“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!
This program will provide $300 to classroom teachers to be used toward any technology equipment, software, or supplies for the winning classrooms. All K-12 teachers and principals from any discipline with a demonstrated need are eligible to apply, and applications must be submitted online by September 15, 2017. Winners will be presented in October 2017.
This program will provide up to $50,000 to support and promote improved safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of pupil transportation programs in the United States and Canada. The program will provide best practice fleet management technology and web-based software to achieve this goal. All school systems that are current members of the NAPT are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted via email or mail to the funding agency on a rolling basis until September 30, 2017, when award recipients will be selected.
This program will provide grants of $2,500 to support professional development and the purchase of school equipment for schools that are dedicated to creating a heart-healthy student body via participation in JRFH and/or HFH. Applicants must represent a school or a school district and must obtain permission from the school principal/district leaders to attend the National Convention of the funding agency in Boston, Massachusetts, in March 2018. A portion of the award must be used as a professional development stipend to attend this conference. Applications must be submitted via email by midnight ET on October 15, 2017.
This program is open to members of the ADHA who are seeking funding for community service projects leading up to National Dental Hygiene Month. Awards will be provided to applicants who are involved in specific community health projects that improve the public’s oral health and provide oral health information. Awards will range from $2,500 to $5,000. Practicing dental hygienists, groups of hygienists, or interdisciplinary teams of professionals are invited to apply. Applications must be submitted online by October 1, 2017.
This program provides funding of up to $500 to applicants to support needs of classrooms, campuses, school departments, or school districts. Funding may be used for a field trip, flexible chairs for students, support of a STEM initiative, and other projects. Eligibility is limited to applicants located in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Applications must be submitted online by September 30, 2017, and awards will be available in January 2018.
This program will provide awards of up to $2,000 in professional development scholarship funds over a three-year period. Professional development must support certified teachers in gaining additional credentials and/or certifications in math, science, technology, engineering, or career and technical education. Applicants must be Arizona-certified teachers with a current contract at an Arizona public school, pursue professional development at an institution in Arizona, and agree to continue teaching in an Arizona public school for at least three years after completing the coursework. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by July 31, 2017.
Delta Dental Foundation offers oral health supplies, such as toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste, as well as oral health brochures and Teeth-on-the-Go educational kits to Illinois organizations primarily serving children. Applications are requested to be submitted 60 days in advance of the day when the donation is required. Applications must be emailed or faxed to the funding agency.
This program will recognize an individual’s extraordinary impact on Indiana’s youth and will support his or her continued professional development. The award will consist of a $2,500 cash prize to be used for professional development, as well as free registration, hotel, and travel to attend the Because KIDS COUNT Conference in November 2017. Nominees must be committed direct-service youth workers who have at least five years of distinctive achievement in service of Indiana youth. Nominations must be emailed or faxed to the funding agency by August 14, 2017.
This Summit will allow participants to explore the creation of more coordinated and easily navigated systems of high-quality services for older adults that preserve dignity and independence. Participants will hear from national and state policy leaders and engage with consumers, providers, advocates, researchers, and other stakeholders. The summit will take place on October 26, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sacramento Convention Center in downtown Sacramento. Applicants may register for free online to attend.
OHCS, having received additional funding for the state’s LIFT program, will conduct a public meeting on August 2, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., to inform stakeholders of the program’s additional funding as well as the program’s stipulations and requirements. The meeting will focus on the LIFT program’s support of single-family homeownership activities. The meeting will take place at the OHCS offices, located in Salem, Oregon.