Grants and Opportunities

Grants

MLB-MLBPA Healthy Relationships Community Grants
Two Remaining 2020 Application Deadlines: September 1 and December 1
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association are launching the Healthy Relationships Community Grants initiative to address positive relationship health, with self and others. The initiative will focus on three distinct areas: supporting programs that build and improve mental health resiliency among vulnerable populations, improving relationship skills of the next generation, as well as programs designed to strengthen and provide critical services to survivors of domestic violence today. MLB and MLBPA will jointly award $3 million in funding over 2020 and 2021, and U.S.-based nonprofit and global non-governmental organizations are encouraged to apply. 

LyftUp COVID-19 Community Grants Program
No Application Deadline
As part of Lyft’s response to COVID-19, they are piloting a new initiative called Essential Deliveries. Through this program, organizations that need delivery services for essential goods — such as groceries, medical supplies, auto parts, and home necessities — are quickly matched with Lyft drivers, who can carry the deliveries out. Additionally, in collaboration with 500+ community partners, they’re helping provide essential services — like trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, and healthcare appointments — to those in need.

HUD FY 2020 Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration
Applications Due: November 9
HUD is interested in supporting demonstrations in up to 5 communities that provide housing interventions in lower income households that are conducted jointly through the coordination of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH)-funded Lead Hazard Control/Healthy Homes programs and programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to determine whether this coordinated delivery of services achieves cost effectiveness and better outcomes in improving the safety and energy efficiency of homes.  The coordinated assessments and interventions are expected to provide additional benefits to households through the combined mitigation of health and safety hazards and improvements in energy efficiency and comfort.

FY 2021 AmeriCorps State and National Grants
Applications Due: January 6, 2021
AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

Opportunities

Transportation at the Ballot Box: Austin’s Project Connect
Thursday, October 22 – 2:00 PM ET
In this webinar, David Couch will provide an overview of the overall System Plan and share details about the initial investments in Project Connect. John-Michael Cortez will discuss the history of Prop A leading up to its approval by the Austin City Council earlier this summer, and cover some of the measure’s additional elements, including a $300 million anti-displacement fund. 

Eno Center for Transportation THURSDAY TRANSPORTATION TRIVIA NIGHT
Thursday, October 22 – 7:00 PM ET
Time to brush up on your transportation knowledge and take part in Eno’s first-ever virtual Thursday Transportation Trivia (T3) Night! Grab your friends, coworkers, or just the people you discuss multimodal issues of the day with on Twitter, and sign up as a team of up to four people. Don’t have a team? No problem. You also have the opportunity to sign up as an individual and be placed on teams formed by Eno, which is a great way to network with others in the industry.

NCST Ridehailing and Public Transit Partnerships
Wednesday, October 28 – 2:00 PM ET
This webinar draws on three interrelated studies exploring how ridehailing and other shared-use mobility services are impacting transportation planning and public transit agencies. Researchers will focus on factors that enable or inhibit the formation of partnerships between transit agencies and ridehailing companies such as Uber and Lyft. They will discuss support for partnerships from within the agency and from the public, the nuances of rules and regulations, and the role of policy champions in the implementation of these partnerships.

Innovations in Restoring Passenger Confidence and Managing COVID-19 Operational Considerations
Thursday, October 29 – 3:15 PM EDT
This listening session will focus on innovations transit agencies are implementing during their COVID-19 recovery efforts. Panelists from the transit industry will discuss strategies and tools and resources they use to restore passenger confidence while managing operational considerations while recovering from the public health emergency.

Advancing UAS for Structural Inspections
Thursday, November 5 – 2:30 PM ET
This webinar will explore some of the more advanced and nascent use cases of UAS to support structural inspections as well as data obtained from UAS inspections. While UAS for bridge inspections is a topic that has been covered somewhat extensively, this webinar will raise the visibility on the data processing performed in support of streamlining bridge inspections and bridge management.

Consortium for Scenario Planning Announces 2021 Conference
Wednesday, January through Friday, January 15, 2021
The fourth annual Consortium for Scenario Planning Conference is going digital in January 2021. The event will feature interactive presentations by the Wasatch Front Regional Council and dozens of practitioners, consultants, and academics who use scenarios to develop more equitable and inclusive places, address economic and environmental challenges, respond to infrastructural needs, and more.