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Special Opps: Funding and More for February 10, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Feb 10, 2016 1:02:57 PM

“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.

The American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition

The ALA will hold its annual conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida, from June 23-28, 2016. Those interested in participating may now pre-register online. The conference will feature attendees from all over the world who will have access to the latest on futures thinking, digital content, e-books, innovation, library transformation, community engagement, books and authors, leadership, advocacy, policy updates, and more. Attendees will also be able to enjoy networking and social events.

The American Library Association (ALA) 2016 ALA Leadership Institute

The ALA is now accepting applications for attendance at its 2016 “Leading to the Future” Leadership Institute, which will be held from August 8-11, 2016, at Eaglewood Resort in Itasca, Illinois. Applications to attend will be accepted through April 15, 2016. This four-day immersive event will provide leadership development for up to 40 mid-career librarians.

Allstate Foundation Greater Good Nonprofit Leaders Program

The Allstate Foundation will bring together emerging nonprofit leaders from across the county to engage in a unique leadership development program designed to transforming their organizations, their communities, and the nonprofit sector as a whole. Events will take place in four academic sessions throughout late 2016 and early to mid-2017. Applications to participate must be submitted by March 31, 2016.

2016 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

The Endangered Species Coalition has announced its 2016 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest. The contest is open to K-12 grade students, including those who are homeschooled or belong to a youth/art program. To be eligible, students must submit artwork that depicts a land- or ocean-dwelling species that either lives in or migrates through the United States and its waters, or a plant/flower that is found in the United States that has been placed on the threatened or endangered species list. Submissions must be received by March 1, 2016, and the grand-prize winner will receive a round-trip flight to Washington, D.C., and accommodations for him/herself and one guardian to attend a rewards ceremony in May 2016.

College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts

The College Board has announced its 2016 Excellence and Innovation in the Arts award, which recognizes and celebrates the achievement of arts initiatives that serve students in grades 6-12 and that promote student learning and creativity in exemplary and innovative ways. Awards will be provided in the category of arts integration, equity through arts, and civic engagement/professional partnerships. In each category, the winning school will receive a $5,000 award, and one among the three winners will receive an additional $2,500. Submissions must be received by April 18, 2016.

Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) 2016 Fuller Challenge

BFI is inviting designers, architects, planners, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, activists, and students worldwide to submit original solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems. The funding agency will provide a $100,000 prize to support the development and implementation of the project. All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on March 1, 2016.

Center for Applied Transect Studies 2016 TCC Groves Award

The Center for Applied Transect Studies is accepting nominations for outstanding leadership and vision in the promotion of Transect-based planning. All public officials and groups, elected or staff, except for sitting juries, are eligible to receive the award. The winner will receive the award at the annual gathering of the Congress for the New Urbanism, scheduled for June 8-11 in Detroit, Michigan. All submissions must be received by March 1, 2016.

The American Library Association (ALA) 2016 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award

The ALA is accepting applications for the 2016 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming, which recognizes, promotes, and supports excellence in humanities programming in elementary and middle school libraries that serve children in grades K-8. The focus of this program is to share the winning school’s program as a model for inspiration and adaptation by other library media programs. Applications must be submitted by May 6, 2016.

Tony Awards Excellence in Theater Education Awards

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University are seeking teachers who are creating the next generation of theater artists by discovering talented students, nurturing them, inspiring them, and setting them off on a lifelong journey as theater supporters and professionals. The general public may nominate any theater education teacher from an accredited K-12 institution, and all nominations must be submitted by February 29, 2016.

Cal Wellness Sabbatical Program Awards

Cal Wellness will provide up to eight awards of $40,000 to nonprofit health organizations in California in order to provide their executive directors with well-deserved sabbaticals. The purpose of this program is to keep burnout, stress, and fatigue from undermining the effectiveness of leaders of nonprofit health organizations. Applications must be submitted by March 14, 2016.

The Oregon Cultural Trust Holding Conversations with Funders

The Oregon Cultural Trust’s manager will join colleagues from the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Humanities, and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office to launch a 12-stop state tour around Oregon to encourage cultural nonprofit organizations to apply for close to $5 million in collective grant funds. Events will be held from February 9, 2016, through March 3, 2016.

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Program for Certified Local Governments

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Office of History and Archaeology (OHA) is announcing a training opportunity for certified local government (CLG) historic preservation staff and board members. Training will be provided through the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions Conference, held in Mobile, Alabama, during July 27-31, 2016. Applications for 60/40 matching grants to participate in their training must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on February 29, 2016.

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Special Opps: Funding and More for February 4, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Feb 4, 2016 10:30:03 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.

Cool and Connected: Federal Planning Assistance for Broadband and Sustainable Community Development

The United States Environmental Protection Agency intends to help revitalize small-town main streets and promote economic development through the Cool and Connected program, which will help communities develop strategies and an action plan for using planned or existing broadband services that can provide new opportunities for people and businesses. All communities are eligible, but special consideration will be given to small towns and rural communities that face economic challenges, as well as communities that have received loans or grants from the USDA to support broadband or other internet-related services. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest by February 24, 2016. Webinars for prospective applicants are planned for February 9 and February 16, 2016.

Safe Routes to School in Indian Country

The National Center for Safe Routes to School invites representatives of tribal communities to a webinar that will provide participants with an overview of some of the considerations unique to implementing Safe Routes to School programs in tribal communities, and highlight successful strategies that can assist in overcoming challenges. The webinar will take place on February 10, 2016, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET.

