Grants and Funding

Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

Application Deadline: June 21, 2024 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the application period for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, which provides funding for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country. The 16-year-old program, specifically Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services, will provide up to $10 million in grants to prepare legal immigrants for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history, and civics.

More information here!

RFP for EMS workforce support grants

Applications due at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 30

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workforce grants to provide funding for enhancing and training Michigan EMS workforce personnel. MDHHS expects to award approximately $9 million, with a maximum award of $400,000 per applicant.

The focus of the program is to continue and expand the workforce development program used for training people in EMS. The intent is to address the critical shortage of paramedics statewide and increase accessibility by reducing barriers to enrollment in EMS education programming, specifically paramedic programs.

The award period begins Oct. 1, 2024, and ends Sept. 30, 2025.  

For more information or to apply, visit the EGrAMS website and select “About EGrAMS” link in the left panel to access the “Competitive Application Instructions” training manual. The complete RFP can be accessed under the ‘Current Grants’ section under the “Public Health Administration” link and selecting the “WEMSS-2025” grant program.

GIG Fund

Intent to Apply is due May 23, 2024

The GIG Fund is a grant of $2,000 – $4,000 that helps organizations bring artists into their community. Curious about what kinds of projects have been funded as part of the GIG Fund? Gather inspiration from past projects.

This funding is available to non-profit and tribal organizations with annual expenses of $1 million or less looking to present at least two community activities featuring an artist.

Health Equity Council Request for Proposals

Due 5/20/2024, 2 PM

HEC’s third round of mini grants to support community-identified priorities. During this webinar, information on the RFP and how to apply will be shared and there will be an opportunity for Q&A. If you would like to attend, please email olivia.pina@kentcountymi.gov.

The webinar will be recorded for those who cannot attend. The RFP-Strategies to Advance Health Equity can be accessed on AccessKent.com under Bid Opportunities.

This is a grant-funded initiative and project activities must be completed by October 31, 2024.
Priority will be given to projects carried out by collaborative partnerships. Projects are capped at
maximum $10,000 per project

Foundations

Aqume Foundation

We believe that Black Centered Philanthropy is rooted in two basic principles:

1) our responsibility to intentionally and equitably invest financial resources in organizations led by people of color, and

2) to ensure our programs and services center and align with the needs of our communities of color – we should never expect our communities to continuously conform their charitable activities (aka mission creep) to qualify for grant funding.

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Grand Rapids Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that connects people, passion and resources—building and managing Kent County’s permanent endowment and helping philanthropists accomplish their unique goals. The Community Foundation provides grants to nonprofits, scholarships to students and other supports to eliminate barriers to opportunity, prosperity and belonging.

Wege Foundation

Planting seeds that develop leaders in economicology, health, education, and arts, and enhance the lives of people in West Michigan and around the world.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.

Welcome Plan Workshop Series

Check out our quarterly Grant Writing Workshops that cover the different aspects of developing, writing, and mainting Grants