Inland Empire Capaciteria


Basic Needs

Apr 25 2017

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Seeking Applications for Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (Short Title: GBHI). The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD), permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals (including youth) and families experiencing homelessness.

SAMHSA funds will support three primary types of activities:

1.Behavioral health and other recovery-oriented services;

2.Coordination of housing and services that support the implementation and/or enhance the long-term sustainability of integrated community systems that provide permanent housing and supportive services to the target population; and

3.Efforts to engage and connect clients who experience SUDs or CODs to enrollment resources for health insurance, Medicaid, and mainstream benefits programs (e.g. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), etc.).

Grant Amount: Grant amounts of up to $400,000 per year are available.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. SAMHSA seeks to further expand the impact and geographical distribution of its targeted homeless programs.

Therefore, grantees awarded in FY 2015 for Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals – Services in Supportive Housing (GBHI-SSH) and FY 2016 and FY 2017 Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) are not eligible to apply. Additionally, the statutory authority for this program states that these grants must be made to community-based public and private non-profit entities. Therefore, states are not eligible to apply.

Due Date: April 25, 2017

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Dec 29 2017

The Georgia-Pacific Foundation Accepting Applications for Community-Based Programs

The foundation funds and supports community-based programs, volunteer service projects, disaster relief and other initiatives to improve the quality of life in communities where Georgia-Pacific operates. The Foundation invests its resources in four areas which include: education, environment, community enrichment and entrepreneurship. Programs chosen for funding must create tangible value and measurable return on investment in the community.

Grant Amount: The foundation considers the value of the program to the community and the amount they have available to donate. There is no specified amount.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants must:

•Be a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization

•Be located approximately 30 miles of Georgia-Pacific manufacturing community

Due Date: Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Dec 31 2017

The Vons Foundation Accepting Applications for Programs that Provide Basic Needs other Community Strengthening Services

The Albertsons Companies and Vons Foundations fund organizations that strengthen the neighborhoods they serve. In the Southern California region, the Foundation funds nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with these priority areas:

•Health and Human Services


•Youth and Education


•Supporting Diversity and Inclusion of All Abilities 

Grant Amount: Grant amounts are typically between $1,000 and $5,000.

Eligibility: Eligible organizations include nonprofits with a valid 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS and schools recognized by the government. All applications in California, Hawaii and Reno-area Nevada require an employee sponsor. Typically, an employee sponsor is a volunteer, board member or someone who has been helped by the applicant organization. If the applicant organization cannot identify an employee in their ranks, the Foundation recommends they speak to a local Store Manager to see if they would be willing to sponsor the application.

The Foundation generally does not fund:

•Individuals or for-profit organizations

•Political organizations or activities

•Religious organizations for religious purposes

•Capital or building campaigns

•Advocacy programs

•Meetings, conferences or workshops

•Sports teams or athletic competitions

•Other foundations or granting organizations

•Fundraising dinners, galas, and events

Due Date: Applications are reviewed quarterly.

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