culture activities that strengthen academic or life skills;

·         support innovative projects or programs that reach/engage broader audiences in new ways or in new places; and,

·         support historical societies and arts, cultural, and public organizations in projects that capture the rich histories across the region.

·         Note: Grants are also provided through the Engagement Pathway’s Pilot Projects initiative, which funds projects that culminate with several public presentations that create public pathways for easy access to new audiences that have been underserved by arts organizations.

2)      Youth — Support is provided to organizations that address one of the following two funding priorities:

·         Helping Children Succeed by 3rd Grade; and,

·         College Readiness, Access, and Attendance.

3)      Human Services — The Foundation will not hold a competitive grant cycle for Human Services in 2015.

4)      Teen Pregnancy Prevention — Support is provided to organizations that provide reproductive health services, comprehensive sexuality education, or youth development initiatives aimed at reducing teen pregnancy.

5)      Environment — The focus is on programs that support Smart Growth Strategies that advance public health, social equity, environmental sustainability, and economic growth. In addition, funding is provided for programs that focus on restoration of the San Joaquin River.

6)      High Impact — This program provides grants to help children in the San Joaquin Valley succeed in school by the end of 3rd grade.

 

Good Sports Foundation: Equipment Donation Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Grant is an equipment donation of ​athletic equipment

​Match: None

Eligibility: ​schools, community organizations, nonprofits

https://www.goodsports.org/apply/

By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports is able to provide equipment, apparel, and footwear to programs in need. This lowers their costs which helps them keep fees affordable, create more scholarships, enhance the quality of their activities, and introduce new sports into their schools or organizations.  Organizations who are approved will have access to equipment, apparel and footwear inventory for a two (2) year period.  During that period, organizations can make up to six (6) separate donation requests as long as need is well documented those donations will be granted.  There will be no need to resubmit a full application again during that 2 year period.  Schools must apply as a whole, applications for individual programs within the school will not be considered.

GTECH: After School Advantage Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Up to $15,000

Match: None

Eligibility: non-profit 501(C)(3) community agencies or public schools located within a jurisdiction in which GTECH is the online lottery services vendor.

http://www.gtech.com/about-us/global-responsibility/community-giving

The GTECH After School Advantage Program is a global community investment program, which provides qualifying non-profit community agencies and public schools with high-tech computer labs. These computer centers are designed to provide urban children aged five to 15 with a meaningful, yet fun, learning experience during the critical after-school hours, in a safe environment. This initiative is meant to provide an otherwise unavailable educational experience and bridge the digital divide among at-risk children. GTECH donates, on average, $15,000 in new high-tech computers, technology, computer software, and volunteer hours to each after-school program in jurisdictions where GTECH conducts business worldwide. The program targets minority and at-risk children aged five to 15. GTECH employees will work with each agency to design and develop a fully operational Computer Center.

 

Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation” “Together Counts” Grants

Deadline: Varies by program/continuous

Amount: Prizes ranging from $1,000 to $30,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Schools

http://www.togethercounts.com/

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation promotes ways to help people achieve a healthy weight through energy balance–calories in and calories out. It focuses its efforts on two critical areas – families and schools. There are 3 ways to win: “Find Your Balance Challenge,” “Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes” and “Smart from the Start.”

 

Herb Alpert Foundation Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies

Match: None

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the Los Angeles, CA area

http://www.herbalpertfoundation.org/foundation_home.shtml

The Herb Alpert Foundation works at the local level, perhaps in the earliest stages of their development, to larger and more mature organizations that may have a regional or even a national scope and perspective.  Often its support takes the form of seed monies to move innovative founders forward in their work, or as incremental support to a more established organization that is ready to take on activities at a new level of complexity or commitment.  Over the past few years the Foundation has focused on core areas: The Arts – a broad category that includes arts education, a focus on jazz, and support to professionals. This also includes programs that seek to use the arts to help meet the needs of underserved and at-risk youth and to help build competencies that will enable them to become successful adults. The other core area is Compassion and Well-Being, which celebrates the positive aspects of human psychology and encourages a more compassionate society.

 

Hungry for Music (HFM) Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Musical instrument donation program.

