“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!
This program is a new opportunity for communities to better integrate artistic and cultural practices in transportation projects. T4America will provide hands-on technical assistance workshops to three communities in 2018 to help them build their capacity for artistic and cultural practices. Workshops will include staff visits, conferences spanning two days tailored to individual communities, and additional activities to support communities in their projects. Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. ET on February 23, 2018.
This program will provide technical assistance to housing owners, property management companies, HUD continua of care, state housing agencies, and communities interested in implementing Homeless or Move On preferences in HUD-supported multifamily properties. HUD will provide individualized technical assistance, which will include coaching, education, and concrete support from an assigned expert in implementing the multifamily Homeless and Move on preferences. Technical assistance will be delivered from April to October 2018. Applications must be submitted online by March 5, 2018.
Million Hearts is a national initiative that aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2022. To achieve this objective, the initiative aims to decrease smoking, sodium consumption, and physical inactivity by 20 percent; improve performance on appropriate aspirin use, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation to 80 percent; and improve outcomes for priority populations. This program will provide up to 35 prizes, in the form of national recognition, for improving hypertension control rates for their most recent 12-month reporting period ending not earlier than December 31, 2018. Applicants may be individuals who are licensed clinicians, incorporated clinical practices, health systems, and other entities. Prospective participants in the challenge must register and submit their data online between February 20, 2018, and April 6, 2018.
Campus Consortium offers various technology grants to educational institutions that are committed to provide their students, faculty, and staff with exceptional educational tools for professional and personal success. Educational institutions may apply for and receive multiple grants at the same time. Currently, three programs – the Campus Safety Grant, Attendance Tracking Grant, and Campus Portal Grant programs – are soliciting applications. Applications for all three programs must be submitted online by March 16, 2018.
This program will reward teachers who work to ensure that their students love and play music. Each year, ten finalists will be chosen, including one grand-prize winner, to receive recognition. The grand-prize winner will receive a $10,000 personal honorarium, finalists will receive $1,000 each, and semifinalists will receive $500 each. All current, full-time educators who teach music in public or private schools, kindergarten through college, are eligible to be nominated. Nominations must be submitted online by March 15, 2018, and nominated teachers will be asked to complete applications by March 31, 2018.
This program allows eligible farmers to nominate their local public school districts for grants to help enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Once nominated, school districts will be eligible to submit applications to compete for grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 to enhance their STEM curricula. Awards are expected to improve test scores and get kids to think bigger about their futures. Farmers must submit nominations online by April 2, 2018.
This program will support new knowledge in teaching, learning, and campus climate that will lead to improved student learning in higher education. Eligible applicants are U.S.-based colleges and universities proposing to examine the effects of integrating multiple measures of teaching effectiveness into faculty development and/or evaluation in higher education, as well as to examine the methods for increasing student response rates to student ratings of instruction (SRI) at higher education institutions. Applicants are eligible to apply for up to $10,000. Letters of inquiry for this program must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. CT on March 6, 2018.
This program will provide CJCC certifications to victim assistance programs. Certification must be renewed every biennium, and it will permit agencies to apply for victim services funding through the funding agency. Local agencies intending to apply for Victims of Crime Assistance (VOCA), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and Sexual Assault Services Formula Funding Program (SASP) funding must first receive this certification. Applications for certification must be submitted online, and first-time applicants must first request log-in credentials from the funding agency. The certification period will expire in March 2018.
VDOE is announcing three sustained professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers and administrators committed to engaging students in meaningful outdoor education. Award recipients will be expected to attend a 2018 summer professional development workshop, four webinars throughout the 2018/2019 academic year, and a two-day culminating workshop in Richmond, Virginia, in the summer of 2019. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a stipend of $225. Workshops and events will take place beginning on June 25, 2018, and will end on August 9, 2018. Prospective attendees must register online by March 15, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be issued by April 15, 2018.
This program will provide communities with equipment from P&K Equipment to groups that register for the Great American Cleanup (GAC) event in Oklahoma. Available equipment includes one Honda self-propelled lawn mower, two Stihl curved shaft line trimmers, two Stihl straight shaft trimmers, two Stihl hand-held blowers, two Stihl backpack blowers, and two P&K maintenance buckets. Equipment must be used for GAC Oklahoma projects. Applications must be submitted online. The GAC program will be launched on March 20, 2018.
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