September 16, 2020

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Community-based nonprofits are trusted partners in providing resources, supports, and services to meet the unique needs of the Black and African American community. Yet data show there are disparities in the funding available to Black- and African American-led nonprofits. That’s why Microsoft is investing $15 million over three years in Black- and African Americ...

August 11, 2020

Round 2 of the COVID-19 PA Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance program is now open. This program will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to businesses economically impacted by COVID-19.  To apply, click here.

The application window is open for 15 business days, from 9am on August 10th to 11:59pm on August 28th.

Please note, there has been a change in the criminal history eligibility. More business ow...

July 28, 2020

$50 million in grant funding is now available to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 PA Hazard Pay Grant Program is now available to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hazard pay is intended to keep front-line employees working in sectors that are vital to every Pennsylva...

May 14, 2020

The Commonwealth of PA, through Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), has received the first allocation of ESG-CV funds, an appropriation of $19,920,655 based on HUD’s federal fiscal year 2020 formula distribution. DCED’s priority for the use of these ESG funds will be to assist homeless providers and communities to prepare for, prevent the spread of and respond to the coronavirus among individu...

May 8, 2020

The Solidarity Fund for COVID-19 Organizing is providing emergency grants of up to $10,000 to grassroots community organizing groups.As of May 1, Bread & Roses has made $262,000 available in grants through the fund.

Priority will go to:

  • new or existing groups that are launching organizing campaigns around issues directly related to the COVID-19 crisis (these groups do not need to have 501(c)3 status or a fiscal sponsor)

  • ...

April 22, 2020

In order to facilitate the growth and global competitiveness of America’s growing minority business enterprise (MBE) community, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is seeking to fund innovative projects – to support formerly incarcerated individuals – with entrepreneurship assistance including (but not limited to):

(1) educational programs and workshops;

(2) entrepreneurial training; and

(3) coaching assistance.


April 9, 2020

The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to escalate each day. To date, the focus has largely been on shoring up small and large for-profit companies. But the impact on community-based organizations that provide critical services to people involved in the criminal justice system is also starting to show.

Programs have closed. Reentry and behavioral health practitioners have lost their jobs. And organizations trying t...

April 2, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding for rigorous examination of innovative reentry initiatives. With this solicitation, NIJ requests proposals for rigorous research to examine reentry initiatives that incorporate promising practices, strategies, or programs. NIJ is interested in supporting evaluations of innovative reent...

April 2, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding under the Second Chance Act to provide grants to nonprofit organizations and Indian tribes to provide reentry services and programs.

BJA is seeking applications to implement or expand on reentry programs that demonstrate strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, and other...

April 2, 2020

The Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) is an employment focused competitive grant program of the Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS), the only federal grant to focus exclusively on competitive employment for homeless veterans. Initially authorized in 1987 under Section 738 of Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HVRP and its companion programs are currently authorized...

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