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Special Opps: Funding and More for April 14, 2016

by eCivis Research Team on April 14, 2016
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“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners. All headings in this post link to the funding opportunities.

Fab School Labs

The Northrop Grumman Foundation will provide five $100,000 grants to public middle schools for a fabulous school lab makeover. The mission of the program is to get students excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in order to help today’s children deliver tomorrow’s solutions. Applications must be submitted online between May 1, 2016, and June 17, 2016.

Outdoor Nation (ON) 2016 Campus Challenge

Outdoor Nation is searching for campuses across the nation to receive national outdoor champion awards. Winning campuses will get as many people as possible outdoor and active. The three highest-ranking campuses will win monetary awards: $500 for the third-ranking campus, $1,000 for the second-ranking campus, and $2,000 for the highest-ranking campus. Schools must register online for the competition by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 6, 2016. The six-week challenge will begin on September 4, 2016, and end on October 15, 2016. Winners will be announced on October 17, 2016.

2016 Excellence in AmeriCorps Programming and Service Challenges

The Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps) will present awards that will recognize outstanding and innovative programs and high-quality and meaningful AmeriCorps service experiences. The awards will encourage the development and expansion of best practices in national service programming, improved project development, and an increase in the value of the AmeriCorps experience. Nominations must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. ET on June 6, 2016, and winners will be announced on September 22, 2016.

Google Faculty Research Awards Program

Google’s Faculty Research Awards Program aims to identify and support world-class, permanent faculty pursuing cutting-edge research in areas of mutual interest. Winners will receive one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to support world-class research at top universities around the world. Supported research may be in various topics of interest for Google, as outlined on the program webpage. Applications must be submitted between August 1, 2016, and September 30, 2016.

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Indiana Course 110: Identifying Community Strengths and Weaknesses

Indiana’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), and the High Performance Government Network (HPGN) have collaborated to create a curriculum of courses to help build capacity in Indiana towns in order to create sustainable and healthy communities. Course 110 will help communities identify their strengths and weaknesses, and determine how they can attract people and engage stakeholders. The course will be presented on April 22, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET at the Indiana Government Center South in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tickets cost $20.

The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) Grant Writing Training Sessions

The Ohio OCJS will host free grant writing training sessions throughout 2016. Currently, two dates have been scheduled: April 27, 2016, and August 15, 2016. Sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m., and will be held at the Ohio Department of Public Safety in Columbus. Additional training sessions are expected to be scheduled. Prospective attendees must register online. Space is limited to the first 30 registered participants.

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE): 2017 Consolidated Application Technical Assistance Workshops

Staff of the ISBE’s Title Grants and Federal and State Monitoring Divisions will hold workshops across the state that will provide training and information regarding the funding agency’s FY 2017 consolidated application, as well as a review of the federal OmniCircular and its impact on auditing and monitoring. Workshops will be held from May 3, 2016, through May 12, 2016, in various locations. Prospective attendees must register online by April 25, 2016, and are asked to sign up for only one session. There is no fee for attendance, and lunch will be provided.

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