Match: None

Eligibility: school music teachers and directors of after-school music programs

http://www.hungryformusic.org/apply-for-instrument.html

Hungry for Music is a 501(c)(3) charity organization that supports music education & cultural enrichment by acquiring & distributing quality musical instruments to underserved children with willing instructors and a hunger to play. HFM serves children who demonstrate a desire to learn music as well as teachers who have students willing to learn.

 

JM Foundation Grant

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $5,000.00 – $100,000.00

Match: None

Eligibility:

501(c)(3) nonprofits, ​Private School, Higher Education, Other

http://fdnweb.org/jm/

Giving on a national basis, the JM Foundation’s current priorities include: supporting education and research that fosters market-based policy solutions, especially at state think tanks; developing state and national organizations that promote free enterprise, entrepreneurship, and private initiative; and identifying and educating young leaders.  Program areas include After-School, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

 

JP Morgan Chase Grants
Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies

http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Corporate-Responsibility/grant-programs.htm

Create Pathways to Opportunity – a holistic approach to ensure that individuals have access to the knowledge, skills, resources, and capital they need to secure their futures and compete in the global economy.
Julio R. Gallo Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $100 – $65,000 ($1,000 average award)

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations Primarily Fresno, Merced, Sonoma, and Stanislaus counties

Contact Info: P.O. Box 1130, Modesto, CA 95353; Phone (209) 341-3375; Primary Contact
Jessie Nelson

The Julio R. Gallo Foundation supports a wide range of programs, primarily in Fresno, Merced, Sonoma, and Stanislaus counties in California.The Foundation’s areas of interest include:

·         arts and culture;

·         children and youth;

·         Christian organizations;

·         community development;

·         education, including K-12 and higher education;

·         health; and,

·         human services.

The Foundation will not give funds to individuals or to organizations that receive funding through the United Way. Interested applicants should submit a written request that includes a description of the organization, the purpose for which funds are being requested, and the amount of the request. Applicants should also include a copy of the IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status.

 

Leon S. Peters Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $1,000 – $50,000 (average award is $1,000)

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in the Fresno area

Contact Info: Phone (559) 251-3002; Primary Contact; Mr. Samuel K. Peters, President; 6424 East Butler, Fresno, CA 93727

The Leon S. Peters Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the Fresno, CA, area.

The Foundation’s areas of interest include:

·         arts and culture;

·         children and youth;

·         Christian organizations;

·         civic affairs;

·         health;

·         higher education; and.

·         social services.

Types of support include general operating and project support.Interested applicants should submit a written request that includes a description of the organization, the purpose for which funds are being requested, and the amount of the request. Applicants should also include a copy of the IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status.

 

Little Kids Rock Music Professional Development & Equipment Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies (Teacher receive training & donation of curricula, instruments and other resources so that they can launch Modern Band music programming for students at their schools)

Eligibility Note: School Districts; they must be a partner district with the Little Kids Rock organization

http://www.littlekidsrock.org/the-program/how-it-works/

Little Kids Rock partners with public school districts in some of the nation’s most economically disadvantaged communities with the goal of ensuring that all students (K-12) have access to music education and its many benefits. We do this by building Modern Band programs in our partner districts.  Teachers apply to be trained to use our innovative and transformational methodology. After their training is complete, teachers receive a donation of curricula, instruments and other resources so that they can launch Modern Band music programming for students at their schools.

 

Little Tikes Commercial: In Motion Playground Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.

Match: Not stated

Eligibility: nonprofits, schools, communities

http://littletikescommercial.com/in-motion-outdoors-grant-application
The In Motion Outdoors Playground Grant will provide you with the equipment you need to help keep your kids active and fit, the in-kind product donations you need to help fund your playground, the best value available in play and the satisfaction of knowing you are providing kids with top-quality equipment.  Applicants must first submit a preliminary application (see link above) and will then be contacted by a Little Tikes sales representative.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) Public Benefit Program New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase Grant

Deadline: Continuous until funding exhausted; ASAP

Amount: $20,000 per vehicle (max); $100,000 per agency (max)

Link: http://valleyair.org/grants/publicbenefit.htm

This component provides funding for the purchase of new alternative fueled vehicles (Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, CNG, LNG, LPG, etc). Applications for this component are currently being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

