Grants Available for Football Field Improvement, Children’s Dental Health, Education for Women and Girls, and Fair Housing Efforts

Grants Promote Children’s Dental Health
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is committed to improving the quality of pediatric oral health in the United States. The Foundation’s Access to Care Grants support dentist-led, community-based initiatives throughout the country that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to underserved or limited access children. Special consideration will be given to initiatives that support the age-one dental visit, emphasize care to patients up to age five, provide care to special needs patients, address the needs of specific underserved demographic groups, and incorporate systemic health, i.e., diabetes, cancer, etc. One-year grants of up to $20,000 are provided. Online proposals must be submitted by December 21, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the 2019-20 grant guidelines.

Initiatives Addressing Education and Equity for Women and Girls
American Association of University Women: Community Action Grants

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) works to advance educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States. The AAUW Community Action Grants program provides funds to individuals, AAUW organizations, and local community-based nonprofit organizations (including universities) throughout the country for innovative programs that promote education and equality for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K-14 women and girls’ achievements in science, technology, or math. One-year grants of $2,000 to $7,000 provide funds for community-based projects. Two-year grants of $5,000 to $10,000 provide start-up funds for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership, training, or advocacy opportunities. The application deadline for both types of grants is December 1, 2018. Visit the AAUW website to submit an online application.

Capital Funds for Local Football Fields in NFL Markets
NFL Foundation Grassroots Program

The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program, administered by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and funded by the National Football League Foundation, provides support for nonprofit neighborhood-based organizations and middle or high schools to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields. Matching Field Surface Grants of up to $250,000 are available to help finance the resurfacing of community, middle school, or high school football fields. General Field Support Grants of up to $50,000 are available for capital projects not associated with the actual field surface, such as the installation or refurbishment of bleachers, concession stands, lights, etc. All organizations applying for funds must be located within NFL Target Markets and serve low- to moderate-income areas within those markets. A list of eligible communities is included in the Request for Proposals (RFP). The application deadline is January 31, 2019. Visit the LISC website to download the RFP.

Fair Housing Efforts Supported
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Fair Housing Initiative Program seeks to increase compliance with the Fair Housing Act. Program areas include the Private Enforcement Initiative, the Fair Housing Organization Initiative, and the Education and Outreach Initiative. The application deadline is December 19, 2018.

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