Funding Opportunities

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

Policy and Advocacy

Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Overview:

Building communities that are responsive to the needs of older people is essential if our society is to remain relevant and responsive to this growing population. Responsive societies rely on the contributions of everyone; older people are an asset and contribute their experience and knowledge to our communities. Tufts Health Plan Foundation will make investments that promote healthy living across the life span with an emphasis on older people. We will move communities toward achieving age-friendly policies and practices that are relevant, focus on under-represented communities and include older people in the process.

Engaging in policy and advocacy is essential to building healthy communities. Tufts Health Plan Foundation supports policy and/or systems-level change leading to age-friendly communities.

Advocacy includes purposeful and intentional activities to educate and inform decision-makers as well as activities that involve older people as essential stakeholders in policy and systems change. Organizing efforts should recognize older people as important assets to community and ensure their voices are elevated and heard. Organizing work should promote policies leading to age-friendly communities.

Proposals should:

  • Impact healthy aging
  • Be inclusive (i.e., engage older people)
  • Increase equity, especially for communities of color
  • Be collaborative

Timeline:

  • Information Session Webinar: Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (New date added)
  • Letters of Intent Due Friday, July 23, 2021
  • Notification of Invitation Friday, August 20, 2021
  • Full Proposals Due Friday, October 1, 2021
  • Notification of Award Friday, December 17, 2021
  • Grant Period January 1 – December 31

Register for webinar: https://tinyurl.com/TuftsInfoWebinar

More information: https://tinyurl.com/TuftsPolicyAndAdvoacy

Self-Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center

Administration on Community Living

The Self-Advocacy Resource Center will compile resources, best practices, training curriculum, and success stories for an online clearinghouse accessible to the public; provide training and technical assistance to self-advocacy organizations across the nation; operate a fellowship program that offers leadership development and employment opportunities for fellows; and collaborate with a diverse range of organizations including self-advocacy organizations, disability-related nonprofits, universities, state government agencies, and others to achieve the goals of the project. The Center will expand work around an ‘Easy Read Language’ initiative by working with state and regional self-advocacy organizations to help them build relationships. 

Available funding: $350,00 to $400,00. 

Applications due July 26, 2021.

https://tinyurl.com/RFPSelfAdvocacyResourceCenter

National Technical Assistance Center on Kinship and Grandfamilies

Administration on Community Living

The purpose of this project, as outlined in Section 2922 of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA),  is to establish and operate a new National Technical Assistance Center on Kinship and Grandfamilies (NTAC). The project will consist of tasks associated with identifying existing evidence-based, evidence informed, and exemplary practices or programs; developing new evidence-based, evidence informed, and exemplary practices or programs; and supporting the implementation of the evidence-based, evidence-informed, and exemplary practices or programs.  The project will also include tasks associated with developing and providing training and technical assistance to State, territorial, Tribal (including urban) agencies and programs; other government, non-profit and community-based organizations; and to such sectors as may play a key role in the lives of kin and grandparent caregivers; other professionals, policymakers, and advocates, as appropriate. Available funding: $1,925,000 to $1,950,000. Applications due July 26, 2021.

The purpose of this project, as outlined in Section 2922 of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA),  is to establish and operate a new National Technical Assistance Center on Kinship and Grandfamilies (NTAC). The project will consist of tasks associated with identifying existing evidence-based, evidence informed, and exemplary practices or programs; developing new evidence-based, evidence informed, and exemplary practices or programs; and supporting the implementation of the evidence-based, evidence-informed, and exemplary practices or programs.  The project will also include tasks associated with developing and providing training and technical assistance to State, territorial, Tribal (including urban) agencies and programs; other government, non-profit and community-based organizations; and to such sectors as may play a key role in the lives of kin and grandparent caregivers; other professionals, policymakers, and advocates, as appropriate.

Available funding: $1,925,000 to $1,950,000.

Applications due July 26, 2021.

https://tinyurl.com/CenterKinshipGrandfamilies

Community Mobility Design Challenge 2021

The National Center for Mobility Management

Funding from the Federal Transit Administration will support communities in seeking innovative ways to address the personal well-being of community members that face transportation barriers to health care access, economic opportunity, healthy food, or community and peer support opportunities. Teams will address populations that currently do not have access to equitable transportation because of income status, minority status, location, a pre-existing condition, or other reasons.

Informational webinar: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 1:00 p.m.: https://tinyurl.com/MobilityDesignWebinar

Application due: Tuesday, July 27, 2021: https://tinyurl.com/MobilityChallengeInfo