Eyes on the Ball -
Follow Policy Behind the Funds
Women's Rights, Domestic Violence (IPV) Prevention, Mental Health, Substance Use & Addictions, Veterans, R&D, Natural Disaster Relief (¡Oye líderes en Puerto Rico!), and more.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to follow the money trail - as early as possible - before writing proposals.
Keeping an eye on legislative appropriations, executive agency budgets, agency initiatives, and executive orders to tell you, nonprofit leaders and grant seekers, what opportunities will drop and if they are in your lane.
Content below is sourced from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and reflects the Administration's public views on the bipartisan appropriations bill.
In order to secure grant funding with a high percentage of success, have someone on staff or a consultant, keep eyes on Congress and the Executive.
It takes a bit of time, but is worth it if you are going to dedicate dollars towards pursuing opportunities
Chasing money and sending out proposals without understanding the policy behind the NOFOs is a recipe for losing.
The way our system is set up nonprofits don't have a lot of time to even write proposals, let alone research the policy behind the opportunities, and that's where a social good technical writing and consulting firm can help.
Content below is directly sourced from the White House press release with the link attached.
Beneath the sourced Biden Harris press release is a list of current and forecasted opportunities.
Biden-Harris Administration Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Funding Bill
Today, the Biden-Harris Administration applauded Congress for passing the bipartisan funding bill, which will support research on cancer and other diseases; reform the Electoral Count Act; invest in child care, education, and childhood nutrition; strengthen health care; accelerate deployment of clean energy; make our communities safer; deliver for our veterans; support the Ukrainian people; help communities recover from devastating natural disasters; and more.
The legislation comes at a moment when the President’s economic plan is showing results and giving the American people more breathing room—with inflation slowing, gas prices dropping, manufacturing booming, wages rising, and jobs growing. At the same time, the President’s economic strategy has helped produce a historic decline in the deficit, demonstrating that we can invest in the middle class in a fiscally responsible way. Under the President’s leadership, the deficit fell by more than $1.4 trillion last year—the largest one-year decrease in the federal deficit in American history—building on more than $350 billion in deficit reduction the previous year.
Key Administration priorities in the legislation include:
Advancing Cutting-Edge Medical Research. The bipartisan funding bill includes $1.5 billion—an increase of $500 million above the FY 2022 enacted level—for the President’s Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), a historic initiative to help improve the health of all Americans. ARPA-H will help drive transformational innovation in health technologies and speed health breakthroughs to prevent, detect, and treat diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. The bill also includes a $385 million increase for the National Cancer Institute and funds the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot at the full, authorized level.
Protecting Our Democracy. At a time when our democracy remains under threat, as we saw on January 6th, the bipartisan funding bill includes the Electoral Count Reform Act—a vital piece of legislation that helps shore up our democracy by strengthening the integrity of the process of appointing Presidential electors and of tallying those electors’ votes.
Investing in Education and Child Care. The bipartisan funding bill includes an $850 million increase for Title I, which serves 25 million students in nearly 90 percent of school districts. The bill also makes college more affordable by increasing the maximum Pell Grant by $500. It also includes more than $8 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant—an increase of nearly $2 billion above the FY 2022 level.
Making Our Communities Safer. President Biden knows what works to make our communities safer: investing in community policing and crime prevention. The bipartisan funding bill includes a total of $663 million for the COPS Office—a $151 million increase above the FY 2022 enacted level—as well as $50 million in Community Violence Intervention programs at the Department of Justice. The bill also includes $700 million for the Violence Against Women Act, the highest funding level in history.
Delivering for Veterans. Earlier this year, the President signed into law the PACT Act—the most significant expansion of benefits and services for toxic exposed veterans in more than 30 years. To help deliver on the law’s promise, the bipartisan funding bill includes $5 billion in dedicated funding for the Cost of War Toxic Exposures Fund.
Supporting the Ukrainian People.President Biden and bipartisan members of Congress have been clear that the United States is committed to continuing to support the people of Ukraine as they defend their sovereignty and democracy. To continue delivering on that commitment, the bipartisan funding bill includes more than $44 billion in security, economic, and humanitarian assistance that will support the Ukrainian people as they continue to stand resolute in the face of Russia’s full-scale invasion.
Helping Communities Recover from Natural Disasters. The President is committed to helping impacted States, Tribes, and Territories recover from recent extreme weather events and natural disasters. The bipartisan funding bill includes $27 billion to support response, recovery, and rebuilding efforts in Florida and Puerto Rico due to Hurricanes Ian and Fiona, and to help additional communities recover from several other disasters in recent months.
Prioritizing Mental Health Care. The bipartisan funding bill includes a significant increase of $395 million to support the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Protecting Pregnant Workers. The bipartisan funding bill will provide basic, long overdue protections to ensure that pregnant workers and job applicants are not fired or otherwise discriminated against, or denied reasonable accommodations that allow them to work.
Improving Health Outcomes in Indian Country. The bipartisan funding bill provides advance appropriations for the agency for FY 2024 for the first time in history. This ensures more stable, predictable funding, and will improve access to high quality health care, address health inequities, and modernize IHS’s electronic health records system.
Advancing Science and Tackling the Climate Crisis. The bipartisan funding bill includes historic increases for science and investments to tackle the climate crisis and promote equity. The bill includes more than $19 billion in science appropriations that were authorized in the CHIPS and Science Act, including $8.1 billion for DOE’s Office of Science, a $625 million increase over FY 2022, as well as a $1 billion increase for the National Science Foundation. The bill also includes increased funding for deploying clean energy; protecting public health, clean air and water; and advancing environmental justice.
USAID’s Higher Secondary Education Activity (HSEA) Activity
Climate Program Office (CPO), Earth System Science and Modeling Research for Coastal Inundation
USAID/Colombia Energy for Peace (E4P) - Energy Transition for PDETs
Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) USAID
Climate Program Office (CPO), Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI) Division — Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)
N00014-23-S-F001 FY23 Dept of Navy (DoN) Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Education and Workforce Program
Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Phase II
All Children Succeeding Activity
The Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act (MEPPA)
Biodiversity - Countering Conservation Crime Request for Information (RFI)
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant
Authority to Accept Unsolicited Proposals for Research Partnerships
Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program
Agriculture Innovation Center Grant Program
Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG)
FR-6600-N-34 FY 2022 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program
Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance
Development and Implementation of Healthy Meals Incentives School Food System Transformation Challenge Sub-Grants
FY22 HOPE VI Main Street Grant Program
2022 Temporary Bridge Funding Opportunity USDA-FS
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants
FY 2022 Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program
(Side note: Change the name please! pk)
Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Grant Program
Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP)
USDA Regional Food Business Centers USDA-AMS
FY23 Farm to School Grant
HUD FY2022 Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration