Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunities2024-07-15T16:57:03+00:00

Grant Opportunities

St. Mary’s Food Bank is proud to support the growth of our Agency Partners through the Agency Development Grant and other grant opportunities in Arizona. We aim to provide sustainability, structure, and guidance through equipment and capital support.

Open Data Framework

Application Deadline:  July 18, 2024

The Open Data Framework program will build a framework needed to create a neutral and secure data repository and cooperative where producers, universities and nonprofit entities can store and share data in ways that will foster agricultural innovation and will support technological progress, production efficiencies, and environmental stewardship.

Direct Certification Improvement Grant

Application Period:  June 10 – July 29, 2024

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service invites state agencies that administer the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) to apply for Direct Certification Improvement Grants to fund the costs of improving their direct certification rates with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and other assistance programs, as allowed under Federal statute and regulations.

Service Area Competition

Application Period:  May 28 – July 29, 2024

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The purpose of this funding is to ensure continuity of care in the communities and populations currently served by the Health Center Program. Open to Native American Tribal organizations, State governments Nonprofits, Independent school districts, and more.

Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems

Application Period:  May 30 – July 30, 2024

The ADCMS Program is one aspect of the FHWA’s multifaceted Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) and provides funding as an incentive for State departments of transportation (State DOT). The program is intended to promote, implement, deploy, demonstrate, showcase, support, and document the application of ADCMS, practices, performance, and benefits.

Clif Family Foundation Operational Grants

Application Deadline: August 1, 2024 *application closes at 11:59pm PST*

The Clif Family Foundation has grants available for organizations working on strengthening the local food system, improving community health outcomes, and/or protecting the environment. Grants are awarded to support daily operating costs. Make sure to apply by August 1st!

Basic Needs for Postsecondary Students Program

Application Deadline: August 5, 2024

The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications (NIA) for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2024 for the Basic Needs for Postsecondary Students Program, Assistance Listing Number 84.116N. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.


Application Deadline: August 9, 2024

The primary purpose of the HFMI project is to develop and test methods to increase the purchase and consumption of qualifying fluid milk by SNAP households by providing them an incentive at the point of purchase at authorized retailer locations. Many are eligible to apply!

Mobile Payments Solution for SNAP Authorized Farmers

Application Deadline: August 15, 2024

Since 2012, FNS has supported the participation of DMFs and FMs in their efforts to attract more SNAP customers. FNS has supported individual DMFs (and FMs on behalf of DMFs), which meet specific requirements, in procuring low- or no-cost wireless Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) point-of-sale (POS) devices through the SNAP EBT Equipment Program. Apply now!

Women’s Behavioral Health Technical Assistance Center

Application Deadline: August 20, 2024

The purpose of this program is to enhance the capacity of women’s behavioral health providers, general healthcare providers, and others involved in the holistic care of women to address the diverse needs of women with or at risk for mental health and substance use conditions, including women with or at risk for mental and substance use conditions that were greatly impacted by COVID.

Youth Homeless Demonstration Program

Application Deadline: August 29, 2024 *application closes at 11:59pm EST*

The purpose of the YHDP is to implement projects that demonstrate how a comprehensive approach to serving homeless youth aged 24 and under can dramatically reduce youth homelessness. The population to be served by this demonstration program is youth experiencing homelessness, including unaccompanied and pregnant or parenting youth. Open to special district governments, city or township governments, state governments, Indian Tribes, and more.

Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) Pilot Project

Application Deadline: September 4, 2024 *application closes at 11:59pm EST*

The goals and objectives of this program are food waste reduction objectives, reduce municipal food and waste, generate compost, divert residential and commercial food waste from landfills, improve soil quality, and more. Open to Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), county governments, independent school districts, and more. Apply now!

FY2024 Historic Preservation Fund- African American Civil Rights- History Grants

Application Deadline: September 5, 2024 *application closes at 11:59pm EST*

The National Park Service’s (NPS) African American Civil Rights Grant Program (AACR) will document, interpret, and preserve the sites and stories of the full history of the African American struggle to gain equal rights from transatlantic slave trade forward. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match.

The Spreadsheet Freedom Fund

Application Deadline: Second Round: September 30, 2024

The Spreadsheet Freedom Fund, an in-kind technology grant, empowers tax-exempt U.S. registered small nonprofits to grow their donor engagement through access to a CRM. They’re granting 1 year of Lite membership with DonorDock to 45 nonprofits in 2024—15 per quarter—covering over $50,000 in CRM costs. Available to nonprofits with annual revenue less than $100,000 and currently using spreadsheets as your donor database. Apply now and accelerate your impact!

Bashas’ Purposeful Giving

Application Period:  Open Year-Round

Bashas’ proudly supports causes that make significant impacts in our communities and align with one or more of our Purposeful Giving pillars, including Advocating for Good, Child Welfare, Environment & Sustainability, Food Access, Food System Education, and Total Wellness. Visit their website to review guidelines and procedures.

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

Application Period:  Open Year-Round

If you have an idea to improve the health of your community for generations to come, the Pioneering Ideas grant is for you! Proposals should show how the project would tackle issues of health in a new way. This could include food sovereignty projects! The application deadline is rolling.

Agency Development Grant2024-06-20T16:23:29+00:00

The Agency Development Grant is offered by St. Mary’s Food Bank to our valued Agency Partners across Arizona. Learn more below.

The Agency Development Grant Guide

Aimed at better your understanding of the Agency Development Grant, the following document outlines the process from submission, review, implementation, and completion of agency grant submissions.

The Agency Development Grant Equipment Guide

Aimed at preparing our Agency Partners for Agency Development Grant submission, the following document discusses equipment eligible to request, and frequently requested items.

Additional Resources for Successful Grant Writing & Seeking2024-02-21T19:19:22+00:00
Additional Resources for Finding Funders & Grant Opportunities2024-02-21T19:23:55+00:00

Need Additional Support?

Other grant opportunities often arise. Your Agency Services Representative will contact you as these opportunities are available.

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