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Funding Alert

Friday, May 15, 2020

Issue 8

For all current District Government agency grant opportunities, visit the District Grants Clearinghouse


COVID-19 Grant Funds


New Opportunities:

Alkermes Inspiration Grants COVID-19 Relief Fund

  • Deadline: 5/20/2020
  • Available Funds: awards up to $500,000


Greater Washington Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

  • Deadline: Phase 2 - 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: awards up to $50,000


Existing and Closing Soon:

Theatre Washington Taking Care COVID-19 Emergency Relief

  • Deadline: Rollng
  • Available Funds: $500 per award


The NEA Foundation: COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants

  • Deadline: 5/28/2020
  • Available Funds: $5,000 per award


Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Available Funds: $60B


Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Progam (PPP)

  • Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Available Funds: $310B


Hello Alice COVID-19 Business for All

  • Deadline: 7/16/2020
  • Available Funds: $10,000 per award


Artist Relief Grants

  • Deadline: Cycle 2 - 5/21/2020
  • Available Funds: $5,000 per award


One Fair Wage Emergency Fund

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Available Funds: Varies


Omidyar Network COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Available Funds: $75,000


Funding Opportunities


Volunteer Engagement

Volunteer Generation Fund

  • Deadline: 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: $75,000; awards up to $7,500



New Signals in the Soil

  • Deadline: 5/20/2020
  • Available Funds: $600,000 – $1.2M


Human Services

Closing Soon Initiatives Benefiting LGBTQ+ Youth Supported

  • Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $75,000



Closing Soon FY 2020 and FY 2021 Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program

  • Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $1.3M; awards up to $200,000


Community Improvement/Development

Household Water Well Program

  • Deadline: 5/31/2020
  • Available Funds: $5M


New BJA FY 20 Preventing School Violence: BJA's STOP School Violence Program

  • Deadline: 6/9/2020
  • Available Funds: $71.5M; awards up to $2M


Public Safety

Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Program

  • Deadline: 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: $35M


Social Services

 Program Helps Domestic Violence Victims and Their Pets

  • Deadline: 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: $2,000,000; award up to $400,000


Civic Engagement

New 7 Million Strong

  • Deadline: 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: awards between $500 and $10,000


New Immigration Litigation Fund (ILF)

  • Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $10,000


Social Justice

FY 2020 Emergency Transitional Pet Shelter Housing and Assistance Grant Program

  • Deadline: 5/29/2020
  • Available Funds: $2M; awards up to $400,000


Closing Model Justice Efforts Recognized

  • Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $10,000


Youth Engagement

OJJDP FY 2020 Comprehensive Anti-Gang Programs for Youth

  • Deadline: 5/26/2020
  • Available Funds: $6.53M; awards up to $500,000


Food Nutrition

Closing USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program (FINI)

  • Deadline: 5/18/2020
  • Available Funds: $41.5M; awards range from $100,000 - $500,000



Closing Evaluation of Health Promotion and Prevention Programs for Blood Disorders

  • Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $8.2M; awards range from $150,000 - $500,000


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions

  • Deadline: 5/28/2020
  • Available Funds: $3M


Arts and Humanities

Voice, Creativity + Culture

  • Deadline: rolling
  • Available Funds: Varies


ArtWriters Grant Program

  • Deadline: 5/20/2020
  • Available Funds: awards up to $50,000


Capacity Building

Digital Undivided: The Doonie Fund

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Available Funds: $100 per award


Finnovation Lab: FINNOVATION Fellowship Program

  • Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Available Funds: varies, this is a fellowship program



Fund for Environmental Journalism: 2020 RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS

  • Deadline: rolling
  • Available Funds: $2,500 per individuals or $5,000 for team or news outlet projects


Natural Resources

Closing FY 2020 Modern Multistate Conservation Grant Program

  • Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $5M; awards range from $100,000 - $1,000,000



Closing National League for Nursing: Nursing Education Scholarship Awards

  • Deadline: 5/18/2020
  • Available Funds: $8,000 per award


Resource Development

Closing Inner City Innovation Hubs

  • Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Available Funds: $11M



Closing Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) Challenge Grants

  • Deadline: 5/18/2020
  • Available Funds: $11M


Juvenile Justice

OVSJG FY21 Consolidated Justice Grants

  • Deadline: 5/27/2020
  • Available Funds: varies


FY21 Show Up, Stand Out (SUSO)

  • Deadline: 6/2/2020
  • Available Funds: $615,000


Financial Support

Grants Strengthen Pro Bono Financial Planning Services

  • Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Available Funds: $40,000


Want to donate to an Emergency Response Fund?


DC Education Equity Fund

  • Funding: varies


COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

  • Funding: Varies


CDP COVID-19 Response Fund

  • Funding: Varies


Restaurant Workers Relief Fund

  • Funding: Varies


Thrive Market COVID-19 Relief Fund

  • Funding: Varies


Chefs for America

  • Funding: Food and Meals


Emergency Fund for Tipped and Service Workers

  • Available Funds: varies


LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund

  • Funding: $100M


COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

  • Available Funds: varies


Groundswell Fund

  • Funding: varies


Emergent Fund: People's Bailout

  • Funding: Over $500,000


Capacity Building Resources

Virtual Public Hearing - DC Department of Health and Public Health Integrated Advisory Committee

  • May 28th, 2020 at 4PM - 6:30PM
  • For more information, contact LaVerne Jones at 202-442-9151 or the DC Health Team at

NFTE Career Relaunch: Free, Short-Term Online Program

Coronavirus Pandemic Resources for Domestic Workers

SheaMoisture Women of Color E-Learning Hub


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Federal Grants

 Save Small Business Initiative

Candid: Foundation Center + GuideStar

Pro Bono Center


Serve DC, the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships, is the DC State Single Point of Contact (SPOC). If you need to obtain a SPOC ID number, contact Tyler Giles at [email protected]

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