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Alternative Funding and More for January 25, 2018

by eCivis Research Team on January 25, 2018
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Alternative Funding and Other Grant-Related Opportunities

“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!

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF): Culture of Health Leaders

The purpose of this program is to develop a large group of leaders from diverse sectors to work with organizations, communities, health systems, and policymakers to build a culture of health across America. The funding agency believes that leaders focused on technology, education, housing, transportation, business, the arts, and many other disciplines will play key roles in building a culture of health. The program is open to individuals who are at least 21 years old. Participants may be federal, state, tribal, or local government employees. The program will select up to 40 leaders, each of whom will receive a stipend of up to $20,000 per year for three years. Additional tools, resources, and funding may be available for year-three, project-related activities. Applications must be submitted online by 3:00 p.m. ET on February 21, 2018. The funding agency offers additional funding programs and scholarships focused on health care.

Archstone Foundation: Award for Excellence and Innovation

This annual award program serves to recognize best practice models in gerontology and geriatrics, and is provided to innovative projects that effectively link academic theory with applied practice in public health and aging. Awards will include $1,000 in cash, which will assist in travel expenses, as winners are expected to attend the funding agency’s annual meeting on November 12, 2018, in San Diego, California. Projects should demonstrate creativity, documented outcomes and benefits, replication potential, and evidence of collaboration and partnerships. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by March 30, 2018. 

Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) Programs

AEOP is committed to providing both students and teachers a collaborative, cohesive portfolio of Army-sponsored science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs that effectively engage, inspire, and attract the next generation of STEM talent through K-college programs and expose the new generation to Department of Defense (DoD) STEM careers. The funding agency provides STEM enrichment activities, competitions, apprenticeships, and scholarships and awards, all focusing on STEM education. Programs focus on different educational levels and have various deadlines and eligibility requirements. 

Marathon Kids Running Club Grants

This program will support the development of out-of-school-time running programs for spring and summer 2018. Projects will use the funding agency’s evidence-based program to create a running club with a fun social environment, which will increase current physical activity levels of participants while empowering them to adopt lifelong healthy behaviors. All out-of-school-time programs in the United States are eligible, including summer programs. Programs not directly operated by schools or school districts will be given priority. Awards will include running club curricula, available digitally; exclusive Nike rewards for each participant; resources for up to four additional volunteers and/or coaches; direct customer service and guidance; and resources to involve parents, administrators, and community members. Applications must be submitted online by February 9, 2018.

National Book Foundation: Innovations in Reading Prize

This program will provide an award of $10,000 to individuals or organizations that have developed innovative projects that create and sustain a lifelong love of reading in the communities they service. Additionally, four other projects will receive the designation of honorable mention. After-school and community-based programs; nonprofits, such as museums and libraries; and start-ups focused on reading and literature are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 28, 2018.

ExtremeTerrain: Clean Trail Grant Program

This program will provide recipients with awards to fund their next trail improvement project, which could range from trail clean-up, to trail restoration, to trail expansion. Eligible applicants are Jeep Wrangler/4x4 groups or clubs with more than five members or off-highway vehicle organizations with more than five members that own or work at private or public off-road parks. Awards may be used for trail cleaning/restoration/expansion; food and non-alcoholic beverages for volunteers; promotional materials; and other miscellaneous trail improvement expenses. Awards will be for up to $250. Applications must be submitted online.

Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature (CSMCL): El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros

This program will provide a $500 grant for the purchase of selected multicultural children’s books for their libraries that serve children and their families. Libraries must be holding an El Día Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) event with an African American focus in order to be eligible to apply. The event must be held on or about April 30, 2018. Applications must be faxed, emailed, or mailed to the funding agency, and must be received by February 26, 2018. Awards will be announced on or about March 1, 2018.

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB): Annual Conference Community Scholarships

This program will provide financial assistance to those who offer community-based nutrition education programs to attend the SNEB Annual Conference. The Annual Conference will be held on July 21-24, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Only one scholarship will be available per recipient. Applications must be submitted online by March 1, 2018.

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation: Organization Grants

This program will support 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations whose missions directly impact individual artists. Interested applicants must submit a one-page letter of intention briefly outlining their request, including the amount of funding requested and how projects will impact individual artists. Letters of intention must be submitted online.

California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) Division of Local Assistance: State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Local Roadway Departure Safety Workshops

This program features a series of eight free workshops that will share information with participants regarding roadway departure safety. Workshops will disseminate information on the importance of focusing on roadway departure safety; where crashes involving roadway departure occur; nationally proven safety countermeasures, local proven safety countermeasures, and their applications; as well as funding opportunities addressing roadway departure safety and how to apply. Workshops in 2018 are scheduled for February 13, 2018 (registration deadline of February 9); February 14, 2018 (registration deadline of February 9); March 7, 2018; and May 2, 2018. Prospective attendees must register online.

Keep Ohio Beautiful: National Painting Week Program

The National Painting Week Program is a time to refresh spaces, give back to the community, and make a bold impression. Communities will have a chance to use paint to transform an unattractive community structure into something beautiful. Keep Ohio Beautiful has partnered with the Sherwin-Williams company, which will supply up to 40 gallons of paint per project. Applicants must provide $300 in funds or in-kind resources to be eligible. Applicants must be received electronically, by fax, or by mail by April 1, 2018.

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