Brady Education Foundation Seeks Applications for Program Development and Evaluation

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 (Stage-One Applications)

Grants will be awarded for the development and evaluation of programs/projects designed to close the achievement/opportunity gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes.

Healthy Places for Healthy People Accepting Applications for Planning Assistance

Application Deadline: October 25, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Healthy Places for Healthy People is accepting applications for planning assistance to improve health and economic conditions in neighborhoods and downtowns.  Healthy Places for Healthy People empowers communities to create walkable communities to promote economic development, environment, and health.  Planning assistance is provided in the form of a two-day workshop with expert help to create an action plan on improving community health to further the local economy.

Pre-Application Period Open for USDA Multifamily Preservation and Revitalization Program Application Deadline: December 1, 2017


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service (RUS) has opened pre-application period for its Multifamily Preservation and Revitalization Program.  The program aims to maintain safe and affordable rental housing for low-income persons and farm laborers. Grant and loan options are available under this opportunity.

Spencer Foundation Accepting Proposals for Conference Grants

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to help underwrite the cost of attending conferences and symposia that bring together scholars whose interests are related to the creation and sustainability of equitable educational spaces.

Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust

Application Deadline: October 20, 2017

Grants will be awarded to organizations that provide direct services to sick and injured veterans.

Western SARE Professional Development Program

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Western SARE Professional Development Program Grants help Cooperative Extension, NRCS, and other agricultural professionals in the Western Region increase their understanding of and proficiency in sustainable agriculture. Projects must improve the ability of agricultural professionals to conduct educational programs and activities in sustainable agriculture principles and systems and to respond to inquiries on the subject from farmers, ranchers, and the public. Funding is capped at $75,000 per project.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – Good Neighbor Program

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

Grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded for programs that help students in Northern Virginia, metropolitan Washington, D.C., and Maryland achieve higher academic gains through enrichment, rigor, critical thinking, and creativity.


DEADLINE: November 3, 2017

NCTM Accepting Applications for Classroom Research Grants for Teachers of Grades 7-12.

Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded to encourage classroom-based research in pre-college mathematics education.

Annie’s Grants for Gardens

Application Deadline:  November 11, 2017

Offers grants to develop edible garden projects that help connect kids to nutritious food.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Programs

Deadline: November 14

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced two grant opportunities under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program.  The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program funds flood mitigation planning and projects preventing damage to buildings covered under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program funds hazard mitigation planning and projects.

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Grants

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Grants to native community projects in the areas of health and well-being; leadership development; art and creativity; peace, equity, and justice; sustainable communities and economies; and the environment. Geographic coverage: Nationwide.

Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

Application Deadline:  December 4, 2017

The primary goals of the Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program are to meet the food needs of low-income individuals, increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for their food needs, promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues, and meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs. Grants aim to bring together stakeholders from the distinct parts of the food system and foster understanding of national food security trends and how they might improve local food systems. All grants require a dollar-for-dollar match in resources. They are intended to support the development of projects with a one-time installment of federal assistance to establish and carry out self-sustaining, multipurpose community food projects. Community Food Projects can be funded up to $400,000 over the course of 48 months. Planning Projects may be funded up to $35,000 for the total project period, which is one year.

“…private, nonprofit or for-profit entities, including links with academic institutions (including minority-serving colleges and universities), and/or other appropriate professionals, community-based organizations, local government entities and Promise Zone lead applicants/organizations or implementation partners, and StrikeForce area coordinators and/or partnering entities. Only the applicant must meet the eligibility requirements.”  Letters are requested

Home Depot Foundation Invites Applications for Community Impact Program

Application Deadline: December 31, 2017

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to projects that repair, modify, weatherize, or otherwise improve low-income and/or transitional housing or community facilities.

Department of Homeland Security Opens Applications to Preparedness Grants

Application Deadline: Varies

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is accepting applications for grants to ten preparedness programs.  Grants are available to local, state, tribal, nonprofit, and private entities to support readiness and response in mitigating terrorism, disasters, and other emergencies.  The programs total $1.6 billion in available funding.  More information on the grant opportunities is available

Elder Maltreatment Survey: Data Collection Assistance

Application Deadline: Ongoing basis

The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) provides technical assistance to American Indian tribes, Alaskan villages, and Hawaiian homesteads in the collection of local data on elder abuse.

Contact: Melissa Wheeler, 701.777.6529,

USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service

Application Deadline: Pending

USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service has published a June 8, 2017 FEDERAL REGISTER notice to reopen the application period and to expand the types of entities eligible to apply for the Rural Transportation grants originally noted in a November 18, 2016 FEDERAL REGISTER notice.

Assistance provided to Rural Areas under the program has historically included the provision of on-site Technical Assistance to local and regional governments, public transit agencies, and related Nonprofit and for-profit organizations in Rural Areas; the development of training materials; and the provision of necessary training assistance to local officials and agencies in Rural Areas. The original notice limited eligible entities to “qualified national Nonprofit organizations.” It is USDA’s intent that otherwise qualified national organizations that are not nonprofits also be eligible. Therefore, in the reissuance of the Notice, the Agency is removing “nonprofit” as a condition for eligibility to apply and removing any additional references to “nonprofit” found in the November 18, 2016, notice. Because removing reference to “nonprofits” as a condition of eligibility increases the number of potential applicants, USDA is reopening the application period for a period of 90 days from the date the reissued notice is published in the FEDERAL REGISTER to allow entities sufficient time to apply for the grants. USDA is uncertain, however, whether extending the application period will provide sufficient time to evaluate applications and to make awards. Therefore, the Agency is removing in the reissued notice reference to the award date of September 30, 2017, which was found in the November 18, 2016, notice.

