Special Opps: Funding and More for August 25, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Aug 25, 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 that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research.

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Topics: Grant News

Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges: Funding the Disciplines of Memory and Imagination.

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Aug 24, 2016 4:13:00 AM

According to the American Academy of  Arts and Science “The humanities…are disciplines of memory and imagination, telling us where we have been and helping us envision where we are going. This definition of the humanities goes straight to the heart of their value. Although they have long been staples in a classical education, the skills they impart make them more relevant than ever. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the country, is currently offering a grant to strengthen the role of the humanities at community colleges.

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Topics: Education

The Assistance to Fire Fighters Grant (AFG) 2016

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Aug 22, 2016 4:13:00 AM

Fall is time for the leaves to change, school to start and FEMA to announce the deadline for the Assistance to Fire Fighters (AFG) Grant. While the exact due date has not been made public yet, many of  the regional workshops schedules to help applicants prepare for the grant have already been announced. The self-evaluations, application guides and checklists are also available.

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Topics: Fire Grants

Special Opps: Funding and More for August 18, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Aug 18, 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 that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research.

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Topics: Grant News

Thou STILL Shall Not Supplant

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Aug 17, 2016 4:13:00 AM

Our 2012 Thou Shall Not Supplant article warned against supplanting federal grant funds, especially as it relates to the Department of Education. That department is hardly alone in its prohibition of supplanting funds that they provide; many federal grants come with the same restrictions. It is time to revist supplanting vs. supplementing with examples from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP).

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Topics: Grants Management Best Practices

Wetlands Conservation - 3 Funding Sources

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Aug 15, 2016 4:13:00 AM

Whether they are protecting the air conditioner in our home or the engine in our car, most of us rarely give those hard working filters a second thought, until they stop doing their job. Only when something goes wrong do we recognize their importance. When it comes to the environment, wetlands are Mother Nature’s equivalent to those essential maintenance filters. In fact, according to the EPA, the economic value of the earth’s wetlands is estimated at $14.9 trillion. Yet, like so many other things in our daily life that we take for granted, we rarely think about them or fully appreciate their true value.

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Topics: Environment

Special Opps: Funding and More for August 11, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Aug 11, 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 that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research.

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Topics: Grant News

Helping Homeless Vets - The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Voucher Program

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Aug 10, 2016 4:13:00 AM

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that there are almost 48,000 Veterans experiencing homelessness on any given night, about 11% of the total U.S. homeless population. In addition, 1.4 million more are at risk of becoming homeless. A complex problem, it involves much more than the lack of affordable housing. Many homeless Vets suffer from mental illness, alcoholism and other substance abuse, as well as post-traumatic stress disorders. They often lack access to social support networks. Because it is such a multifaceted issue, The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher program combines housing vouchers with case management provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to give them access to the broad type of support they need to maintain successful transition back into mainstream society.

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Topics: Federal Grants, Housing

Grants Way Back When!  Tell Us Your Retro Story!

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Aug 8, 2016 4:13:00 AM

Back in the day! We have all heard our elders talk about what life was like before color television, microwaves, and ATM machines.  Subsequently, who in the younger generation is not astonished to hear about a time when cell phones weighed almost as much as lap tops? Or horrified to learn their grandparents did their school reports on a thing known as a typewriter with the aid of a goopy substance called liquid paper? And you could not even play video games on it to keep yourself entertained!

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Topics: Grant Writing, Grants Management Best Practices

Webinar: Top Reasons Your Grant Application Was Not Funded

Posted by Beverly Browning on Aug 3, 2016 4:00:00 AM

This is always a popular topic for individuals assigned with the task of writing grant applications. We work so hard to research and write what we think is an award-winning proposal for funding. Then, weeks turn to months until that email arrives from the funder stating we did not get the grant award. The most devastating part of this communication is that we have to tell our employer, supervisor, or client that all the hard work and resources involved in the planning and writing processes now seems for naught.

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Topics: Grant Writing