Requests for Proposals-Community Development

PSEG Foundation Invites Grant Applications for Neighborhood Partner Program

Deadline: AUGUST 1, 2014

The PSEG Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Public Service Enterprise Group, supports and invests in programs in the areas of community and the environment, education, and safety. The foundation provides grants to organizations in communities served by PSEG and its subsidiaries.

The foundation’s Neighborhood Partners Program is inviting proposals from nonprofits based in PSEG’s New Jersey service territory, as well as Salem and Cumberland counties, and its service/operation territories in Long Island and Albany, New York, and Bridgeport and New Haven, Connecticut.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to nonprofits for programs that encourage sustainable neighborhoods that promote the success of families as well as minority and women-owned businesses; strengthen safety systems and build resilience within PSEG communities; and develop new or enhance existing science; technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational opportunities.

For More Information, Click Here: Link to Complete RFP


Chesapeake Bay Trust Invites Proposals for Baltimore Growing Green Competition

Deadline: AUGUST 15, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is accepting proposals from community groups, design firms, and nonprofit and private partners with innovative ideas for transforming vacant lots in Baltimore.

Many urban centers are faced with significant challenges posed by vacant lots. Vacant areas can be unaesthetic, bring down property values, have human health and safety impacts, and negatively impact communities. Through the Growing Green Initiative, Baltimore is pioneering a new “Green Pattern Book”  that is designed to provide communities and nonprofits with ideas for how (with city assistance)  to improve these properties.

Through the Growing Green competition, teams of community groups and designers will have the opportunity to use the Green Pattern Book to develop creative greening projects for vacant land in their communities as well as reduce and treat storm water runoff. Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to fully design and implement the ideas selected as winners.

For More Information, Click Here: Link to Complete RFP


Bush Foundation Accepting Applications for Native Nation Rebuilders Program

Deadline: AUGUST 28, 2014

The Bush Foundation in St. Paul, Minnesota, is accepting applications for the Native Nation Rebuilders program, a training initiative that strengthens leadership and nation-building skills for emerging or existing leaders in the twenty-three Native nations the foundation serves — those that share the same geography as Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Launched in December 2009, the program is the foundation’s response to many tribal leaders who told it that developing and supporting emerging Native leaders, as well as existing leaders, will be crucial to their nations’ success over the long term.

Training is led by national experts on Native self-determination from the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, both of which work to help Native nations realize their political, economic, and community development objectives.

During the first six months of the two-year program, participants will have access to ideas and information, peer networks, leadership training, and other resources. Participants will then use these tools and newly acquired skills to implement action plans and engage in practical nation-building projects within their communities.

To be eligible, applicants must be at least 25 years of age, an enrolled citizen of one of the twenty-three Native nations, live on or near his or her nation’s lands (or in urban communities), and significantly engaged in his or her nation’s work.

For More Information, Click Here: Link to Complete RFP


TD Charitable Foundation Invites Applications for 2014 Housing for Everyone Grants

Deadline:  AUGUST 29, 2014

 The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, is accepting applications for its ninth annual Housing for Everyone grant competition. This year’s focus is Housing for the Future and will support programs that encourage the creation or preservation of rental housing units for families with children. Through the program, twenty-five organizations throughout TD Bank’s corporate footprint from Maine to Florida will each be awarded a $100,000 grant in 2014.

For More Information, Click Here: Link to Complete RFP



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