San Antonio Area Foundation Fund Accepting Applications for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in the San Antonio area working to help local residents affected by the storm or those who have been evacuated from other areas of the state.



To be determined

Additional Resources

County Migration Data Available from Census Bureau


The U.S. Census Bureau is sharing information on county-by-county migration flows through its Census Flows Mapper.  The tool provides downloadable maps by dataset, type of migration flow, colors and range of movers.  Information is available from 2011-2015 American Community Survey data.  County-by-county migration flows table sets are available here.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Issues Worse Case Housing Report


A new report is available regarding housing needs for low-income renting families.  The report focuses on households with worse case needs or those that do not receive government housing assistance and who paid more than one-half of their income for rent, lived in severely inadequate conditions, or both.  The Worse Case Housing Needs report is the sixteenth report released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on serious issues impacting very low-income renting families.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Provides Guidance on Disaster Recovery Homelessness Toolkit


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued its third report of the Disaster Recovery Homelessness Toolkit addressing homelessness in disaster recovery efforts.  The Recovery Guide for Local Jurisdictions contributes information on partnerships between local governments and service providers for at-risk populations during and following disasters.

 HCUP Fast Stats – Opioid-Related Hospital Use

URL: Fast Stats
Provides access to data on opioid-related inpatient stays and emergency department visits for rural and urban areas over a range of years. Data is available at the national and state level.
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Compendium of Hospital & Community Partnerships

Outlines a number of innovative partnerships between rural hospitals and community organizations that work to expand local services, improve care quality, and reduce the cost of care in rural communities. Presents partnerships in case study format, sharing key steps, lessons learned, and project results.

Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool

Provides an interactive map and access to information on national, state, and county-level provider services and utilization based on Medicare claims data. Includes the following services: ambulance, hospice, home health, long-term care, physical and occupational therapy, and more. To see county-level

 Appreciative Inquiry: A source and toolbox for this CED tool –


 Responding to the Opioid Crisis: An Update for Tribal Leaders


Details the impact of the opioid crisis on American Indians and Alaska Natives. Discusses options for tribal leaders to respond within their communities.
Sponsoring organization: National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center. Date: 06/2017

 Census Business Builder Now Includes “My Own Data” Upload, Other Features and Datasets

The latest version of Census Business Builder — version 2.2 — now includes the ability for a user to upload their own data and to view it along with U.S. Census Bureau and other data. The Small Business Edition and Regional Analyst Edition of Census Business Builder allow business owners and regional planners to easily navigate and use key demographic and economic data to help guide their research into their markets and their regional economy. The Small Business Edition is built primarily for small business owners who need key data for their business plan or to better understand their potential market. The Regional Analyst Edition is built for chambers of commerce and regional planning staff who need a broad portrait of the people and businesses in their service area.

 Census Bureau Releases Beta2 Version of Job-to-Job Flows (J2J) Explorer

The Census Bureau has recently released an update to the J2J Explorer application. J2J Explorer is a web-based analysis tool that enables comprehensive access to an innovative set of statistics on worker reallocation in the United States. The Beta2 update provides access to the most current Job-to-Job Flows data (2016 Q1 for most states) and includes several bug fixes. To access the tool, please go to: For help and documentation, please go to:

BroadbandUSA published What Speed Do You Need?

To help community members learn the minimum download speed requirements for their local institutions.
Communities with existing broadband connectivity can use this infographic to quickly determine if their institutions have the speeds that they need, and communities seeking to enhance broadband access can understand baseline speed requirements. Click here to access this new resource.

HHS Releases Updated Profiles on Early Childhood Homelessness By State 

URL: .

To get the full picture of homelessness in your community, it is important to consider a variety of data. These updated state profiles provide a snapshot of early childhood homelessness using 2014-2015 data  from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Vital Signs: Changes in Opioid Prescribing in the United States, 2006-2015

Reports on opioid prescribing in the United States from 2006 to 2015. Includes data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore (rural) counties. Also offers maps showing county-level prescriptions per capita in 2015 and changes in prescriptions per capita from 2010 to 2015. Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Location: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(26), 697-704, Date: 07/2017

Coverage Trends for American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families


Analyzes data from the U.S. Census Bureau to show trends in health insurance coverage rates among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and families between 2008 and 2015. Examines the expanded role of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in driving down the AI/AN uninsured rates, particularly in states with the largest AI/AN populations. Sponsoring organization: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, Date: 07/2017

 Playbook on Employer-Worker Relationship Available from Aspen Institute:


Upskill America, an initiative of the Economic Opportunities Program at the Aspen Institute, has released its latest report on employers’ investment in workforce.  Upskilling Playbook for Employers offers examples of employers engaging workers on their respective needs and in turn, helping the company prosper.  Upskill America compiles and shares information to inform and inspire companies to pursue upskilling strategies within various fields.

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