SG Foundation Gr​ant

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $300 – $35,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Fresno, Kern, Kings, and northern Santa Barbara counties

​​http://sgfoundation.org/

The SG Foundation’s purpose is to encourage and enable underserved or disadvantaged individuals and communities to partner together to help themselves.  The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Fresno, Kern, Kings, or northern Santa Barbara counties in California. The Foundation also supports U.S. nonprofit organizations working in Central America, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Haiti. Most of the grants awarded by the Foundation fall into one of the following categories:

·         community development;

·         agricultural development; ​

·         adult literacy and youth education; ​

·         village banking programs that promote entrepreneurial efforts;

·         medical care; ​

·         health and nutrition training; ​

·         job training; and,

·         clean water projects

The Foundation funds projects that benefit individuals and communities at or below the poverty level; improve the quality of life through community development, education, medical help, jobs, agriculture, housing, and water; focus on long-term development, rather than one-time relief projects; and have a Judeo-Christian influence on those served.

 

Stuart Foundation Grant Funding

Deadline: Continuous (LOIs may be submitted at any time)

Amount: Varies.  The amount requested from the Foundation should be proportionate to your organizational budget, project budget, and expected income from other sources

Match: None

Eligibility: school districts, universities, and government entities such as city or county agencies in California

http://www.stuartfoundation.org/BecomeOurPartner

The Stuart Foundation is dedicated to transforming the public education and child welfare systems in California and Washington so that all youth can learn and achieve in school and life. The

Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that address the following priorities: The Education Systems category invests in coordinated programs, partnerships, and research and policy analysis that help students to learn and achieve in school by developing effective education systems. The Vulnerable Youth in Child Welfare category partners with child welfare agencies to help children and youth in foster care to realize positive outcomes in the following focus areas: safety, permanency, well-being, education opportunities, and youth, family, and community engagement. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time; the Foundation will take up to 60 days to respond to an LOI.

 

The Sierra Pacific Foundation

Deadline: Annually on February 28

Amount: $100 – $50,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

http://www.spi-ind.com/spf_contributions.aspx

The Sierra Pacific Foundation supports a wide range of organizations that serve communities where Sierra Pacific Industries operates facilities, primarily in Northern California and Washington.

Funding is provided for academic and community programs, particularly those that benefit children. Specific areas of interest include:

K-12 and higher education;

·         libraries;

·         museums;

·         civic affairs;

·         arts and culture;

·         parks and recreation;

·         youth sports;

·         health and social services; and,

·         public safety, including drug and alcohol prevention.

Types of support include general operating and project support. Educational scholarships are also given to dependent children of company employees. Contribution request forms may be obtained from the nearest Sierra Pacific Industries office or by contacting the Foundation.
Toyota USA Foundation: STEM Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $200,000

http://toyota.com/about/phillanthropy/guidelines/index.html

To improve k-12 education by supporting innovative programs in the areas of math, science, and environmental science.
USDA Rural Development: Community Facilities Grants & Loans

Deadline: Continuous

http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/CA-CFPrograms.html

Community Facilities Programs provides grants to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Grants are authorized on a graduated scale. Applicants located in small communities with low populations and low incomes will receive a higher percentage of grants. Grants are available to public entities such as municipalities, counties, parishes, boroughs, and special-purpose districts, as well as non-profit corporations and tribal governments.

 

Video Insight Security Grant

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies; $250,000 allocated

http://www.video-insight.com/schoolgrant.php

Video Insight has developed the School Security Grant to help schools that lack funds implement a video surveillance solution and to give back to these communities in need. Beginning in January 2014 – and for each month throughout the year – a school or college will be chosen to receive the software and equipment necessary to implement a video surveillance solution. Each Video Insight School Security Grant recipient will receive the following equipment: 48 Video Insight Video Management Software (VMS) licenses; 16 IP video surveillance cameras; 1 video encoder; 10 years of the Video Insight Software Upgrade Program (SUP).  Applications are completed online.

