Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grants, Deadline October 31

State Farm company grants are now available in three focus areas: safety, education, and community development.The State Farm Companies Foundation® and State Farm® value inclusiveness and diversity. Therefore, charitable funding is intended to advance access, equity, and inclusiveness while discouraging harmful discrimination based on age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, or religious beliefs.

Eligible Organizations

Our charitable contributions may be awarded to:

  • Educational institutions
  • Programs conducted by Municipal, county, state or federal government entities that align with State Farm’s charitable focus.
  • 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organizations
  • 501(c)(4) volunteer fire companies
  • 501(c)(6) chambers of commerce

State Farm does not fund:

  • Individuals seeking personal help or scholarships
  • Religious programs
  • Politically partisan programs
  • Organizations outside the U.S.

Request a Grant

State Farm grant applications for 2017 are available Thursday, September 1, 2016 through Monday, October 31, 2016.

Nationally, we support communities through social investments and countrywide relationships. At a local level, our company grants focus on three areas: safety, education, and community development.

Safety Grants

State Farm values the importance of keeping our neighbors safe. Our funding is directed toward:

  • Auto and roadway safety
  • Teen Driver Education
  • Home safety and fire prevention
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Disaster recovery

Community Development

Strong neighborhoods are the foundation of a strong society. We’re committed to maintaining the vibrancy of our communities by assisting nonprofits that support: affordable housing, first time homeowners, neighborhood revitalization, financial literacy, job training, and small business development. Through community outreach and community development grants and investments, State Farm gives back to the neighborhoods it serves and helps develop stronger neighborhoods by reinvesting in the community. Our funding is directed toward:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Job training
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Small business Development
  • Financial Literacy
  • First Time Homeownership

Education Grants

Additionally, we support efforts to provide all children with an education that will allow them to reach their greatest potential and prepare them to participate in a nation and economy that continues as a global leader. We fund three types of grants for K-12 public schools.

  • Teacher Development
  • Service-Learning
  • Education Reform/Systemic Improvement

ApplicationsThe 2017 grant applications are available beginning Thursday, September 1, 2016 through Monday, October 31, 2016. Grant amount requested must be $5,000 or more.

Good Neighbor Citizenship Application for governmental entities and colleges/universities without 501c3

State Farm Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning Grants

Every year, the State Farm Youth Advisory Board funds up to $5 million to youth-led service learning projects to solve issues important to State Farm and communities across the United States. Grant requests can range anywhere from $25,000 – $100,000, and are completed online ONLY through the Youth Advisory Board website, found here: statefarmyab.com/apply.

Education institutions and nonprofits are both eligible to apply.

Funding areas include:

  • Financial literacy
  • Access to higher education/closing the achievement gap
  • Community safety and natural disaster preparedness
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Societal health and wellness issues
  • Arts and Culture
Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grants, Deadline October 31

Assistance to Firefighters Grants, Deadline Nov. 18

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program provides financial assistance to help fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA). Grant funding focuses on critically needed resources to protect the public; training emergency personnel, fostering interoperability, supporting community resilience, as well as enhancing (through direct financial assistance) public safety and providing a continuum of support for emergency responders regarding fire, medical, and all hazard events.

Eligible Applicants:    City or township governments, County governments
Fire Departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organizations, State Fire Training Academies

Estimated Total Program Funding:    $310,500,000

Expected Number of Awards:    2500

The application deadline for this program is November 18. For more information please contact us. To learn more GFA, visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

Assistance to Firefighters Grants, Deadline Nov. 18

Federal Local (HSIP) Safety Program, Deadline Sept. 23

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced an open application period for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 general Local Safety Program.  Federal funds for the general Local Safety Program are to be used for highway safety improvements on the local roadway system.  All locally controlled roadways, regardless of National Functional Classification, are eligible.  The FY 2018 federal budget for this program is estimated at $6,000,000.

Local Agencies may submit more than one project application for consideration.  Federal safety funds shall not exceed $600,000 per project or a maximum amount of $2,000,000 per Local Agency (HSIP and HRRR combined) for the fiscal year.  FY 2018 projects are to be developed and obligated between October 1, 2017 and August 25, 2018.

Applications are to be electronically submitted or postmarked by Friday, September 23, 2016. For more information contact Heather Jamison, PE. To learn more about GFA visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

Federal Local (HSIP) Safety Program, Deadline Sept. 23

High Risk Rural Road Program, Deadline Sept. 2

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) ihas announced an open application period for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 High Risk Rural Road (HRRR) program, with an estimated budget of approximately $6,000,000.  This amount may be subject to revisions.

Local agencies are allowed to submit more than one project for consideration.  Federal safety funds shall not exceed $600,000 per project or a maximum amount of $2,000,000 per Local Agency for the fiscal year (including any selected FY 2018 HSIP projects).  Any non-selected projects submitted under this HRRR call for projects will be automatically rolled over to the general FY 2018 HSIP safety call for projects.  Selected HRRR projects are to be obligated in FY 2018; the Local Agency will not be allowed to delay a selected HRRR to a different fiscal year.

For more information on this grant program contact Heather Jamison, PE. To learn more about GFA visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

High Risk Rural Road Program, Deadline Sept. 2

Michigan Non-Point Source Grant Program, July 20-Aug. 17

The DEQ anticipates that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Nonpoint Source (NPS) Program Request for Proposals (RFP) will be released in late July.  Up to $4.3 million in state and federal funding will be available for nonpoint source control projects that implement priority recommendations in approved watershed management plans.  Final funding amounts will be determined through the State and federal budget processes.  The application and award process will be similar to previous years (FY16 RFP information available here).  We strongly suggest that applicants consult with NPS staff as they work with partners and stakeholders to develop potential projects.  To be eligible for funding, unapproved watershed management plans must have been submitted by February 20, 2016 and must be approved by the DEQ on or before July 20, 2016.

Draft guidance documents are available below to facilitate project development and for planning purposes.  This information is subject to change.  Final information will be included in the full RFP scheduled for release on or about July 20, 2016.

Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofits and units of government that can supply proof of a successful audit at the time of the application.  Nonprofits are exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as well as regional planning agencies and Michigan colleges or universities.  Units of government include state agencies, county, city, township, and village entities.  Entities that cannot provide audit proof will be deemed ineligible.  No fiduciary arrangements will be allowed.

Eligible watersheds are watersheds covered by a watershed management plan approved as meeting state and federal guidance.

Contact us for more information. To learn more about GFA visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

Michigan Non-Point Source Grant Program, July 20-Aug. 17

Aquatic Habitat Grant Pre-Proposals, July 25-Aug 26

The Aquatic Habitat Grant Program (AHGP) began in October 2013 and will operate each year that funding is available. A total of approximately $1,250,000 will be available for the 2015 round of grant funding from the Game and Fish Protection Fund. The AHGP’s purpose is to improve fish and other aquatic organism populations by protecting intact and rehabilitating degraded aquatic habitat. To facilitate the success of these efforts, the program will provide technical assistance to grantees. The AHGP is administered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) through a cooperative effort between Fisheries Division and Grants Management.

10% match, minimum grant amount is $25,000

Contact us for more information! To learn more about GFA, visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

Aquatic Habitat Grant Pre-Proposals, July 25-Aug 26