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Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Managementvisit their website to learn about these grant opportunities from Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Bread & Roses Community Fund, Hamilton Family Foundation, Gladys Brooks Foundation, and Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation!

The Community Drug Abuse Prevention Grant Program was created to foster parent and community groups in leading grassroots efforts to prevent the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse from harming Pennsylvanians, especially children and young adults. Grant funding is available to help communities provide safe alternatives to drug and alcohol abuse, as well as fact-based education, prevention, or intervention efforts related to drug and alcohol abuse — including the violence and other consequences that these substances can cause. Applications are reviewed by the Office of Attorney General on a rolling basis.

HUD posted the FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Continuum of Care Competition on Monday, August 1st. Here is PA-511 Bucks County’s competition schedule and request for new applications for this year’s competition. The documents and timeline can also be found on the CoC Housing Link website today. The NOFO and detailed project application and navigational guides will be posted to HUD’s CoC Program Competition page by August 22nd:
  • 08/22/22 Project Applicants must email Notice of Intent to Apply to hcd@buckscounty.org
  • 08/30/22 Project Applicant must submit completed Project Application in eSnaps. Applications submitted in eSnaps are automatically sent to the CoC Collaborative Applicant
  • 09/13/22 CoC Executive Committee completes review of scoring and ranking and votes on inclusion, exclusion, and ranking of Project Applications for Priority Listing
  • 09/15/22 CoC Collaborative Applicant – Housing & Community Development, notifies Project Applicants via email on inclusion or rejection in Bucks County CoC’s Consolidated Application Priority Listing
  • 09/30/22 Bucks County CoC Consolidated Application inclusive of all Project Applications and Priority Listing submitted to HUD via eSnaps
Detailed application review and scoring criteria will be posted to the CoC Housing Link website at least one week prior to the application submission deadline. Applicants are urged to thoroughly review this criteria and ensure their applications meet both the quality threshold and address the CoC’s and HUD’s priorities for FY2022.

Foundations Community Partnership: Multiple Opportunities for Resources & Partnership – Summer and Fall Grant Cycle Dates and Deadlines!

  • Partnership in Youth Services (Grant award: $3,000) Application opened June 15, 2022, and closes August 15, 2022. Note: PYS applications do not require a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) before starting a full application.
  • Bucks Innovation & Improvement (BIIG) (Grant awards up to $15,000) LOIs are due no later than October 1, 2022. Following an LOI meeting with FCP, full applications are due no later than October 15, 2022.
  • Capital Improvement (Grant awards up to $10,000). LOIs are due no later than October 1, 2022. Following an LOI meeting with FCP, full applications are due no later than October 15, 2022.

For more information about FCP’s grant programs and application requirements, visit www.fcpartnership.org/grants.

  • Nonprofit Growth Grants Launched – FCP continues to invest in the organizational and professional development needs of Bucks County nonprofits through its newly launched Nonprofit Growth Grants (NGG). NGG are offered in two tracks: Organizational Development, for organization-level training and planning, and Professional Development, designed to support nonprofit professionals in their career growth. Learn more!

The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University helps organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond to strengthen themselves. Please see their announcements:

  • CJPS Announces Community Violence Intervention RFP – The Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Criminal Justice & Public Safety (CJPS) is searching for a qualified applicant(s) to implement a new Community Violence Intervention (CVI) program, modeled after the Heartland Alliance’s successful Rapid Employment and Development Initiative (READI) in Chicago.  The new CVI program will serve approximately 100 individuals in the Philadelphia area. Participants in the program will receive up to three years of intensive supports and resources. Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Philadelphia, PA, local time, on August 26, 2022. Learn more and apply here.Applicants can respond to the request for proposals (RFP) for the following service components:
    • Coordinating agency and administrative backbone
    • Street outreach and case management
    • Transitional jobs and coaching
    • Behavioral health supports
    • Housing supports

Montgomery County Recovery Office town halls on the MontCo Pandemic Recovery Funds draft recovery plan, please see this presentation overview or visit www.montcopa.org/RecoveryOffice for a town hall recording. Download the recovery plan here.

