Grants, Events, & Training Opportunities

All grant opportunities have been carefully curated for relevance to Kentucky communities and nonprofits. These may include: cash grants, technical assistance grants, and free or subsidized trainings and events.

Calendar Year 2022 Disaster Water Grants Program in Kentucky

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The USDA has made $247 million in supplemental grants available nationwide to help communities repair water infrastructure damaged by presidentially declared disasters in calendar year 2022.

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Kentucky

Calendar Year 2022 Disaster Water Grants Program in Kentucky

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The USDA has made $247 million in supplemental grants available nationwide to help communities repair water infrastructure damaged by presidentially declared disasters in calendar year 2022.

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Dates:
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Kentucky

Charles H. Dater Foundation Grant

The Charles H. Dater Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation makes grants to organizations and public agencies in Greater Cincinnati for programs that benefit children in the region in the areas of arts/culture, education, healthcare, social services and other community needs.

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Amount:
While some grants have been significant in size, the median grant is $10,000 and the average grant is about $14,000.
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Location:
Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties in Kentucky

Charles H. Dater Foundation Grant

The Charles H. Dater Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation makes grants to organizations and public agencies in Greater Cincinnati for programs that benefit children in the region in the areas of arts/culture, education, healthcare, social services and other community needs.

Date:
Dates:
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Cost:
While some grants have been significant in size, the median grant is $10,000 and the average grant is about $14,000.
Assistance:
Location:
Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties in Kentucky

Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants

Technical Assistance Grant

Designed to meet specific technical assistance needs of grassroots organizations working for social change in Appalachia, this program awards grants to help build organizational capacity and train board or staff members in key skills.

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Varies by project need
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Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants

Technical Assistance Grant

Designed to meet specific technical assistance needs of grassroots organizations working for social change in Appalachia, this program awards grants to help build organizational capacity and train board or staff members in key skills.

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Dates:
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Varies by project need
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SEARCH - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households in Kentucky

US Department of Agriculture

This program helps very small, financially distressed rural communities with predevelopment feasibility studies, design and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects.

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Funding and Direct TA
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SEARCH - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households in Kentucky

US Department of Agriculture

This program helps very small, financially distressed rural communities with predevelopment feasibility studies, design and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects.

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Dates:
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Assistance:
Funding and Direct TA
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Kentucky Statewide Reserve Fund

State Government Grant, Kentucky Education & Labor Cabinet

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded grant program that provides Youth, Adult and Dislocated Worker funding throughout our Commonwealth.

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Kentucky Statewide Reserve Fund

State Government Grant, Kentucky Education & Labor Cabinet

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded grant program that provides Youth, Adult and Dislocated Worker funding throughout our Commonwealth.

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Kentucky G.R.A.N.T. Program of 2024

Kentucky Government Grant Match Program

The GRANT Program is available for eligible recipients to support the local match requirement when applying for a federal government grant. Applications open June 1, 2024 and will continue on a rolling monthly basis thereafter until funds expire.

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Kentucky G.R.A.N.T. Program of 2024

Kentucky Government Grant Match Program

The GRANT Program is available for eligible recipients to support the local match requirement when applying for a federal government grant. Applications open June 1, 2024 and will continue on a rolling monthly basis thereafter until funds expire.

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Upcoming - Bank of America Economic Mobility Grant

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Grant

Bank of America Foundation will issue an RFP in May for their Economic Mobility Grant focused on community needs. Projects may include affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, or small business resiliency.

Deadline:
Jun 21, 2024
Amount:
$5,000-$50,000
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Upcoming - Bank of America Economic Mobility Grant

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Grant

Bank of America Foundation will issue an RFP in May for their Economic Mobility Grant focused on community needs. Projects may include affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, or small business resiliency.

Date:
Jun 21, 2024
Dates:
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Cost:
$5,000-$50,000
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Location:

Truist Foundation Grant

Truist Foundation

The Truist Foundation supports communities by investing in innovative nonprofits that align with the following areas of focus: building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses. 

Deadline:
Jul 31, 2024
Amount:
Minimum $5,000
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Location:

Truist Foundation Grant

Truist Foundation

The Truist Foundation supports communities by investing in innovative nonprofits that align with the following areas of focus: building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses. 

Date:
Jul 31, 2024
Dates:
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Cost:
Minimum $5,000
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Rural Changemaker Grant - September 2024

Interact For Health Grant

The Rural Changemaker RFP provides strategic funding that enhances and supports grassroots work addressing community-identified challenges and inequalities related to health in the rural regions served by Interact for Health.

Deadline:
Sep 2, 2024
Amount:
$10,000 - $100,000
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Location:

Rural Changemaker Grant - September 2024

Interact For Health Grant

The Rural Changemaker RFP provides strategic funding that enhances and supports grassroots work addressing community-identified challenges and inequalities related to health in the rural regions served by Interact for Health.

