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Special Opps: Funding and More for February 2, 2017

by eCivis Research Team on February 2, 2017
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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 Association of Counties (NACo): 2017 Achievement Awards/Counties Matter Challenge

Through this program, NACo will recognize innovative programs in county government, which is an excellent opportunity for counties to promote successes and share best practices. This is a non-competitive program, and each applicant will be judged separately. Awards will be made in 18 categories ranging from arts and historic preservation to risk and emergency management. Awards will be disbursed during the 2017 NACo Annual Conference, which will take place from July 21-24, 2017. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 27, 2017.


National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA): Safe Routes to Parks Pilot Site Volunteer Program

NRPA is seeking to select ten park and recreation agencies and their partners to receive free technical assistance and test the effectiveness of the Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework. Award recipients will implement sustainable and effective changes that ensure people are safe and feel safe walking to and using their local parks. Award recipients will receive free technical assistance, peer-to-peer support and networking opportunities, and national visibility. Applications must be submitted online by February 17, 2017. Awards will be announced on March 15, 2017.


Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP): Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP)

REAP is a summer science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program that places talented high school students from groups historically under-represented and underserved in STEM into research apprenticeships at area colleges and universities. Apprentices then work under the direct supervision of mentors for hands-on research projects. Apprenticeships are five to eight weeks in length (200 hours minimum), and apprentices will receive a stipend. Colleges and universities across the country will participate in the program. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2017.


Princess Grace Foundation USA – Awards Program

This national program is dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging theater, dance, film, and other artists who are at the outset of their careers or at early stages of professional development. The program will provide scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships to artists who are nominated by 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or by school department chairs/deans/company artistic directors. Applications must be submitted online. Playwriting and theater applications are due by March 31, 2017; dance and choreography applications are due by May 1, 2017; and film applications are due by June 1, 2017.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF): Police for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health (P4A)

The P4A program was created to help build the evidence base for policies that can help build a culture of health. The program seeks to engage long-standing health care, mental and behavioral health, and public health researchers, as well as experts in areas that are recognized as having strong influence on health, well-being, and equity, such as labor, criminal justice, education, transportation, housing, and the built environment. A total of $2 million is available, and each award will be for up to $250,000 for a maximum funding period of 24 months. Eligible applicants are public entities and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Brief preliminary proposals must be submitted online by 3:00 p.m. ET on March 10, 2017.


American Library Association (ALA): 2017 ALA Leadership Institute

The ALA’s 2017 Leadership Institute, titled “Leading to the Future,” will take place from August 7-10, 2017, at the Q Center in St. Charles, Illinois. The institute will help future library leaders develop and practice their leadership skills in areas critical to the future of the libraries they lead. Applications to participate in the institute are now being accepted online, and must be submitted by April 13, 2017.


Imagination Foundation: Inventors’ Challenge

The Imagination Foundation, in collaboration with AT&T Aspire, invites children to work to invent a solution to a challenge faced by their schools or communities. The challenge is a celebration of child ingenuity, and kids of all ages are invited to submit ideas. Winners in several age groups will be chosen. Invention ideas must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PT on February 24, 2017.


National Book Foundation: Innovations in Reading Prize

This program will award $10,000 to an individual or organization that has developed an innovative project that creates and sustains a lifelong love of reading in the communities they serve. The funding agency will also recognize four other projects, which will receive honorable mentions. After-school and community-based programs and nonprofit organizations such as museums and libraries are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted online by the end of the day on February 28, 2017.


Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) Meetings

The TDHCA has released its schedule of meetings that are open to the public. Meetings include trainings/workshops for grant programs and funding agency board meetings. TDHCA has scheduled a workgroup for CSBG subrecipients on February 8, 2017; a roundtable for single family administrators for the 2017 HOME program on February 8, 2017; and a workgroup for subrecipients of the funding agency’s WAP program on February 10, 2017. Prospective attendees may register for these meetings/workshops online.


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9: Stormwater Finance Forums of Southern California and Northern California

The EPA will hold stormwater financing forums in both Southern and Northern California. These forums will focus on the theme of “Water as a Resource: Financing Opportunities for Municipal Stormwater Management.” The Southern California forum will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT on April 3, 2017, in Alhambra. The Northern California forum will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT on April 5, 2017, in Oakland. Prospective attendees may register online to attend.


Travel Oregon: Matching Grants Program

Travel Oregon will join other Oregon funding agencies in a “Conversation with Funders” event series in February 2017. The event series will answer grant-related questions and will allow prospective applicants to have one-on-one time with different funders. These events will be free and do not require registration to attend. Events will be held from February 7-28, 2017.


Purdue University Extension: Conservation through Community Leadership

Purdue University Extension’s new Conservation through Community Leadership program will guide Indiana community groups, boards, and commissions through facilitated action planning sessions to support locally driven natural resource management strategies and policy. Community groups participating in the program will identify issues of concern and a program track of either land use planning at a watershed scale or invasive species management. The program targets public agency staff, non-governmental organizations, and those serving on boards and commissions with emphasis on natural resource management, conservation, agriculture, and land use. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by February 17, 2017.


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