“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.
Make a Difference Day is the largest single day of volunteering in the country. Volunteers may come from anywhere, and must do something that improves another’s life. Projects may help one person or may benefit whole communities. Tegna, Inc., will provide 14 awards of $10,000 each to support projects. Projects may be registered online in order to be entered into the contest. Make a Difference Day is October 22, 2016.
Save On Energy is providing $500 to classrooms with the best lesson plans for teaching students about energy or sustainability. Awards will be provided to classroom teachers. Teachers interested in applying must submit their lesson plans online by October 21, 2016. Winners will be announced on November 4, 2016.
This program’s goal is the mainstreaming of climate considerations at the project level through leadership engagement, delivery of data and tools, training, and tribal capacity building. Funding will support tribes, tribal consortia, and authorized tribal organizations in planning for climate resilience. Currently, this program has one contest available: the Tribal Student Climate Change Photo Contest. K-12 students may enter by November 30, 2016, by emailing photos to the funding agency.
The fifth annual World Patient Safety, Science, and Technology Summit will take place on February 3-4, 2017, at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa in California. The summit will bring together international leaders from hospitals, medical and information technology companies, the patient advocacy community, the public policy sector, and the government to discuss solutions to the leading challenges that cause preventable patient death in hospitals. Interested parties must request invitations online.
USArtists International supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the world. The foundation provides grants of up to $15,000 toward support of artists’ fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping, and visa costs. The foundation will support ensembles as well as individuals performing in dance, music, and theater. Applications must be submitted online by December 1, 2016, or April 5, 2017.
This program will recognize outstanding community college, college, and university libraries each year. The goal is to recognize the accomplishments of librarians and other library staff as they come together to support the mission of their institution. Three libraries will receive $3,000 each, as well as additional funding to support travel to an award ceremony. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by December 2, 2016.
Strong Towns intends to highlight good infrastructure spending decisions that provide return on investment and improve neighborhoods. Strong Towns looks for projects that are homegrown, are neighborhood-based, and do not require large amounts of funding. Any community investment that interacts with the public realm and improves neighborhoods may be nominated. Nominations must be submitted online by 11:00 p.m. CT on September 30, 2016. Winners will be announced after October 28, 2016, following a period of public voting.
Indiana’s 2017 Supportive Housing Institute will address supportive housing and homelessness in Indiana. Teams completing the institute will then be eligible to apply for non-competitive HOME and Housing Trust Fund grants for capital funding. Teams that wish to participate must submit letters of intent by 5:00 p.m. ET on September 30, 2016.
The Washington State Public Works Board will conduct a no-cost webinar at 10:00 a.m. PT on September 29, 2016. The webinar will provide information about a variety of state and federal resources available to support infrastructure projects, including economic development, water quality, complete streets, brownfields, and other programs. Applicants must register online to participate in the webinar.
The Georgia Writers Association will provide grants of $50 to $250 to support literary events. Eligible organizations include colleges, cultural centers, museums, libraries, correctional facilities, hospitals, small presses, community and senior centers, places of worship, bookstores, galleries, and theaters. Nonprofit status is not required. Writers involved in projects must be registered in the Georgia Writers Registry. Applications must be mailed or faxed to the funding agency. There are no set due dates for applications.