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Special Opps: Funding and More for February 23, 2017)

by eCivis Research Team on February 23, 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.



EmcArts: Community Innovation Labs

The Community Innovation Labs program uses the arts to foster trust among stakeholders from different sectors of a community, and allows them to collaboratively develop responses to complex social challenges. The program will use artistic processes to build trust, explore new possibilities, and advance arts-based strategies for systemic change. The next round of the program will begin in April 2017 and end in December of 2018. Communities interested in the program must first submit a letter of inquiry to the funding agency. Letters of inquiries must be submitted online by March 15, 2017.


Seed Savers Exchange: Herman’s Garden Seed Donation Program

Seed Savers Exchange donates seeds to organizations and gardens in need. Groups that quality for seed donations include community and educational groups that will freely share the harvest; community and educational groups that will save seed for others in need; and nonprofit organizations, schools, community gardens, seed libraries, and educational programs. Award recipients will receive 100 seed packets, each of a different kind. Applications must be submitted online.


J.M. Kaplan Fund: 2017 J.M.K. Innovation Prize

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize will provide up to ten awards to nonprofit organizations and mission-driven for-profits tackling the country’s most pressing needs through social innovation. Award recipients will receive three years of support at $50,000 per year, as well as a $25,000 “bank” of funds available for technical assistance or targeted project expenses. Specifically, the program seeks to support innovation in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation, and social justice. Applications must be submitted online by April 28, 2017.


Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) Programs

AEOP is committed to providing both students and teachers across the country with a collaborative, cohesive portfolio of Army-sponsored STEM programs that effectively engage, inspire, and attract the next generation of STEM talent via kindergarten through college programs and expose them to Department of Defense STEM careers. Programs include STEM enrichment activities, competitions, apprenticeships, and Department of Defense scholarships and awards. Applications for many programs can currently be submitted online.


The Halle Foundation Grants

The Halle Foundation supports new and innovative projects that further the funding agency’s mission of promoting knowledge and friendship between the people of Germany and the United States, with preference given to new projects or initiatives. Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Award recipients must have the ability to fully organize, staff, and execute projects for which funding is requested. Applications must be mailed to the funding agency and are accepted at any time during the year.


American Library Association (ALA): 2017 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming

The purpose of this program is to recognize, promote, and support excellence in humanities programming in elementary and middle school libraries that serve K-8 children. The winning library will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and promotion as a model for other school libraries. Applications must be submitted online by May 5, 2017.


American Association of School Libraries (AASL): Travel Grants for First-Time AASL National Conference Attendees

The AASL is offering 30 travel grants for individuals participating in its national conference for the first time. The conference, themed “Beyond the Horizon,” will be held November 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. Grants will be for $750, and will allow participants to travel to the conference. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. CT on March 31, 2017.


Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC): Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) Program

The RRC Program is a voluntary, no-cost certification program promoting effective redevelopment strategies through a set of best practices. The program measures and then certifies communities that integrate transparency, predictability, and efficiency into their daily development practices. Municipalities across Michigan interested in becoming certified as RRCs are invited to participate in a training series, with events held in multiple locations across the state.


New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS): Training and Technical Assistance

OVS regularly offers training and technical assistance to the network of victim service providers it supports across New York State. Through research, professional development, trainings, and conferences, OVS intends to build the capacity of victim assistance programs to better serve innocent victims of crime. Training events will be held throughout 2017 and will focus on different topics, such as financial literacy, how to conduct evaluations, and how to develop strategic plans.


STEM Action Center Utah: Math Digital Learning Technology Grants

Public school districts and/or individual public schools in Utah are invited to submit applications to the Math Digital Learning Technology Grant program, which will provide math technology products to award recipients. Technology provided by this program includes Ascend Education tools, Carnegie Learning tools, Curriculum Associates (iReady) tools, McGraw-Hill (ALEKS) tools, MIND Research Institute (ST Math) tools, and Think Through Math (Imagine Math) tools. Applications must be submitted online by midnight on March 31, 2017.


Virginia Weight of the State Conference

Virginia’s fifth Weight of the State Conference will be held April 3-4, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia, at the Hilton Richmond hotel. The conference will highlight Virginia’s efforts to bridge the nutritional divide, showcasing the latest approaches to increasing access to healthy foods, ending childhood hunger, and creating healthier communities. Physicians, state and local health professionals, registered dietitians, nurses, leaders in state and local education, health advocates, academic research, and others are invited to attend.


California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD): Stakeholder Meetings on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Redesign

The California HCD invites all stakeholders to participate in upcoming stakeholder roundtable meetings that will be held in four locations statewide. The roundtables will focus on the redesign of the non-entitlement CDBG program. Discussions will be guided by concerns addressing program performance and evaluation options to adjust the program so it can continue to operate at current levels of state and federal support. Meetings will be held between March 1 and March 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Ukiah, Visalia, and Weed, California.


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