“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research.
BCI Burke Company will give communities a chance to win a beautiful new playground valued at almost $28,000 that will provide kids with opportunities to climb, slide, socialize, and learn. One applicant will also receive a $5,000 shopping spree to buy products from the company’s catalog. Parks and recreation departments, parks, and camps in the 48 contiguous U.S. states are eligible to apply. One winner will be selected to receive the playground, and the winner will be selected at random on or about May 13, 2017. Applications must be submitted online by May 6, 2017.
This program will award 10 SmartStart Schwinn bikes and 20 Schwinn bike helmets to ten schools across the United States in celebration of National Bike to School Day on May 10, 2017. SmartStart bicycles provided by this program are specifically designed to address challenges and concerns for new bike riders and are optimized to fit children as they grow. Winners will be chosen by weekly drawings, and in order to enter drawings, schools must register their events online at www.walkbiketoschool.org. Winners will be chosen on April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, and June 1, 2017.
The Charities Adoption Partner Program will connect more people and pets than ever before by allowing organizations to host adoption events in local PetSmart stores. Entities that implement these projects will receive a safe, clean, free space for adoptable dogs, cats, rabbits, and small pets; increased exposure; priority communication on new funding opportunities from PetSmart Charities; a cash reward for each pet adopted; the opportunity to participate in four National Adoption Weekends per year; food, litter, and appropriate habitats; and eligibility to apply for exclusive adoption event grants. Applications for this program must be submitted online.
This program will help local and regional governments, schools, and districts innovate by simplifying IT workloads that they struggle with and depend on every day, such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Content Management Systems (CMS), open data portals, teacher and learning solutions, and more. These applications utilize Amazon Web Services and make it easier for governments and schools to deliver services. Awards will be provided in several categories, including Best Practices, Partners in Innovation, and “Dream Big.” Awards will be provided at different levels, and award recipients will receive Amazon Web Services promotional credits as awards. Applications must be submitted online by May 12, 2017.
This program will promote and recognize utilities that are building on a foundation of excellent management and help small, medium, and large utilities transform their operations over time. Specifically, this program will recognize water resources recovery facilities implementing the innovative Utility of the Future business model, which is outlined on the program website. All public and private water resource recovery facilities are encouraged to apply by 5:00 p.m. ET on June 9, 2017.
The Enviro Health App Challenge seeks innovative uses for the CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network data to explore connections between health and the environment. The Tracking Network is a multitiered, web-based surveillance system. The data, information, and tools provided by the Network are readily accessible, help users identify or investigate environmental health problems, and plan and evaluate programs and policies to address those problems. Projects must be technology-based, interactive, and must help facilitate simple and meaningful information to general public audiences. Participants will compete for a $30,000 prize pot. Applicants must register to participate online by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 23, 2017.
This program is designed to provide Lew’s Mach fishing rods and reels at no charge to high schools for project-based applications intended to nurture high school sanctioned fishing club activities for the benefit of members, schools, and communities. Clubs of different sizes and reach will receive three levels of awards each. Applications must be submitted online by September 30, 2017.
The Bill Holm Center at the Burke Museum offers research grants to Native artists and other researchers, as well as University of Washington graduate students, who are interested in Northwest Native art. Awards will be provided in the form of visiting artist/research grants and collections-based workshops grants. Applications must be submitted online by May 15, 2017.
VDOE will offer the 2017 The Art of Vocal Music Institute on July 11-14, 2017, at the Virginia Commonwealth University. This four-day institute is provided at no cost to selected public sector educators, and will provide intensive study in the vocal arts. K-12 vocal music educators are eligible to apply and will be selected based on instructional training and experience in vocal music education, as well as on the basis of balanced regional representation. The institute will also provide sessions in reading, rehearsal protocols, conducting, riser choreography, vocal Music Standards of Learning curriculum development, and other topics. Applications must be mailed or emailed to the funding agency by May 5, 2017.
The United Dairy Industry of Michigan will provide grants to schools to win chocolate milk, nature’s energy drink, free of costs, and to also feature one of their athletes in the milk mustache celebrities poster series. Different sizes of awards will be provided to schools of different sizes. Applications must be mailed to the funding agency by May 26, 2017, for fall sports; October 6, 2017, for winter sports; and January 26, 2018, for spring sports.
The Farm to School program provides hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to help New Jersey students learn about local agriculture, how food grows, and what it means to eat healthfully. Farm to School programs across New Jersey will receive recognition through this program. Award recipients will also receive a Jersey Farm to School promotional materials kit, including a banner, aprons, pencils, pins, key chains, seasonality charts, and a media template to announce recognition. School programs must enter the competition online by July 1, 2017.