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March 11, 2021
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March 11, 2021

The Bucks County Department of Housing & Community Development is now accepting applications for funding under HUD’s 2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through March 1, 2023. The 2023 instruction packet, application, and the CDBG budget and timeline template documents can be accessed online here. Please note, funding decisions are based upon available funding, priority need, eligibility, and expected project beneficiaries. All projects should align with the County’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.

Applications must be submitted by 4:00 PM, Monday, March 1, 2023 by email to with the subject 2023 CDBG Application. Please contact Laura Onisk, or 215-345-3847 if you have questions about the 2023 CDBG Program and Application. The Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania (HECP) has partnered with the County to help provide fair housing education to all CDBG applicants and subrecipients. Effective immediately, as part of a 2023 CDBG application submission, at least one staff member from each applicant agency is required to attend a HECP Fair Housing training session.

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.

The Department of Agriculture is inviting proposals for this year’s Ag and Youth Grant Program. The program provides direct grants of up to $7,500 and matching grants of up to $25,000 to support projects, programs and equipment purchases by youth-run organizations, and those with programs that benefit youth or promote development in agriculture, community leadership, vocational training and peer fellowship. The grant program was created by the Legislature in 2019. Additional information about the program is available here. Grant applications must be submitted online through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development Electronic Single Application.  Applications are due by 4:59 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2022.

HealthSpark Foundation seeks applications for their Spring 2023 grantmaking program,  Dr. Frank E. Boston Black Justice Fund. Learn more and apply!

Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief funding

Foundations Community Partnership: Multiple Opportunities for Resources & Partnership. For more information about FCP’s grant programs and application requirements, visit

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

The Montgomery County Planning Commission is accepting applications from municipalities and their partners for the 2023 cycle of the Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program, which assists municipalities in making targeted physical improvements that achieve real progress toward the goals of the county’s Montco 2040 comprehensive plan and its themes of Connected Communities, Sustainable Places, and Vibrant Economy. This cycle has a funding allotment of $2.5 million. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2023. See program overview, guidebook, and application.

Montgomery County Recovery Office town halls on the MontCo Pandemic Recovery Funds draft recovery plan, please see this presentation overview or visit 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
  • 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 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!

VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn launched the Spring 2023 Grants for both General Operating and flexible Program support! The maximum grant for this Spring 2023 cycle is $15,000 for one year. These grants are for organizations that directly provide under-resourced people in the North Penn region with access to Food, Housing and Basic Health Needs (including mental health & addiction). All applicants must hold IRS-nonprofit status. Funding is intended for flexible use, and they offer feedback and technical assistance to applicants through the due date of March 17, 2023. Decisions will be issued within 45-60 days. Grant reporting will take the form of a conversation to ease the paperwork burden on grantees, and to build mutual understanding. Learn more about this opportunity and requirements and apply!

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