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Community Forest Program

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

The Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program grant provides local governments and native-led 501(c)(3) conservation organizations with funding to purchase forested lands. This program will pay for up to 50% of project costs, and requires a 50% non-federal match. A webinar on 11/18 at 9 am, hosted by the First Nations Development Institute, will provide an overview of the program.

Deadline

1/11/2021

Temper of the Times Foundation

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides $5,000-$15,000 grants to 501(c)(3) organizations to execute projects that create measurable outcomes for wildland ecosystem conservation and restoration in the US. Funds may be used for print, radio, or television ad production, or other advertising means.

Deadline

12/15/2020

Seed Savers Seed Donation Program

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides a free variety of 50 seed packets to organizations and gardens in need. Community and educational groups who will freely share the harvest or save seed for other in need are eligibly to apply. Nonprofits, schools, community gardens, seed libraries, and educational programs may also apply. There is a $15 shipping and handling charge for each seed donation.

Deadline

Year Round

Lawrence Foundation

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation that makes $5,000-$10,000 grants to support the environment, human services, and other causes. There are two grant cycle deadlines: April 30, and October 31. Click here to see previously funded grants.

Deadline

4/30/2021

American Fundraising Foundation

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

American Fundraising Foundation, founded by Wade and Barbara West, partners with 501(c)(3) nonprofits across the US to help them meet their fundraising goals. AmFund provides educational programs and fundraising resources, silent and live auction support for select fundraising events, and grants, all at no cost to nonprofit organizations.

Deadline

12/1/2020

Recreational Fisheries Competition for the Pacific Islands

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This competition supports recreational and non-commercial fishing projects in the Pacific Island Region that improve sustainable fishing opportunities, maintain stability of fish stocks, and protect cultural fishing traditions. Individuals, institutes of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, and state and local governments may apply.

Deadline

1/27/2021

Wetland Program Development Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides funding for project that develop or refine state or local government wetland programs. Nonprofits, NGOs, and universities may apply.

Deadline

1/21/2021

Assistive Technology Program

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program funds projects with the state cooperative extension system and private non-profit disability organizations to help farmers, ranchers, farm workers and farm family members with disabilities achieve success in agricultural production. This program hopes to fund agricultural education and assistance to accommodate disabilities within farm operations.

Deadline

1/13/2021

Wood Innovations Funding Opportunity

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This grant provides funding for projects that will substantially expand and accelerate wood products and wood energy markets throughout the US to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands. The maximum for each award is usually $250, and a 100% match is required. A webinar on 11/10 at 8 am will provide more information. For-profit entities, state and local governments, school districts, not-for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education are welcome to apply.

Deadline

1/20/2021

Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

Through this program, NRCS enters into agreements with eligible partners to execute high priority wetland protection, restoration, and enhancement activities on agricultural lands. State agencies, county and local governments, and NGOs can apply. If a proposal is accepted, partners will work with private landowners who voluntarily enroll eligible land into easements to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their properties.

Deadline

11/30/2020

Alexander & Baldwin Kokua Giving Program

Grant

Statewide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This program supports Hawaii charities through providing funding for health and human services, education, community, culture and the arts, and environmental and land stewardship. Grant decisions are made bi-monthly, and applications must be submitted at least 60 days before the event or project deadline.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Community Connect Program

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program helps provide broadband service to rural, economically-challenged communities. State and local units of government, nonprofits, cooperatives, private corporations, LLCs, and incorporated organizations are welcome to apply. A 15% match from non-federal sources is required.

Deadline

12/23/2020

Sea Pact

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Sea Pact aims to advance sustainable fisheries and responsible aquaculture practices through funding projects in four focus areas: Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s Target 75 Initiative, Domestic Aquaculture Advocacy, Aquaculture Education, and the responsible joint Sea Pact seafood sourcing policy. Sea Pact accepts LOI year-round.

Deadline

Year Round

County of Hawaii KEEP ON Utility Assistance Program

Grant

Hawaii

Local

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Grant/Loan Information

Hawaii County’s Economic Opportunity Council is providing up to $500 of assistance to workers who meet household income requirements, are at least 18 years old, a resident of Hawaii, and have lost income or work due to COVID-19.

Deadline

TBD

Holomua Hawaii Program

Grant

Hawaii

Local

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Grant/Loan Information

This program funds up to $10,000 in one-time reimbursements to businesses, sole proprietors and nonprofits in Hawaii County. COVID-19 related business interruption costs from 3/23/2020 are eligible. Interested applicants can view the program FAQs here, and apply through the participating federal credit unions. Funds can be used to support core operations, safe ongoing and reopening costs, PPE, and training and technical assistance.

