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Funding by Topic: Employment and unemployment

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization in Coal-Affected Appalachia (POWER) Inactive
Funding for workforce and economic revitalization activities in communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries. Priorities include strengthening the healthcare sector, educational attainment, and broadband access.
Geographic coverage: Available in all of West Virginia and parts of 12 other states.
Letter of Intent (Required): Mar 1, 2024
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2024
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Appalachian Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative Inactive
Funding to assist in moving individuals in the Appalachian region from substance use disorder treatment to recovery to employment, with a focus on support services that enable and support individual successful entry or reentry into the workforce.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific counties in 13 states.
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 16, 2024
Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2024
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Texas Blue Impact Grants Inactive
Funding to support projects that focus on community health and wellness, holistic care, health equity, and supporting the needs of underserved populations in all Texas communities.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 9, 2024
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2024
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
YouthBuild Grants Inactive
Grants to organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services for at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. The YouthBuild program model contains wrap-around services such as mentoring, trauma-informed care, personal counseling, transportation support, and employment. Applications from rural, urban, and Native American organizations are encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2024
Sponsors: Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Colorado Health Disparities and Community Grant Program Inactive
Grants for initiatives that positively affect social determinants of health to reduce the risk of future disease and exacerbating health disparities in underrepresented populations in Colorado, with a focus on policy and systems change.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2024
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Administration for Community Living Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I Inactive
Funding for research and/or development that improves the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community, with an emphasis on community living and participation, health and function, and employment. The program places particular emphasis on helping women, socially/economically disadvantaged individuals, and applicants from underrepresented or rural areas compete in the Small Business Innovation Research program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 22, 2023
Application Deadline: Dec 18, 2023
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Family Self-Sufficiency Program Inactive
Funding for public housing agencies and housing choice voucher programs to hire family self-sufficiency coordinators that will work with low-income people to increase their earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency. Applications from rural communities are encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2023
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Discretionary Grants Inactive
Grants for nonprofit organizations in middle Tennessee working in a broad spectrum of areas, including housing, community development, human services, food security, education, arts, conservation/environment, and employment.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2023
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities Program Inactive
Funding for demonstration projects that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity in Native American communities to deliver services to victims of severe forms of human trafficking.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2023
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Michigan Impact Grant Program Inactive
Grants for projects that work to lift people in Michigan out of poverty and address the disparities that affect the ability to afford necessities such as housing, child care, food, healthcare, and transportation. The program is focused on geographically disadvantaged areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Jun 23, 2023
Sponsor: Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity