The Farm to School Grant Program 2017 - Digging Your Veggies

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Sep 26, 2016 4:13:00 AM

Eat healthy! That has to be one of the most timeworn sentiments ever directed at children. But think back to your own youth for a moment. Which of the following scenarios would have been more successful in getting you to eat your veggies?  Authority figures barking at you with drill sergeant intensity to clean your salad plate? Or putting your books aside in order to slip into the fresh air and harvest the tomatoes and carrots you planted from seed? Next comes cooking lessons, to show you and your classmates creative ways to prepare them. If you picked  the second scenario, you are normal. Research shows that while all those nags can backfire, engaging students in holistic processes like gardening actually encourages them to make healthier choices on their own. That is why the Farm to School Grant Program is so refreshing. At heart, it inspires kids to form a life long appreciation of that green stuff! (Not to mention purple, yellow, red, orange....)

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Topics: Education, Agriculture

Special Opps: Funding and More for September 22, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Sep 22, 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

Sports Grants - It's a Great Time to Kick Around Funding Opportunities

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Sep 21, 2016 4:13:00 AM

Are you still going through Olympic withdrawal, one month after the closing ceremony? While everyone else is looking forward to cozy fires and hot chocolate, are you dreading being cooped up indoors? Just because the weather will be turning colder does not mean you have to put sports on hold! Now may be a good time to research the sports grants you need for your perfect future line ups. Here are just a few of the many organizations that fund sports programs to help get you started!

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Topics: Foundation Grants, Parks and Recreation, Education

Grants 1990 vs 2016: The Results Have Been Captured!

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Sep 19, 2016 4:13:00 AM

 

Remember the survey we did in this Grants Way Back When article, asking our esteemed readers how life in the grant world has changed since the 1990s? Here are the results, in Capture Magazine, from our partners at CostTree. A big thanks to each and every one of you who shared your insights with us! YOU ROCK!!! Just click on the typewriter below to be transported back a few decades. "Hypothetical Variance: Grants from 1990 to 2016" starts on page 28!

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Topics: Grant Writing, Grants Management Best Practices

Special Opps: Funding and More for September 15, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Sep 15, 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

Smart Growth America and the Federal Transit Administration: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Technical Assistance

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Sep 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM

Smart Growth America  is a national coalition of planners, economic developers, environmentalists and other urban thought leaders that work to create the kind of neighborhoods we all want to live in. Neighborhoods that are safe, affordable, walkable, bikeable, economically viable and environmentally sustainable. Neighborhoods that benefit all their residents, not just the advantaged few. A necessary ingredient in achieving all of these characteristics is efficiently planned, accessible transportation.

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Topics: Transportation, Infrastructure

Grants 101 and the Competitive Advantage

Posted by Beverly Browning on Sep 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM

If you work for a unit of government or nonprofit organization, you already know that employees wear multiple hats. What is the scariest hat to wear? Hearing from your supervisor that you’re now the designated grant writer! When I think about the first time I wrote a grant proposal to one of the largest foundations in the world, I know how I felt...

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Topics: Grant Writing

Special Opps: Funding and More for September 8, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Sep 8, 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

The Definitive Guide to an Effective Grant Funding Strategy

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Sep 7, 2016 4:13:00 AM

Is your municipality interested in increasing revenue? Reducing administrative burdens? Improving outcomes?  eCivis reviewed dozens of local governments to evaluate their grant acquisition and management strategies. High performing organizations had three key characteristics that made them effective. To find out what they are, download our free guide to effective grant funding strategies.

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Topics: Grants Office, Local Government, Grants Management Best Practices

OMB Uniform Guidance Training and ICMA Kansas City 2016

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Sep 6, 2016 4:00:00 AM

Uniform Guidance Training 2016: Promising Practices

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Topics: Uniform Guidance