“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 HUD’s CDBG training sessions will provide CDBG grantees with hands-on training on using HUD’s IDIS system, including recent updates. All CDBG grantees may attend the training sessions, and in some cases, entitlement grantees will receive priority enrollment. Training sessions are scheduled in New Jersey, Texas, Washington, Florida, and California. The Jacksonville, Florida, session will focus on the state CDBG. Registration is open for the Newark, New Jersey, session. Prospective participants must register online. In addition, Building HOME webinars will be held from September 7-28, 2016, and should be attended by staff from participating jurisdictions.
The EPA will recognize environmental excellence towards achieving and preserving healthy and resilient coasts in the Gulf Region. There are several categories for nominations, including business/industry, environmental justice/cultural diversity, civic and nonprofit organizations, youth environmental education, individual projects, and partnerships/bi-national projects. First-, second-, and third-place prizes will be presented in each category. Applications must be emailed to the EPA by October 31, 2016.
The Henry Schein Cares medal recognizes excellence in expanding access to health care for the underserved. The competition is open to all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations operating in the United States. Projects should involve multidisciplinary teams that demonstrate the expertise needed for a comprehensive solution to the targeted health care problem. Nine product awards will be provided for each finalist. Three cash awards of $15,000, three cash awards of $10,000, and three cash awards of $5,000 will be provided. Applications must be submitted online by October 5, 2016.
Grinnell Mutual will celebrate people who live in rural areas and work hard to make their communities vibrant. Awards are available in the 14 states in which Grinnell Mutual does business. Nominated projects will be put to a vote, and the three projects earning the highest number of votes by November 16, 2016, will receive awards of $2,000, $1,000, and $500, respectively. Nominations must be submitted through the Grinnell Mutual Facebook page by 11:59 p.m. CT on October 19, 2016.
BirdSleuth K-12’s School Garden Grants will provide awards of $500 to $2,000, as well as gardening supplies and other technical assistance, to support teachers who strive to bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics and healthy living from the garden to the classroom. Funds will support the building or revitalization of school gardens. In addition to food gardens, preference will be given to bird, pollinator, native habitat, rain, and other natural projects. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 3, 2016.
The White-Reinhardt Mini-Grant program will support projects that will increase agricultural literacy. County and state farm bureaus may apply for grants of up to $500 for classroom education programs for grades K-12 in order to initiate new agricultural literacy programs or expand existing ones. Applications must be submitted online by October 15, 2016.
The Texas Center for the Book is seeking 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in Texas. The winning organization will receive a $1,000 cash award to assist with future work promoting reading and combatting illiteracy. Organizations may be nominated by others or they may self-nominate. All nominations must be submitted online by October 15, 2016.
The Connect with a Classroom grant program will allow teachers to post funding requests of up to $2,000 for creative, innovative learning experiences for their students. Requests for funding may be submitted beginning on July 1, 2016, and will be accepted into the spring of 2017. Requests for funding must be submitted online.
The Utah Division of Water Resources will provide a $5,000 water conservation grant to four water-wise cities across the state of Utah that have the highest percentages of citizens that take the H2Oath. The program encourages cities to reach out to their citizens via social media, city newsletters, websites, and announcements to encourage enrollment in this oath, which commits individuals and groups to conserving more water. Cities will be divided into four categories, and separate awards will be provided for each. The competition will run from August 15 through September 15, 2016, and the oath may be taken online.
The Pennsylvania Development Disabilities Council will hold grant writing workshops at multiple locations, both in person and online, to teach interested parties about applying for Council funding, the process of writing a grant application, and new requirements such as targeted disparity and generic social change. The workshops and webinars will be held beginning on September 7, 2016, and concluding on September 28, 2016. Those interested in attending must RSVP according to the instructions available on the program website.
The DOLA is seeking two communities (counties or municipalities) located within the 19 federally disaster-declared counties of Colorado in 2012 and 2013 to participate in a new pilot project that will assist communities with identifying their risk to hazards, determining the best land use solutions to minimize risk, and implementing these changes through codes, regulations, programs, or incentives. The selected communities will work with the funding agency and a consultant team to develop and implement strategies to reduce their risks. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on October 17, 2016.
LA2050 grants will be provided to any nonprofit organizations or government agencies serving Los Angeles County with an idea that will benefit the region. Projects may contribute to education, arts and creativity, parks and recreation, transportation, and livability. Both planned and ongoing projects are eligible for submission, and a total of $1 million will be awarded to ten or more recipients. The deadline for submission of project ideas is 5:00 p.m. PT on October 25, 2016.
Keep Georgia Beautiful will provide monetary awards to projects that focus on community greening, litter prevention, and waste reduction/recycling across the state of Georgia. Eligible applicants for this program include nonprofit, civic, and community organizations; schools and youth groups; businesses and professional organizations; and government agencies. Applications must be submitted via email by October 11, 2016, and an online information sheet must also be submitted.