“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.
Civic Hall Labs is inviting entrepreneurs, health care professionals, academics, technologists, designers, planners, university students, and the public at large to propose civic solutions that have the potential to create a healthy public. The current challenges is: how might we leverage technology to promote community cohesion across divisions, civic agencies, and access to public assets? Ten successful applicants will each receive $10,000. Responses to challenges must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 16, 2016. An information session will be held on August 22, 2016, at the funding agency’s headquarters.
The AAUW’s Campus Action Project Grants will provide $5,000 each to 10-12 student-led teams to challenge the status quo for women leaders on campuses and in their communities. Projects must take place between November 2016 and May 2017, and may aim to improve the campus climate for women in leadership, organize speakers series, create visual campaigns, educate others, form discussion groups, and/or begin mentorship programs. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PT on October 2, 2016, and applicants will be notified of decisions by mid-November 2016.
The FHWA’s Environmental Excellence Awards program was created to honor projects and processes that excel in meeting growing transportation needs while protecting and enhancing the environment. Any organization, agency, group, or individual in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors may submit a nomination. Projects must be completed or nearly completed in order to be eligible for awards, which will be presented in multiple categories. Nominations must be submitted online by September 15, 2016.
Verizon’s Innovative Learning App Challenge is a nationwide contest in which middle and high school students are challenged to develop concepts for mobile apps that solve problems in their communities. Teams of students affiliated with schools and nonprofit groups/clubs may enter the contest, along with an adult advisor. All submissions must be made online by November 18, 2016. Awards will be provided in several categories.
The Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI) is a system through which the Secretary of Education has authority to grant waivers of certain title IV Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) statutory or regulatory requirements to allow a limited number of institutions of higher education to participate in experiments to test alternative methods of administering the title IV HEA programs. These experiments will be designed to facilitate efforts by institutions to evaluate certain innovative loan counseling practices that can prepare students to manage their college finances, inform them about their student loan repayment options, and ensure that students are well-prepared to repay their loans on time. Letters of interest to participate in experiments must be emailed to the address provided on the program website by September 29, 2016.
The True Value Foundation will provide grants of up to 40 gallons of paint to more than 100 schools per year. Grants must be used to inspire teachers and motivate students by enhancing the aesthetics and cleanliness of school walls, which has been shown to have an impact on student attitudes and academic performance. All public, private, or parochial schools in communities served by the True Value Company may apply. Applications must be submitted online by December 16, 2016.
The Risk Manager Resident Program will provide awards of up to $4,000 to colleges and universities to cover transportation, housing, and incidental costs for a lecturing risk manager within their institution. At least three presentations per school should be scheduled, and the risk manager must be chosen from the funding agency’s pool of qualified individuals. Applications must be submitted online by October 1, 2016.
The CHS Classroom Grant Program is designed to fund projects that will educate K-12 students about the importance of agriculture, and to allow teachers to use agricultural concepts to teach core subjects. A total of 15 grants of $500 each will be available for plant or animal science projects such as school gardens or embryology projects. Eligible applicants are all certified teachers engaged in classroom instruction at the kindergarten through 12th grade level. Applications must be submitted online by September 15, 2016, and applicants will be notified of results by October 1, 2016.
The CWMAD Grants program will provide in-kind awards to nonprofit organizations that seek to implement software initiatives. Projects should be used to improve the applicant’s operations by increasing efficiency and expanding outreach. Other donors must be secured to support projects. Applications are non-competitive, and all applications meeting requirements will be funded. Projects are expected to range from $10,000 and $50,000, but awards will only include the provision of in-house expertise and resources to applicants. There are no application deadlines for this program.
Literacy for Life Grants are designed to help initiate new projects or expand existing ones that promote agricultural literacy in California schools. Grants of up to $500 will be provided to K-12 educators in California to support the integration of agriculture into regular classroom instructions. Projects may include outreach, field trips, science, and/or nutrition elements. Applications must be submitted online by October 1, 2016.
The California Energy Commission will conduct a public workshop on workforce training and development opportunities for alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology funding activities. The workshop will seek input from stakeholders that will inform the development of future Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) workforce training and development investments. One or more commissioners may be in attendance. The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on August 25, 2016, at the California Energy Commission’s headquarters in Sacramento. Interested parties may also attend via teleconference or WebEx.
The Georgia DNR is offering a $1,000 grant to a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade teacher who demonstrates exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences. Projects must include Georgia’s non-game wildlife as the context for learning curriculum standards. Applications must be emailed or mailed to the funding agency by September 19, 2016.