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Grant Awards, June 2014

by Timothy Tiernan on July 2, 2014
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Award scroll representing grant award announcementsThe following grant award announcements took place in June 2014. Reviewing awarded projects can be an excellent way to prepare your own application and to gauge funder priorities. Here are a few such award summaries:

ArtPlace America announced $14.7 million through 55 grants for creative place-making projects that will work in 79 communities of all sizes across 31 states. In these projects, the arts will play an explicit role in helping to shape communities’ social, physical, and economic futures. Read more.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Urban and Non-Urban Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) distributed grants totaling $36.7 million to 156 organizations nationwide to provide more than 12,000 veterans with training to help them succeed in civilian careers. Read more.

The DOL also announced a total of $1.9 million in grants to help women through the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations program, an initiative designed to recruit, train, and retain women in high-skill occupations in advanced manufacturing, transportation, energy, construction, information technology, and other industries. Read more.

The DOL also announced $30 million in grant funding to organizations for the Training to Work program and 21 grants totaling $44 million for the Face Forward program. The $74 million in grants will provide employment, training, and support services to successfully re-integrate formerly incarcerated adults and youth involved in the juvenile justice system into their communities. Grantees are expected to provide a range of services that include case management, mentoring, education, and training that leads to industry-recognized credentials. Read more.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program provided grant funding that will help enhance urban forest stewardship, support new employment opportunities, and help build resilience in the face of a changing climate. Read the announcement.

Alliance for Community Trees Community Groves Grants will support local grassroots organizations to plant, maintain, and harvest fruit and nut trees in 12 cities across the country from California to New Hampshire, promoting healthy and sustainable communities. Read more.

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