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Featured Grants from GrantStation Insider, September 13, 2018

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National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Initiatives Addressing Mental Health and Substance Abuse

The ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS program supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address the comprehensive needs of people affected by mental health and substance use disorders. Grants are provided for the development or expansion of innovative programs in two key areas: 1) improving or enhancing support or resources for people affected by mental illness or substance use disorders, and 2) integrating the perspective of people affected by mental illness or substance use disorders into drug development or care delivery. Local, regional, and national programs will all be considered. Eligible applicants include large advocacy organizations and academic institutions as well as small grassroots organizations trying to make a difference. Grants typically range from $12,000 to $200,000. The application deadline is October 2, 2018. Visit the company’s website to download the submission instructions and FAQs.

National Tech Education Programming for Teens Funded
Best Buy Foundation: National Partnership Request for Proposals

The Best Buy Foundation is committed to giving underserved teens hands-on access to the tech education and tools they need to be prepared for the tech-reliant jobs of the future. The Foundation’s National Partnership Request for Proposals seeks nonprofit partners that generate interest and awareness in tech-related careers; improve access to training, credentialing, and employment; and support tech career progression. Best Buy is searching for organizations with multiple locations nationwide and a demonstrated track record in career pathway programming to build tech skill proficiency as well as provide career readiness and employment opportunities for underserved teens. All applicants must offer at a minimum 9 to 12 months of programming, which includes skills training, work-based learning experiences, and internship placement. Program grants, generally ranging from $100,000 to $350,000, are provided. Applying organizations must be located within 25 miles of a Best Buy store or operation center. The application deadline is October 1, 2018. Visit the Best Buy website to learn more about the National Partnership Request for Proposals.

Grants Promote the Theatre and Dance Fields Nationwide
The Shubert Foundation

The Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre and a secondary focus on dance. The Foundation provides general operating support to nonprofit, professional resident theatre and dance companies that have an established artistic and administrative track record, as well as a history of fiscal responsibility. A limited number of grants are also made to arts-related organizations that help support the development of theatre and dance, as well as graduate drama departments of private universities. Applications for theatre grants are due December 5, 2018. All other grant applications must be submitted by October 17, 2018. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application instructions.

Awards for Healthcare Efforts for the Underserved
Henry Schein Cares Medal

The Henry Schein Cares Medal recognizes excellence in expanding access to healthcare for the underserved nationwide. Applying nonprofit organizations must demonstrate that their submitted program has expanded access to healthcare for the underserved in a novel and innovative way that is measurable and quantifiable. Emphasis will be placed on access to healthcare for children (birth to age 18), although all efforts to expand access to care will be considered. Programs must demonstrate potential for replication and large-scale impact. Finalists will be selected among applicants from the following two fields: oral health and medical. Individual cash awards of $10,000 each will be awarded to the six finalists. The application deadline is October 10, 2018. Visit the Henry Schein Cares Foundation website to learn more and to apply.


Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Funds Available to Tribes to Protect Endangered Species
Department of Commerce

The Species Recovery Grants to Tribes program recognizes the unique importance of many protected species to tribes and values ongoing efforts by tribal nations to conserve and protect species listed under the Endangered Species Act. The application deadline is October 30, 2018.

Program Preserves Historic Places
National Park Service

The Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Underrepresented Communities program supports the survey, inventory, and designation of historic properties that are associated with communities currently underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places and among National Historic Landmarks. The application deadline is November 1, 2018.

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