Special Opps: Funding and More for April 14, 2016

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Apr 14, 2016 9:05:21 AM

“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners. All headings in this post link to the funding opportunities.

Fab School Labs

The Northrop Grumman Foundation will provide five $100,000 grants to public middle schools for a fabulous school lab makeover. The mission of the program is to get students excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in order to help today’s children deliver tomorrow’s solutions. Applications must be submitted online between May 1, 2016, and June 17, 2016. Read More

Topics: Grant News, Education

Getting In-Kind Donations from Professional Sports Teams

Posted by Brad Cyran on Nov 4, 2015 5:00:00 AM

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Hoping to hit your foundation’s next fundraiser out of the park? Seeking a donation that will ensure your charity’s next auction is a slam dunk? Well then look no further than your local professional sports teams! With the plethora of opportunities made available by these teams’ community outreach programs, you don’t need to feel that your next request for support is a Hail Mary, but instead an effective approach in leading your organization towards its goooaaallls!

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Topics: Grant Seeking, Nonprofits, Education

Labor Department Awarding $175 Million in Apprenticeship Grants

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Sep 15, 2015 10:40:35 AM

The Department of Labor is awarding $175 million in American Apprenticeship Grants to 46 public-private partnerships. The winning grantees have pledged to train and hire more than 34,000 new apprentices in high-growth and high-tech industries, including health care, IT, and advanced manufacturing over the next five years. The grant emphasis on partnerships is front and center.

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Topics: Labor, Grant News, Partnerships, Education

$9.2 Million in Grants to Improve Training Systems to Help Children with Disabilities

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Aug 10, 2015 10:59:29 AM

Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Education announced the award of $9.2 million in grants to nine states to improve personnel training systems to help children with disabilities. States receiving grants are: Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, and Tennessee.

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Topics: Federal Grants, Education

Grant Opportunities and News for July 16, 2015

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jul 16, 2015 9:40:00 AM

Every so often, we write about grant-related opportunities and local government news packaged into one post. Today's post focuses primarily on housing issues: revitalizing America's Main Streets and providing for affordable housing in these areas, improving housing self-sufficiency, capacity building for the entities that are helping to create affordable housing, and small grants for projects that focus on the intersection between education and digital culture.

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Topics: Grant News, Education, Housing

Grant Opportunities and News for July 2, 2015

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jul 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM

Every so often, we write about grant- or government-related news items and grant opportunities gleaned from various sources. Today's post focuses on generational thinking about transportation, walkability and livability, green infrastructure, and educational opportunities to improve STEM education and higher education prospects for low-income students.

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Topics: Transportation, Grant News, Education, Environment

Second Round of Promise Zones Announced

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Apr 29, 2015 10:47:00 AM

North Hartford Promise Zone (Google Maps).

Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced the next round of urban, rural, and tribal communities that have received a Promise Zone designation. For this second round of competition, 123 applications were received from 38 states, along with Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Eight communities—six urban and two rural/tribal—were selected for Promise Zone designation:

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Topics: Partnerships, Education, Housing, Rural Issues

Student Support Services (SSS) Grant Opportunity in Focus

Posted by Allison Boyd on Jan 7, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Education_Grants_for_Low-Income_Students-1Grant applications for the Department of Education's Student Support Services (SSS) program are due in less than four weeks (February 2). To those of you in the middle of your narrative draft, I say this not to panic you but to remind and encourage you; to those of you who are interested but unfamiliar with this federal TRIO program, I'm here to tell you a little bit more about SSS, which offers over $260 million and more than 1,000 awards annually to institutions of higher education.

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Topics: Federal Grants, Education

Obama: $1 Billion Investment in Early Childhood Education

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Dec 11, 2014 4:54:00 PM

“Early education is one of the best investments we can make—not just in a child’s future but in our country,” President Barack Obama said at Wednesday’s White House Summit on Early Education. The president’s words are backed by studies showing how children who have access to high-quality, early education fare better economically and socially than peers who don’t. The president’s words are further backed by more than $1 billion promised for new federal and private-sector investments in early childhood education announced at the summit.

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Topics: Education

2014 Tribal Nations Conference: Outreach to Native American Youth

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Dec 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Obama_at_Tribal_Conference-1When President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met with Native American youth of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Nation this past June, they walked away shaken. "[S]ome of these kids were carrying burdens no young person should ever have to carry,” the president remarked during Wednesday’s White House Tribal Nations Conference, where his administration met with 566 federally recognized tribes from across the United States. Those young people's stories, captured by the statistics, speak of lives affected by homelessness, addiction, poverty, and a suicide rate three times the national average.

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Topics: Education, Tribes