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Grant Opportunities and Resources for Community and Faith-based Organizations

Each week the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships highlights grant opportunities and resources available for community and faith-based organizations. This week there are at least four new grant announcements for non-profits and an additional resource for those interested in helping their community.

This is second in a series where we highlight grant opportunities and resources available for organizations like yours.  This list is not exclusive so please be sure to check out the latest updates from to see the range of opportunities your organization is eligible for.  You can also sign up for email alerts when new grant opportunities are posted.  Click here to see our initial posting on this topic area.

Please note: neither the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships nor the Agency Centers administer or manage grant programs and we are not involved in the grant award process.  This list is just the beginning of grant opportunities and is not meant to be a comprehensive list.  

Applications for these funds should be submitted to the appropriate offices described in the grant announcements highlighted below.


BJA FY 11 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking
Applicants are limited to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies and nonprofit victim service organizations with a demonstrated established relationship and capacity to successfully partner among themselves and key stakeholders to support an enhanced approach to identifying, rescuing, and assisting victims of all forms of human trafficking.
Funding:  Maximum requested federal funding amount for each application may not exceed $500,000 for a 2-year (24-month) project period. The project start date should be on or after October 1, 2011.
Applications are due by May 12, 2011.
Full Announcement (pdf)

OJJDP FY 2011 Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program
  This funding opportunity is only open to states but nonprofits and faith-based organizations can make sure their state officials know about this grant opportunity to address violence in their State.
Funding:  OJJDP will make multiple awards for as much as $2.2 million each for a 3-year award period.
Applications are due by May 23, 2011   
Full Announcement (pdf)

OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition Program
  Established nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal coalitions addressing domestic violence and sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women
Funding:  Awards will be made for a 24 month period and will be made for up to $300,000.
Letters of Intent to apply should be submitted by April 21, 2011.
Full Announcement (pdf)

2011 Healthy Communities Grant Program
  Non-profit organizations (e.g. grassroots and/or community-based organizations) are eligible applicants
Funding:  Program anticipates awarding approximately 10-20 cooperative agreements in 2011.
Applications are due by May 02, 2011   
Full Announcement (pdf)


How to Become a Microlender Intermediary  - SBA offers a Microloan Program that provides microloans (loans of $50,000 or less) to small businesses by way of a network of private non-profit community and faith based lenders (subject to availability of funds). The SBA makes loans to these Intermediary Lenders, enabling the lenders in turn to make loans to small business borrowers. Organizations selected to participate as lenders may receive grant funding to provide training and technical assistance to their microborrowers.

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Victoria Marquez serves as a Policy Analyst of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.