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Special Opps: Funding and More for April 27, 2017

by eCivis Research Team on April 27, 2017
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Periscope in Article About Grant Opportunities“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.

 

projects and will provide their students with an instructional approach that is a direct systematic approach to teaching language structure for reading remediation. The approach is designed to address the needs of struggling readers who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing. Selected teachers will obtain a $500 stipend and instructional materials. Applications must be submitted online by May 5, 2017.

Quadratec Cares: Energize the Environment Grant Program

This program is offering two $3,500 environmental grants, one in the spring and one in the fall, to individuals or groups currently pursuing a program designed to benefit the environment. Projects may include trail building or restoration, park beautification, litter prevention, youth educational engagement events, etc. All groups and organizations located in the United States are eligible to apply. Applications, in the form of essays, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 30, 2017, to be considered for the fall 2017 grant; and by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 30, 2017, for the spring 2018 grant.

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF): 2017 Health Data for Action (HD4A) Program

The HD4A program will fund innovative research that uses available data to answer important health research questions. Applicants will propose research studies using data either from the Health Care Cost Institute or Athena Health. Successful applicants will be provided access to this data, which provides a wealth of private claims data and rich detail on care delivery and patient obesity-related measures. Proposed studies should enable relevant, innovative, and actionable research that uses the available data to answer important, policy-relevant questions. Researchers and practitioners in the public and private sectors are eligible to submit proposals. Projects will receive up to $150,000 for a project period of up to 12 months. Projects may be generated from disciplines including health service research, economics, and sociology. Priority may be given to public entities or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Brief proposals must be submitted online by 3:00 p.m. ET on May 24, 2017.

 

American Eagle Foundation: The American Eagle Fund and Bald Eagle Grant Program

The purpose of this program is to assist in the recovery of the bald eagle by partnering with and financially supporting recovery efforts in Tennessee and all across America. Awards will support conservation, monitoring, educational, and research projects. The three priority areas for the current fiscal year are the conservation of bald eagle habitats; secondary ingestion of lead shot by bald eagles; and research and management to aid the avoidance of adverse eagle interactions with wind power, oil and gas exploration, power lines, and other areas of energy development. Eligible applicants are scientists, agencies, and nonprofit organizations. A total of $100,000 is expected to be made available, with individual awards ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. Prospective applicants must email the funding agency to receive access to required application forms. Applications must be submitted by September 1, 2017.

 

Challenge.gov: Wildland Fire Sensors Challenge

This challenge seeks new ways to monitor air quality during fire events, with the goal of protecting public health. This program seeks field-ready prototype systems that are capable of measuring constituents of smoke, including particulates, carbon monoxide, ozone, and carbon dioxides, over the wide range of levels expected during wildland fires. Prototypes should be accurate, light-weight, easy to operate, and capable of wireless data transmission. The maximum award for prototypes is $60,000. Partial awards ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 will also be provided. All researchers and developers are eligible to apply. Potential solutions must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. ET on November 22, 2017. Other federal challenges and competitions are also posted online here.

 

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM): Grants, Scholarships, and Awards

NCTM offers various funding programs that provide different amounts of funding to projects that support mathematics teaching and education. Award programs range from preK-6 research grants, lifetime achievement grants, teacher professional development grants, and other grants. Funding for programs ranges from $1,000 to $24,000. Application due dates range from May 5, 2017, to November 3, 2017.

 

Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE): Scholarships and Grants

NWPE is making several scholarships and grants available to educators in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Eligibility is limited to applicants who have not received grants from the funding agency in the last three years. NWPE is providing classroom grants of up to $500, teacher scholarships of up to $500, and new classroom start-up grants of up to $250. Applications must be submitted online, and due dates include October 1, 2017, December 31, 2017, and March 1, 2018.

 

Ribbons of Hope: Grants

Ribbons of Hope will provide grants to Georgia-specific 501(c)(3) organizations that seek funding to improve the lives of women and/or children in one or more of the following areas: health, education, economic independence, social well-being, and human rights. Applicants must have an annual operating budget of at least $500,000, and must have three years of financial records. Applications must be submitted via the funding agency’s Dropbox page by May 31, 2017.

 

Buckeye Book Fair Literacy Grants

Teachers, librarians, and literacy program directors in Ohio are invited to apply for $500 gift certificates to purchase books at the annual Buckeye Book Fair, which will take place on November 4, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Applications must be mailed to the funding agency, and must be received by September 30, 2017.

 

Michigan Economic Development Corporation: Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC)

This program is available to Michigan communities interested in attracting new investors, businesses, and residents, and that would like to grow through a strategic community-driven approach to development. This program provides successful applicants with certification as communities that integrate transparency, predictability, and efficiency into their daily development practices. This program is available to Michigan communities at no cost. Communities may apply by attending a Best Practices training session, and then completing a self-evaluation process.

 

Washington Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (Jump$tart Washington): Teacher Grants Program

Jump$tart Washington is offering annual grants for educators interested in attending the Jump$tart National Educator Conference, which will be held in Washington, D.C., on November 3-5, 2017. The conference offers classroom educators an opportunity to see, learn about, and try educational resources to integrate immediately into current lesson plans; to attend informative workshops; to meet with leaders of finance and education; and to network with colleagues from across the country. The award will cover the registration for the conference, which also includes travel, meals, and hotel accommodations. Applications by teachers are due online by September 15, 2017.

 

Virginia Department of Education (VDOE): 2017 Art Teachers Summer Workshop

VDOE is offering the 2017 Art Teachers Summer Workshop, focusing on the theme of “Teachers as Artists and Artists as Teachers,” on July 25-27, 2017, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, in Abingdon, Virginia. The workshop is provided at no cost to educators. The funding agency will provide travel reimbursement or overnight accommodations to approximately 30 K-12 visual arts educators. The workshop will provide intensive study in a specific media and information on effective teaching strategies to enhance and provide high-quality K-12 visual arts education. Applications must be submitted via mail or email by May 12, 2017.

 

Virginia Department of Education (VDOE): Multi-Sensory Language Instruction Pilot Project

VDOE is seeking approximately 80 K-6 special education teachers, general education teachers, and/or reading specialists to participate in the 2017 multisensory structured language instruction project during the 2017/2018 school year. Teachers will be chosen to participate in the July 24-27, 2017, regionally based pilot projects. Participants will receive professional development prior to implementing projects and will provide their students with an instructional approach that is a direct systematic approach to teaching language structure for reading remediation. The approach is designed to address the needs of struggling readers who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing. Selected teachers will obtain a $500 stipend and instructional materials. Applications must be submitted online by May 5, 2017.

 

Further Resources

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The Differences Between Federal and Foundation Funding at a Glance

 

 

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