Vans Custom Culture Program

The Vans Company has created the Custom Culture program to inspire and empower high school students to embrace their creativity through art and design and bring attention to diminishing arts education budgets. Custom Culture is a national high school customization competition using blank Vans shoes to be customized around specific themes. Winners will receive a trip to a final event and compete for a grand prize worth $50,000. High schools must register for the competition by February 12, 2016.

Service Year + Higher Ed: Innovation Challenge

The Service Year Alliance is inviting submissions from groups that incorporate the service year concept into the postsecondary experience that will better prepare students to complete their degrees, attain employment, and become life-long engaged citizens. The funding agency is looking for models that make a service year a part of the undergraduate or graduate experience. There will be three categories of competitions: public, private, and community colleges. Each category will have a first-place winner that will receive a $30,000 prize.

The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Foster G. McGaw Prize

The AHA is looking to honor health delivery organizations (hospitals, health systems, integrated networks, or self-defined community partnerships) that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service. Winners will receive $100,000, a trophy, and recognition. Up to three finalists will also receive $10,000 each and recognition. All applications must be received by midnight CT on April 1, 2016.

Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC)

The TGC program is a year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Teachers will be provided an eight-week graduate-level online course, receive resources, and then travel for two or three weeks to another country to experience the country’s culture and education system. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 17, 2016.

Anthony Grassroots Prize

The Anthony Grassroots Prize recognizes an outstanding example of grassroots environmental activism in California over the previous year with a $1,000 cash award. Organizations may apply if their annual budgets are below $100,000 per year. Individuals may also apply if they are volunteers, but must designate an environmental grassroots organization that they want to receive the prize money. All nominations should be submitted by April 1, 2016.

Humanities Texas Spring Teacher Workshops

Humanities Texas intends to hold professional development workshops in the spring of 2016 throughout the state of Texas that focus on Texas social studies and language arts teachers. Workshop topics include Slavery, Secession, the Civil War, and Reconstruction (February 2016), Teaching and Understanding the Short Story (February 19, 2016), and Teaching Shakespeare (February 26, 2016). Teachers attending workshops will receive books and other instructional materials and be trained in the examination and interpretation of primary sources. Teachers must apply online to attend workshops.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Partners in the Outdoors Grant Opportunities

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is providing organizations, agencies, schools and communities with an opportunity to apply for grants that will support projects that focus on outdoor recreation education/outreach, integration of outdoor recreation interests, healthy lifestyles and communities, stewardship/conservation, and inspiring Coloradans to appreciate, enjoy, and care for the great outdoors. Applicants must attend the Partners in the Outdoors Conference (scheduled for April 27-29, 2016, in Keystone, Colorado), provide a one-to-one match, and demonstrate a collaborative effort that includes multiple partners.

Michigan Rural Council (MRC) Community Assessments

MRC’s Community Assessments program provides an affordable opportunity to small and rural communities across Michigan to assess their problems and challenges, identify assets, and define issues to be addressed. The funding agency hopes that awards through this program will serve as communities’ first step toward long-range planning. Award recipients will schedule a series of meetings with different agencies to address these issues, and will only have to pay a nominal fee of $250 to assist in offsetting travel costs for the facilitation team.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful – The Great American Cleanup of PA

Community and civic associations, schools and youth groups, businesses, hunting and fishing clubs, conservation organizations, sports teams, and other organizations and individuals are encouraged to participate in the Great American Cleanup of PA, which will take place from March 1 to May 31, 2016. The goal of the program is to make Pennsylvania communities cleaner and greener by holding recycling events, creating green areas, removing painting and graffiti, and engaging in other activities the beautify Pennsylvania.  Registered events can obtain free cleanup supplies such as bags, gloves and vests to assist with cleanup efforts. From April 16 to May 9, 2016, registered events will have access to reduced or free disposal.

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Grant Opportunity Windows Opening in January 2016

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jan 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Check out these grant funding opportunities whose application windows open in January 2016. Due dates are soon, in February and March, so get going!

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Special Opps: Funding and More for Thursday, January 14, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Jan 14, 2016 3:16:23 PM

“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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Grant Preparedness for Winning a Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program Grant

Posted by Beverly Browning on Jan 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Yes, it’s that time again: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the DFC Support Program. Do you understand the purpose of this grant program? Is your organization an eligible grant applicant? Have you started preparing for the submission requirements? Have you read and re-read the writing requirements in the grant application guidelines? Do you have a strategy in place to apply for this year’s funding or will you have to wait until the next grant funding cycle? 

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Upcoming Grant Opportunities for March 2016

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

Community_Development_for_Businesses.jpgHere are some of the most promising federal grant opportunities expected to be released in March 2016. These synopses come from a report from The Ferguson Group, an eCivis partner.

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Upcoming Grant Opportunities for February 2016

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Dec 28, 2015 7:00:00 AM

capitol_illustration.jpgHave a look at some of the most promising federal grant opportunities expected to be released in February 2016. These synopses come from a report from The Ferguson Group, an eCivis partner.

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Special Opps: Funding and More for December 24, 2015

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Dec 24, 2015 6:00:00 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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Upcoming Grant Opportunities for the New Year

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Dec 21, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Take a look at some of the most promising federal grant opportunities anticipated to be released in January 2016. The following synopses are taken from a report from The Ferguson Group, an eCivis partner.

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Special Opps: Funding and More for December 17, 2015

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Dec 17, 2015 6:00:00 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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