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Alternative Funding and More for June 22, 2017

“Alternative Funding" (formerly "Special Opps") is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone.  You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill.  That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

Parks and Recreation Grants:  OH!  How Happy!!!

OH! stands for Outdoor Happiness. That is exactly what McKee Foods (parent company of Little Debbie) wants to see more of with its parks and recreation grants. The best kind of outdoor happiness is a little different for each community. Whether your project involves rolling or strolling, hiking or biking, jogging or clogging, it will be considered by the Outdoor Happiness program just as long as it tempts residents to enjoy the fresh air and move in a joyful way. Their goal is to support 50 projects in all 50 states over a five-year period to the tune of $1 million plus. That is quite a bit of happiness!

Historical Preservation Grants: Our Maritime Heritage

Who benefits from historical preservation grants?  Museums and historical societies come to mind. But tourism, economic development, cultural affairs, even parks and recreation departments can find advantages with this type of funding as well. Or course, history is important for its own sake. Which is why the Department of Interior is offering National Maritime Heritage Grants to make sure our county's distinguished maritime past remains alive and vibrant.

The Pulling Together Initiative from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Thirty-three billion dollars a year in damage to the economy! The destruction of natural habitats! Serious human health implications! Upon hearing these threats, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not plants! Yet invasive weeds have the potential to do all that and more. What exactly is an invasive species? While the term may conjure up images of menacing, flesh-eating Venus flytraps, an invasive species is simply one that is not indigenous to the area, but has the potential for aggressive growth. According to the United States National Arboretum, these pests often have an advantage over existing plants because insects and diseases in a new place may not affect them yet. Once they become well established in an area, the consequences can be significant, as this list from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service documents:

Alternative Funding and More for June 14, 2017

“Alternative Funding" (formerly "Special Opps") is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone.  You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill.  That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

Naloxone Funding Assistance: FR-CARA

Preliminary statistics reported by the New York Times indicate that drug overdoses may have caused over 59,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2016, which now make them the leading cause of death for those under 50. As death rates rise, so does the price of the opioid reversal drugs. Naloxone is 4,000 percent more expensive since its debut in 1971, doubling in price in just the last few years. This limits local governments' ability to purchase it in response to the epidemic. One potential source of funding may come from the First Responders: Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA) whose purpose is to help put more opioid antidotes in the hands of first responders and others who are in a position to provide emergency treatment for overdose prevention.

Taxes Are the New Budget Cuts

Recently I attended the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) conference May 6-9 in Denver. This being my first time attending, I was struck with the level of professionalism and the atmosphere of learning emanating from the conference speakers and attendees. You never know quite what you’re going to get in a conference, since in my experience conferences are like colleges. Some are party schools and proud of it; others try hard to promote their academic standards and austere culture. This definitely seemed more towards the latter.

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