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Special Opps: Funding and More for May 26, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on May 26, 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. Note that all headings below are links to the opportunities.

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Tackling Toxins - The Community Health Projects Related to Contamination at Brownfield Sites

Posted by Sherie Sanders on May 25, 2016 4:13:00 AM

When we think of major contributors to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, pollution is not always the first thing that comes to mind. While scientist are still debating the fine points, there is growing public awareness of environmental risks. Below are just a few types of toxins and the maladies they have been associated with:

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Topics: Health Care, Environment

Avoiding Procrastination - Bookmark for Later!

Posted by Sherie Sanders on May 23, 2016 4:13:00 AM

16,400,000! That is the number of results one gets when the term “procrastination” is entered in a Google search. Most of us procrastinate in one way or another. Advice on how to avoid it ranges from deep Freudian analysis on why we put things off to flip “just do it” quips from the drill sergeant types. In this post, we are going to concentrate on one specific reason for procrastination that might resonate with our readers – frustration.

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Topics: Grant Writing

Special Opps: Funding and More for May 19, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on May 19, 2016 4:15:00 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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Back on Track: The Railroad Safety Infrastructure Improvements Grant

Posted by Sherie Sanders on May 18, 2016 4:13:00 AM

Part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Railroad Administration is responsible for the safe and organized movement of people and goods across the country. As the agency points out; however, funding has not always kept pace with usage. Rail infrastructure, stations, and equipment are often in need of upgrades and repairs. Compounding this problem, freight shipments are forecasted to increase by 45 percent by 2045. In an effort to help ensure the needed renovations are made, $25 million was allocated for the FY2016 Railroad Safety Infrastructure Improvements Grant Program.

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Topics: Grant News, Infrastructure

Money for Murals, Music, and More!  The NEA Art Works Program

Posted by Sherie Sanders on May 16, 2016 6:39:02 AM

A junior high school students decides she no longer wants to skip school. A senior citizen finds he needs less pain medication. A local business district sees a dramatic increase in patronage.  What do these scenarios have in common? An increased exposure to the arts! Art tastes so good we forget it is good for us. Here are more reasons to dig up your paint brushes and revisit your favorite musical:

 

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Special Opps: Funding and More for May 12, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on May 12, 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. All headings in this post link to the funding opportunities.

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Topics: Grant News

The 2016 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program

Posted by Sherie Sanders on May 11, 2016 4:17:00 AM

There is an agency within the Department of Justice whose website includes photos of police men and women story telling to school kids, holding the hands of seniors, and lending an ear to those in need. Rapport between officers and civilians is at the heart of the concept of community policing. The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) does just what its name suggests, promotes the principles of community policing by providing resources for law enforcement agencies throughout the country to help build mutual trust and respect in the neighborhoods they serve. It shifts the focus from exclusively responding to crimes after they occur, to proactive collaboration with community members to discourage criminal activity from happening in the first place. Read More

Topics: Law Enforcement

Local Government Collaborations Part 1 - Fiscal Sponsorship

Posted by Beverly Browning on May 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM

In this article, I’ll talk to you about the first of two potential collaboration options for local government. The first type is a fiscal sponsorship, the second type is project planning and implementation collaboration that I will cover in my June blog post. 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, Partnerships

Addressing the Opiate Abuse Crisis

Posted by Sherie Sanders on May 4, 2016 4:00:00 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control, fatal drug overdoses hit an all-time high in 2014. Opioids, especially heroin and prescription pain pills, were involved in over half of all incidents.

Approximately 2 million Americans are dependent on prescription pain medication, and heroin use is up in almost all age groups in all income levels. More people are now dying from overdoses than car accidents. Recently, the federal government, law enforcement, communities groups, medical professionals and community groups addressed the problem at the annual National RX Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta. Here are some of the multi-strategy efforts advanced by various federal agencies:

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Topics: Health Care

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