Deadline

12/30/2020

Food Sovereignty Tours Scholarship Program

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Food Sovereignty Tours offers $50-$600 scholarships to individuals based on need, interest and available funds to provide educational travel opportunities to people from diverse backgrounds and income levels. The goal of the program is to allow recipients to build alliances and learn new innovations and strategies from people around the world working to build food justice and food sovereignty.

Deadline

Unclear

The Healy Foundation

Grant

Statewide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Healy Foundation offers nonprofits in Hawaii grants up to $50,000 for projects that address the protection of ecosystems, climate change mitigation, reduction of childhood poverty, or youth advocacy and education.

Deadline

Year Round

Full Calabash Fund

Grant

Statewide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides grants to nonprofits and meal preparation services in Hawaii to fund projects that provide community members in need with food from local farmers and ranchers. At least half of awarded funds must be used to purchase agricultural products from Hawaii-based farmers, ranchers and food producers.

Deadline

12/8/2020

2021 Restoration & Resilience COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The National Environmental Education Foundation is providing $128,000 in grant funding to support public lands that have been impacted by increased use during COVID-19. These funds may be used for conservation, accessibility, maintenance, and cultural and historical preservation projects. Nonprofits, educational institutions, and government agencies may apply.

Deadline

11/25/2020

Cornell Douglas Foundation

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Cornell Douglas foundation aims to provide small grants to organizations that advocate for environmental health and justice, encourage stewardship of the environment, and further respect for the sustainability of its resources. This grant program provides $15,000-$50,000 grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Deadline

Year Round

James and Abigail Campbell Family Foundation Grant

Grant

Statewide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This foundation invites applications from 501(c)(3) organizations that address the challenges of youth, advance environmental stewardship in education, and promote the values, health and welfare of Hawaiians. Priority is given to programs that are located in, or serve, the following communities: Ewa/Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Makakilo, and the Waianae Coast. Special projects that are not part of an organization’s ongoing operations, program support for unforeseen circumstances, and financial assistance to fund minor repairs and renovations are eligible. There are two grant cycle deadlines: February 1 and August 1.

Deadline

2/1/2021

GATHER Food Sovereignty Grant

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides up to $32,000 of funding to support self-directed, well-resourced Native communities and food systems. Examples of eligible projects include food assessments that examine the economic impact of food system assets and plan next steps, projects that increase access to fresh and healthy foods and increase local food distribution and marketing. 501(c)(3) nonprofits with a Board of Directors that is mostly Native Hawaiian, and Native Hawaiian-controlled community organizations with fiscal sponsorship may apply. To view grant FAQs, click here.

Deadline

1/14/2021

Addressing the Impacts of Multiple Stressors on Shellfish Aquaculture through Research/Industry Partnerships

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

The National Sea Grant Office and the Ocean Acidification Program are seeking applications that establish, continue, and expand collaborations between researchers and the shellfish aquaculture industry. Projects should utilize new or existing research or industry partnerships to study how ocean and coastal acidification in combination with other stressors impacts shellfish aquaculture. Project funding is expected to range between $100,000-$300,000 per year for 1-3 years. Institutes of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, and state and local governments may apply.

Deadline

3/16/2021

Technical Assistance and Training Grant Program

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides funding for technical assistance or training activities that identify and evaluate solutions to water sourcing, storage, treatment, collection, disposal or distribution problems. Nonprofits may apply.

Deadline

12/31/2020

Agriculture in the Classroom Challenge Grants Program

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants program provides funding for projects that encourage academic institutions in partnership with organizations and employers to identify and address challenges facing the food and agricultural sciences education and workforce community in K-14 instruction and secondary and 2-year-postsecondary education. The maximum award amount is $50,000 for a regular grant, $150,000 for a collaborative type 1 grant, and $300,000 for a collaborative type 2 grant. Funds may be used towards curriculum development, instructional delivery systems, expanding student career opportunities, training faculty, and facilitating interaction with other academic institutions.

Deadline

2/4/2022

Solid Waste Management Grant Program

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides grant funding to determine threats to water resources through examining current landfill conditions. It also provides funding for technical assistance and training to enhance the operator skills of active landfills, help communities reduce their solid waste streams, and more.

Deadline

12/31/2020

Farm to School Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides grants and technical assistance to schools, small businesses, nonprofits, government entities, and more to improve access to local foods in schools. $20,000-$100,000 planning, implementation, and training grants are available. A 25% of cash or in-kind contributions is required.

