“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!
This program will recognize the efforts of collaborative partnerships including law enforcement and community members whose innovative civic interactions have transformed public safety and contributed to violent crime reduction in their communities. The award will be provided to a team of two or more individuals involved in a high-impact collaboration. Nominations must be emailed to the funding agency by 5:00 p.m. ET on October 23, 2017.
This program will help advance counties’ efforts to reduce the number of rural children and families living in poverty. The program seeks to highlight and support counties making a real difference in the lives of children in rural communities. Chosen communities will receive assistance from a Roadmaps to Health Community Coach from the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Program. Applications must be submitted online by November 3, 2017.
This program supports research that enhances the understanding of the fundamental processes underlying natural hazards and extreme events and research that improves capability to model and forecast such hazards and events. Projects will improve understanding of the effects of natural hazards and extreme events and will enable development of new tools to enhance societal preparedness and resilience against such impacts. Different types of projects have different deadlines, with the most upcoming deadline being January 4, 2018. Proposals must be submitted online.
This program will provide grants of $5,000 to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and other tax-exempt governmental organizations to help distressed families, enhance public safety and the community, and combat community deterioration. Awards will be made in the District of Columbia and the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia, and South Carolina. Applications must be submitted online by October 16, 2017.
Yoga Foster will make a limited number of grants available for full-time teachers in pre-K through 5th grade classrooms at Title I schools. Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to practicing movement and mindfulness in a sustainable way at their school. Applications may be submitted online throughout the year, and application review will take three to five weeks. Awards are available in areas where the funding agency has a presence.
The Lifeline Grant Program will assist small and rural health facilities, including community-based clinics, that may be adversely affected financially by a reduction or elimination of federal government assistance and that have little to no access to working capital. Currently, the state is bringing together stakeholders to discuss the design and structure of the program. The second webinar is scheduled for October 3, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Prospective attendees must register online to attend.
The AHCCS is currently accepting public comments regarding the 2018 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Block Grant Combined Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan, which will support substance abuse prevention and treatment and behavioral health services for non-Title XIX AHCCCS members. Comments may be submitted beginning on August 18, 2017, and comments will be incorporated into the program’s 2019 grant application. Comments must be submitted to the funding agency.
The Arizona Commission on the Arts will host DataArts workshops in October and November throughout Arizona. These free workshops are geared towards assisting arts and culture organizations to better understand and utilize data collection and reporting. The funding agency will offer both an orientation to the DataArts platform and a hands-on session on using data reports to communicate messages. Workshops are scheduled for October 31 and November 1, and prospective applicants must register online to attend.
This program will offer a $1,000 grant to a third, fourth, or fifth grade teacher in Arizona who demonstrates exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences. Nominations must include Georgia’s non-game wildlife as the context for learning curriculum standards. Applications may be submitted via email or mail by October 16, 2017.
The Washington Traffic Safety Commission will make mini-grants of up to $300 available to help children walk and bike to school safely. Awards will be provided on a reimbursement basis and will fund training materials, equipment, and supplies for school zone crossing guards. Public, private, and tribal elementary and middle schools within the state of Washington are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted online by April 30, 2018.