United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) has a bold vision for eradicating poverty in SELA. Grant-making supports the vision of “equitable communities where all individuals are healthy, educated and economically stable.” This means both a sharpened focus on poverty through supporting the critical programs that form the bedrock of serving our population, and a systems change approach centered on collaboration. Our grant-making is rooted in addressing the complex interplay of symptoms and drivers of poverty in the region.
Orleans Parish 2022 Summer Impact Grants - CLOSED
United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA), in partnership with Baptist Community Ministries (BCM), announces the Summer Impact Grant opportunity to expand and deepen services for children and youth ages 11-24 in New Orleans over the summer of 2022.
UWSELA and BCM will allocate funds to youth-serving organizations to broaden supports which may include but are not limited to reduced program cost to families, behavioral health supports, expanded summer nutrition/meals, expanded hours or duration of programming, and connecting youth with an educational, vocational, and/or employment setting when summer programming ends. Successful implementation will help close the achievement gap, improve health outcomes, reduce crime, and scale programs in locations where they’re needed most.
The deadline for submitting applications is May 19, 2022.
Programmatic Grants - APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED
United Way of Southeast Louisiana is pleased to announce its FY22 (July 2022 – June 2023) Blueprint for Prosperity Programmatic Grants, which will offer one year of funding to qualified nonprofits addressing education, health, and economic stability disparities across Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes.
This one-year grant opportunity will also include increased data reporting requirements on equity and a focus on both long-standing community problems and emerging needs in the wake of COVID-19 and Hurricane Ida.
Before applying, United Way strongly urges nonprofits to review the full Blueprint for Prosperity Framework. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, March 7, 2022.
EFSP Funds Available to Nonprofits - APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED
There are two phases of EFSP this round: Phase 39 and Phase ARPA-R. Each phase has its own application. Please note the spending period for both Phase 39 and Phase ARPA-R is November 1, 2021 – April 23, 2023. If funded, EFSP funds must be expended within this time period.
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR BOTH PHASES: FEBRUARY 21, 2022
Phase 39: Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes have been awarded Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $638,511. Funds must be used to supplement food, shelter, rent-mortgage & utility assistance efforts in ongoing programs to assist people with economic emergencies unrelated to disasters.
Phase ARPA-R: Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes have been awarded Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $1,973,487. Funds must be used to supplement food, shelter, rent-mortgage & utility assistance efforts in ongoing programs to assist people with economic emergencies unrelated to disasters.