Thursday, December 30, 2010

HUD Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Grants

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $24 million discretionary grant program for Technical Assistance and Capacity Building under the Transformation Initiative.

The purpose of OneCPD is to provide state government, local government and nonprofit recipients of federal community development, affordable housing, economic development and special needs funding with the assessment tools and technical and capacity building assistance needed to fully understand their local market conditions, to increase their capacity to successfully carry out federal assistance programs while leveraging other public and private resources, and to achieve positive and measurable outcomes. Under OneCPD, technical assistance will involve the delivery of expert statutory, regulatory, and technical support that improves the program knowledge, skills and capacity of CPD’s grantees and their partners. Capacity building efforts will be directed at advancing the efficiency and performance of grantees and their partners (e.g., for-profit and public or private non-profit organizations) in the administration of federal affordable housing, community and economic development and special needs programs, the leveraging of other resources and the furthering of key Departmental objectives, including, but not limited to, energy efficiency and green building. OneCPD will be centrally managed by HUD Headquarters with extensive involvement of the forty-three HUD field offices. Field offices will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of OneCPD, including: establishing the technical assistance and capacity building needs of the grantees based on assessments; negotiating and finalizing the individual work plans with the TA provider(s); achieving specified outcome/performance goals; ensuring the timely submission and approval of TA deliverables; and evaluating the performance of the TA provider(s).

Eligible applicants for OneCPD are: States or units of general local government; a HOME program participating jurisdiction (PJ); public housing authority; public or private nonprofit organization or intermediary, including educational institutions and area-wide planning organizations; Indian tribes; for profit organizations, and a combination of any of the above applying together in a joint application. Eligible applicants for Core Curricula are: public or private nonprofit organizations or intermediaries, including educational institutions and area-wide planning organizations and for profit organizations.

Check out for more information -- CFDA Number(s): 14.259 -- CPD's Transformation Intitiative Technicial Assistance FR-5415-N-30

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

International Grants and Opportunities

End Violence Against Women Grants (Deadline: January 20)The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is accepting applications for its 15th grant cycle (2010) from government authorities at the national and local levels, civil society organizations and networks - including non-governmental, women's and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions - and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations. Applications should be centred on supporting implementation of national and local policies, laws and action plans on ending violence against women. The deadline for submissions of applications is 20 January 2011. All applications must be submitted online.

Starbucks Shared Planet Youth Action Grants (Deadline: January 31)The Starbucks Foundation is accepting applications from organizations that provide young people a continuum of opportunities to develop creative approaches to address pressing concerns in their communities. Grants are 10,000 to $30,000(USD) on average. Funding will be considered based on numbers of beneficiaries served, geographic reach, organizational capacity, and size of operating budget. Please complete a letter of inquiry for your organization. The Starbucks Foundation will contact you if we'd like to request a full grant proposal. Successful grant applicants will exhibit all of the following qualities: Deliver services to youth, ages 6 - 24; Preference will be given to organizations that focus on young people in the age range of 12 and older, when they are able to take independent action; Provides opportunity to combine learning with action that support communities and further global citizenship; Deliver services, disseminate information, provide training and/or build broad networks; Provide opportunities for Starbucks partners and multiple stores to be engaged in community service. The Starbucks Foundation reviews the submissions on an annual basis; letters of inquiry submitted between October 1, 2010 and January 31, 2011 will be reviewed and considered for the spring 2011 grant round. For more information, visit:

EMpower Youth Development Grants (Deadline: Ongoing) EMpower provides funding to locally led organizations in emerging market countries that are working to improve the lives of marginalized youth through education, health, livelihoods or leadership development. Support is provided for service-related activities as well as organizational capacity-building. Funded organizations must work directly with young people (ages 10-24) to improve their health, education, leadership, or livelihoods and must be based in one of the following emerging market countries: Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, India (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, or West Bengal), Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, or Vietnam. Applicants must have proof of registration as a non-governmental organization in the country where they are seeking support. Letters of inquiry may be submitted year-round. For more information, visit

Monday, December 20, 2010

2011 National Clergy Renewal Program

The Lilly Endowment, an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, seeks to strengthen Christian congregations by providing an opportunity for pastors to step away briefly from the persistent obligations of daily parish life and to engage in a period of renewal and reflection. Renewal periods are not vacations, but times for intentional exploration and reflection, for drinking again from God's life-giving waters, for regaining enthusiasm and creativity for ministry.

In the 2011 National Clergy Renewal Program, the Endowment anticipates awarding as many as 150 grants of up to $50,000 each directly to Christian congregations for the support of a renewal program for their pastor. Up to $15,000 of the grant may be used for congregational expenses associated with the renewal program. Deadline for submission of proposals is May 12, 2011. Notification of grant awards will be made in September 2011. Go to for more information.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Funding Alerts 12/16/10

The Ms. Foundation for Women is funding projects to support ending child abuse, with a primary emphasis on organizing and advocacy. Awards range from $20,000-$50,000. A Letter of Intent is due January 20, 2011. Contact Ms. Foundation at or or call 212 742-2300.

