“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!
Pacific Northwest tribal-elected and -appointed leaders, resource managers, health specialists, traditional elders, scientists, students, and practitioners are invited to the Tribes and First Nations Climate Summit, where they will participate in discussions of current issues along the following four climate-related tracks: traditional knowledge, cultural resources, becoming resilient, and advancing policy. The Summit will be held on December 13-14, 2017, at the Tulalip Resort Casino, in Marysville, Washington. Participants will be charged $100 to attend the full summit, and the funding agency will make scholarships available for those who need help to pay for costs related to the conference. Prospective attendees must register online.
FEMA provides several grant programs to assist firefighters, fire departments, and first responders, including the general Assistance to Firefighters Program, the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Program, the Fire Station Construction Grant Program, and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program. FEMA has designed a series of webinars for applicants who previously applied to this program, but whose applications were rejected. FEMA hopes that attendance in this webinar will allow agencies to determine how they may submit more successful applications in the future. Webinars will be held between October 17, 2017, and October 28, 2017. Participants should allow one to two hours to complete presentations.
NTAA’s Volkswagen Settlement Work Group was formed to address the historic settlement that will provide $55 million to Native American tribes to apply toward eligible mitigation actions to reduce NOx emissions in their lands and ensure fair access to all 567 federally recognized Native American tribes as the Volkswagen emissions settlement moves forward. All tribes are invited to participate in calls that take place at 2:00 p.m. ET on the second Thursday of each month. Additional information can be obtained by calling (928) 523-0523 or emailing Andy.Bessler@nau.edu.
This program will offer $500 stipends to cover most costs to attend a preconference workshop at the PLA’s 2018 Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The full-day preconference, Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community, will take place on March 20, 2018. Attendees who participate and complete pre-/post-work will receive the CHIS certification offered by the Medical Library Association. Stipends will be offered to up to 50 library representatives and may be used to support registration fees, travel, and/or lodging expenses (excluding meals). Representatives of public libraries will be given priority consideration. Applications must be submitted online by November 19, 2017.
Each year, this program will recognize one outstanding community college, college, and university library. The award will recognize the accomplishments of librarians and other library staff as they come together as members of a team to support the mission of their institution. Each winning library will receive an award of $3,000, as well as a travel stipend to the award presentation ceremony. Applications/nominations must be submitted via email by December 1, 2017.
USA Football is partnering with Physio-Control to make sure that football teams have access to the right equipment in case a cardiac emergency occurs. This program will donate automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to youth and scholastic football programs. AEDs are essential to respond to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), the leading cause of death for youth and teen athletes during exercises. Both nonprofit and scholastic teams are eligible. Applications must be submitted online.
KIINF and A.C. Moore will provide $100 gift cards to 300 teachers for the purpose of funding project-based, hands-on lessons that incorporate arts and crafts into science, mathematics, STEM/STEAM, social studies, or language arts programs to enhance the learning experiences of their students. Eligible applicants are pre-K through 8th grade certified teachers at public, private, charter, or parochial schools in states where A.C. Moore has store locations. Applications must be submitted online by November 1, 2017.
EBSCO will provide a collection of graphic novels to libraries around the country. This is not a competitive program, and award recipients will be selected at random. Awards are provided to celebrate youth graphic novels with the highest literary quality. Applications must be submitted online, and the winning library will be selected on October 25, 2017. School, public, academic, corporate, government, and special libraries are eligible to apply.
This program will honor librarians, library-related organizations, library staff, library boards, library friends, and other public or private groups and individuals that have demonstrated excellence in the area of GLBT activism. The award is designed to reward a group/individual involved in efforts to promote GLBT issues, impede the progress of anti-GLBT efforts, or raise awareness of GLBT matters locally, statewide, nationally, or internationally. The award will consist of a citation and $1,000. Nominations must be submitted online by December 1, 2017.
In response to the devastating wildfires that have struck Northern and Southern California, the CDA will make grants of up to $2,500 available to dentists, dental staff members, or component staff members for immediate and emergency needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing. All awards will be provided to mitigate damage incurred as a result of the October 2017 California wildfires. Awards are also available to nonprofit organizations that meet requirements and need assistance with recovery efforts. Nonprofit organizations are eligible for up to $10,000 in grants. Applications must be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the funding agency.
This program will make at least $500,000 available to Arizona educators working in K-12 public and charter schools. A total of 100 teachers will be selected randomly to receive $5,000 each to make their classroom wishes come true. Applications must be submitted online by November 3, 2017.
This program will provide $800 million to prevent contamination of groundwater that serves (or has served) as a source of drinking water in California. Awards will also be made to clean up contaminated groundwater. Awards will be provided in two categories: planning projects and implementation projects. Prior to the acceptance of concept letters and applications for this program, the funding agency is holding a public outreach meeting to allow stakeholders to provide oral comments on the amended program guidelines. The meeting will be held at the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board Office on November 2, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Another workshop to hear public comments will be held on November 7, 2017, at a time and location to be determined. Guidelines will be considered for adoption at the State Water Board Meeting on December 5, 2017. Written comments may also be submitted via email or mail by noon on November 9, 2018.