Below are various Federal Opportunities.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
NEH just announced two new funding opportunities to rapidly distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funding to cultural organizations and educational institutions adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. These funding opportunities will provide direct grants to individual humanities institutions and grantmaking organizations to distribute as competitive subawards to affected organizations and individuals. These two grant programs aim to help the humanities community recover from the economic burdens of the pandemic, enable the reopening of humanities institutions and programs, and support the retention of the humanities workforce. Below are details of the two new American Rescue Plan funding opportunities:
Below are various ARPA Opportunities.
U.S. Treasury - Assistance for State, Local, and Tribal Governments
This website provides an overview of the local funding programs created in ARPA that Treasury will oversee.
U.S. Treasury - Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund
This website provides an overview of the $350B that will be distribute to state, local, and tribal governments. It also provides pre-award guidance to help prepare for receiving funds.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)
The EFSP National Board’s goal is to award funds as efficiently as possible to meet the urgent needs of local agencies in assisting the unique and vulnerable migrant population. Awards to eligible organizations will be for reimbursement of services rendered during rolling spend periods, as well as prospective funding for approved projects and activities. Organizations may view application guidance for the $110 million in humanitarian relief funding for assisting migrants encountered by DHS on the EFSP website. The application period opened on April 19.
National League of Cities (NLC) – COVID-19 Pandemic Response & Relief
This NLC website provide an overview of programs available to assist with meeting the challenges of facing COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the page is focused on ARPA and provides estimated allocations to all cities and towns.
National League of Cities (NLC) – FEMA Assistance for Reopening Municipal Government Programs
This page contains updated information about the FEMA Public Assistance program.
Below are various Private Opportunities.
Arizona Economic Recovery Center
The Arizona Economic Recovery Center aims to enable more qualified Arizona cities, towns, counties, and nonprofits to win competitive federal, state, and foundation grants. Please check the website for eligibility restrictions.
Community Heart & Soul
Seed Grants: Community Heart & Soul is inviting resident-driven groups in small cities and towns to apply for $10,000 in startup funding to implement the Community Heart & Soul model. Based on three powerful principles–involve everyone, focus on what matters most, and play the long game–Community Heart & Soul helps towns move toward a brighter, more prosperous future by bringing the residents of a community closer together. Grants target communities with populations between 2,500-30,000. Learn more and apply here
WaterNow is currently accepting applications for our spring round of Project Accelerator. If you’re not already familiar with Project Accelerator, it provides cities, water agencies, and other organizations with pro-bono support to jumpstart a sustainable water project. This generates immediate wins for participating projects and builds a library of replicable, scalable solutions for more widespread adoption. More information about Project Accelerator, including the link to apply and examples of past projects, can be found on our website here. Applications are due by May 24, 2021