New Grant Opportunities

​​​​GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Last updated: 03/30/20 11:00am

 

Most recent update key words:  Arts, Humanities-Digital Infrastructure, Humanities-Capital Building, Immigrant Communities, Re-Entry, Small Business, Tobacco-Free Campus.

 

 Quick overview of the process to identify and pursue grant opportunities at RSCCD

 

 find.JPGdiscuss.JPGauthorization.JPGdevelop.JPG

 

 

FINDING GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Where to look for opportunities                                     

Request Assistance to grant search: identify resource needs, project ideas, etc.

Categories (select link)

Academic Areas

Service Areas

Best Practices

Student Populations

Federal Grants

State Grants

Local/Foundation Grants

Workforce & Economic Development

          

Academic Areas                                                                                                                                                              (top)

Business & Entrepreneurship
​None at this time.
Career Education

​​The Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Strategies (CAREERRS) Program, a Second Chance Act program, is designed to help communities establish education, vocation, and job training programs in their correctional systems that address employment challenges facing incarcerated youth and adults re-entering those communities and the workforce.

Through this opportunity, BJA is seeking applications to implement or expand education and employment programs that emphasize strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, education, workforce development, and reentry service providers, in order to enhance employment prospects for incarcerated youths and adults reentering the workforce. These partnerships can support the establishment and improvement of academic and vocational education programs and career training programs available in prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities. Programs should be focused on the 3-year period before release, as well as upon transition and reentry into the community.

CAREERS Grant [DUE April 27, 2020]

Fine & Performing Arts

​California Arts Council - Arts and Public Media

 The Arts and Public Media program aims to build public awareness and support for the arts, contribute to a vision where the arts are accessible to all, reflect contributions from all of California's diverse populations, and foster civic engagement. This grant program supports the production and programming of multimedia projects, or nonprofit entities that have a primary activity and mission of disseminating information to the general public or a specific community through a newspaper, magazine, zine, radio broadcast, podcast, television, cable television, or other publication/medium of mass communication. Grant awards up to $25,000.

Due date: TBA 9/11/20*

​National Endowment for the Arts - Grants for Arts Projects (various media)

To support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. A project may consist of one or more specific events or activities; it may be a part of an applicant's regular season or activities. Organizations that undertake a single short-term project in a year could apply for that event, or they could identify certain components (such as the presentation of a key artist and the associated activities) as their project. Grant awards from $10,000 to $100,000.

Due date: 7/9/20

Humanities

​Challenge Grants: Digital Infrastructure

Activities supported under this notice may include but are not limited to: integrating digital resources for improved long-term preservation and access; extending the functionality of existing digital platforms to improve sustainability; creating mechanisms for ensuring the longterm functioning of digital resources; developing and modernizing digital architecture; improving data management; upgrading software and hardware systems; updating and enhancing existing content; improving the user experience; training and outreach activities; and developing business practices related to project sustainability and associated personnel costs. Proposed projects must enhance the humanities over the long term and build on careful strategic planning to strengthen and enrich an institution's humanities activities.

Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants Digital Infrastructure NOFO 2020.pdf  [Due May 15, 2020]

​Challenge Grants: Capital Building

Grants support the design, purchase, construction, restoration, or renovation of facilities for humanities activities. This includes the purchase and installation of related moveable and permanently affixed equipment for exhibiting, maintaining, monitoring, and protecting collections (whether on exhibit or in storage), and for critical building systems, such as electrical, heating ventilation and air conditioning, security, life safety, lighting, utilities, telecommunications, and energy management. Proposed projects must enhance the humanities over the long term and build on careful strategic planning to strengthen and enrich an institution's humanities activities.

Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants Capital Projects 2020.pdf  [Due May 15, 2020]

Social Sciences
Not at this time.​
STEM
​Not at this time.

 

 

Service Areas                                                                                                                                                                       (top)

College and Career Readiness
​Not at this time.
Mental Health & Wellness

Tobacco-Free Campus from the Truth Initiative

Since 2015, Truth Initiative has awarded funding to 183 minority-serving institutions, community colleges and women’s colleges to advocate for, adopt and implement a 100% tobacco-free policy.  To keep the momentum going, the Truth Initiative Tobacco/Vape-Free College Program is offering grants of up to $20,000 to minority-serving institutions, community colleges and women’s colleges to support the adoption and implementation of a 100% tobacco and vape-free policy. The goal of the program is to adopt a college-wide policy by March 2022. Grant activities must engage and mobilize the student population and create support among faculty, staff and administration for the policy.

Tobacco and Vape-Free College Program - Grant Guidelines and Application Instructions.pdf 

Due May 12, 2020

 

Best Practices                                                                                                                                                                (top)

Data-Driven Design
​Not at this time.
Guided Pathways
​Not at this time.
Learning Communities
​Not at this time.
Work-Based Learning
​Not at this time.

 

Student Populations                                                                                                                                                 (top)

Academically At-Risk
​Not at this time.
First-generation
​Not at this time.
Food Insecure
​Not at this time.
Former Foster Youth
​Not at this time.
Immigrants

​The Opportunity Challenge: $1 Million to Uplift Immigrant Communities is a joint grantmaking initiative of the WES Mariam Assefa Fund and the Tarsadia Foundation.As two funders committed to unlocking potential for all immigrants and refugees, the WES Mariam Assefa Fund and the Tarsadia Foundation seek solutions to support the success of immigrants and refugees in low-wage jobs and their communities across the U.S.  

Economic mobility is not solely a function of a person’s education, skills, or networks. Immigrants and refugees encounter significant roadblocks outside the workplace: lack of access to childcare, transportation, and healthcare, among others.

The Opportunity Challenge seeks to surface impactful, community-led solutions to the obstacles that make it difficult for immigrants and refugees to achieve their goals. We also seek to elevate the efforts of adjacent organizations working in social services, health care, racial justice, and more, which are filling gaps in much-needed support for immigrants and refugees. Successful proposals will be considered on two categories: New Ideas, which pilot innovative approaches; and Established Programs, which build on ideas that have already proved successful. The application portal will open on March 23, 2020, and applications will be accepted until May 26, 2020.

Opportunity Challenge Application

K-12 Students
​Not at this time.
Low-income
​Not at this time.
Non-Traditional/Older Adult
​Not at this time.
Re-Entry/Formerly Incarcerated

The Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Strategies (CAREERRS) Program, a Second Chance Act program, is designed to help communities establish education, vocation, and job training programs in their correctional systems that address employment challenges facing incarcerated youth and adults re-entering those communities and the workforce.

Through this opportunity, BJA is seeking applications to implement or expand education and employment programs that emphasize strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, education, workforce development, and reentry service providers, in order to enhance employment prospects for incarcerated youths and adults reentering the workforce. These partnerships can support the establishment and improvement of academic and vocational education programs and career training programs available in prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities. Programs should be focused on the 3-year period before release, as well as upon transition and reentry into the community.

CAREERS Grant [DUE April 27, 2020]

Refugees
​Not at this time.
Under-represented minorities
​Not at this time.
Veterans
​Not at this time.

 

   

Workforce and Economic Development                                                                                                          (top)

Entrepreneurship
​Not at this time.
Small Business

Supporting workforce education and prosperity. US Bank

We know that a strong small business environment and an educated workforce ensure the prosperity of our communities. We provide grant support to programs and organizations that help small businesses thrive, allow people to succeed in the workforce, provide pathways to higher education and gain greater financial literacy.

Grant Application.  Submissions accepted April 1 - April 30, 2020. 

Workforce Development
​Not at this time.

 

 

 

Federal Grants                                                                                                                                                                   (top)

The Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Strategies (CAREERRS) Program, a Second Chance Act program, is designed to help communities establish education, vocation, and job training programs in their correctional systems that address employment challenges facing incarcerated youth and adults re-entering those communities and the workforce.

Through this opportunity, BJA is seeking applications to implement or expand education and employment programs that emphasize strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, education, workforce development, and reentry service providers, in order to enhance employment prospects for incarcerated youths and adults reentering the workforce. These partnerships can support the establishment and improvement of academic and vocational education programs and career training programs available in prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities. Programs should be focused on the 3-year period before release, as well as upon transition and reentry into the community.

CAREERS Grant [DUE April 27, 2020]

 

State Grants                                                                                                            

 

​Not at this time.

 

Local Grants                                                                                                               

The Opportunity Challenge: $1 Million to Uplift Immigrant Communities is a joint grantmaking initiative of the WES Mariam Assefa Fund and the Tarsadia Foundation.As two funders committed to unlocking potential for all immigrants and refugees, the WES Mariam Assefa Fund and the Tarsadia Foundation seek solutions to support the success of immigrants and refugees in low-wage jobs and their communities across the U.S.  

Economic mobility is not solely a function of a person’s education, skills, or networks. Immigrants and refugees encounter significant roadblocks outside the workplace: lack of access to childcare, transportation, and healthcare, among others.

The Opportunity Challenge seeks to surface impactful, community-led solutions to the obstacles that make it difficult for immigrants and refugees to achieve their goals. We also seek to elevate the efforts of adjacent organizations working in social services, health care, racial justice, and more, which are filling gaps in much-needed support for immigrants and refugees. Successful proposals will be considered on two categories: New Ideas, which pilot innovative approaches; and Established Programs, which build on ideas that have already proved successful. The application portal will open on March 23, 2020, and applications will be accepted until May 26, 2020.

U.S. Bank. Supporting workforce education and prosperity.

We know that a strong small business environment and an educated workforce ensure the prosperity of our communities. We provide grant support to programs and organizations that help small businesses thrive, allow people to succeed in the workforce, provide pathways to higher education and gain greater financial literacy.

Grant Application.  Submissions accepted April 1 - April 30, 2020. 

  

FINDING GRANT OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                                           (top)

Federal Grant Opportunities

​The federal government lists all federal grant opportunities at Grants.gov. This website allows a person to search by key word and a gency, and also lists new opportunities each day.  Federal agencies that have awarded grants to community colleges are the U. S. Department of Education, U. S. Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, U. S. Department of Labor, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Small Business Administration.

 

State Grant Opportunities

The primary state sources of grants for our colleges and district are the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, the California Department of Education, and the Foundation for California Community Colleges. The state does not have one central location to lists all of its grant opportunities, instead a person much search each state agency website.  Key words to look for when looking through sites are "solicitation," "programs," "RFA," "RFP," "funding," "opportunities," and "development."

 

Local and Foundation Grant Opportunities

Sometimes there are grants available through the county or the city.  To identify such grants a person would have to search the websites for these agencies and look for key words such as "solicitation," "programs," "RFA," "RFP," "funding," "opportunities," and "development."

 

NOTE:  Once you find an opportunity that interests you, it would be advisable to send a link or copy of the opportunity to the Resource Development Department, as they will review the opportunity and provide technical assistance in understanding the terms and conditions, as well as indicate the next steps for pursuing a grant opportunity.