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Special Opps: Funding and More for June 23, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Jun 23, 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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America's Promise Job Driven Grant Program

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

Every day Erica drives past the impressive new high-tech park on her way to work. A job there could net her several times what she makes now at her part-time fast food job, with better benefits and advancement opportunities. With her current skill set, however, she simply can not hope to qualify for such an opportunity. Today there are one million openings in health care, business, and education. Yet, many Americans lack the skills and training to even be considered. Some industries have resorted to bringing in guest workers from other countries on H-1B temporary work visas to meet their staffing needs. A new federal program aims to change this, by equipping U.S. workers with the exact qualifications their local industries need to stay competitive in the global market.

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Topics: Employment, Education

It's A Parlour Game...

Posted by James Ha on Jun 20, 2016 4:13:00 AM

According to the National Association of State Budget Officers, as cited in the president’s FY16 annual budget, federal agencies awarded more than $600 billion in grant funding to state and local governments, higher education, and other public sector organizations. Recent grant reform has emphasized improving the performance of each grant program from these federal agencies.

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Topics: Federal Grants, Grants Management Best Practices

OMB Uniform Guidance: Promising Practices Webcast Available July 5

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jun 16, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Want to know what the thought leaders are thinking when it comes to the OMB Uniform Guidance? You're in luck. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) have announced the third in a series of webcasts on the Uniform Guidance available at the COFAR website, https://cfo.gov/cofar/training/, on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

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Topics: Grants Management Best Practices

Special Opps: Funding and More for June 16, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Jun 16, 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 Rural Community Development Initiative Grant

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

USDA Rural Development is a branch of the Unites States Department of Agriculture whose mission is to improve the quality of life in rural America. In the current fiscal year, they will administer $38 billion in loans, loan guarantees and grants to support vital services such as housing, health care, water, electric, communication and other necessary infrastructure. They offer loans to businesses and supply technical assistance to farmers. They even have programs to help individual residents buy their own homes.

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Topics: Rural Issues

Project Planning and Implementation Collaboration for Local Government - Part 2

Posted by Beverly Browning on Jun 13, 2016 4:13:00 AM

Last month, I talked to you about the first of two potential collaboration options for local government: fiscal sponsorship.This month, we’re going to look at the project planning and implementation collaboration process. If you’re a local government, these two articles will provide you with some additional options for finding and qualifying for grant funding opportunities that are limited to IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

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Topics: Local Government

Special Opps: Funding and More for June 9, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Jun 9, 2016 4:30:00 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 2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

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

Edward "Eddie" Byrne was a second-generation New York City police officer who was killed in the line of duty by drug dealers in 1988. He was only 22 years old. The cornerstone grant that the Department of Justice (DoJ) makes available to state and local governments bears his name as one way to honor his memory. Often referred to as the JAG grant, the purpose of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program is to help prevent and reduce violent crime.

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Topics: Law Enforcement

K9 Cops to Dog Parks: Finding Funding for Fido

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Jun 6, 2016 4:13:00 AM

We already shared one article about grants for pets that municipalities are eligible to apply for. In honor of the dog days of summer, we fetched three more important canine-related grants that will make local governments perk up their ears for details:

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Topics: Law Enforcement, Pets

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