Lots of federal grant opportunities were announced this week, with funding for community policing and school violence prevention programs, juvenile drug courts, sustainable agriculture research, public safety and transit safety training and endangered species conservation efforts in the mix. We've highlighted three below, but there are many more you'll want to review.
Department of Health and Human Services
Grant Title: Youth Engagement in Sports: Collaboration to Improve Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition (YES Initiative)
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314361
Details: The YES Initiative seeks to support projects that expand youth participation in sports and encourage regular physical activity, especially for youth populations with lower rates of sports participation and communities with limited access to athletic facilities or recreational areas. YES Initiative applicants should address unhealthy physical activity and nutrition behaviors in racial/ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged youth and provide opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.
Department of Labor
Grant Title: Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), Incarcerated Veterans’ Transition Program (IVTP), and the Homeless Female Veterans’ and Veterans’ with Families Program (HFVVWF)
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314315
Details: The purpose of this program is to provide services to reintegrate homeless veterans into the labor force by placing them into meaningful employment and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that address complex problems facing homeless veterans. Meaningful employment is defined as open and competitive paid employment, in line with the homeless veteran’s aspirations, talents, and abilities.
Department of Justice
Grant Title: COPS School Violence Prevention Program
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314256
Details: This program is opened to all states, units of local government, Indian tribes and public agencies (including school districts and policing agencies) to improve school security. Approximately $25 million will be allocated, but the solicitation is expected to be very competitive. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an application that demonstrates a comprehensive approach to school safety..
Unlike many foundation and corporate grants, competitive federal grants represent a gargantuan amount of work. KFA Nonprofit would love to help you write a grant proposal that secures funding for your organization. Please get in touch and let us know how we can help!