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is accepting applications through December 27, 2010, for the 2011 RBFF National Youth Fishing & Boating Initiative, designed to introduce these activities to minorities and underserved communities. For info and an application visit:

Fiskas is offering the 2011 Orange Thumb grant program for Gardening supplies, tools and funding to increase neighborhood beautification. Ten $5,000 awards and one Garden makeover will be funded. Deadline December 31, 2010. Visit Fiskars Website at

Monday, December 13, 2010

Young Adult Internship RFP Deadline Extended

The DYCD Request For Proposals for the YOUNG ADULT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (YAIP) Deadline has been extended to December 22, 2010. If you have proven strategies to re-engage youth who are disconnected from school and work this is for you. After encouraging results from the first three years of YAIP, DYCD is again seeking qualified nonprofit or for-profit vendors to serve disconnected youth through short-term paid internships; placements in jobs, education, or advanced training; and follow-up services.Download the RFPLearn more

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Healthy and active youth

General Mills Foundation 2011 Champions for Healthy Kids grant deadline is December 15, 2010. Programs should help improve the eating and physical activity patterns of young people, 2-18. Fifty (50) $10,000 grants will be awarded to 501c3s. For more info contact Beth Labrador at 800 877-1600 or or visit the General Mills website: http://www.general

Monday, December 6, 2010

Funding for Christian-based programs for children 12 and under

The Grant Deadline for the "Dare to Dream" program under For Kids Only, Inc., is January 6, 2011. According to their website FKO "seeks to fund community-based 501c3 programs with specific spiritual and educational components, geared towards 'at risk' children between the ages of 0 and 12. The January 6th deadline includes summer programming and camps. Funds may be used for educational material, uniforms/t-shirts, school supplies, computers for children, toys, games, and program snacks. The next deadline for fall programming in July 6, 2011. For more information or to complete and mail (no faxes or emails) your application visit the For Kids Only, Inc., website at

Thursday, December 2, 2010

High School Student Leaders Internship Opportunities

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Invites Applications for Student Leaders Program
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Student Leaders Program, a component of the foundation's signature Neighborhood Excellence initiative. The program is open to eligible high school juniors and seniors in selected market areas who are committed to improving their communities.

Selected student leaders participate in a paid eight-week summer internship with a designated local nonprofit organization where they experience firsthand how they can help shape their communities — now and in the future. To enhance their leadership experience, awardees also participate in a six-day, all-expense-paid student leadership summit in Washington, D.C., provided by Bank of America. The nonprofit internship and student leadership summit exposes students to leadership aspects in the civic, nonprofit, and business arenas. The program's goal is to nurture and develop the country's next generation of community leaders.

Five student leaders will be selected from each of the forty-five eligible markets. To be considered for the program, applicants must be a junior or senior in high school (U.S. markets) or enrolled in sixth form/college or college of further education (ages 16 to 18) (UK). Applicants also must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship and be a student in good standing at his or her school.

Visit the Bank of America Web site at for complete program information and application procedures as well as information on obtaining posters to publicize the program.

Monday, November 22, 2010

RFP's and resources from 11/22

Here is some information that I think many in the NYTS community may benefit from. RFPs, Grants and Announcements are listed on the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) website

Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) RFP *Deadline: December 15th
Pre-Proposal Conference—November 16th (get notes)
YAIP serves disconnected youth (16 to 24 years old) through short-term paid internships, placements in jobs, education, or advanced training and follow-up services. Anticipated annual funding is $4.6 million for up to 16 YAIP programs allowing for an annual per participant cost range of $3,200 to $3,800. The anticipated term of contracts will be for one year, from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, with an option to renew for up to two additional years and nine months. Download the RFP from the DYCD website.

FATHERHOOD PROGRAM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS *Deadline: January 10, 2011*Building on the success of a hallmark Fatherhood Initiative begun in 2002, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is seeking appropriately qualified organizations to operate Fatherhood Programs in New York City (City). Each Fatherhood Program will address the needs of non-custodial fathers aged 16 and over. There will be separate competitions for three specific groups: young fathers (16 to 24 years of age), fathers over 24 years of age, and fathers with prior involvement in the criminal justice system. RFP available at the DYCD website.

HELP KEEP YOUNG PEOPLE SAFE AND OFF THE STREETS?DYCD is holding a series of borough-based Community Forums to discuss Mayor Bloomberg’s NYC Commission on LGBTQ Runaway and Homeless Youth and the Final Report, “All Our Children: Strategies to Prevent Homelessness, Strengthen Services and Build Support for LGBTQ Youth”. In conjunction with November as National Runaway Prevention Month, and in response to recommendations in the report, the Forums, co-sponsored by the NYC Community Action Board, will provide an opportunity for community members to discuss this important issue and to identify opportunities to contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable young people.
The dates are as follows:
Staten Island Forum at the Staten Island LGBT Center: 25 Victory Boulevard – Thursday, November 4, 7PM to 8:30PM (passed)
Queens Forum at Queens Borough Hall: 120-55 Queens Boulevard – Tuesday, November 16, 6PM to 7:30PM
Brooklyn Forum at Brooklyn Borough Hall: 209 Joralemon St – Thursday, November 18, 6:30PM to 8PM
Bronx Forum at Bronx Borough Hall: 851 Grand Concourse – Tuesday, November 23, 6PM to 7:30PM
Manhattan Forum at The Office of Manhattan Borough President : 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor – Wednesday, December 1, 5:30 PM to 7:30PM

DYCD announces the launch of Pathfinder is a new career-building website for New Yorkers who work with and inspire youth. It's the place where New York's youth workers, trainers and employers connect online and share career opportunities. This website is funded by DYCD and The Wallace Foundation to provide a one-of-its kind free resource dedicated to helping after-school professionals grow in skills and career possibilities.

Other Fundraising/Grant Opportunities

Responsible Sports Community Grant program, awarding $ 2,500 to $ 5,000 to youth sports organizations. Deadline November 30th.

NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program, awarding grants for redress the shortage of clean, safe, and accessible football fields in low-and moderate-income neighborhoods. Deadline December 15th. Website: