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Special Opps: Funding and More for April 28, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Apr 28, 2016 4:13:00 AM

“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research. Note that all headings below are links to the opportunities.

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Broadband for Rural Areas

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Apr 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Every day, 73 percent of us go online. The White House’s Broadband Opportunity Council now calls internet access a core utility, infrastructure as necessary as water, sewers, and electricity. Yet the digital divide between rural and urban areas still exists: 53 percent of rural Americans, some 22 million people, lack access to broadband. On Tribal lands, the statistics are 63 percent, or 2.5 million people.

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Topics: Infrastructure, Agriculture, Tribal Government, Rural Issues

The Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Apr 25, 2016 4:00:00 AM

The purpose of the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant is to revitalize struggling neighborhoods with distressed public housing or HUD assisted housing. As an initial requirement, each project must concentrate on the rehabilitation of at least one housing structure. Yet there are much broader objectives to this program. Part of the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI), the grant is not only about the physical renovation of buildings, but also the transformation of communities into vital places to live and work. Unlike past efforts, which often focused on problems like economic insecurity in a vacuum, HUD is taking a "holistic" approach to help selected areas redefine themselves.

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Topics: Grant News, Housing

Happy Earth Day 2016

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Apr 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Earth Day is today, and we would like to help you celebrate the occasion with fun facts, freebies, and a few planet-friendly funding opportunities.

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Topics: Grant News, Foundation Grants, Environment

Special Opps: Funding and More for April 21, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Apr 21, 2016 4:00:00 AM

“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners. All headings in this post link to the funding opportunities.

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Topics: Grant News

The Farmers Market Promotion Program

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Apr 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM

Who would not prefer to bite into a strawberry right off the vine instead of a frozen one, or take in the scent of a real flower rather than artificial fragrance? That same authentic experience occurs when we shop at farmers markets. There is something about the fresh air and connection to those who grow our food that makes us feel like a part of it all. Of course there are more tangible benefits too. Estimates hold that farmers markets put three times more of their sales back into the local economy than the major chains do. Farmers markets preserve the time-honored vocation of farming. They promote healthy eating with food so delicious we don’t notice it’s good for us. Want to make new friends? Market patrons have an average of 15-20 social interactions per visit. When was the last time that happened at the grocery store?

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Topics: Federal Grants, Grant News, Agriculture, Capacity Building

Special Opps: Funding and More for April 14, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Apr 14, 2016 9:05:21 AM

“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners. All headings in this post link to the funding opportunities.

Fab School Labs

The Northrop Grumman Foundation will provide five $100,000 grants to public middle schools for a fabulous school lab makeover. The mission of the program is to get students excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in order to help today’s children deliver tomorrow’s solutions. Applications must be submitted online between May 1, 2016, and June 17, 2016. Read More

Topics: Grant News, Education

The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Apr 13, 2016 3:00:00 AM

Along with the $9 million the U.S Department of Justice is making available through the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) comes a major paradigm shift in the intersection between criminal justice and mental health. Every year 2 million people with mental illness find themselves in jail. That number far surpasses those in mental hospitals. This situation is unfortunate for everyone involved. Individuals are not getting the treatment they need and counties are faced with an ever increasing price tag for their incarceration. Inmates with mental illness cost more to treat, have longer stays, and contribute to a higher recidivism rate than the rest of the population.

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Topics: Federal Grants, Health Care, Local Government, Grant News

Parks for Underserved Communities

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Apr 11, 2016 4:00:00 AM

Parks are important to the health of a community. We know this beyond a shadow of a doubt. Sure, they encourage exercise. But increased physical activity is only one of many benefits of parks. They have the potential to enhance economic opportunities, increase property values, offset pollution, and reduce crime. There are even studies that have connected time spent in nature with greater attention spans, lower stress levels, and better pain management.

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Topics: Foundations, Grant News, Parks and Recreation

Special Opps: Funding and More for April 7, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Apr 7, 2016 8:59:34 AM

“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners. All headings in this post link to the funding opportunities.

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Topics: Grant News

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