Stay connected to HealthSpark Foundation’s Voices for Change work! “For far too long, the stories of Black, Indigenous, and people of color; the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer people; the stories of people with disabilities; the stories of immigrants; and the stories of many others are not told or are not told by the people and communities themselves. The lack of their stories, perspectives, and opinions in our public discourse has created, and been part of, a process to devalue their experiences and has led to a lack of public policy, legal protections, and opportunities that recognize their innate humanity and effectively support their ability to thrive.” Voices for Change provides grant support for arts, storytelling, and journalism that lifts up unheard and underrepresented voices with the intention of creating a fairer and more just Montgomery County.

United Way of Bucks County in partnership with Penn Community Bank, announced the creation of a coordinated Disaster Relief Fund to help people affected by the July severe flooding and tornadoes in Bucks County. Initial donations include $25,000 from both United Way of Bucks County and Penn Community Bank and $10,000 from both Dow and the Gene and Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund. The coordinated Disaster Relief Fund will assist low-income homeowners impacted by the storms who are unable to secure aid from other sources. If you or someone you know needs help, visit our FAQs for weather-impacted residents.

Volunteer with the United Way of Bucks County:

  • The HELP Center is in Bristol, PA, but serves people county-wide. It looks and feels like a retail store, full of brand new essential items like furniture, home goods, toiletries, food, and more. But unlike a retail store, everything at the HELP Center is free to those in need. Volunteers assist with general operations, processing donations, displaying merchandise, and providing excellent customer service to our shoppers. Click here for schedule details and to sign up to help. If you think you can help organize a community drive, contact SheriR@uwbucks.org.
  • Organize a drive for essential items. Community volunteers help organize drives and collect brand new items in original packaging to keep the HELP Center stocked. Each quarter, they focus on a different need. From January through March, they are looking for help with personal hygiene products. Learn more about the year-round needs here. Their HELP Center only accepts new items in original packaging. It is part of creating a dignified shopping experience for folks who don’t always feel like they have choices.
  • Nearly all of their special events, like Bucks Knocks Out Hunger, Stuff the Bus, and Holiday Gift Card Drive, rely on volunteers. Please check back for updated details of events or contact Sheri Ratner at sherir@uwbucks.org to be added to an event-specific mailing list.
  • If you have a special skill you can share, fill out their volunteer application online and let them know how you can help. Volunteers can help with everything from finance and marketing to events and graphic design.

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey celebrates 100 years of service and impact! Read their 19-20 annual report with $14.8 million invested in fighting poverty and expanding opportunity across our region.

United Way of PA is administering a grant program to help nonprofit and faith-based organizations connect hard-to reach populations statewide with COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters and vaccines for children. The Local Innovations in Vaccine Equity in Pennsylvania project (LIVE PA) is a partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to reduce vaccine hesitancy and ensuring an equitable vaccine distribution throughout the Commonwealth. A total of $4.63 million is available, including $630,000 for faith- based organizations. Learn more and apply!

The VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn. Apply now for Inclusion Grants for up to $30,000. The preliminary Census information shows marked increases in the Latinx, Asian and Black populations in Montgomery County. The VNA Foundation’s Inclusion Grants are designed to help you increase access to health and human service resources for people of color, immigrants/refugees and English Language Learners in the North Penn region. The Letter of Intent and Application forms are on the online grants portal, and the Foundation will review submissions continually through March 1, 2022.  Enter your username and password and click on “Apply” to access the Inclusion Grant Letter of Intent (LOI) form.  To aid potential partners, the Foundation’s website now has translation capability for Spanish, Korean, Bangla, Chinese and Arabic. Have questions or want to discuss ideas? Learn more about what the LOI will ask here, or contact Diana Doherty anytime.

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