“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 Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice has announced it will be hosting two exciting symposiums in Boston, Massachusetts, in early April 2016. The Dual Status Youth Symposium: Working Together for Our Children will take place on April 5-6 and will be the first of its kind, a national gathering of multidisciplinary, youth-serving professionals to learn, network, and become part of the nationwide movement to improve outcomes for dual status youth. The Probation System Reform Symposium: Advancing Practice, Changing Lives, scheduled for April 7-8, will bring together juvenile justice system professionals from around the country and focus on improving probation system performance and youth and family outcomes for those youth managed and overseen by juvenile probation departments and courts. Both symposiums will feature the foremost experts on the topics of data and outcome measurement, risk-needs-responsivity screening and assessment, trauma, evidence-based interventions, and interagency collaboration. The registration fee for each event is $165.
Entries are being accepted on a daily basis for the Together Counts’ Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes. Through this sweepstakes, schools have the opportunity to win an extreme makeover for their playgrounds. Anyone is eligible to apply on behalf of a school. Two grand prizes consisting of cash and prizes, valued at a total of approximately $45,000, will be awarded at random. Following the grand prize drawings, three second prize winners will be selected among schools that qualify for the Title 1 Schoolwide Program to receive a $5,000 award to be used to improve the school’s wellness programs. Individuals may submit one entry per day until 5:00 p.m. on March 25, 2016.
The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is inviting teenagers from select states to participate in the 2016 Teen Video Challenge. This challenge calls upon teenagers to submit short videos, between 30 to 90 seconds, that promote the idea of using public libraries and reading. Eligible videos must be designed for use at any library, and must be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages. Teenagers that submit successful videos will receive a prize of $150, and will qualify their local public library to receive prizes worth at least $50 from CSLP and Upstart. Challenge guidelines, application processes, and application deadlines vary by participating state.
Nominations for the 2016 Red Ribbon Award are now being accepted to recognize outstanding community leadership and action on AIDS. The award will be presented in July 2016 at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, and will be given to ten community-based organizations. Awards will be made in the following five categories, based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): good health and well-being, reduced inequalities, gender inequality, global partnerships, and just, peaceful, and inclusive societies. Awarded organizations will benefit from international visibility in addition to receiving a $10,000 award. Nominations will be accepted until February 14, 2016.
The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) has announced it will be presenting a two-day virtual symposium on research data management on January 19 and 21, 2016. This symposium is designed to provide a thoughtful, interactive, and actionable introduction to building and delivering research data management services. The symposium will consist of two 90-minute sessions, and will feature presentations from qualified librarians and scholars from various universities. The registration fee for ACTLS members is $43 for one session and $60 for the entire symposium, and the registration fee for non-members is $59 for one session and $95 for the entire symposium. Group rates are also available.
To advance its mission of encouraging young people to take personal action to better their environments, Action for Nature (AFN) has created the International Young Eco-Hero Awards. This program recognizes and rewards the successful individual environmental initiatives of young people ages 8 to 16. Winners will receive public recognition, cash prizes, and certificates for their outstanding efforts to help protect and preserve the environment. To qualify, projects must be action-based and self-initiated, and must concern environmental health, advocacy, research, or protection of the natural world. Preference will be given to projects of two or more years and/or ongoing projects. Applications must be received by January 31, 2015.
There is still time to participate in one of the Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB’s) regional annual financial assistance workshops. These workshops will take place at various locations throughout January 2016, and will feature discussions on updates to the financial assistance programs, upcoming funding cycles and important deadlines, and a demonstration of the online submission system. In addition, regional project team members will be at workshops to discuss specific project needs and answer any questions. Interested participants may register by email with their name, title, entity, telephone contact information, and the workshop location. Interested participants should register as soon as possible, as venues are subject to capacity limitations.
Registration is now open for the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association’s (CPRA’s) 3rd Annual Partners in the Outdoors Conference. This conference will be held in Keystone, Colorado from April 28-29, 2016, and will bring together an assembly of stakeholders in the future of Colorado’s outdoors and recreational opportunities. Attendees will additionally have the opportunity to apply for CPRA grant funding for projects that are designed to further the conference’s mission to build healthy communities. Eligible projects may include habitat restoration, community improvement, and/or other events or facilities designed to get more people out and active within their community or throughout the state. Registration will be open until April 27, 2016. The registration fee is $125 per attendee.
Kentucky Strengthening Families (KYSF) is currently offering various Train the Trainer opportunities, including face-to-face and web-based trainings. KYSF represents a multidisciplinary partnership of over 20 national, state, local, and public and private organizations dedicated to embedding the following six research-based protective factors into services and support for children and their families: parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of child development, concrete support in times of need, social and emotional competence of children, and nurturing and attachment. Resources are available for service providers seeking training for their staff and trainers seeking training for themselves.