#FundingFriday: Grants with Deadlines Coming Up

The finish line for these funding opportunities is very close—submit your applications before Labor Day weekend! If you want to apply for these grants, we recommend submitting your application package at least 24-48 hours before the close date. Here are a couple other grant writing tips to avoid last minute problems.

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August 28: Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants Program – Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

With this publication, HUD is making available up to $5,000,000 for Planning Grants, including Planning and Action Grants.

1) Planning Grants are two-year grants that assist communities with severely distressed public or HUD-assisted housing in developing a successful neighborhood transformation plan and building the support necessary for that plan to be successfully implemented.

2) Planning and Action Grants are three and a half year planning grants that pair planning with action. Experience shows that tangible actions taken early on help communities build momentum for further planning and the eventual transition from planning to implementation of that plan.


August 29: Refugee Career Pathways Program – Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for the Refugee Career Pathways (RCP) Program. These grants will implement projects assisting refugees to qualify for licenses and certifications necessary to attain employment and improve self-sufficiency.


August 30: English Language Teaching Program – Department of State (DOS), U.S. Mission to Vietnam

This DOS project supports several priority areas of English programs and target audiences. These include, but are not limited to: English for underprivileged groups, improving STEM students’ English proficiency, hospitality/tourism industry, public speaking, and more.


August 31: Firearm and Bow Hunter Safety and Education Program for State Fish and Game Agencies – Department of the Interior (DOI)

This Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) funding opportunity supports states to enhance programs for hunter education, hunter development, and firearm and archery safety. It also supports the enhancement of interstate coordination of hunter-education and firearm- and archery- range programs as well as other ways to develop and enhance safety related programs.

To see all the latest federal grant opportunities, visit the Search Grants tab on Grants.gov.