“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 United States Conference of Mayors is now accepting applications for the 38th Annual City Livability Program. This program honors mayors and their city governments for programs that enhance the quality of life in urban areas. Successful mayors and cities will be announced at the Annual Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach on June 23-26, 2017. In addition, selected cities will receive a City Livability Award sculpture for public display, permission to use the City Livability Award logo, name recognition in numerous press releases and publications, and assistance in planning and conducting a local award ceremony. Applications must be received by March 10, 2017.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will host a webinar in February 2017 focused on the deployment of low- or no-emission buses. The webinar will feature speakers from agencies that have been successful in deploying zero-emission buses, including recipients of the FTA’s Low-No grant program. In addition, CALSTART and the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) will share experiences on how to develop and deploy a low- or no-emission program, focusing on battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell buses. The webinar will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET on February 1, 2017. Interested applicants may register online here.
Goldenrod Research is currently accepting applications for the YouthTouch matching grant program. This program is designed to affordably integrate hands-on robotics and fluid power technology into 3rd through 8th grade classrooms. YouthTouch utilizes hands-on technology education tools to engage students in math and science activities. Grants of $9,850 will be made on a one-to-one matching basis for the purchase of YouthTouch (valued at $19,700). The next application deadline is February 15, 2017.
The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University are seeking to honor teachers who create the next generation of theatre artists. This program recognizes dedicated theatre teachers at accredited K-12 institutions or reputable theatre organizations. The winning teacher will receive the Theatre Education Award at the 71st Annual Tony Awards on June 11, 2017, and will be acknowledged on the CBS telecast. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 10, 2017.
The California Energy Commission is soliciting grant applications from public and private entities for research projects that develop risk assessment models to improve underground natural gas storage infrastructure safety and integrity management in California. Supported projects must be located within a California natural gas investor-owned utility area. A total of $5.5 million is available to support awards ranging from $1.5 million to $2 million. Funded projects will begin on June 30, 2017, and end on December 29, 2019. Interested applicants are encouraged to participate in an optional webinar at 10:00 a.m. on January 26, 2017. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 27, 2017.
The Washington Public Works Board has scheduled two regional all-day trainings for February 2017. This training track is designed to assist with system management. Professional credits are offered for attendance. One training will be held on February 7, 2017, in Mount Vernon, and the second training will be held on February 9, 2017, in Aberdeen. Both trainings will contain the same content. Interested participants may contact Carrie Calleja at (360) 725-3015 or by email for additional information.
The 2017 Colorado Moving People Forward Conference will be held on February 6, 2017, in Denver. This one-day conference will feature keynotes and panelists who explore innovative ideas, spark dialogue, and promote solutions for Colorado’s mobility future. This conference will include several hours of breakout sessions and networking opportunities, and will be followed by a happy hour. The event will be held at the Embassy Suites in Denver, and the registration fee is $225. A discounted hotel rate is available at the hotel for attendees.
Out-of-school time (OST) youth program leaders and managers in Arizona are invited to attend the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE)’s Train Your Staff Like a Pro workshop. This is the first in a series of leadership training workshops in 2017 designed to help OST youth program leaders and managers strengthen their skills and programs. Master coach and professional speaker Andrea Beaulieu will lead the five-hour intensive workshop. In addition, AzCASE Executive Director Courtney Sullivan will provide OST leaders with an update on upcoming federal and state policy affecting out-of-school time, and a training on how to advocate for youth. Space is limited, and the registration fee is $45. The training is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on February 21, 2017, at the Valley of the Sun United Way in Phoenix.
Emergency management, health care, law enforcement, and transportation security professionals, as well as all other interested individuals, are invited to attend the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s Social Media Engagement Strategies training. This training course will help develop knowledge and skills in the use of social media tools and cover how to engage individuals and volunteer organizations for assistance during an emergency. This one-day training is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on February 22, 2017.
New Jersey Employees Charitable Campaign federations and other charitable organizations are eligible to apply for grant funding. Charitable agencies that are not affiliated with the funding agency may apply for funding for health, welfare, and/or human service activities in New Jersey. Applications must be postmarked or received by March 7, 2017.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is currently accepting applications for the School Wellness Award (SWA). This award recognizes and honors schools that have made outstanding improvements related to healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco-free lifestyles. Selected schools will be acknowledged at an awards ceremony, receive a badge or seal for public display, and be listed on the SWA website. Applications must be received by April 19, 2017.