Deadline

1/8/2021

Risk Management Education for Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance Grants Program

Grant

Western States

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides funding to help producers that are underserved by crop insurance understand and implement methods and tools that mitigate operating risk. Projects should include training activities that will help producers take specific actions to generate measurable results. Examples of eligible activities include record keeping, financial literacy, crop insurance education or marketing. Public or private organizations with experience in agricultural education or related training may apply for up to $100,000 of funding.

Deadline

11/19/2020

Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund

Grant

Oahu

Local

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Grant/Loan Information

Businesses, nonprofits, and sole-proprietors with up to $2 million in annual revenue can now apply for this reimbursement program, and businesses with $2-5 million in annual revenue can apply to this program starting October 1. This program provides one-time reimbursements for up to $20,000 in expenses. Businesses that have previously applied can reapply for the remainder of the $20,000. Agricultural businesses are eligible pending an assessment of their TMK/lease of TMK associated with their business operation. Commercial fishermen can also apply for a maximum of $2,500 for qualified expenses. Examples of eligible expenses include rent, utilities, payroll, and physical distancing measures.

Deadline

Until funds are depleted

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation donates orchards to community gardens, public schools, city/state parks, low-income neighborhoods, and hunger relief sites. The organization provides high-quality fruit trees and shrubs, equipment, on-site orchard design expertise and oversight, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training and manuals. Nonprofits, NGOs, public schools, or government entities may apply. At least 15-20 trees must be planted. Recipients must own the planting site, have a long-term lease, or work with a nonprofit/government entity that owns the planting site with a long-term usage agreement.

Deadline

Year Round

C&C of Honolulu Household Hardship Relief Fund Program

Grant

Oahu

Local

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Grant/Loan Information

This program offers up to $2,000 per month plus $500 additional per month financial relief to Oahu households facing hardship due to COVID-19. Eligible uses include rent, mortgage, certain utilities, a DHS-recognized childcare providers.

Deadline

TBD

Hawaii Energy's Energy Relief Grant

Grant

Statewide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Hawaii Energy’s Energy Relief Grant offers up to $25,000 of reimbursable funding for energy efficiency projects such as new energy efficient equipment. Recipients must either be nonprofits; have obtained relief funding from the EIDL, PPP, or Hawaii/Maui/Honolulu County funds; or be a Hawaii Energy-defined group such as small businesses. A second round of funding will open in October 2020 with a deadline of November 30, 2020.

Deadline

11/30/2020

Rural Business Development Grant

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

The Rural Business Development Grant provides technical assistance and training to small rural businesses with fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue. There are two types of grants: enterprise grants and opportunity grants. Towns, communities, state agencies, nonprofits, and institutes of higher education may apply.

Deadline

Unclear

FEMA Public Assistance Programs

Grant

Nationwide

State

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Grant/Loan Information

FEMA Public Assistance Programs reimburse eligible applicants for costs associated with emergency protective measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline

TBD

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides funding to projects that promote transformational changes in the US food and agriculture system, with a preference for projects that take a systems approach to sustainable agricultural intensification, agricultural climate adaptation, value-added innovation, and/or food and nutrition translation. State agricultural experiment stations, universities and university research foundations, other research institutions and organizations, federal agencies, national laboratories, private organizations and corporations, individuals may apply for research, education or extension projects. Universities may apply for integrated projects.

Deadline

7/1/2021

NOAA Marine Debris Prevention and Removal

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides funding to address the adverse impacts of marine debris on the US economy, the marine environment, and navigation safety through identifying, assessing, preventing, reducing, and removing marine debris. State and local governments, institutes of higher education, nonprofits, and commercial organizations are eligible to apply.

Deadline

1/29/2021

Costco Wholesale Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Costco supports 501(c)(3) organizations that support children, education, and/or health and human services. They accept funding requests throughout the year on a rolling basis. Organizations may submit one application per fiscal year.

Deadline

Year Round

Musser Fund Environmental Initiative (Coming Soon!)

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This fund provides funding to 501(c)(3) organizations and local governments to plan or implement projects that enhance the ecological integrity of publicly owned spaces while improving the community’s quality of life and ensuring the protection of health, viable and sustainable ecosystems through habitat restoration or protection. Planning grants are available up to $8,000, and implementation grants are available up to $35,000. The online application will open on 2/17/2021.

Deadline

3/17/2021

Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides funding for projects that enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. This program is particularly interested in projects that emphasize research, education and outreach that assists farmers and ranchers with whole farm planning by delivering practical research-based information. State agricultural experiment stations, colleges and universities, other research institutions and organizations, private organizations, foundations or corporations, and individuals may apply.

