“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 RWJF will provide awards for projects that implement tech-enabled solutions to support individuals affected by opioid addiction (users, caregivers, peers, family, etc.) and connect them to relevant resources. Projects should help identify resources, facilities, and educational content for support, as well as help patients, caregivers, and peers connect to one another and create a peer community. Applicants must submit their phase 1 applications by March 22, 2018. The phase 1 application should involve a one-line overview of the solution, a slide deck describing the solution, and a mock-up or wireframe of the solution’s design. Phase 1 finalists will receive $5,000 and move on to phase 2 of the program. Phase 2 applications must be submitted by June 21, 2018. The first-place phase 2 winner will receive $50,000, in addition to other benefits. Applications must be submitted online.
This program will provide Kaléo pharmaceutical products at no cost to qualifying nonprofit organizations and other groups demonstrating need. The program will provided two types of products: EVZIO naloxone HCl injection products, available for first-responder organizations for use in the field, and for nonprofit organizations, harm-reduction groups, and health departments that intend to distribute the product to uninsured patients facing financial hardship. The “Q Your School” product donation program will provide AUVI-Q epinephrine injection products to elementary schools across the United States. Applications must be submitted online.
This program is a year-long professional development opportunity for elementary, middle, and high school teachers to develop skills for preparing students across the world for a competitive global economy. Awards will equip teachers to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration. Eligible applicants must be teachers who are citizens of and residents of the United States, have earned a bachelor’s degree or can demonstrate equivalent education and experience, and who have five or more years of teaching experience. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 13, 2018.
This program aims to strengthen ties between France and the United States in the field of contemporary art by fostering active collaboration and encouraging long-lasting partnerships between French visual artists, curators, and collectives and American curators and institutions. The program will support the discovery of emerging talent while also sustaining interest in established artists. Funding is available for American institutions to host exhibitions and projects featuring works by French visual artists; fellowships to American curators wishing to conduct and deepen their research in contemporary art in France; and residencies for French or France-based visual artists seeking to spend two to four months in the United States. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by March 15, 2018.
Learning to Give will provide mini-grants ranging from $250 to $1,000. Awards must be used to support student projects that connect to the community, and to inspire student action to address a community need. Priority will be given to projects that use social media to share their plans, discuss ideas, and reflect. Applications must be submitted by teachers who currently teach at a public, charter, parochial, or independent school in the United States. Applications must be submitted online by April 1, 2018.
YALSA will host free, live, monthly webinars beginning in March 2018. Each webinar will focus on a different competency in YALSA’s brand new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff publication. This is the latest resource developed by the funding agency to help graduate schools, library administrators, and library staff guarantee that all teens receive high-quality services from their public and school libraries, regardless of whether the library has the capacity to dedicate a full-time position to serve teens. Competencies include teen growth and development, equity of access, youth engagement and leadership, etc. Webinars will be held starting on March 8, 2018, and through December 13, 2018. Prospective attendees must register online.
Nonprofit organizations, accredited educational institutions, and government entities based in the United Sates that will distribute only free apps on the App store are eligible to request to have their annual Apple Developer Program membership fee ($99) waived. Both new and existing Developer Program members are eligible to apply for waivers. Waiver applications must be submitted online.
The Northeast Farm to School Institute is a unique year-long professional learning opportunity for 12 school teams from New England and New York. Participants must pay a program fee of $900 and commit to attend a three-day residents summer retreat at Shelburne Farms on June 26-28, 2018. Teams must also participate in planning meetings for the full school year. Participating teams will receive assistance with farm to school program development, school-year coaching, networking, and staff professional development. Applications must be submitted online by March 7, 2018.
The Texas Department of Agriculture holds monthly meetings over coffee to discuss different aspects of the Texas Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The next scheduled webinar event, on February 28, 2018, will focus on administrative services procurement using the pre-qualified list. Additional webinars are scheduled for March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27, and July 25, 2018. Prospective attendees must register online to attend and may review presentations of past meetings on the program website.
This program will provide loans and lines of credit, as well as financial management advice and consulting, to help community organizations bridge gaps in capacity and infrastructure. Community organizations must use funds to provide higher-quality health care, with better health outcomes, at a lower cost to California residents. Eligible applicants are California providers of supportive housing, elder care, behavioral health, and other essential community services. Loans and lines of credit will carry interest rates between 4.5 and 5.6 percent, for terms of up to ten years. Prospective applicants must contact the program staff to initiate the application process.
This program expands Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport advertising opportunities to tourism destination marketing organizations (DMOs) statewide. The program is open to communities and DMOs throughout the state of Washington. The funding agency will cover the cost of reserving advertising locations, and award recipients will pay for production and installation. The program will offer significant savings to recipients. A total of 18 advertising opportunities are available, with signage located throughout airport concourses and baggage claim areas. Applications must be emailed by 2:00 p.m. on February 15, 2018.
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