Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity for Increasing Capacity to Serve Individuals with Co-Occurring Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Disabilities

Administration on Disabilities Under the Projects of National Significance (PNS) program one competitive, five-year cooperative agreement will be awarded to establish a national, person-centered, culturally competent training center for building capacity in state and local service systems to support individuals with co-occurring intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and mental health disabilities living well. The Center will be guided by people with lived experience, including those from underserved communities, and will provide training, peer-to-peer learning, and resources to individuals, family members, and professionals working with people with ID/DD and mental health disabilities, including mental health professionals and direct support professionals. The Center will also support state agencies by providing resources related to policy development, service design, and service coordination across agencies.
Applications Due: June 21
View the increasing capacity funding opportunity details.
Informational Call on Wednesday, May 18 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET

Request for Proposals: Homelessness Prevention and Emergency Housing Assistance Services

City of Boston

The Mayor’s Office of Housing requests proposals from interested and qualified non-profit applicants for Homelessness Prevention and Emergency Housing Assistance contract services from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. 
Applicants are encouraged to request funding from multiple categories, as it will enable them to provide multi-layered support to the households they serve.
Categories include:

  • Case Management for Households at Risk of Displacement
  • Housing Search Support for Households at Risk of Displacement
  • Eviction Prevention Legal Services
  • Homelessness Prevention Data Collection
  • Small Landlord Assistance
  • Case Management for Households Experiencing Homelessness
  • Housing Search Support for Households Experiencing Homelessness
  • Legal Services for Households Experiencing Homelessness
  • Sheltering for Households Experiencing Homelessness
  • Financial Assistance

The RFP package is live and accessible from the City’s Purchasing Supplier Portal website:  boston.gov/Procurement, locating EV00010434

For more information, visit https://www.boston.gov/bid-listings/ev00010434.

The Mayor’s Office of Housing will host an Applicant’s Conference via teleconference on April 14, 2022 at 2:00pm. Attendance is not mandatory but is highly encouraged. Interested applicants should contact Catherine.Miranda@boston.gov.

Completed proposal packages must be submitted, as specified, electronically via the Supplier Portal by April 29, 2022, no later than 4:00pm.  

New Funding Opportunity for Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Recreational, Sport, and Exercise Technologies for People with Disabilities from NIDILRR

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program
The purpose of the RERC program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act by conducting advanced engineering research on and development of innovative technologies that are designed to solve particular rehabilitation problems or to remove environmental barriers. RERCs also demonstrate and evaluate such technologies, facilitate service delivery system changes, stimulate the production and distribution of new technologies and equipment in the private sector, and provide training opportunities.

RERC on Recreational, Sport, and Exercise Technologies for People with Disabilities: This particular opportunity is for an RERC to conduct research and development activities toward technologies that promote exercise and health among people with disabilities.

This grant opportunity closes on June 13, 2022.

Elder Justice Innovation Grants – Improving Results for APS Clients FY2022

Administration for Community Living

The purpose of the EJIG program is to support the development and advancement of new and emerging issues related to elder justice. Funded projects will contribute to the improvement of the field of elder abuse prevention and intervention at large, such as by developing materials, programs, etc. that can be widely disseminated and/or replicated, or by establishing and/or contributing to the evidence-base of knowledge. For this opportunity, projects will be sought which seek to improve results for APS clients.

Projects will be either two (2) years in length, with two, 12-month budget periods, or fully funded for a two (2) year project and budget period. ACL anticipates ability to make up to a total of 20 awards under this opportunity.

  • Eligible Applicants:   Unrestricted
  • Estimated Total Program Funding:     $6,000,000
  • Award Ceiling:           $1,000,000
  • Award Floor:              $300,000
  • Closing Date for Applications: May 06, 2022

Link to Additional Information on ACL Grants

Elder Justice Innovation Grants – Enhancing APS Approaches to Cases Involving Opioids and Substance Use Disorders FY2022

Administration for Community Living

The purpose of the EJIG program is to support the development and advancement of new and emerging issues related to elder justice. Funded projects will contribute to the improvement of the field of elder abuse prevention and intervention at large, such as by developing materials, programs, etc. that can be widely disseminated and/or replicated, or by establishing and/or contributing to the evidence-base of knowledge. For this opportunity, projects will be sought which seek to identify effective strategies and solutions that are expected to maximize the impact of direct home-and community-based social, health, and mental/behavioral health services for APS clients impacted by the opioid epidemic and other substance use disorders.

Projects will be two (2) years in length, with two, 12-month budget periods. ACL anticipates ability to make up to a total of 20 awards under this opportunity.

  • Eligible Applicants:   Unrestricted
  • Estimated Total Program Funding:     $6,000,000
  • Award Ceiling:           $1,000,000
  • Award Floor:              $300,000
  • Closing Date for Applications: May 03, 2022

Link to Additional Information on ACL Grants

Legal Assistance Enhancement Program

Administration for Community Living

This funding opportunity is designed to enable legal assistance providers, including Older Americans Act-funded programs, to enhance and strengthen legal assistance programs to serve older Americans with economic and social need. Cooperative agreements under this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO), the Legal Assistance Enhancement Program (LAEP), are dedicated to identifying and executing enhancements and innovations that improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility, and availability of legal assistance offered to older adults. Enhancements and innovations may include, but are not limited to, developing and implementing new programs to expand access to legal assistance, methods to increase the delivery of legal assistance, and technologies to improve the efficiency of providing legal assistance. Projects under the LAEP NOFO should be consistent with the fundamental principles of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), particularly as they apply to addressing inequities and increasing access to legal assistance in underserved communities. Enhancements made through this funding opportunity will support quantifiable and sustainable improvements to the delivery of a full range of legal assistance to older adults, from legal advice to full representation.

  • Eligible Applicants:   Unrestricted
  • Estimated Total Program Funding:     $1,500,000
  • Award Ceiling:           $250,000
  • Award Floor:              $150,000
  • Closing Date for Applications:             May 03, 2022

Link to Additional Information on ACL Grants

Specialized Health and Safety Projects Provided by Organizations

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health seeks organizations to provide expert professional consultation, evaluation, and coordination of services to address specialized health care and health safety related issues. Eligible organizations include health care and safety quality improvement organizations, health advocacy organizations, hospitals, medical centers, provider advocacy organizations, health care or related membership organizations, schools of public health, medical schools, and organizations with specialized expertise in emergency preparedness or public health. Health care consulting firms are not eligible for this contract.
Bids opened on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
Solicitation details for Specialized Health and Safety Projects by Org

Specialized Health and Safety Projects Provided by Individuals

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health seeks specialized health care and health safety related professional consulting services. Health care and safety specialist individuals and single member LLCs are eligible to apply.
Bids opened on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
Solicitation details for Specialized Projects Provided by Individuals

Recent Funding Opportunities to Expand Access to Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) for Individuals with Disabilities

U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy

These opportunities are provided through the work of multiple federal agencies providing services to individuals with disabilities, including:

  • Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HH
  • Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), ED
  • Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), ED
  • Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), ED

Learn more about these opportunities: https://tinyurl.com/CompetitiveIntegratedEmploy