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Special Opps: Funding and More for January 19, 2017

by eCivis Research Team on January 19, 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): Achievement Awards/Counties Matter Challenge

This non-competitive program will provide awards in 18 categories, including a “best of” in each category, to counties around the nation. A total of 100 counties will receive awards for projects they have implemented in categories including arts and historic preservation, financial management, justice/public safety, energy/sustainability, transportation, and libraries. Award recipients will be recognized at the funding agency’s annual conference from July 21-24, 2017. Counties may submit their projects online by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 27, 2017.


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

The NFPA will make $500 grants available to communities to work on wildfire projects that will make them safer. The program is related to the Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, which is May 6, 2017. Communities must apply online by March 3, 2017.


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Tribal Science 2017 Webinar Series: Arctic Research, One Health, and the Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network – Ongoing Activities and Expansion to Lower 48

This seminar series will provide a forum for the discussion of complex environmental issues facing many tribal and indigenous communities, and will feature a wide variety of expert guest speakers from government, academic institutions, and other organizations. The webinar will take place on January 31, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET. Entities interested in participating must register online.


Urban Land Institute (ULI): Global Awards for Excellence

The ULI Global Awards for Excellence will recognize the full development process of urban development projects to their fullest extent, not just architecture and design. The funding agency seeks to honor outstanding development projects in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Entries may be submitted by anyone. Entries, including an entry fee, must be submitted online by February 27, 2017.


Kids Gardening: 2017 Carton 2 Garden Contest

This program, open to public and private entities, will recognize the implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposes milk and juice cartons. A total of 14 awards will be disbursed, including one $5,000 grand prize, three $2,500 awards, and ten $1,000 awards. Entries by schools must be submitted online by April 12, 2017, and winners will be announced on May 12, 2017.


EcoRise Youth Innovations: Eco-Audit Grants

This program provides funds to help K-12 students green their campuses. Multiple awards will be provided in two categories to students that complete a campus environment audit in one or more areas (such as water, waste, energy, and food) and create a project to address an issue from the audit. Each school may receive up to $2,000 per school year. Teachers, campus administrators, or club advisers at K-12 public or private schools may apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the first Friday in April 2017.


Corona Cares: Grants for Quality Garden and Landscape Tools

Corona Cares will provide funding to schools, community gardens, wellness and rehabilitation facilities, and civic events that give back to the community. A total of 22 awards, each for $1,000, will be provided to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. The program will provide tools needed for community projects. Applications must be submitted online, and will be accepted on a rolling basis.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF): Choosing Care Challenge

This program challenges prospective applicants to create tools that help patients identify and locate prescriptions, imaging labs, and specialists. The challenge is organized into two phases, with the eventual goal of producing a mobile or web application for average consumers. The first phase will focus on concept development, and the second phase will focus on breakthrough. Interested applicants must register online by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 13, 2017.


Chamber Music America (CMA): New Jazz Works

CMA will support the creation of new works by professional U.S.-based jazz artists and will help ensure that these compositions will be heard through live performances and recordings. Only music ensembles may apply to this program. The new work may be composed by the ensemble leader, a member, or a guest composer. Core funding of up to $19,000, continuous funding of up to $12,000, and administrative support of up to $3,000 will be provided to award recipients. Applications must be submitted online by midnight ET on March 5, 2017.


Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN): “Team Up Grants for Financial Management Success” Webinar

ICN is the only federally funded national center dedicated to applied research, education, training, and technical assistance for child nutrition programs. It offers training and seminars at little or no cost and free online courses designed to support the professional development of child nutrition programs and child care personnel at all levels of responsibility. The ICN will conduct a webinar on grants and financial management on January 26, 2017, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Prospective attendees must register online to attend. All school nutrition professionals and state agencies are welcome to attend. Previous webinars offered by the ICN are archived online.


Communities Foundation of Texas: 2017 Giving Guide Listing LOI Workshops

The Communities Foundation of Texas will host two complimentary workshops for nonprofit organizations interested in applying to be listed in the funding agency’s 2017-2018 Giving Guide, which is a publication that evaluates and publishes information on local nonprofit organizations in Texas. Both workshops will take place at the funding agency’s headquarters. The first webinar is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on February 28, 2017, and the second is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on February 28, 2017. Prospective attendees must register online to attend. Attending a workshop is not a requirement in order to submit letters of intent (LOIs) to be listed in the Giving Guide.


Virginia Department of Education: 2016-2017 Career and Technical Education (CTE) – Creating Excellence Awards

This program will recognize projects taking place in secondary and/or postsecondary settings that display excellence in the categories of CTE exemplary programs, advisory committees, and business and industry partnerships. Applicants may be recognized at the local, regional, or state level. Applications must be received via mail, fax, or email by March 10, 2017.




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