Nonprofit Funding, Jobs, & Events January 2023

Youth Collaboratory
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U.S. Department of Labor’s YouthBuild
The Department of Labor will award grants through a competitive process to organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to opportunity youth, ages 16 to 24, while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. The YouthBuild program model prepares participants for quality jobs in a variety of careers, including infrastructure, and contains wrap-around services such as mentoring, trauma-informed care, personal counseling, and employment – all key strategies for addressing community violence. YouthBuild applicants must include construction skills training and may include occupational skills training in other in-demand industries. This expansion into additional indemand industries is the Construction Plus component, a priority in this grant competition. 
Deadline: February 7, 2023 | Learn more >>

GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant
The GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant, brought to you by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening, is designed to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to communities across the United States. Any nonprofit organization, school district, university, government entity, or tax-exempt organization, such as religious organizations and Tribal governments, in the United States and US Territories serving at least 15 youth is eligible to apply. Applicants must be planning to use the funds to install new or improve existing youth gardens or greenspaces. The selection of winners is prioritized based on demonstrated need and program impact. 
Deadline: February 10, 2023 | Learn more >> 

Office on Violence Against Women’s Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations
This program provides funding to develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at, and provide victim services to, adult or youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations. Survivors from underserved populations face challenges in accessing comprehensive and effective victim services that are accessible, culturally relevant, and responsive. As a result, survivors from underserved communities often do not receive appropriate services. The Underserved Program supports projects that address these gaps. Funds may be used to: develop or enhance population specific victim services; develop or enhance outreach strategies to reach underserved survivors; build the capacity of population specific organizations to serve survivors of these crimes; build the capacity of victim service providers to provide victim services that are population specific; train and educate community partners and the criminal justice system on the needs of survivors from underserved populations; and develop culturally and linguistically appropriate materials for underserved survivors.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: February 27, 2023; JustGrants: March 2, 2023 | Learn more >>

Youth Service America's Hershey Heartwarming Young Heroes
Youth Service America (YSA) is searching for Heartwarming Young Heroes with creative ideas to foster meaningful connections, promote inclusion, and teach empathy. With support from Hershey's Heartwarming Project, YSA will award up to $50,000 in grants for youth-led service projects and community-building activities during Global Youth Service Day (April 28-30). All youth ages 5-25 in the United States (including U.S. territories and military bases & DoD schools) and Canada are eligible to apply. 
Deadline: March 5, 2023 | Learn more >>

Third Wave’s Mobilize Power Fund
​Through the Mobilize Power Fund, Third Wave resources time-sensitive projects including community organizing and mobilization, healing justice work, conflict resolution, community accountability, transformative and restorative justice work, direct action, and more. This Fund prioritizes organizations that are led by young women of color (transgender and cisgender), and trans, queer, gender non conforming and intersex young people of color under 35, led by and for communities directly impacted by the issues they focus on, have an intersectional gender justice lens, and have a total organizational budget under $500k​. Groups do not need 501c3 of fiscal sponsor status to apply.
Deadline: March 7, 2023 | Learn more >>

Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration Growth Opportunities
Through the Growth Opportunities grant program, the Department will introduce and prepare justice-involved youth and young adults for the world of work through placement into paid work experiences. These grants focus on youth and young adults most impacted by community violence, particularly in areas of concentrated crime and poverty as well as communities that have recently experienced significant unrest. This program contributes to the Biden-Harris Administration’s comprehensive strategy to combat gun violence and other violent crime, in part, with preventative measures that are proven to reduce violent crime and support public safety and community well-being. The goals of the grant are to: help youth and young adults to increase their conflict resolution skills and develop strategies to prevent and avoid violence; introduce and prepare youth for the world of work; help youth identify career interests, attain relevant skills and gain work experience; and provide income to youth, to start them on the path of earning living wages and obtaining high quality jobs and careers.
Deadline: March 10, 2023 | Learn more >>

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals
The purpose of this program is to provide comprehensive, coordinated, and evidence-based treatment and services for individuals, including youth, and families with substance use disorders (SUDs) or co-occurring mental health conditions and SUDs (CODs) who are experiencing homelessness. This program supports the development and/or expansion of the local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment, peer support, recovery support services, and linkages to sustainable permanent housing. SAMHSA funds will support three primary types of activities:

  1. Behavioral health outreach, treatment and recovery-oriented services;
  2. Coordination of housing and services to support the implementation and/or enhance long-term sustainability of integrated community systems that provide permanent housing and supportive services; and;
  3. Efforts to engage and connect individuals with SUD or COD, who are experiencing homelessness to resources for health insurance, Medicaid, and mainstream benefits programs.

