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Special Opps: Funding and More for May 26, 2016

by eCivis Research Team on May 26, 2016
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“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. Note that all headings below are links to the opportunities.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development: Tribal Supportive Housing Webinar Series

The USDA’s Office of Rural Development (USDA-RD) will host a webinar series that will serve as a platform to encourage innovation and replication of permanent supportive housing for Native American families and children. Webinars will be held on June 3, June 15, and June 21, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. Prospective participants may register for these webinars online.

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP): Scholarships for Law Enforcement Officers

The NIJ and IACP’s scholarship program helps law enforcement officers integrate research into their day-to-day work and provide the funding agency with direct insight from forward-leaning practitioners who value research and the role it plays in practice. In 2016, ten merit-based scholarships will be provided to mid-rank law enforcement officers. These officers will have the opportunity to attend various special events held within the D.C. Metropolitan area, participate in numerous networking and collaborative activities with NIJ leadership and leading researchers within the field of criminal justice, and attend the IACP Annual Conference and Expo in San Diego, California, on October 15-18, 2016. Applications must be submitted by July 1, 2016.

Horizons Foundation: Give OUT Day

The Horizons Foundation will hold its National Give OUT Day on August 2, 2016. This is a national event dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations serving and advocating for LGBTQ people to raise unrestricted operating funds. The funding agency will provide the electronic platform for nonprofit organizations to use free of charge. The organization with the most unique donors on Give OUT Day will also receive a $10,000 prize. Two national conference calls are scheduled for this program to help potential participants navigate the system, one on May 31, and the other on June 9, 2016.

Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN): Yes! (Young Earth Solutions)

BCFN’s Yes! Program is an international competition for young students and researchers, with the aim of rewarding the best ideas about food and sustainability. Projects are assessed according to their social impact, innovation, originality, and feasibility. The best proposals will receive monetary prizes for implementation. Students and researchers from across the world are invited to present innovative high-impact projects. Proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET on July 27, 2016.

Maddie’s Fund: Expo 2016 Innovation Grants

Maddie’s Fund is making $250,000 available for shelter and rescue organizations to implement lifesaving programs. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal shelter, rescue organization, or government agency that attended the 2016 Human Society of the United States (HSUS) Expo conference. Each applicant may apply for up to $5,000 to implement a new program that will advance lifesaving programs for animals. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by June 30, 2016.

FACE Foundation: French U.S. Exchange in Dance (FUSED)

The FUSED is seeking applications for its Curatorial Research Trips program. U.S.-based curators may receive awards of up to $2,000 in travel subsidies to travel to France and Burkina Faso to attend festivals and performances. France-based curators will receive the same amount of funds to travel to the United States to attend festivals or performances. Eligible applicants include independent or freelance curators, as long as their application includes a letter of support from an organization. In 2016, the funding agency will also support artist travel for artists whose work has never been seen in the partner country. Awards may be for up to $15,000. Applications must be submitted online by June 13, 2016, for both programs.

California Energy Commission: Funding Strategies for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Workshop

The California Energy Commission invites interested parties to participate in a public workshop to discuss the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) funding activities for plug-in vehicle infrastructure. The workshop will include presentations and discussions. The key elements to be discussed will be deployment mechanisms and placement priorities. The workshop will be held on June 6, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Urban Land Colorado Institute (ULI Colorado)

ULI Colorado, with funding from the Colorado Health Foundation, will host several Building Healthy Places (BHP) workshops during 2016. Locations for workshops will be announced in the coming weeks. Workshops will focus on selected communities and provide observations, findings, recommendations, and practical first and next steps in retrofitting or designing the built environment to enhance community health and awareness. Applications to participate in the workshops must be submitted online.

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