Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure
Rep. Robert L. Freeman May 13, 2021 | 11:48 AM
Below are some funding programs that recently opened for applications, including a federal grant opportunity for community-based organizations to hire and mobilize community outreach workers, community health workers, social support specialists, and others to increase vaccine access for the hardest-hit and highest-risk communities.
STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS:
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Solicitation RFA 16-21 Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Intervention Funding Source: General Fund)
Who May Apply: Nonprofit organizations that provide prevention, intervention, and treatment services to Pennsylvania residents, and their families, with mental health, substance use, and/or behavioral health needs.
Use: Prevention, intervention, and treatment services to support individuals with lived experience, as well as their families.
Funds: Awards up to $500,000 for Fiscal Year 2021-22.
Solicitation Due Date: June 3
More Information: http://www.emarketplace.state.pa.us/Solicitations.aspx?SID=RFA%2016-21.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding)
Who May Apply: Public and private operators of open-to-the-public boating facilities, including municipal agencies (cities, towns, counties, etc.), state agencies (State Parks, DNR, Fish & Wildlife, etc.), and other government entities.
Use: The construction, renovation and maintenance of transient moorage (tie-up) facilities serving recreational motorboats 26 feet and longer. Transient means staying 10 days or less.
Funds: There are two tiers of grant support. Tier 1 provides funding for small-scale projects. Up to $100,000 is available annually to each state. Tier 2 is for projects that request more than $100,000. Tier 2 projects compete nationally in a process managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Project sponsors must provide at least 25 percent of the resources needed to complete the project.
Application Deadline: July 31
More Information: https://www.fishandboat.com/Transact/Grants/Pages/BoatingInfrastructureGrantProgram.aspx.
OTHER GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Community-Based Workforce for COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach (Funding Source: Federal Funding)
Who May Apply: Nonprofit private or public organizations with demonstrated experience in implementing public health programs. Applicants are expected to have, and should be able to clearly describe, the partnerships they have formed at both the regional and local level to directly assist individuals in getting the COVID-19 vaccine. These partnerships should include organizations such as community-based organizations and other health and social service organizations that can directly hire community outreach workers from the vulnerable and medically underserved communities they will serve.
Use: To establish, expand, and sustain a public health workforce to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. This includes mobilizing community outreach workers, which includes community health workers, patient navigators, and social support specialists, to educate and assist individuals in accessing and receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. This includes activities such as conducting face-to-face outreach and reaching out directly to community members to educate them about the vaccine, assisting individuals in making a vaccine appointment, providing resources to find convenient vaccine locations, assisting individuals with transportation or other needs to get to a vaccination site.
Funds: A total of $125 million is available nationwide. There is no cost share or matching requirement.
Application Deadline: May 18
More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333305.
UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES:
DCNR Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant: May 13 (Funding Source: Federal Funding)
- Rural or volunteer fire departments that serve communities with fewer than 10,000 people. - Equipment and training to prevent and control wildfires in rural areas.
DOH/Pennsylvania Downtown Center - PA WalkWorks: May 14 (Funding Source: PA Department of Health Grant)
- Municipalities, counties, Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organizations. - Development of plans and policies to improve walking, bicycling, wheeling, and transit connections to everyday destinations and increase safe and accessible opportunities for residents to be physically active.
National Endowment for the Humanities - American Rescue Plan - Humanities Organizations: May 14 (Funding Source: Federal Funding)
- 501(c)(3) nonprofits, public and 501(c)(3) accredited institutions of higher education, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments. - To provide emergency relief to institutions and organizations working in the humanities that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
DDAP Employment Support Services: May 17 (Funding Source: Federal Funding)
- PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs licensed treatment providers. - Employment support services.
Appalachian Regional Commission - Investments Supporting Partnerships in Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative: May 17
- Local development districts; states, counties, cities, or other political subdivisions, including a special purpose unit of a state or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; institutions of higher education; and public or private nonprofit organizations. - To address the substance abuse crisis by creating or expanding a recovery ecosystem that will lead to workforce entry or reentry for individuals in recovery from substance abuse disorder (SUD).
PCCD Communities That Care: May 24 (Funding Source: General Fund)
- Nonprofit organizations and units of local government. - Planning grants to help communities apply the Communities That Care (CTC) model.
DCED Neighborhood Assistance Program: May 28 (Funding Source: General Fund)
- 501c3 nonprofits. – Tax credit program to encourage businesses to invest in projects by eligible nonprofits to serve low-income individuals and improve distressed areas.
