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Alternative Funding and More for September 28, 2017

by eCivis Research Team on September 28, 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!


Fleets for the Future (F4F): Exclusive Deals on Alternative Fuel Vehicles

F4F will hold a webinar to present fleet managers and procurement officers at public agencies with offers on the most popular alternative fuel vehicle models for public sector fleets. The webinar will provide participants with information they need to save thousands of dollars while improving their fleets. These opportunities are limited to public sector entities. The webinar will take place on October 4, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.


Council of State Governments (CSG): Law Enforcement-Mental Health Learning Sites Program

This program is designed to identify and highlight law enforcement agencies from across the country with successful police-mental health collaboration (PMHC) programs between law enforcement and mental health systems that are willing to share their expertise in the field. Selected jurisdictions will be designed as learning sites and will work closely with the funding agency to provide peer-to-peer learning opportunities to other program participants nationwide. Agencies wishing to become learning sites must email an application to the funding agency by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 27, 2017.


National Library of Medicine (NLM): Emergency Access Initiative (EAI)

The NLM has activated its Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between the funding agency and participating publishers to provide free access to full texts from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to health care professionals and libraries affected by disasters. The collection is not open to the public and is intended for those affected by disasters or assisting the affected population. Organizations that fit this criteria must contact the funding agency to receive access to the EAI.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program

This program is an opportunity for exceptional mid-career health professionals and behavioral/social scientists to access the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy. The fellowship program will be held in Washington, D.C., and chosen fellows will participate in the policy process at the federal level and use this leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy. Eligible applicants from fellowships are mid-career professionals from academic faculties, government agencies, and nonprofit health care organizations. Applications for this program must be submitted online by 3:00 p.m. ET on November 15, 2017.


Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW): Teacher of the Year Award

This contest will recognize three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their students. The program will choose one elementary, one junior high, and one high school teacher whose curriculum focuses on citizenship education topics for at least half of the school day in the classroom environment. Winners will receive $1,000 for professional development expenses and a $1,000 award for their school. Nominations must be submitted to local VFW posts by October 31, 2017.


The Colorado Trust: Health Equity Learning Series (HELS)

This series of professional development events aims to increase knowledge and awareness of health equity through presentations from experts discussing factors that increase disparities and solutions that advance health equity. Eligibility is limited to nonprofit organizations and government and public agencies. Events will be provided in two tracks: the traditional HELS track, and the community leaders in health equity track. Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. MT on October 31, 2017.


California Air Resources Board (CARB): Public Workshop on the 2017/2018 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives

CARB invites stakeholders to participate in a public workshop to discuss the FY 2017/2018 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives, along with changes to the plan. The meeting will be held on October 5, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the funding agency’s headquarters in Sacramento, California. The meeting will also be webcast online at video.calepa.ca.gov.


Indiana Bond Bank (IBB): Fuel Budgeting Program

The Fuel Budgeting Program provides a tool for local governments to protect their budgets against volatile fuel prices. Program participants continue to purchase their fuel as normal, but they will be protected from price volatility and share costs across entities to ensure efficiency. The program will also provide expert advice and experience to participants. Applications must be mailed or emailed to the funding agency.


Georgia Agribusiness Council: Agricultural Education Programs

These programs support educational efforts for Georgia’s young people that will serve as integral tools in educating a new generation of agribusiness leaders. The funding agency provides several programs that provide scholarships, fellowships, and teacher grants to help fund special classroom projects. Programs are also available for organizations such as 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA). Applications must be emailed or mailed to the funding agency by October 16, 2017.


NorCal Lacrosse Foundation: Program Funds and Scholarship Aid

The NorCal Lacrosse Foundation offers financial aid to Northern California lacrosse participants in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Scholarships will offer financial assistance to participate in lacrosse programs, events, or functions for players, coaches, umpires/referees, or administrators. Grants will support new or existing lacrosse teams, clubs, or programs. Applications for both programs must be submitted by October 31, 2017.

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