Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Got Funding?

Photo Credit: Howard Lake

I found a great resource that I wanted to share, The Government of the District of Columbia, has a
weekly newsletter called “Funding Alert “ with various funding opportunities and resources for community, faith-based, and 501(c )3 non-profit organizations as well as local government agencies. Click here  to learn more about the funding alert newsletter, and how you can subscribe.

Here are a few of the funding opportunities available in this week’s issue:

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

(OSSE). Office of the State Superintendent of Education announces funds to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and Local Educational Agencies


Contact:Sheryl Hamilton at (202) 741-6404


Click here to go to the Website

Grant ID:

Make a Difference Day Grant
Serve DC announces funds to support community service projects within the District of Columbia with a focus on disability inclusion for the October 26 "Make A Difference Day" which
coincides with National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October 2013).

Eligibility: Independent school districts, public and state controlled institutions of higher
education, nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, private institutions of higher education, community based organizations, DC government agencies and Local Educational Agencies

Deadline:August 5, 2013

Meeting Information: Attendance at a technical assistance (TA) session is required in order to be
eligible to apply for this grant. TA sessions are Tuesday, July 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, July 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Serve DC office located at the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center, 2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC 20009

Awards available up to $5,000

Juan Manuel Thompson at (202) 727-0709 or

Click here to go to the website

Grant ID:

Small Business Capital Improvement Grant
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic
Development announces funds to support existing small businesses, attract new small businesses, increase the District’s tax base and create new jobs for District residents.

Eligibility: Small businesses

Awards available up to $85,000

LaToyia Hampton at (202) 724-9006 or

Click here to go to the website

Grant ID:

Federal Opportunities

Special Education Technical
Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities
(DOE). Department of Education announces funds to promote academic achievement and
improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model
demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.

Eligibility: Independent school districts, public and state controlled institutions of higher education,
nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations other than small businesses, small businesses, Local Educational Agencies and State Educational Agencies


available for awards

Renee Bradley at 

Click here to go to the website

State Single
Point of Contact: This grant is subject to "Intergovernmental Review" under EO 12372.
Please go to http://opgs.dc.gov/spoc.asp
for further information.

Grant ID:

Foundation opportunities

Community Services Block Sub-grant.
United Planning Organization announces funds to support programs that provide services authorized under the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) to assist residents of the District of Columbia living at or below 125% of the poverty level in becoming self-sufficient.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations


Six awards available up to $250,000

Mark Koiwai at or

Click here to go to the website

Grant ID:

Children's Health and Wellness Initiatives.
Rite Aid Foundation announces funds to support programs that focus on health and wellness initiatives for children in local communities

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

Deadline: 8/15/2013

Contact: The Rite Aid Foundation at (717) 761-2633

Click here to go to the website

Grant ID:

Community Funding

Dizzy Feet Foundation
announces funds to provide dance education to children in low-income and disadvantaged communities in order to allow them to experience dance, educate them about the many styles of dance, and expose them to the lifelong benefits of dance.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and community-based organizations


Awards available up to $5,000

Dizzy Feet Foundation at

Click here to go to the website

Grant ID: GD5144

Programs For Women & Girls

Open Meadows Foundation announces funds to support programs that provide
high-quality, innovative programs that promote gender, racial and economic justice, and are designed by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

Deadline: 8/15/2013

Awards available up to $2,000

Open Meadows Foundation at (718) 320-0701 or

Click here to go to the website

Grant ID:

Additional Funding and Resource Announcements

The City Fund Update.
If you missed the briefing on the implementation of The City Fund (commonly known as
the One City Fund) held on June 26 you can join The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region mailing list atinfo@cfncr.org
to receive more detailed information. Although the name of the $15 million fund has changed, the purpose remains the same: to assist non-profit organizations in providing direct services to District residents and families in the areas of education, job training, health, senior services, arts, public safety, and the environment through a competitive and transparent grant process.
The Community Foundation will share information regarding the fund as it comes available.
In the meantime visit their website for updates:www.thecommunityfoundation.org

Do You Need Free Legal Help?
The D.C. Bar’s Community Economic Development Project (CED) is offering free
legal help. Its mission is to help nonprofit organizations in obtaining pro bono legal counsel. The CED Project provides help in such areas as corporate governance, contract review, government grant compliance and real estate, employment and tax law. Its services are free.
If your organization: is a charitable, religious, community or educational organization;
provides direct services to persons of limited means living in the District of Columbia; and
the payment of legal fees would significantly deplete your organization's ability to provide services; then your organization is eligible for assistance.
For more information about the program contact Lauren Paley at 202-737-4700, x3357 or
For more information about CED visit

As you can see there are many different funding opportunities and resources available.
I would love to hear from you, if you or someone you know works for a community, faith-based, and or non-profit organization what type of resources and funding are you looking for? Do you have information or resources that you would like to share? Leave it in the comments below, and let me know.

Have a blessed day!


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