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Alternative Funding and More for August 17, 2017

by eCivis Research Team on August 17, 2017
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Alternative Funding and Other Grant-Related Opportunities

“Alternative Funding" (formerly "Special Opps") is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!


Enterprise: Technical Assistance

Enterprise’s mission is to ensure that people have safe, healthy, and affordable places to call home, with access to good schools, jobs, transit, and health care. Funding agency staff will provide technical assistance to organizations across the country in the focus areas of building sustainable organizations, equitable transit-oriented development design leadership, health and housing, and rural and Native American housing. Organizations interested in receiving technical assistance may submit a request form online.


Climate Change Response Framework: Urban Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices Online Course

Climate Change Response Framework is offering a seven-week online course for urban foresters and natural resource managers. The course will provide hands-on training in considering climate change information and identifying adaptation actions for urban forestry and natural resource management processionals. Participants will receive coaching and feedback on their own real-world climate adaptation projects. Information will focus on urban areas in the Midwest and Northeast, but entities from other regions are welcome to participate. Courses will be held on November 7 and 21, 2017; December 5 and 19, 2017; and January 2, 16, and 30, 2018. Prospective participants must register online.


The Campus Kitchens Project: Grant Opportunities

This program will provide launch grants of $5,000 to help plan and start school campus kitchens. Any high school, college, or university may apply for this program. Projects must provide student-powered hunger relief to their communities. Prospective applicants must be qualified by October 9, 2018, and submit a video entry by October 20, 2018. Campuses may register for the program online to begin the qualification process.


American Association of University Women (AAUW): Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) Outreach Program Grants

LAF works to challenge sex discrimination in higher education and beyond. Awards through this program will support events, programs, and resources that educate campuses around issues that affect Title IX and women’s equity. Eligible applicants are AAUW student organizations, branches, or Younger Women’s Task Force (YWTF) chapters. Applicants may apply for up to $750 to take action on college campuses. Each organization may receive one award per fiscal year, and applications must be submitted online.


National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC): Transnational Cultural Remittances (TCR): 2017 TCR Travel Award

This program supports exemplary cultural exchanges that promote grassroots artistic collaboration and strengthen social networks between linked communities in the United States, Mexico, and Central America. Cultural remittances can take different forms and may be transmitted through direct personal activity or electronic means of transmission. Cultural remittances must be rooted in everyday life and demonstrate reciprocal and two-way impact. Latina arts and culture workers are eligible to apply. Applications may be submitted online at any time of the year.


9/11 Day: Classroom Visits to 9/11 Memorial and Museum

This program will provide teachers with an opportunity to win an expense-paid trip to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. The competition is open to currently employed and certified/licensed K-12 public, charter, or private school educators and administrators. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 30, 2017.


National Agriculture in the Classroom: CHS Classroom Grants

This program will fund projects that will educate K-12 students about the importance of agriculture and allow teachers to use agricultural concepts to teach core subject areas. A total of 15 awards, each of $500, will be provided through the program. Eligible applicants are certified core academic teachers engaged in classroom instruction in the K-12 level. Applications must be submitted online by midnight PT on September 15, 2017, and awards will be announced in October 2017.


Colorado Beef Council: Beef for the Classroom Program

This program provides financial support for the use of beef products in junior and senior high school Family and Consumer Science and Catering/ProStart courses or other classes in which beef is cooked. The program will reinforce lessons about lean beef selection, storage, preparation, and nutrition. Monetary awards will range from $50 to $100 per class, in addition to free educational materials for teachers. Applications must be submitted online by September 15, 2017, and award recipients will be notified by October 2, 2017.


California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom: Literacy for Life Grants

This program is designed to help initiate new projects or expand existing ones that promote agricultural literacy in classrooms. Grants of up to $500 will be provided to California K-12 educators to support the integration of agriculture into regular classroom instruction. One applicant may also be selected to receive an additional $1,000 award and be named “Outstanding Educator of the Year.” Projects may focus on outreach, field trips, science, or nutrition. Applications must be submitted online by October 1, 2017.


Gexa Energy: Community Heroes

This program will contribute to charitable causes that are important to Gexa Energy’s customers and communities. Projects must be located in Gexa Energy communities. Preferred consideration will be given to projects, organizations, or initiatives focused on shelter, clothing, health, education, and character building. Projects are eligible for up to $500 if they are administered by 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and up to $250 for projects overseen by other entities. Applications must be submitted via email by August 31, 2017


Further Resources


Supporting and Enhancing Your Budget to Enhance Your Community: A Free Webinar

What do you do when leadership asks you for a strategic funding plan? How do you leverage existing resources to bring more funds to your state, local government, or nonprofit organization? On Wednesday, August 30, one of the nation's leading grants management experts, eCivis' own Merril Oliver, CGMS, will guide attendees on how to use approved budgets as the foundation to a more robust strategic funding plan that drives programs and projects for the public good.


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