“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 NFPA will host a webinar that will provide communities with information on how they can apply for a $500 grant to work on projects that can make communities safer from losses due to wildfires. Funding will be provided to work on projects on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 6, 2017. The webinar will provide information on the free assets and resources available to communities to help them promote their events. The webinar will take place on January 16, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. ET. Prospective attendees may register online for free.
Playful City USA is a program that honors cities and towns that ensure that kids in their communities, particularly those from low-income families, get the balanced and active play they need to thrive. Communities will receive national recognition, access to a series of events, marketing kits, policy maps, and road signs. Cities that will qualify for recognition are those that keep kids, families, and communities active, playing, and healthy. Online applications will open in mid-February 2017. Kaboom! is hosting an application webinar at 1:00 p.m. ET on January 18, 2017, to provide additional information about the program. Prospective applicants may register for the webinar online.
Through this program, a deserving public school district will be chosen to receive computer coding training. The goal of the program is to make coding available to each and every student, and to provide equitable access to all. The program will provide an embedded trainer to prepare teachers with the content and pedagogy needed to teach computer science to all elementary students. School districts nationwide may apply online by the deadline of February 17, 2017.
This webinar, presented by ASTHO, will describe pay-for-success financing, provide an overview of the current landscape and progress state agencies have made in implementing pay-for-success projects, and share challenges, emerging lessons learned, and potential reforms to create a supportive policy environment. The webinar will take place on January 6, 2017, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET. Attendees may register online to attend.
The AmeriCorps Affiliate program is an initiative to engage more youth in service and to increase the number of national service positions available through local support. For the 2017 program, applicants may only request designation of positions as National Service positions. Financial resources will not be awarded to applicants; instead, individuals who successfully complete a term of service in the designated positions may receive an Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. The Affiliate designations are intended to use national service as a means to incubate and expand service opportunities to create self-sustaining service models that complement existing AmeriCorps programs. Applications may be submitted for different cycles, with deadlines of February 14, June 8, and August 9, 2017.
This awards program is the country’s only recognition program exclusively focused on communities that are embracing intergenerational solutions to serve, empower, and engage residents of all ages. Winning communities demonstrate that they are harnessing the energy and increasing the productivity that result when people of all ages come together. Communities such as metropolitan areas, cities, towns, counties, reservations, neighborhoods, zip codes, and school districts may apply. Selected communities will receive public recognition, media exposure, a profile on the funding agency’s website, and additional publicity. Applications must be submitted online by February 24, 2017.
This grant program is designed to provide community groups with supplies enabling them to renew a community structure in need into something beautiful through the application of Sherwin-Williams paint along with supporting volunteers. Nine communities will be selected to receive up to 40 gallons of exterior paint and will have through October 2017 to complete projects. Two award recipients will also receive $100 gift cards for community improvement projects. Applications must be submitted electronically, by fax, or by mail by February 28, 2017.
The TRTF recognizes that today’s classroom teachers use a variety of tools to educate children, but due to lack of sufficient funding, many find new technology items out of reach. This grant program helps teachers improve the learning environment for students by giving $500 toward projects, learning platforms, software, and much more. A total of 15 awards will be provided to 15 public schools in Texas. Applications must be emailed, mailed, or faxed to the funding agency by 5:00 p.m. on March 16, 2017.
The New Jersey State Library will honor outstanding library programs that increase understanding and promote multiculturalism through creative and sustainable cultural programming. In 2017, the focus will be on public libraries. The award will consist of a $1,000 honorarium, a certificate, and promotion of the winning library as a model for other libraries. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by January 31, 2017. Winning libraries will be announced on March 10, 2017.
The FNPS offers several grant and award programs focused on native species of plants for applicants in Florida. Grant programs include conservation grants and research grants. Awards are provided for ethnobotany and landscapes. The programs have application deadlines ranging from March 3, 2017, to March 2, 2018.
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