“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.
The What Works Cities Certification recognizes and celebrates U.S. local governments that are leading the nation in the use of data and evidence to increase government effectiveness and improve services for residents. The certification will support local leaders in leveraging what works to deliver unprecedented results for their residents. All U.S. cities with populations of over 30,000 may receive certification. Interested cities may begin by submitting their information online by May 1, 2017.
The Meet Me at the Park program will provide $20,000 to support park makeovers to community parks located in cities across the United States. Individuals may nominate and vote for their favorite park in their city. The city and park with the most nominations will win.
The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge is a March Madness-style competition in which 90 universities or colleges from across the country will go head-to-head over six weeks. The schools that gets the most people outdoors will win the National Outdoor Championship. The program will also recognize individuals who contribute to getting young people outdoors. Colleges or universities may be nominated online.
The Judith Krug Fund Banned Books Week Event Grants program will support activities that raise awareness of intellectual freedom and censorship issues during the annual Banned Books Week celebration, which will take place September 24-30, 2017. Libraries, schools, and universities are encouraged to apply. Applicants may not have received awards through the funding agency within the last five years. Grants of $1,000 or $2,500 will be awarded, and applications must be submitted online by May 12, 2017.
The National Hunting and Fishing Day Live It! grants is a grassroots program that will provide grants to deserving organizations to help connect everyone to the outdoors. The funding agency encourages clubs, associations, and agencies to submit applications. Applicants must have a focus on conservation and promote hunting and fishing. All award-funded events must focus on National Hunting and Fishing Day and be hosted in August, September, or October of 2017. Awards may be used to purchase equipment, market events, or rent equipment. Applications must be mailed, emailed, or faxed to the funding agency by May 31, 2017.
The Million Heart Hypertension Control Challenge is an initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2022. This would mean 10 million more Americans bringing their blood pressure under control. The challenge will improve organizations’ understanding of successful implementation strategies at the health system level by motivating clinical practices and health systems to strengthen their hypertension control effects. Entrants to the challenge will be asked to provide two hypertension control rates for the practice’s or health system’s hypertensive population. Nominated entrants may be U.S. licensed clinicians, incorporated clinical practices, or health systems. To participate, applicants must register online.
Constellation’s Community Champions program will provide small grants of up to $500 (for nonprofit organizations) or $250 (for other organizations) to Constellation customers for causes that are important in their community. Preferred consideration will be given to projects, organizations, or initiatives that focus on education, environment, or youth. Applications must be submitted online by May 15, 2017, or September 15, 2017.
The Captain Planet Foundation will provide financial awards to high-quality, solutions-based projects that embrace science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning and empower youth to become local and global environmental change makers. Educators, both K-12 classroom and informal, may apply for funding through the EcoSolution, EcoTech, EcoSTEM Resource Kits, and Project Learning Garden programs. Funding for programs will range from $500 to $3,000. Programs have several due dates throughout the year.
The NCSS is currently soliciting applications and/or nominations for several funding programs. The Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year program will provide $2,500 to teachers to recognize exceptional classroom social studies teaching. The Award for Understanding will recognize a social studies educator, or team of educators, who have made notable contributions in helping students increase their understanding of the world. The Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy will provide a cash award of $2,500 to promote geography education in the classroom. The funding agency is also offering additional award programs, including research awards and book awards. The application/nomination deadline for these programs is May 15, 2017.
The CFCC will hold funding fairs across the state of California beginning on April 5, 2017, and running through August 30, 2017, to provide representative from public works, local governments, and Native American tribes with information regarding funding opportunities available to them through seven funding agencies that provide funding for water, energy efficiency, flood management, infrastructure, emergency response vehicle, solid waste, and community facilities projects. Applicants may register online to attend funding fairs.
The Ocean Guardian School program will fund hands-on watershed and/or ocean stewardship projects proposed by schools. Projects must make a difference in the health and protection of local watersheds and/or the ocean. Projects may address restoration, the recycling cycle, marine debris, schoolyard habitats/gardens, or energy and ocean health. Schools may request a total of $4,000 per year, or $4,500 per year for projects that include reducing single-use plastic items above and beyond cafeteria/classroom activities. Applications must be postmarked by 5:00 p.m. PT on May 1, 2017.
HAWP provides copper-, silver-, gold-, and platinum-level awards to businesses in the state of Arizona that support employees’ and communities’ health and well-being. Employers that receive awards will be recognized and receive an award kit of support materials. All applicants must have completed an HAWP 101 training on the funding agency’s website, have a complete CDC worksite health scorecard, and initiate a HAWP worksite health improvement plan. Businesses may apply online by May 15, 2017.