This week in Funding News: The Rogers Foundation, US Dept of Justice, SAMHSA, and New America

Welcome to Funding News Weekly
—your weekly connection to funding opportunities, tools, and grant makers that meet your mission. These curated opportunities represent potential investments and partnerships for MBK Network communities to support strategies and initiatives for boys and young men of color.

This week features Gift of Knowledge grants from the Rogers Foundation for school districts seeking to close the achievement gap in Clark County Nevada; Coordinated Tribal Assistance grants from the U.S. Department of Justice to develop a coordinated approach to public safety and victimization for federally recognized tribes; Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Grants from SAMHSA; and Youth Apprenticeship grants from New America to start new or expand and improve existing high-quality youth apprenticeship programs across cities, states, or regions.

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New Funding Opportunities

    1. U.S. Department of Justice:  Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation – $$$$$
      Deadline: February 26, 2019
      Amount: $150,000 – $4M – based on project area
      Category: Violence Prevention

      Eligibility:  Federally recognized Indian tribes
      Description:This solicitation provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization.  Funding may be used for a range of activities, including: strengthening tribal criminal justice systems in exercising special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction; providing indigent criminal defendants with defense counsel; ensuring that jurors are summoned, selected, and instructed in a manner consistent with applicable requirements; and according victim rights to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, and protection order violations.Complete RFP
    2. New America – Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship – $$$
      Deadline: March 8, 2019
      Amount:  $200,000
      Category:  Youth, Education, Workforce Development
      Eligibility: New and existing public-private partnerships that support the launch and expansion of high-quality youth apprenticeship programs in cities, states, and regions (counties, towns and rural areas) across the United States
      Description:The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship is a multi-year, collaborative initiative that will support the success of efforts in states and cities to expand access to high-quality apprenticeship opportunities for high school age youth.To support the efforts of leaders in cities, states, and regions across the country, the Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) seeks applicants for the PAYA Grant Initiative. Sites selected will form the core of a visible national community of innovators at the forefront of the movement to expand participation in high-quality youth apprenticeship programs that produce equitable outcomes for students, employers and communities.
      Complete RFP
    3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration STOP Act Grants $$
      Deadline:  March 22, 2019
      Amount: $50,000
      Category:  Youth, Health
      Eligibility: Domestic public and private nonprofit entities that are current or former Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) recipients
      Description:The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for 2019 Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) grants.  The goal of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth and young adults ages 12-20 in communities throughout the United States. The activities that are implemented in the project will aim to address community norms regarding alcohol use by youth, reduce opportunities for underage drinking by limiting youth access to alcohol, create changes in underage drinking enforcement efforts, address penalties for underage use, and/or reduce the prevalence of negative consequences associated with underage drinking (e.g., motor vehicle crashes, sexual assaults).Complete RFP
    4. The Rogers Foundation: GIft of Knowledge Grants $
      Deadline: March 31, 2019
      Amount: $25,000
      Category:  Youth, Education 
      Eligibility: Priority given to existing schools, but allnon-profits serving Clark County (Nevada) are eligible.
      Description: The Foundation seeks to provide assistance to schools in Nevada that are attempting to close the achievement gap for vulnerable child populations. Grants totaling $25,000 will be awarded to any existing program or initiative at a public K-12 school in the Clark County (Nevada) School District that will improve student performance particularly among at-risk student populations.
      Complete RFP

Funder Spotlight

Andrus Family Fund, New York

Andrus Family Fund believes that every child deserves more than one chance at a successful life.  The fund partners with organizations who help make the connections that our most vulnerable youth desperately need to lead long and successful lives. The Andrus Family Fund seeks to foster just and sustainable change in the United States. The fund examines the power of using the Transition Framework within the Fund’s two program areas: youth’s passage from foster care to independence and community reconciliation.

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Tip, trick or tool of the week

Get to know your local community foundation, they can be your window to new funding opportunities and partners!  Community foundations are a distinct type among grantmakers, with specialized expertise and relationships with the regions they serve.  They bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities.They are located in your community, invested in the needs of your local community and can open doors to new partnerships for funding.

Upcoming Training/Technical Assistance

Check out this panel from Non-Profit Radio on “Getting to Know Community Foundations”: https://youtu.be/URhGGUHl1So