“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!
The NTIA will host a series of seminars on a monthly basis to engage the public and stakeholders with information to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve digital inclusion, strengthen policies, and support local priorities. The webinar series will provide an ongoing source of information on a range of topics and issues, including best practices for improving broadband deployment, digital literacy, and e-government. The first webinar will be held at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET on October 18, 2017. Webinars will continue through September 19, 2018. Additional details regarding webinars, including dates and times, will be posted online.
The NSF is accepting proposals for several programs that will address challenges related to Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Funding will also support fundamental science and engineering research projects whose results may enable the nation to better prepare for, respond to, recover from, and/or mitigate future catastrophic events. Research may also seek to gain a better fundamental understanding of the impacts of storms, human aspects of natural disasters, emergency response methods, and approaches that promise to reduce future damage. Proposals will specifically be accepted for the Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program; the Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) program; and supplemental funding requests for existing awards. Applicants should contact the program staff prior to submitting proposals to discuss projects.
PCORI is seeking to fund studies that compare two or more alternatives to prevent unsafe prescribing in primary care among patients with acute or chronic non-cancer pain, while ensuring adequate or improved pain management. Studies must address clinical and health care delivery choices faced by patients, caregivers, clinicians, or delivery systems. A total of $20 million is available for this program, and each project may receive up to $5 million. Eligible applicants include private sector research organizations, including for-profit and nonprofit institutions as well as public sector organizations, universities, health care systems, laboratories and manufacturers, and governmental agencies. Letters of intent for this program must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on October 30, 2017.
This program will fund grants of $3,000 to encourage reading programs for children in public libraries. All applicants must be personal members of the ALSC as well as the American Library Association (ALA). Reading programs must be open to all children between birth and age 14, and must take place at a public library. Applications must be submitted online by November 15, 2017.
The Professional Dairy Producers Foundation will provide grants to support projects that contribute to the creation of a professional, proactive, and prepared dairy community. Awards will support the raising of the next generation of professional dairy producers, the growing and maintaining of public trust in people and products, and the building of the skills of dairy producers. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(5) organizations and may apply for up to $5,000. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by December 1, 2017, or June 1, 2018.
This program will support projects that have an academic focus and the goal of improving student achievement. The funding agency has a special interest in science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety, the balanced study of energy and the environment, and energy efficiency. The program intends to fill gaps that prevent classroom teachers from implementing new “adventures” in their classrooms. Classroom teachers from pre-K through grade 12 who live or teach in the AEP service area, or where AEP has major facilities, are eligible to apply. Awards will range from $100 to $500. Applications must be submitted online by midnight ET on February 23, 2018.
The OPR and SCG promote and implement ambitious state policies and programs and develop useful tools and guidelines for state and local jurisdictions. Now, these two agencies have begun focusing on assisting jurisdictions in implementing these policies, programs, and tools. OPR and SGC will hold a workshop designed to provide guidance and promote best practices and lessons learned for state and local implementation. The workshop will include several sessions and topics, ranging from updated CEQA and General Plan guidelines to the launch of the state’s Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resilience Program (ICARP). The workshop is scheduled for September 25, 2017, from 9:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. PT. The workshop will take place at the Sacramento Convention Center. Prospective attendees must register online.
The NCDOA will make mini-grants from $100 to $500 available to support youth-directed projects. Applicants must be local government agencies or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are located in North Carolina and are interested in developing innovative youth programs that are directed by youth. Awards are intended as seed money, not as project funding. Applications must be received by the funding agency by 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2017.
CCI’s iLab program provides a testing ground and seed funding for organization in, or partnering with, the safety net health care system to bring to life promising and bold ideas that deliver care in new ways to promote the health and well-being of vulnerable Californians. Awards in this cycle will support safety net-grown innovations that better the lives of these Californians. The program is seeking bold ideas with the potential to address upstream barriers to health. All award recipients must be nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations or governmental, tribal, or public entities. Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. PT on October 26, 2017.
This program will replace existing drinking fountains at select schools in Michigan with new Elkay water fountain/bottle filling stations installed by Balfrey & Johnson, Inc. of Oak Park, Michigan. This will allow schools to provide access to drinking water to their students throughout the school day and give students a healthy alternative to sugary beverages like soda and sports/juice drinks. Applications must be submitted online by October 13, 2017.