 

Wallace Foundation: Education Grant Initiatives​

​Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies by grant program

Match: None

Eligibility: school districts, schools, nonprofits​

http://www.wallacefoundation.org/learn-about-wallace/GrantsPrograms/Pages/default.aspx

​The mission of the Wallace Foundation is to improve learning and enrichment opportunities for children. This is done by supporting and sharing effective ideas and practices in five major initiatives:

​​School Leadership: Strengthening the leadership of principals and other key figures to improve student achievement.
​​After School: Helping cities improve access to high-quality after-school programs through coordinating the work of government agencies, private funders, nonprofits and others groups.
​​Summer and Expanded Learning: Supporting school district and other efforts to expand learning time during summer and the school day or year.
​​Arts Education: Expanding arts learning opportunities for children and teens in school and beyond.
​​Audience Development for the Arts: Supporting arts organizations to develop and test ideas for reaching new audiences so that many more people might enjoy the benefits of the arts.
In each of these areas, the foundation’s approach is to fund selected organizations to test promising new ideas, to conduct independent research about their efforts and related matters, and to share what we learn. The idea is to benefit grantees as well as many organizations that are interested in pursuing similar changes but may never receive direct funding.

 

Wells Fargo Charitable Contributions Program

Deadline: January 3 – September 30, annually

Amount: Varies; typically around $50,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

http://www.wellsfargo.com/about/charitable/index.jhtml

The Wells Fargo Charitable Contributions Program supports nonprofit organizations that address vital community needs and issues in the communities served by the bank.

Guidelines for charitable contributions vary from state to state. However, Wells Fargo generally supports the following areas of interest:

·         community development, including affordable housing and homebuyer education, workforce development, financial literacy, and economic development;

·         education, including higher education and K-12 education;

·         human services, including childcare, healthcare, and basic needs;

·         the environment, including green economy and clean technologies, natural resources, and endangered species; and,

·         arts and culture, including performing arts and museums; and,

·         civic engagement.

Wells Fargo prefers to fund outcome-driven programs versus unrestricted sponsorships and events for nonprofits.

 

Whole Foods Market Community Giving Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofits and educational organizations in communities with company stores.

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/mission-values/caring-communities/community-giving

The Whole Foods Market Community Giving Program supports local nonprofit and educational organizations that are important to each community in the U.S. where stores are located.

Several times each year, Whole Foods Market stores hold community giving days (otherwise known as “5% Days”) where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization. The groups that benefit from these 5% Days are as varied as the communities themselves. Each year Whole Foods Market gives a minimum of 5% of its net profits to nonprofit and educational organizations in the locations where the company has stores.

Examples of the types of organizations supported include:

·         Education: school support organizations, after-school organizations, etc.;

·         Community and culture: arts organizations, museums, parks, etc.;

·         Human interest: elder care, children and youth, homeless assistance, etc.; and,

·         Environmental issues: organic food and farming, natural wildlife protection, green living, etc.

Along with cash donations, Whole Foods Market donates food and other products to area food banks and shelters.  Organizations interested in applying for support should contact the Marketing Director at their local store or complete the donation request form available on the company’s website.

 

Xerox Foundation Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $1,000.00 – $5,000.00
Match: None
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

http://www.xerox.com/about-xerox/citizenship/xerox-foundation/enus.html

The Xerox Foundation supports: Education/Workforce Preparedness, Science/Technology, Employee/Community Affairs, and Environmental Affairs. Grants are made only to organizations that have been granted exemption from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c)(3) and ruled to be publicly supported under Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Program Areas include Adult Literacy, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Family Services, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology, and Vocational.

 

California Consulting LLC Announce the Deadline for California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS): 2017 Emergency Medical Services GME Grant

first responder 5California Consulting is pleased to announce the deadline for California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS): 2017 Emergency Medical Services GME Grant deadline is January 30, 2016. Please see details regarding this grant below:

California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS): 2017 Emergency Medical Services GME Grant

Deadline: January 30, 2016

Amount: Varies.  Applicants asked to provide reasonable costs for the requested services.

