“Alternative Funding 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!
The NFPA will mark its National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 5, 2018. In preparation for the event, individuals and organizations may request $500 awards to work on a wildfire hazard mitigation project within their communities. There are no eligibility requirements for the program, and applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 3, 2018. Past projects have included neighborhood cleanups, participation in fire ecology curricula, removal of potential fuel, and wildlife preparation activities for children.
Flashfit is an in-classroom brain break software application that allows every classroom and the parents to all be part of the same community and receive flash notifications to get up and move throughout the day. The program will send notifications to teachers to perform a 60-second classroom brain break. The software will also provide teachers with music, videos, and descriptions of how to perform physical activities during the brain break. One classroom at each school that uses Flashfit will have the opportunity to receive a $100 award and free services if, at the end of the year, it is the classroom with the highest number of exercises completed at the school. Classroom students will also receive small gifts, and the classroom will be provided with a trophy. Applications must be submitted online by February 28, 2018.
This program will allow sites to host students for the Student Summer Internship (SSI) Program. Tribal environmental offices, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices, and other tribal governmental organizations are eligible to apply and will host a college student for eight weeks during the months of June, July, and August. Hosts will gain a dedicated college student who will complete a new or ongoing project directly related to air quality. Interested institutions must apply online by January 9, 2018.
This program will provide minigrants of up to $250, in addition to tools, resources, and support from trained digital mentors to allow young people under the age of 25 to join a community of peacemakers dedicated to finding compassionate solutions to the world’s problems. Applicants must register first, and then develop their own peacemaking project addressing injustice. Projects must be registered online by December 31, 2017.
The NNLM Library of the Future award honors an individual library, library consortium, group of libraries, or support organizations for innovating planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting. The award consists of $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement. All types of libraries are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted online by February 1, 2018.
NJLA provides various awards to libraries and other entities throughout New Jersey. These awards include the Children’s Book Awards, which honor books for young readers; the Journalism Award, which recognized achievements in the press and media; Library Service Awards, which recognize those who have given of themselves in exceptional service to New Jersey’s libraries; and Public Relations and Marketing Awards, which recognize achievements by academic public schools and special libraries in the field of public relations. Nominations and submissions for all programs must be submitted online by March 19, 2018.
CARB will be hosting a series of events across California to provide fleet operators with one-on-one regulatory assistance and financial incentive and loan program assistance. Events will also provide featured industry vendors and local agency booths and clean vehicle/technology displays. The next session is scheduled on December 21, 2018, in Simi Valley. Additional locations will be announced soon. Prospective attendees may register online to attend.
This contest program seeks poster artwork from fifth grade students on the theme of missing children, and including the phrase (in its entirety), “Bring Our Missing Children Home.” Posters must be on standard-sized pages; may include signs and symbols, people, abstract representations, industry, and wildlife; and may be created with acrylics, watercolor, pencils, charcoal, magic markers, spray paint, crayons, and pastels. Digitally produced work will not be accepted. Entries must be postmarked to the funding agency by January 26, 2018.
The Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network, along with the Oregon Department of Education, will host the Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Summit on January 25 and 26, 2018, at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon. The summit will feature two days of workshops, resource sharing, and networking, and will support members of the community in their work to provide farm- and garden-based education in schools and to incorporate healthy, local food into school meals. Prospective attendees must register online by January 14, 2018, to participate.
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