New Jersey Department of State (DOS) - New Jersey Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBI)
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Grants of up to $20,000 to New Jersey community-based and faith-based nonprofit organizations for creative and original programs that benefit low-income populations. Funding is intended for programs that encourage youth entrepreneurship, increase access to higher education opportunities, and explore potential career opportunities in STEAM fields.
The mission of the New Jersey Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBI) is to eliminate barriers to funding and other resource opportunities, create greater access for partnership and enhance the capacity of faith and community-based organizations (FBCOs) to create and implement innovative approaches that are designed for community and economic transformation.
College Readiness Program: The College Readiness grant is designed to create greater access to college targeting the ages between 16 years and 65 years. Funding can be used but not limited to subsidizing a minimum of 5 college applications fees, college acceptance fees, coordinating college tours, and completion of the students FAFSA application. The project must report on how many college applications were submitted, how many program participants were accepted and how many will be entering college in the Spring and/or Fall of 2022.
Youth Entrepreneurship: The Youth Entrepreneurship grant is designed to develop skills and strategies that equip youth that attend middle school or high school. The goal is to promote entrepreneurial literacy among at-risk youth and to help each start his/her own business. OFBI funds can be used to provide start-up capital (cannot exceed $500 per business idea). The organization will steward the startup capital for program participants. Organizations applying for this grant must indicate in the application which existing youth entrepreneurship curriculum will be used and why was it chosen.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM): The STEM grant will create opportunities for at-risk youth to creatively explore career pathways in STEM fields. The goal is to provide high-quality STEM programming that encourages students to incorporate STEM learning in their everyday lives, academic careers and professional endeavors by providing hands-on experience and education in low-income communities. Organization applying for this grant must use relevant, real-world applications of STEM content and involve professionals within the STEM fields as part of the program delivery. Activities may include but are not limited to fashion design, arts, coding, robotics, astronomy, STEM conferences and gaming, etc.
GrantWatch ID#: 162550
College Readiness: Maximum request: $20,000; total funding: $140,000
Youth Entrepreneurship: Maximum request: $20,000; total funding: $120,000
STEAM: Maximum request: $20,000; total funding: $140,000
Funding period is from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://dcasage.intelligrants.com/portal.asp
NJ Office of Faith Based Initiatives
P.O. Box 456
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Tel: (609) 984-6952
Fax: (609) 633-7141
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