Deadline: March 21, 2023 | Learn more >>

Department of Justice’s Second Chance Act Improving Reentry Education and Employment Outcomes
The Second Chance Act (SCA) of 2007, reauthorized by the First Step Act of 2018, provides a comprehensive response to assist in the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to their communities so that the transition is more successful and promotes public safety. SCA's reentry-focused grant funding is designed to help communities develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by reentry and recidivism reduction. “Reentry” is not a specific program but rather an ongoing process that starts from the moment an individual is initially incarcerated and continues throughout that individual’s transition from incarceration and reintegration into the community. With this solicitation, BJA seeks to improve educational and employment programs that serve individuals during incarceration and throughout their period of reentry into the community. The Second Chance Act Improving Reentry Education and Employment Outcomes Program promotes an evidence-based and data-informed approach that will provide meaningful opportunities, interrupt the cycle of unemployment, improve economic mobility, and promote reentry success for formerly incarcerated adults.
Deadline: Grants.Gov: March 28, 2023; JustGrants: April 4, 2023 | Learn more >>

Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Drug Free Communities - Support Program 
The purpose of this Support Program is to establish and strengthen collaborations to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth, ages 12-18.By statute, the DFC Support Program has two goals: 

  1. Establish and strengthen the collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth (individuals 18 years of age and younger).
  2. Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance use among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increases the risk of substance use and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance use.

This funding opportunity will fund applicants who have never received DFC funding.
Deadline: April 11, 2023 | Learn more >>

Administration for Children and Families’ Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Program
The HTYPE Demonstration Program’s goal is to fund local education agencies (LEAs) as prime recipients to partner with a non-profit to build the capacity of selected schools to provide skills-based human trafficking prevention education for educators, other staff, and students and to establish a Human Trafficking School Safety Protocol (HTSSP) that addresses the safety, security, and well-being of staff and students. Prime recipients will also have the option to implement skills-based human trafficking prevention education for caregivers. The HTYPE Demonstration Program is informed by the public health approach, which focuses on defining and monitoring the problem, identifying risk and protective factors, developing and testing prevention strategies, and ensuring widespread dissemination.
Deadline: April 27, 2023 | Learn more >>

Administration for Children and Families’ Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities Demonstration (VHT-NC) Program
Program’s goal is to directly fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver services to Native American (i.e., American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and/or Pacific Islanders) adults and minors who have experienced a severe form of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended, through the provision of direct services, assistance, and referrals. The following activities are required under the VHT-NC Demonstration Program: 

  1. Provision of comprehensive, culturally and linguistically responsive case management to Native Americans who have experienced sex and labor trafficking;
  2. Outreach efforts to increase identification of Native Americans who have experienced sex and labor trafficking; and
  3. Public awareness activities for the local community and organizations that may encounter individuals who have experienced sex and labor trafficking.

Deadline: June 30, 2023 | Learn more >>

Free Webinars and Trainings

Measuring Up: Youth-level Outcomes and Measures for Provider Responses to Youth Homelessness
Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center
February 1, 2023
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Racial Trauma Among Asian American & Asian Immigrant Communities 
Lotus Project
February 1, 2023
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When Crisis is A Crime: On the Criminalization of Homelessness and HIV
True Colors United Black Lives Action Center
February 7, 2023
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The Skills Young Professionals Need to Succeed in 2023
National Youth Employment Coalition
February 9, 2023
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Understanding Systems of Power and Privilege to Disrupt Inequity in Supporting Youth
Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center
February 14, 2023
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2023 Federal Funding Landscape Webinar
Youth Collaboratory
February 22, 2023
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Elevate 2023
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
February 22-24, 2023
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Housing Policy Forum 2023: Onward to Housing Justice
National Low Income Housing Coalition
March 21-23, 2023
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Advancing Racial Justice and Equity in Youth Legal Systems
Center for Juvenile Justice Reform
April 24-28, 2023
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Reenvisioning Youth Justice: Treating Young People as Individuals
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
May 24-26, 2023
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