DCED Neighborhood Assistance Program Enterprise Zone Tax Credit (NAP-EZP): May 28 (Funding Source: General Fund)
- Private for-profit companies. - Provides tax credits to private companies investing in rehabilitating, expanding, or improving buildings or land located within designated enterprise zones.
CFA Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment Program: May 31 (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)
- For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. - Abatement and treatment of AMD.
CFA Baseline Water Quality Data Program: May 31 (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)
- For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. - To establish baseline water quality data on private water supplies.
CFA Flood Mitigation Program: May 31 (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)
- For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. – Flood mitigation projects.
CFA Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program: May 31 (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)
- For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. - Projects which involve development, rehabilitation and improvements to public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails and river conservation.
CFA Orphan and Abandoned Well Plugging: May 31 (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)
- For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. - Orphan or abandoned well plugging projects.
CFA Sewage Facilities Program: May 31 (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)
- For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. - Costs associated with the planning work required under Act 537, the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act.
CFA Watershed Restoration and Protection Program: May 31 (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)
- For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. - Projects which involve the construction, improvement, expansion, repair, maintenance or rehabilitation of new or existing watershed protection Best Management Practices (BMPs).
DEP County Recycling Coordinator Grant Program (Section 903): May 31 (Funding Source: Recycling Fund)
- Counties. - To reimburse the cost of employing a county recycling coordinator in calendar year 2020.
PCCD 2021 County Jail-Based Medication Assisted Treatment: June 15 (Funding Source: Federal State Opioid Response Grant)
- Counties on behalf of county jails and work release centers. – To establish or expand a jail-based substance abuse treatment program that supports individuals transitioning from a county jail and/or work release center to the community.
PCCD 2021 Drug Court and Pretrial Diversion Initiative: June 15 (Funding Source: Federal State Opioid Response Grant)
- County court systems. - The expansion of existing drug courts, implementation of juvenile drug courts, or implementation of pretrial initiatives and/or provide opioid-related treatment services to problem-solving court participants.
DEP Growing Greener Plus Grants: June 25 (Funding Source: Environmental Stewardship Fund)
- Counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, county conservation districts, watershed organizations, councils of government, educational institutions, and nonprofits. - To address nonpoint source pollution (pollution coming from multiple sources, instead of a single discharge point) through local, watershed, or statewide planning, restoration and protection efforts.
DEP Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Watershed Grants: June 25 (Funding Source: Federal Funding – US EPA)
- Watershed associations, counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, councils of government, conservation districts, educational institutions, and nonprofits. - Projects to address nonpoint source pollution (pollution coming from multiple sources, instead of a single discharge point) originating from agricultural activities, abandoned mine drainage, stormwater runoff, and streambank and degradation.
DEP 2020 Host Municipality Inspector Program: June 30 (Funding Source: Recycling Fund and Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund)
- Municipalities. - For salary and expenses of up to two certified Host Municipality Inspectors.
PA Environmental Council - PA Water Trails Mini-Grants: July 2 (Funding Source: Environmental Stewardship Fund)
- Nonprofit organizations, municipalities, counties, and educational institutions. - Any project on or for a designated PA Water Trail.
CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund: July 31 (Funding Source: Multimodal Transportation Fund)
- Municipalities, school districts, private businesses, nonprofits, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, railroad operators, port terminal operators. - Development, rehabilitation, and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities; streetscape; lighting; sidewalk enhancement; pedestrian safety; connectivity of transportation assets; and transit-oriented development.
DEP 2020 Recycling Performance Grants: December 30 (Funding Source: Environmental Stewardship Fund)
- Any municipality with a recycling program in 2020. - Municipal recycling programs.
PA Humanities Council/Community Heart and Soul - Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program: Until Funds Expended
- Resident-led groups in small cities and towns with populations of 2,500 to 30,000. - Startup funding to implement the Community Heart & Soul model.
U.S. Small Business Administration: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant: Until Funds Expended
- Live venue operators or promoters; theatrical producers; live performing arts organization operators; museum operators; motion picture theater operators (including owners); talent representatives. - Payroll costs; rent payments; utility payments; scheduled mortgage payments; scheduled debt payments; worker protection expenditures; payments to independent contractors; administrative costs (including fees and licensing); state and local taxes and fees; operating leases in effect as of February 15, 2020; insurance payments; advertising, production transportation, and capital expenditures related to producing a theatrical or live performing arts production. (May not be primary use of funds).