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Special Opps: Funding and More for August 11, 2016

by eCivis Research Team on August 11, 2016
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Periscope in Article About Grant Opportunities“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.

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA): Community Broadband Summit

The NTIA, through the BroadbandUSA program, will hold a regional broadband summit entitled “Big Sky Broadband Workshop” to share information to help communities build their broadband capacity and utilization. The summit will present best practices and lessons learned from broadband network infrastructure build-outs and digital inclusion programs from Montana and surrounding states. The summit will be open to the public, and pre-registration is requested. Information regarding pre-registration is provided online. The summit will be held on August 31, 2016, from noon to 5:00 p.m., and on September 1, 2016, starting at 9:00 a.m. The summit will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula, Montana.

GRAMMY in the Schools: GRAMMY Signature Schools Program

GRAMMY in the Schools provides $10,000 to schools that have excellent high school music programs and are keeping them alive and well, despite budget and school policies. Schools may compete in one or both of two categories: the Signature Schools Award (based on excellence) and the Enterprise Award (based on need). Applications must be submitted online by October 22, 2016.

Freeport-McMoran: Mini-Grants for Education

Freeport-McMoran will provide awards to support K-12 teachers and schools in Freeport-McMoran communities. Awards will support classroom projects ranging from field trips to literacy efforts, to incentives for student performance. Awards of between $100 and $500 will be provided to teachers, school administrators, and parent volunteers/PTA officials at public or private schools located in or near communities where Freeport-McMoran has a presence. A school is eligible for up to four mini-grants. Applications must be submitted online by October 1, 2016.

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS): Community Catalyst Initiative

IMLS is launching a new initiative to help libraries and museums develop a deeper understanding of their role as enablers of community vitality and co-creators of positive community change. The program will gather input from libraries, museums, and community revitalization fields to develop frameworks, tools, and resources to support staff skill-building needed to help transform the connections libraries and museums have with their communities. The program will begin with a Community Catalysts Town Hall, scheduled for September 8-9, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO): Grant Writing Workshops and Listening Tour

GOCO is hosting its annual local government grant writing workshops across the state of Colorado. The workshops will offer local governments assistance with making their grant applications as competitive as possible. Workshops will also elicit feedback from participants regarding their experiences working with GOCO staff on grant applications and funded projects. Participants must RSVP online if they wish to attend. Workshops are scheduled from August 9, 2016, through August 22, 2016.

Buckeye Book Fair Literacy Grants

The Buckeye Book Fair will provide grants to schools, libraries, and literacy programs to promote works by Ohio authors and support literacy in the state. The program provides seed money for programs designed to foster and encourage the love of reading, as well as funds for enhancing and updating book collections in classrooms and libraries. Applicants may apply for $500 gift certificate grants, which may be used to purchase books from the annual Buckeye Book Fair. Applications must be mailed to the funding agency, and must be received by September 30, 2016.

Trees Forever: Pollinator Habitat Conservation

Tress Forever will select 20 pollinator habitat demonstration sites (10 in Iowa and 10 in Illinois) to showcase proper site selection and preparation, appropriate plant species composition, and ongoing maintenance requirements for the establishment of sustainable pollinator-friendly habitats. Yards, farms, city lots, parcels, schools, or nature centers may all be nominated. Award recipients will receive up to $1,000 to cover 50 percent of their expenses to install or improve pollinator habitats. Applications must be mailed or emailed to the funding agency by September 30, 2016.

Agriculture in the Classroom: Garden and Agriculture Experience Grants

Agriculture in the Classroom seeks to encourage Virginia teachers to integrate agriculture into their daily classroom curriculum. Awards will be provided to schools and organizations that strive to help students understand the source of their food and fiber, and to help Virginia’s schoolchildren gain greater knowledge and appreciation of agriculture. Successful grant applications will provide students with hands-on experiential learning. Separate awards will be provided for agricultural experience applications (up to $500) and garden applications (up to $500 for new gardens or $250 to ongoing garden projects). Applications must be submitted online by September 26, 2016.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR): Environmental Education in Georgia: Conservation Teacher of the Year Grant

The Georgia DNR, through its Nongame Conservation Section, is offering a $1,000 grant to a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade public or private school teachers (including science specialists) who demonstrate exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences. Projects that are especially creative and teach about Georgia’s rare or endangered species, as well as those that have no other means of funding, will earn bonus points. Applications must be submitted by September 19, 2016.

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA): Regions in the Balance of State Continuum of Care

TDHCA will hold a roundtable discussion on September 19, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., in order to receive feedback regarding the Balance of State Continuum of Care for the 2017 Emergency Solutions Grants. The roundtable will take place at the Omni Southpark in Austin, Texas. Participation will be free. Prospective participants should register online.



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