“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 National Center for Safe Routes to School is currently accepting applications for its James L. Oberstar Safe Routes to School Award program, which recognizes outstanding achievement by a local Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program that has greatly improved the safety or increased the number of elementary and/or middle school students who walk and bicycle to school. Particular consideration will be given to applicants who have made active transportation an integral part of school culture over time, especially in places of great need. Applications must be submitted by midnight ET on February 18, 2016.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accepting applications for its Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) program, which supports advances in the design and production of livable and sustainable housing for low- and moderate-income people through research and innovation. Multidisciplinary teams comprised of graduate students in architecture, planning, finance, and other areas will address social, economic, and environmental issues in responding to specific housing problems developed by actual public housing agencies (PHAs). Teams that have already registered to participate must submit their Phase I proposals by February 8, 2016. The final four teams in the competition will be announced on February 19, 2016, and must submit their Phase II proposals by April 15, 2016.
The 2016 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness will take place from February 18 to 19, 2016, at the Oakland Marriot City Center in Oakland, California. The conference will include powerful speakers with unparalleled ideas. Interested parties may register to attend the conference, and/or may reserve informational tables at the conference. Tables must be reserved by January 25, 2016.
The U.S. government’s Challenge.gov website is offering incentives for high school students to use open government data sources to create compelling, innovative, and comprehensive visualizations that inform individuals and communities about nutrient pollution and inspire them to reduce nutrient levels that cause algal blooms and hypoxia in local watersheds. A grand prize of $2,500, a Chesapeake Bay Regional first place prize of $2,500, and a Great Lakes Regional first place prize of $2,500 will be offered. Entries must be submitted by March 1, 2016.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and ProPublica are accepting entries that create better tools to support consumers who want to use online provider search tools when choosing their health insurance plans. Phase 1 entries must be submitted by March 11, 2016, and Phase 2 of the program will be launched on May 13, 2016.
The Preservation League of New York State will recognize outstanding preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation projects completed by architects, landscape architects, engineers, planners, developers, preservationists, or property owners. The program honors individuals, municipalities, community groups, nonprofit organizations, and neighborhood associations whose advocacy, public awareness, publications, legal battles, or other preservation efforts have demonstrated heroic dedication to New York’s historic resources. All nominations must be submitted by February 10, 2016 (postmark date).
The California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) will hold training sessions to familiarize agencies with the use of its online application submissions system. The training sessions will be held on February 1, 2016 (Sacramento); February 2, 2016 (Redding); February 2, 2016 (Fresno); February 3, 2016 (Oakland); and February 3, 2016 (San Bernardino). All interested applicants must register by January 22, 2016.
The California Air Resources Board will host a public workshop on the development of the FY 2016-2017 funding plan for Low Carbon Transportation Investments and the Air Quality Improvement Program. The workshop will be held on January 27, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Sacramento, California. The meeting will also be broadcast online.
The California Energy Commission will conduct a public meeting of the Advisory Committee for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Transportation Program (ARFVTP), during which the agency will present a staff draft of the 2016-2017 Investment Plan Update for the ARFVTP. The meeting and public workshop will be held on January 21, 2016, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Long Beach City Hall in Long Beach, California. Interested parties may also participate via teleconference and WebEx.