Funding Update: YouthBuild and Other Current Opportunities

YouthBuild RFP Released
Considering Applying? We Can Help.

Federal grant season is well underway with the release of major RFPs like the YouthBuild one below. Youth Catalytics maintains a robust and highly successful grantwriting and reviewing service. We have more than 30 years of experience working with federal agencies on youth-related programs, both as grantees and as a technical assistance provider to grantees. We’re experts in understanding federal RFPs, assessing your “fit” for a grant program, and writing or strengthening your proposal. As grant season progresses, our schedule will fill up quickly, so don’t wait to contact us for help. Email Sharon Vardatira or phone her at (413) 687-1006. youthbuild

Department of Labor 
Employment and Training Administration
YouthBuild Grants
73 grants; award ceiling $1.1M 
Deadline: April 22

Under this solicitation, DOL will award grants to organizations to oversee the provision of education, occupational skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. Based on their estimate of FY 2014 funding, DOL hopes to serve approximately 4,950 participants during the grant period of performance, with projects operating in approximately 75 communities across the country.

Other Current Funding Opportunities:

  • eWomenNetwork Foundation supports programs improving the emotional and financial wellbeing of underprivileged women and girls. Grants for small organizations of up to $6,000 include attendance at the Foundation’s International Conference and Business Expo in Dallas. Deadline is March 31.
  • Grants for massage therapy available through the Massage Therapy Foundation. Up to $5,000 available to nonprofits providing massage therapy to people who have little or no access to such services. Applications due April 1.
  • Social Action grants for youth ages 13-25 years are available from the World We Want Foundation. Awards of up to $5,000 will support community service, service learning projects and social ventures that are led by teams of young people. Rolling deadline.
  • LibertyGives Foundation offers funding for preventive and proactive programs in Colorado that benefit underserved and at-risk youth. Awards range from $1,000-$150,000 and proposals are due by June 30.
  • No-cost technical assistance for current Mass Mentoring partners. The Technical Assistance Project will provide up to 150 hours of no-cost technical assistance to youth mentoring programs in 2014, including updating mentor training manuals, screening, social media use and more. Proposals accepted through August 30.



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