Deadline

1/14/2021

WaterSMART Drought Response Program

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides financial assistance to water managers to develop and update comprehensive drought plans and implement projects that will build long-term resilience to drought. This program aims to provide cost share assistance between the recipient and the Bureau of Reclamation to build resilience to droughts. This funding may be used to develop a new drought plan or update an existing drought plan. States, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority may apply. Applicants must participate in a technical consultation with Reclamation prior to application submission.

Deadline

1/6/2021

Department of Hawaiian Homelands Grant

Grant

Hawaii

State

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides funding to 501(c)(3) organizations to support COVID-19 relief efforts addressing the most urgent needs in the native Hawaiian community including food housing, health, technology, virtual work, or education. There is $500,000 available, and the maximum grant award per organization is $200,000. Project funds must be expended in 24 months.

Deadline

12/9/2020

Community Wood Energy and Wood Innovation Program

Grant

Nationwide

Federaal

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Grant/Loan Information

This grant provides funding to install a thermally led community wood energy system or build an innovative wood product facility. The goal of this program is to support forest health and stimulate the local economy by expending renewable wood energy use and innovative wood products manufacturing capacity. Projects must be shovel ready, and this grant can only cover up to 35% of total capital costs. A webinar on 11/10 @ 8 am will provide more information about this program. Nonprofits, local and state governments, businesses, companies, corporations, institutions of higher education and special purpose districts are welcome to apply.

Deadline

2/3/2021

Water and Waste Disposal Technical Assistance and Training Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This reimbursement helps private nonprofits provide technical assistance and training to identify and evaluate solutions to water and waste problems, help applicants prepare applications for water and waste disposal loans/grants, and help associations improve the operation and maintenance of water and waste facilities in eligible rural areas.

Deadline

12/31/2020

Farm Business Management and Benchmarking Competitive Grants Program

Grant

Nationwide

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides $100,000-$500,000 of funding to improve agricultural producers’ farm management knowledge and skills through maintaining and expanding a national, publicly available farm financial management database. Colleges and universities, private organizations and corporations, individuals, and other research institutions and organizations can apply. Funds may be used to maintain and expand the database or establish or expand collaborative farm management educational programs and association partnerships that will contribute data to this database.

Deadline

4/8/2021

Extension Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program

Grant

Western States

Federal

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Grant/Loan Information

Organizations with a demonstrated capacity to develop and deliver outcome-based risk management education and training programs to agricultural producers and their families are welcome to apply for up to $50,000 of funds. These funds may be used to educate agricultural producers about risk management activities, including farm financial benchmarking, business planning and technical assistance, market assessment, and more. The goal of this program is to help producers learn and use tools that can help reduce the effects of factors outside their control such as weather, yields, credit, global markets, and more.

Deadline

11/19/2020

Target’s Local Store Giving Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

Nonprofits, accredited schools, and government agencies can request Target Gift Card donations. The average donation is $25-$50 with a maximum of $500 per year.

Deadline

Year Round

PPE Funding

Grant

Statewide

State

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Grant/Loan Information

The Hawaii State Legislature will provide private or independent medical and dental practices, small hospitals, child, adult or foster care facilities, small businesses, and nonprofits in Hawaii with free PPE. Locally available supplies will be distributed quickly, but it may take up to three months to receive your full order.

Deadline

TBD

Hawaii County Rent and Mortgage Assistance Program

Grant

Hawaii

Local

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Grant/Loan Information

County residents who are at least 18 years old and lost income or work hours due to COVID-19 may be eligible for up to $2,000 per month for rent, lease, or mortgage payments, and may also receive reimbursement for payments made with personal resources such as savings, credit cards, personal loans, or assistance from family or friends. To qualify, households must earn at or below 140% area median income to apply.  In addition, individuals who have had to quit work or reduce their work hours in order to provide childcare due to COVID-19 also qualify for housing assistance. Households who entered into forbearance or payment agreements with their mortgage lender or landlord payments for due between March through December 2020 may now be eligible. Residents who previously applied and were rejected are encouraged to reapply.

Deadline

TBD

Biodynamic Scholarship Fund

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

The Biodynamic Scholarship Fund serves farmers, aspiring farmers, and those interested in learning and developing skills in biodynamics but lack the financial resources to participate in educational opportunities. By providing scholarships to individuals to attend the North American Biodynamic Conference and other events organized by the Biodynamic Association as well as biodynamic workshops or coursework at participating education centers in North America, the Biodynamic Association is making education more accessible for all.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

GenYOUTH Nutrition Grants

Grant

Nationwide

Private

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Grant/Loan Information

This program provides grants of up to $3,000 per school to supply resources for meal distribution and delivery efforts to get food to students during COVID-19. Principals, nutrition managers, district school nutrition directors, and district superintendents are able to apply.

Deadline

Unclear

808.729.1676

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