USDA Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) Grants – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is seeking applications for grants that will be awarded to organizations to provide critical financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop and strengthen their capacity to carry out housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects. The deadline for submitting RCDI applications is November 12, 2014. Click here for more information.
Colorado FIRST/Existing Industry Customized Job Training Grants
Administered jointly by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), the Colorado First and Existing Industry grants assist employers with grant funding for short-term, fast-track custom training. Employers may choose to use their own trainers or those provided by the college. CMC administers all grants awarded to employers within its service area. Download the Colorado First Grants Flyer. See more at CMC’s Customized Business Services page.
Inaugural Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Launched, American Farm Bureau Federation and Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business Partner on Challenge –
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) together with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s Startup Hoyas today announced the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. The first-of-its-kind challenge provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations being cultivated in rural regions of the United States. The Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge is a key component of the Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative, a joint effort between AFBF and Georgetown McDonough.
The inaugural challenge is accepting applications through September 15, 2014. Ten semi-finalists will be announced at the National Summit on Rural Entrepreneurship at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business on Tuesday, October 14. The summit is sponsored jointly by AFBF, GSEI, and the White House Rural Council.
To learn more about the challenge and submit an online application, visit http://www.strongruralamerica.com/challenge
Department of Health and Human Services –Hazardous Materials Worker Health and Safety Training. Click here for more information. Deadline: November 6, 2014.
Colorado Tourism Office’s Marketing Matching Grant Program –
The Colorado Tourism Office’s Marketing Matching Grant Program is accepting applications from not-for-profit organizations in Colorado that work to promote the state or a region as a tourism destination. Statewide travel regions, associations, organizations and other nonprofit entities that engage in promoting travel throughout the entire state are eligible for grants of up to $25,000. These grants are competitive and are awarded annually. Funds will be awarded to organizations whose objective is to promote the state or the defined region. For every $1 the organization allocates to the program, the Colorado Tourism Office will provide $1 in matching funds. Up to 20% of the match may be in-kind, which may include services such as staff time or donated services or materials relevant to the grant project. The deadline for grant requests is October 15, 2014. To apply, please visit http://industry.colorado.com/resources/matching-grant-program. For help using the online grant system, or any other questions, contact Kelly Barbello at 303-892-3877 or Kelly.Barbello@state.co.us.
Water Conservation Implementation Grants
Water Conservation Implementation Grants – Grants for Water Conservation Implementation Projects offer financial assistance to covered entities to aid in implementing their water conservation plan goals and programs identified in their locally adopted water conservation plans that have been approved by the CWCB.
Colorado Health Foundation Grant
Colorado Health Foundation – Funding Opportunity: Out-of-School Time Physical Activity The goal of this funding opportunity is to provide high quality, structured physical activity in out-of-school time settings. Specifically, we are interested in receiving proposals for: implementation or enhancement of quality, structured physical activity opportunities in out-of-school settings (school- or community-based programs). To be considered for funding, applicants must meet specific criteria and associated measurable results.
Open Deadlines: October 2014, February 2015, June 2015
The Colorado Health Foundation is excited to announce the opening of a new funding opportunity within the Health Coverage outcome area
In Health Coverage, the focus is to ensure all Coloradans achieve stable, affordable and adequate health coverage. Funding Opportunity: Consumer Advocacy.
The goal of this funding opportunity is to ensure Colorado has an effective field of consumer advocates and consumers proactively influencing public policy decisions regarding health coverage and cost of care. It will do this by providing general support to organizations that represent consumer interests or engage the consumer voice. Specifically, we are interested in receiving proposals from consumer health advocacy organizations that are well-positioned to advocate for policies that:
- Ensure the effective implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
- Guarantee that systems are in place to support consumers in accessing and maintaining coverage.
- Support payment and delivery reform that contains cost so that coverage remains affordable without compromising quality. Deadline: October 15th, 2014.
- Click here for more information and eligibility criteria.