Date:
Sep 2, 2024
Dates:
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Cost:
$10,000 - $100,000
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Location:

Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer Preservation Fund for Kentucky - October Deadline

State in partnership with National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer Preservation Fund for Kentucky supports the preservation of historic buildings, communities and landscapes in the state of Kentucky.

Deadline:
Oct 1, 2024
Amount:
$2,500 - $10,000
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Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer Preservation Fund for Kentucky - October Deadline

State in partnership with National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer Preservation Fund for Kentucky supports the preservation of historic buildings, communities and landscapes in the state of Kentucky.

Date:
Oct 1, 2024
Dates:
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Cost:
$2,500 - $10,000
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Location:

Rural Changemaker Grant - Nov 2024

Interact For Health Grant

The Rural Changemaker RFP provides strategic funding that enhances and supports grassroots work addressing community-identified challenges and inequalities related to health in the rural regions served by Interact for Health.

Deadline:
Nov 4, 2024
Amount:
$10,000 - $100,000
Assistance:
Location:

Rural Changemaker Grant - Nov 2024

Interact For Health Grant

The Rural Changemaker RFP provides strategic funding that enhances and supports grassroots work addressing community-identified challenges and inequalities related to health in the rural regions served by Interact for Health.

Date:
Nov 4, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
$10,000 - $100,000
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Location:

Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program

Federal Grant Program

Approximately $2 billion dollars in Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funds in environmental and climate justice activities to benefit disadvantaged communities.

Deadline:
Nov 21, 2024
Amount:
$10 million - $20 million
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Location:

Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program

Federal Grant Program

Approximately $2 billion dollars in Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funds in environmental and climate justice activities to benefit disadvantaged communities.

Date:
Nov 21, 2024
Dates:
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Cost:
$10 million - $20 million
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Location:

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Candid

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Deadline:
Dec 31, 2024
Amount:
Free
Assistance:
Complimentary 1 year subscription to Foundation Directory Essential
Location:

One FREE Year of Foundation Directory Essential

Candid

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Date:
Dec 31, 2024
Dates:
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Cost:
Free
Assistance:
Complimentary 1 year subscription to Foundation Directory Essential
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Grants 101 & 201 Workshop: Covington

Grant Ready Kentucky & KNN Workshop

This Grant Writing 101 & 201 Workshop series, led by grant professional Melissa Vermillion, GPC, MBA, will teach participants how to research and apply for grant funding for nonprofits.

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Amount:
KNN Members: $50 both days; $30 one day only Potential Members: $80 both days; $45 one day only
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Location:
Zembrodt Education Center, Covington, KY

Grants 101 & 201 Workshop: Covington

Grant Ready Kentucky & KNN Workshop

This Grant Writing 101 & 201 Workshop series, led by grant professional Melissa Vermillion, GPC, MBA, will teach participants how to research and apply for grant funding for nonprofits.

Date:
Dates:
Jul 18
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Jul 19, 2024
Cost:
KNN Members: $50 both days; $30 one day only Potential Members: $80 both days; $45 one day only
Assistance:
Location:
Zembrodt Education Center, Covington, KY

Grants 101 & 201 Workshop: Paducah

Grant Ready Kentucky & KNN Workshop

This Grant Writing 101 & 201 Workshop series, led by grant professional Melissa Vermillion, GPC, MBA, will teach participants how to research and apply for grant funding for nonprofits.

Deadline:
Amount:
KNN Members: $50 both days; $30 one day only Potential Members: $80 both days; $45 one day only
Assistance:
Location:
Emerging Technology Center, Paducah, KY

Grants 101 & 201 Workshop: Paducah

Grant Ready Kentucky & KNN Workshop

This Grant Writing 101 & 201 Workshop series, led by grant professional Melissa Vermillion, GPC, MBA, will teach participants how to research and apply for grant funding for nonprofits.

Date:
Dates:
Jul 24
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Jul 25, 2024
Cost:
KNN Members: $50 both days; $30 one day only Potential Members: $80 both days; $45 one day only
Assistance:
Location:
Emerging Technology Center, Paducah, KY

Grants 101 & 201 Workshop: Lexington

Grant Ready Kentucky & KNN Workshop

This Grant Writing 101 & 201 Workshop series, led by grant professional Melissa Vermillion, GPC, MBA, will teach participants how to research and apply for grant funding for nonprofits.

Deadline:
Amount:
KNN Members: $50 both days; $30 one day only Potential Members: $80 both days; $45 one day only
Assistance:
Location:
BCTC Leestown Campus, Lexington, KY

Grants 101 & 201 Workshop: Lexington

Grant Ready Kentucky & KNN Workshop

This Grant Writing 101 & 201 Workshop series, led by grant professional Melissa Vermillion, GPC, MBA, will teach participants how to research and apply for grant funding for nonprofits.

Date:
Dates:
Aug 29
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Aug 30, 2024
Cost:
KNN Members: $50 both days; $30 one day only Potential Members: $80 both days; $45 one day only
Assistance:
Location:
BCTC Leestown Campus, Lexington, KY