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Opportunities

Here's a list of opportunities that can help you get the financial and technical resources to do the work.

HUD is offering grants through The Continuum of Care Program for programs to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, youth, and persons fleeing domestic violence while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; promote access to mainstream programs by the homeless; and optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

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Education First is accepting applications for the 2019 Regional Social and Emotional Learning Convening Grants program to help district and school communities create a convening that builds capacity to meet students' needs with an equity lens.

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HUD is offering funding through the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), which provides support to purchase home sites and develop or improve the infrastructure needed to set the stage for sweat equity and volunteer-based homeownership programs for low-income persons and families.

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Rural LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) created the Community Facilities Fund to provide capital to help develop and improve essential community facilities in rural areas. 

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The Commission for Environmental Cooperation is offering grants to support community initiatives focusing on enhancing the community’s ability to prepare for and adapt to extreme events such as drought, floods, wildfires, and extreme temperatures, and advance community-level actions. 

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Funders' Network is offering funding through their Partners for Places matching grant program, which creates opportunities for cities and counties to improve communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability offices and place-based foundations.

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National Endowment for the Arts is offering funding through Our Town grants that support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts to strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, or social outcomes.

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The United States Department of Treasury is offering grants through the Capital Magnet Fund to finance affordable housing and community revitalization efforts that benefit low-income people and communities. 

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The Cedar Tree Foundation is offering grants to nonprofit organizations working in communities of color to protect and improve children’s health by focusing on exposures to toxic chemicals in products and the environment.

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U.S. Department of Justice is offering demonstration grants for projects designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses among individuals who come in contact with law enforcement or are involved in the criminal justice system in high-risk rural communities and regions. 

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Wells Fargo Housing Philanthropy is inviting applications from nonprofits for its Homeownership Counseling Grant Program. Through the program, local nonprofit housing organizations are invited to apply for grants in support of the creation of affordable and sustainable homeownership opportunities for low-to moderate-income populations.

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