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January 2017
Current Funding Opportunities 

Federal Opportunities:

OVW FY 2017 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking 
Funds for transitional housing and voluntary support services including victim services
$25,000,000 available, award ceiling $350,000

BJA FY 17 Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents
Funds available to assist children of incarcerated parents.
$300,000 available, award ceiling $100,000

OJJDP FY 17 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Out of Home Placement
Reducing Out-of-Home Placement
Program will strengthen and expand the use of community-based alternatives to out-of-home placement and minimize approaches based solely on control and deterrence in favor of individualized treatment and services.
$750,000 available, award ceiling $250,000
State Agencies Only

OJJDP FY 17 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Enhancing Youth Access to Justice Initiative
Technical assistance
for juvenile justice initiatives.
$3,800,000 available,
award ceiling $300,000

Interdisciplinary Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services for Personnel Serving Children with Disabilities who have High-Intensity Needs (DOE). Department of Education announces funds to support programs that will help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities.
Available: $9,000,000 Deadline: 3/6/2017  

BJA FY 17 Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders The Second Chance Act of 2007 (provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities. Available: $9,000,000 Award Ceiling: $650,000
Deadline: 3/14/17
State and City Agencies Only

Drug-Free Communities Support Program (HHS). Department of Health and Human Services announces funds to support collaborative efforts to reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that relate to the risk of substance abuse. Available: $8,750,000 is available for seventy awards and a match is required  Deadline: 3/15/2017  

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (DOJ). Department of Justice announces funds to support the establishment of a comprehensive, coordinated, balanced strategy through enhanced grant programs that would expand prevention and education efforts while also promoting treatment and recovery  Available: $7,000,000 is available for 100 awards  Deadline: 4/25/2017 

If you are interested in pursuing any of these funding opportunities give us a call at 202.986.6590.   

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Uncertain times call for creative strategies with regard to fundraising and development.  It is important to diversify your funding stream and make sure your organization is able to qualify to receive funds from multiple sources.  We can help you weather the storm. Give us a call! 


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Diversification is key for nonprofits and service agencies; particularly in uncertain political and economic environments.  While this might seem obvious, there are a few considerations:

1)       Are you able to receive money from multiple sources? Different types of income require different transactional infrastructures. A large donor base needs care and feeding and federal contracts need reporting and compliance and grantwriting of a particular type. Each stream of income has its own transactional costs in other words and so there is a tradeoff with establishing a new stream. You don't want to wait until application time to be ready to receive money! We can help you with proposals of all types.

2)       If you have a consistent revenue source, grow the relationship to the extent possible.

3)       More funders are requiring that grantees work towards "getting to scale".  You can't get there without diverse funding sources.  

4)       The best source of funds for a nonprofit has three key characteristics. First, it yields a lot of dollars. Second, it is unrestricted. This is important partly because a nonprofit can shift this money to cover the loss of other funding. Unrestricted funds are important is that they can give a nonprofit the financial capacity to respond nimbly to economic and political challenges. The final, crucial characteristic is that the source is "internally diversified." That is, it comprises in itself a number of individual sources that are not dependent on one another-so if one disappears or goes down in value, the others aren't affected.

5)       Private individual donations and revenue from program expenses are the best type of unrestricted funds.  We can help you develop fundraising campaigns and think about programming strategically.

Source: Adapted from Nonprofit Quarterly

Foundation Opportunity:

Signature Employment Grants. Kessler Foundation announces funds to support for non-traditional solutions that increase employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Concept papers are required and due on March 17.  Available: Up to $250,000 and a match is required.  Deadline: 3/17/2017  

If you know anyone who can benefit from our services and products we appreciate referrals.

Call us at 202.986.6590 or email  constancel@thelindsaygroupllc.com.


Constance Lindsay, Vice President
The Lindsay Group LLC