President Trump's Budget Impact on Grants for Local Governments

Posted by Bill Ferguson on Mar 1, 2017 5:27:29 AM

Today's guest writer is Bill Ferguson, chairman of The Ferguson Group, LLC, which specializes in representing local governments before Congress and the Administration. Bill discusses the Trump Administration's budget and its impact on grants for local governments and nonprofits.

 

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Topics: Federal Grants, Grant News

Lead Paint Dangers - Grants to Reduce the Risk

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Feb 27, 2017 4:58:00 AM

Even though lead was banned for U.S. residential use in 1978,  it remains a persistent threat to approximately 24 million homes in this country. Lead contamination can happen anywhere, but minority communities and low income populations are often at higher risk. To counteract this, HUD is offering two grants critical in the war on lead poisoning:  the Lead-Based Hazard and Control Grant (LBPHC) and the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program (LHRD). In mitigating the hazards of lead, HUD stresses the return on investment is a higher quality of life. Medical and social service costs, school/work absenteeism and overall stress levels are reduced in safer living environments.

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Topics: Environment

Special Opps: Funding and More for February 23, 2017)

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Feb 23, 2017 4:00:00 AM

“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.

 

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Topics: Grant News

All-America Conversations From The National Civic League

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Feb 22, 2017 4:00:00 AM

 

Introduction: Today it is our privilege to feature a post by Doug Linkhart, President of the National Civic League  about  All-America Conversations.

 

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Topics: eCivis Resources

Corporate Grantmaking from Keep America Beautiful

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Feb 20, 2017 7:28:00 AM

President’s Day is a good time to feature Keep America Beautiful, a nonprofit that has been encouraging the public to become involved in community beautification efforts since 1953. A coalition of major corporations, civic groups, and volunteers, this organization provides several grants throughout the year for anti-littering campaigns, recycling awareness, National Planting Day and other environmentally-related events.

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Topics: Environment

Special Opps: Funding and More for February 16, 2017

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Feb 16, 2017 4:00:00 AM

“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.

 

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Topics: Grant News

CARA and the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Feb 15, 2017 4:04:00 AM

According to the New York Times, there were so many fatalities from opioids in Montgomery County, Ohio, this month, the coroner ran out of morgue space and had to prevail upon a local funeral home for assistance with temporary storage. In order to stem the 91 deaths per day we are experiencing as a result of this crisis, last summer the government enacted the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). The first major legislation to address addiction in forty years, anti-drug coalitions laud CARA for addressing the six pillars needed for effective response to this crisis: prevention, treatment, recovery, law enforcement, criminal justice reform, and overdose reversal.

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Topics: Health Care

The Second Chance Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occuring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Feb 13, 2017 4:40:00 AM

With bipartisan support, the Second Chance Act (SCA) was signed into law on April 9, 2008, providing grants to help improve outcomes for people returning from incarceration. Since its inception, more than 700 awards have been made to help lower recidivism rates and improve community safety. Currently, there are eight programs funded under SCA, including the Second Chance Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occuring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders, which will provide approximately $650,000 for up to eight awards for programs to help those with co-occuring conditions seek the treatment they need for successful reentry.

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Topics: Health Care, Law Enforcement

Special Opps: Funding and More for February 9, 2017

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Feb 9, 2017 4:00:00 AM

“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.

 

 

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Topics: Grant News

Breaking the Cycle of Gang and Youth Violence - The Safe and Thriving Communities Planning and Collaboration Program

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Feb 8, 2017 4:31:00 AM

More than just terrifying, being exposed to violence as a child can be life-altering. Research in neuroscience indicates that early trauma increases the neural connections in our brains associated with fear, anxiety, and impulsiveness. That is why trauma-informed intervention is one critical component in the Safe and Thriving Communities program from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Taking a systemic, multifaceted approach to curbing youth and gang violence, this grant seeks to increase a community's capacity to: enhance public safety, reduce youth offending and victimization, and help heal collective, historical and individual trauma in order to break the cycle of destruction.

 

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Topics: Youth Violence