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Special Opps: Funding and More for September 8, 2016

by eCivis Research Team on September 8, 2016
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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.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Real-Time Crime Forecasting Challenge

NIJ’s Real-Time Crime Forecasting Challenge seeks to harness the advances in data science to address the challenges of crime and justice. The program encourages data scientists across all scientific disciplines to foster innovation in forecasting methods related to crime. The ultimate goal is to develop algorithms that advance place-based crime forecasting through the use of data. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 28, 2017. A total of $1.2 million will be available for awards and prizes, which will be divided into categories for large businesses, small teams/businesses, and students. Corporations, legal entities, individuals, and groups are eligible to apply.

 

Public Library Association (PLA): PLA Leadership Academy

The PLA will hold its leadership academy from March 20 to March 24, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. This career-changing event for public librarians is designed to empower participants with the knowledge necessary to be innovative and successful leaders of change. It offers a groundbreaking focus on developing the skills to work with municipal officials to enhance the position of a library in a community and improve effectiveness of services and programs. Members of the funding agency with at least five years of increasingly responsible experience in a public library are eligible to participate, and must apply to be selected by 11:59 p.m. PT on September 19, 2016. Only 28 individuals will be chosen to participate. Registration fees will be waived, but participants must pay for their own travel and lodging.

 

Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC): ALSC/Candlewick Press “Light the Way” Grant

The ALSC/Candlewick Press “Light the Way” grant consists of an award of $3,000 that will assist a library in conducting exemplary outreach to underserved populations through a new program or an expansion of work that has already begun. The application period will open on October 1, 2016, and applications must be submitted online by December 1, 2016.

 

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA): Awards and Recognitions

The NSTA’s annual Awards and Recognition Program recognizes exceptional and innovative science educators. There are multiple categories of awards, each with its own prize and requirements. All entries must be submitted online by December 15, 2016, with the exception of the Shell Science Teaching Award, for which applications must be submitted by January 6, 2017.

 

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Energy Education Kits

This program provides K-12 public schools with energy education kits designed to develop teamwork and problem-solving abilities, investigate environmental issues, and gain hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills. Kits will be provided for all levels of K-12 students. Currently, one high school kit is available, although the availability of kits varies with time. Applications must be mailed or emailed to the funding agency, and there are no specific due dates for this program.

 

Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development: Utah Recycling Market Development Zone Program

The Utah Recycling Market Development Zone Program focuses on recycling as an economic development tool. Utah counties and communities are eligible to submit applications to designate areas as Recycling Market Development Zones. Designated communities must offer businesses within their zone incentives for additional recycling. Communities must submit the application that can be found on the program website in order to receive a recycling zone designation.

 

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation: Good Sports Equipment Initiative

This program donates sports equipment to Georgia organizations serving low-income children. Equipment must result in increased participation of underserved children in some type of physical activity. Awards will be made in the form of equipment. Both community organizations and schools in Georgia are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted online by December 2, 2016.

 

Ohio Division of Natural Resources: Ohio’s National Archery in Schools Program (NASP)

The National Archery in Schools Program promotes international-style target archery as part of school curricula, with the goal of improving education performance and participation in shooting sports among students in grades 4-12. Ohio’s program accepts applications from Ohio schools. Award recipients will receive equipment, funding, technical assistance, and other support. Applications may be submitted online beginning on January 2, 2017, and must be received by 11:59 p.m. on February 8, 2017.

 

Oregon Department of Education: New Beginning Teacher Mentor Workshops

This program offers free professional development opportunities for any mentor/coach in Oregon. Four sessions will be conducted, each lasting two days, in Wilsonville and Roseburg. The event is designed to advance the skills, abilities, and knowledge of mentors and coaches. The event also allows experienced teachers, who are recruited to mentor beginning teachers, to become effective teachers of teachers. Online registration for the events is required.

 

 

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