Inland Empire Capaciteria


Time Limited Grant Opportunities

Following is a selection of foundation, federal, state and local grant opportunities that may be relevant to Inland Empire nonprofits. Below is a list of time-limited opportunities that have either been recently released, or those that have upcoming deadlines. To the right is a report containing ongoing opportunities compiled for Inland Empire nonprofits.

Jun 22 2018

Crayola, in collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, is accepting applications for the 2018 Creative Leadership Grant program. The program will award grants to support innovative, creative leadership team-building programs at the elementary school level.

Grant Amount: Twenty grants of $2,500 each are available. Each winning program also will receive an in-kind grant of Crayola products valued at $1,000.

Eligibility:Any public or private (nonprofit) school is eligible to apply.

Due Date: June 22, 2018

For more information, visit: program.aspx


Education / Job Training

Jun 25 2018

The Office for Victims of Crime supports services for victims of human trafficking. This grant program will provide funding to victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of providing comprehensive services for victims of human trafficking. Funding will also support efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities. 

The Comprehensive Service Model (the Model) includes a wide variety of services that victims of human trafficking often need in order to address their needs for safety, security, and healing. No one agency is expected to provide all of the services in-house that are outlined within the Comprehensive Service Model; however, applicants are expected to demonstrate that there is a coordinated, community-wide approach in place to ensure that each of the services outlined within the Model is available to trafficking victims identified within their community, either in-house or through project partners and other community-based programs.

The delivery of a coordinated, community-wide response to victims will include, but is not limited to, local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement and prosecutors; legal assistance providers; child welfare and child protection service systems; domestic violence, youth, and homeless shelter systems and transitional housing programs; medical and mental health services and systems; immigrant and refugee service providers; child and adult educational systems; job training programs; substance abuse treatment agencies; drop-in centers for youth and adults; detention facilities; faith-based service providers; interpretation and translation providers; and other partners providing critical services. The Model supports the development of individualized service plans that are tailored to meet victims’ identified needs. Using this Model, in coordination with a victim-centered approach, will ensure that victims of human trafficking have the opportunity to make informed decisions about the support they need to work through the impact of the crime. The Model supports the process of informing victims about their options and helping them work with local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement in the prosecution of the trafficker.

Grant Amount: Grants range from $550,000 to $925,000.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include states, territories, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), and nonprofit (defined as an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 and is exempt from taxation under 501 (a) of such title) and nongovernmental organizations (including tribal nonprofits).

Due Date: June 25, 2018

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Community Development

Jun 25 2018

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is now accepting applications for the Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program (EB-THNP). The two-fold purpose of this program is to use telehealth networks to increase access to behavioral health care services in rural and frontier communities and to conduct evaluations of those efforts to establish an evidence-base for assessing the effectiveness of tele-behavioral health care for patients, providers, and payers.

Traditional models of telehealth involve care delivered to a patient at an originating (or spoke) site from a specialist working at a distant (or hub) site. A telehealth network consists of a series of originating sites receiving services from a collaborating distant site. Telehealth modalities to be used to support clinical treatment may include video conferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications. The Evidence-Based Tele- Behavioral Health Network Program presents an opportunity to address two clinical priorities: mental health and substance abuse (particularly the opioid abuse epidemic). 

While the Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program seeks to expand access to services for rural patients, its primary goal is to significantly contribute to the evidence base for assessing the effectiveness of tele-behavioral health care services for patients, providers, and payers. This will be accomplished through collaboration and systematic data collection by the awardees and analysis by HRSA’s Telehealth-Focused Rural Health Research Center recipient. By aggregating data from the entire cohort of awardees, researchers will have a sufficient sample size to conduct statistically sound analyses.

Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with other entities who receive HRSA funding for behavioral health care services, such as Federally Qualified Health Centers that received Access Increases in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (AIMS) supplemental funding. Applicants are also encouraged to collaborate with grantees of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) or other federal funding sources, to avoid duplication of effort and enhance the services that patients receive.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range up to $350,000 per year.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include domestic public or private, non-profit entities. Faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.

Due Date: June 25, 2018

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Health and Wellness

Jun 27 2018

PetsMart Charities supports pet retention resources and access to care that allows families to keep pets in their homes. Doing so reduces shelter intake and prevents pet homelessness. Grant funding supports the following:

•Subsidized wellness and/or microchip programs and medical services for owned pets


•Intervention programs for at-risk populations

•Collaborations between human service and animal welfare organizations that help pets of families in transition

•Pet-friendly housing programs

•Diversion programs at intake that provide resources to pet parents

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility: The following will not be considered for funding:

•Managed admission that lacks resources or assistance to keep pets in homes

•Humane education programs

•Spay/Neuter programs

•Requests for infrastructure or vehicles over $100,000

Due Date: June 27, 2018

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Other / Miscellaneous

Jun 27 2018

The Department of the Treasury announces funding for Low-Income Taxpayers Clinics. The mission of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program is to ensure the fairness and integrity of the federal tax system for all taxpayers, particularly those like low-income individuals and taxpayers for whom English is a second language (ESL).

LITC grantees must:

•Represent individual low-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS;

•Educate low-income and ESL taxpayers about their rights and responsibilities as U.S. taxpayers;


•Identify and advocate for issues that impact low-income taxpayers;

•Provide dollar-for-dollar matching funds;

•Offer LITC services for free or for no more than a nominal fee.

One of the ten fundamental rights taxpayers have when dealing with the IRS is the right to retain representation, meaning taxpayers have the right to retain an authorized representative of their choice to represent them in their interactions with the IRS. A taxpayer who cannot afford to hire a representative has the right to be informed about their potential eligibility for assistance from an LITC. The LITC Program protects taxpayers’ rights by providing access to representation for low- income taxpayers so that achieving a correct outcome in an IRS dispute does not depend on the taxpayer’s ability to pay for representation. Helping a taxpayer avoid a controversy through education and outreach is another essential function of LITCs. LITCs are required to educate taxpayers on their rights and responsibilities to help them understand the U.S. tax system, exercise their rights as taxpayers, and comply with their tax responsibilities. Learning is enhanced by providing an opportunity for taxpayers to ask questions and interact with clinic staff. Outreach activities may involve direct communication with taxpayers or be accomplished indirectly through other organizations or groups that assist low-income and ESL taxpayers. At least 90 percent of the taxpayers the LITC represents must be low-income, meaning a taxpayer’s income does not exceed 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $100,000 are available.

Eligibility: To receive a grant, a clinic must represent low-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS and operate a program to educate ESL taxpayers about their rights and responsibilities under the IRC. Examples of an eligible applicant include a clinical program at an accredited law, business, or accounting school in which students assist in service delivery; and an organization described in IRC 501(c) and exempt from tax under IRC 501(a) in which employees and volunteers in service delivery represent low-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS. Applicants must provide matching funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis for all federal funds awarded by the IRS.

Due Date: June 27, 2018

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Other / Miscellaneous

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