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Alternative Funding and More for August 3 2017

by eCivis Research Team on August 3, 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!

Council of State Governments (CSG): Webinar on Prioritizing Policy, Practice, and Funding Improvements to Reduce the Prevalence of People with Mental Illness in Jails

The CSG Justice Center will host this webinar on August 10, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. ET. During the webinar, a national expert will discuss how county planning teams that have conducted comprehensive process analyses can develop action plans to address their needs and funding gaps. Prospective participants may register online to attend the webinar.


National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA): Technical Assistance Workshop

The NTIA will hold a technical assistance workshop to share information and help communities build their broadband capacity and utilization. The workshop will present in-depth sessions on planning and funding broadband infrastructure projects, while exploring effective business and partnership models and divulging information on available funding options and models, including federal funding. The workshop will be held on September 19, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. The meeting will be held in Charleston, West Virginia. Pre-registration is required, and prospective attendees may pre-register online.


Smart Growth America: Practical Design for Transportation Systems

This program is a comprehensive approach that lets state departments of transportation (DOTs) meet and balance the changing needs of motorists, freight handlers, bicyclists, pedestrians, transit riders, and other travelers in a variety of contexts. The program will help state DOTs determine strategic goals and create performance metrics. Challenges addressed through this program include cost-effectiveness, safety for all modes, equity, mobility, accessibility, economic development, and health. The program will be tailored for each individual applicant. Interested entities must contact the program staff for additional information.


Northeastern University: Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT)

Northeastern University’s VTT is a first-of-its-kind online resource that helps guide first responder and victim service agencies in becoming vicarious trauma-informed. It contains a compendium of resources including policies, research literature, training materials, and links to websites, podcasts, and videos. The University is also providing free training and technical assistance to teams that request VTTs. Up to six hours of free training may be provided. Interested entities must contact the program staff to receive training. Training is available in several areas through September 2017.


American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders Program

The ALA Emerging Leaders Program is a leadership development initiative that enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have the opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. The program kicks off with a day-long session during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in February 2018, after which participants will engage in online learning and networking. The program is limited to 50 participants, and applications must be submitted online by August 31, 2017.


Monsanto: America’s Farmers: Grow Communities

This program offers eligible farmers the opportunity to enroll for a chance to win a $2,500 donation to direct towards their favorite eligible nonprofit organizations. In the past, farmers have directed funds to support agricultural youth organizations, purchase classroom supplies, supply food and essentials for the needy, and acquire life-saving emergency response equipment to make farm life safer. The application is open to farmers actively farming 250 acres or more. Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. CT on November 1, 2017.


Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Program

This program honors those whose ongoing efforts in community improvement, waste reduction, and/or litter prevention exemplify leadership in protecting Georgia’s environment. The program intends to positively reinforce hardworking and deserving individuals who advance the organization’s mission and contribute to the creation of sustainable communities. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by October 10, 2017.


Oregon Health Authority Office of Equity and Inclusion: Developing Equity Leadership through Training and Action (DELTA)

DELTA is a health equity and inclusion leadership program that includes training, coaching, and networking to health, community, and policy leaders in Oregon. This nine-month program will train 25 members committed to advancing health equity and diversity throughout the state. The program will provide 40 hours of classroom training, 10 hours of individualized technical assistance, and opportunities for cross-sector partnerships. Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2017.


Foundation for California Community Colleges and AmeriCorps: Student Ambassador Program

This program will train community college students to serve as advocates for health and wellness and career exploration-related activities that are linked to increased success in college and career. Student ambassadors will receive training and complete activities that help community college students. For example, they may help peers prepare resumes, gain work-based learning experiences, or connect them with resources. Colleges interested in hosting volunteers may apply online by August 11, 2017.


Communities Foundation of Oklahoma (CFO): Fiscal Sponsorship Funds

This program allows entities across Oklahoma to apply for the opportunity to have CFO as a fiscal sponsor for projects with legitimate nonprofit purposes. Fiscal sponsorships will adhere to Model C, the Pre-approved Grant Relationship, as defined by Colvin and Link in 2005. Applications must be emailed to the program staff.


Oklahoma NASA EPSCoR

This program will provide five travel awards of $2,800 each for faculty to spend up to three days and two nights visiting with NASA scientists to explore research collaborations and forge a direct partnership at NASA Centers and NASA Mission Directorates. Proposals must be submitted from faculty of research institutions, and traveling faculty may include student researchers. Proposals must be emailed to the funding agency by November 17, 2017.

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