Match: None required

Eligibility: Cities, counties, fire protection districts

http://www.ots.ca.gov/Grants/Apply/default.asp
The city/county/fire protection district will serve as the lead agency for a regional extrication equipment distribution grant for their county using this OTS Grants Made Easy (GME) application. The extrication equipment is used by first responders to safely extricate victims trapped in traffic collisions. “Best practice” strategies will be used to reduce the response time for the arrival of appropriate extrication equipment to traffic collision scenes and the time to extricate the victims of traffic collision, thus increasing survivability. The grant will provide funding for new equipment and training for fire departments without extrication equipment or those that have existing equipment that has reached the end of its usable lifespan and is in need of replacement.

If you are interested in California Consulting writing this application for your entity, please call us immediately at 323-728-9002 or email, Shasta@californiaconulting.org. California Consulting is the state’s largest grant writing company that has successfully written over 680 applications. Through a combined effort, California Consulting has secured over $1.5 billion dollars for its clients through federal, state, and nonprofit funding avenues.

California Consulting LLC Announces the release of FY 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program

Firefighers 1FEMA: FY 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program
Release: December 7, 2015
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Amount: $1 Million to $3.4 Million; AFG Awards are determined based on a jurisdiction’s population size
Match: Between 5% ​and  15% of the total project cost, based on a jurisdiction’s population ​​ size
Eligibility: Fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations, State Fire Training Academies
https://www.fema.gov/assistance-firefighters-grant
The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

California Consulting Announces the Deadline to CDE Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Grades 6-12 Cohort L Tier 2

tobacco-freeCalifornia Department of Education (CDE): Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Grades 6-12 Cohort L Tier 2

Deadline: January 29, 2016

Amount: Varies. Tier 2 grants will be awarded based on the student average daily attendance reported in the second principal apportionment in the prior fiscal year. Successful applicants will receive grants with three-year funding beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2017.

Match: None

Eligibility: Local Education Agencies

Eligibility Note: Local educational agencies must be certified tobacco-free by July 1, 2015. Funding is available to districts, charter schools, consortium leads, and county offices of education that serve students in grades six through twelve.

http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=3786
Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) funds support health education efforts aimed at the prevention and reduction of tobacco use by youth. TUPE in grades six through twelve is funded through a competitive application process. Funding consideration to local educational agencies is based on projects that propose to implement research-validated prevention programs for the general student population, provide youth development activities for both general and priority populations, and provide intervention and cessation services to students currently using tobacco.

California Consulting President, Steve Samuelian, met with Senator Kevin de Leon on December 17, 2015

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California Consulting President, Steve Samuelian, met with Senator Kevin de Leon. Mr. DeLeon and Steve met at the Senator’s District Office in Los Angeles on Thursday Dec. 17. 2015. The topic for the meeting was grant writing and the grant needs of cities, school districts, special districts and others across the State. Mr. DeLeon has been a leader statewide in making sure California receives our fair share of grant dollars and California Consulting is the state’s largest grant writing company.

Kevin De Leon is the first Latino elected President pro Tempore of the California State Senate in more than 130 years, Senator Kevin de León (D-Los A
ngeles) is setting a bold agenda to give every kid a fair shot at a higher education, and to combat climate change while building a new, low-carbon economy with opportunities for all Californians. Leading the Senate of the largest state in the union, Senator de León takes on challenging issues that strengthen the national reach of California’s policy-making. As co-chair of Proposition 39 – the California Clean Energy Jobs Act — Senator De León convinced voters to close a corporate tax loophole to generate billions of dollars and fund more than 40,000 California jobs that improve energy efficiency and expand clean energy generation in schools. – See more at: http://sd24.senate.ca.gov/biography#sthash.7OvLoWdf.dpuf

121715 baydsarPictured: Steve Samuelian and Senator De Leon and Steve Samuelian and Baydsar Thomasian

 

 

 

 

California Consulting LLC Welcomes the City of Hawaiian Gardens as Newest Client

City of Hawaiian_GardensCalifornia Consulting LLC is pleased to welcome the City of Hawaiian Gardens as our newest client!

Hawaiian Gardens is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is the smallest city in the county (approximately 1.0 mi²) and was incorporated on April 9, 1964. The town’s unusual name originated in a 1920s refreshment stand that was decorated with palm fronds and bamboo. It was the then-rural area’s main landmark for many years, and its name stuck as the small town grew up around it.