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Special Opps: Funding and More for January 5, 2017

by eCivis Research Team on January 5, 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.



CYCLE Kids Community Program

CYCLE Kids provides equipment, training, and teaching materials for 4th and 5th grade students. Communities, using that material, provide students with physical education, classroom teachers, local police officers, and volunteers. Interested parties should contact the funding agency online to begin the process of applying for funding.


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Program

The NFPA’s Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year program recognizes educators who take the lead role in making their communities safer. All educators who work for a local fire department or fire marshal’s office are eligible for this program, as long as they use NFPA educational programs and materials in a consistent and creative way, and demonstrate excellence in innovating. Applications must be submitted online, mailed, or faxed to the funding agency by February 10, 2017.


Humane Society of the United States (HSUS): Humane Teacher of the Year Award

Each year, the HSUS and its affiliates provide this award to a preschool-grade 12 teacher who consistently incorporates humane education into his or her curriculum and/or motivates students to get involved in community service for animals. Nominations must be submitted online by February 15, 2017.


U.S. Small Business Administration: InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge 2017

This program supports entrepreneurs and products/services that have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families, that have the potential for commercialization, and that fill a need in the marketplace. The program is open to individuals and private entities. A total of $70,000 will be awarded to the three highest-rated contestants. Interested applicants must register locally online. Localities will then submit their choices for the award to the funding agency by May 12, 2017.


American Association of School Librarians (AASL): Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries

This program provides support to public school libraries for the creation and implementation of a local public awareness/marketing campaign that promotes and positions their school library as a necessary resource in the community, tying in the theme of “Strong School Libraries.” Applicants must be current members of the funding agency. The award will include $3,000 to create and implement a project that promotes school library awareness, and $2,000 for the school librarian and a school official to attend the funding agency’s national conference. Applications must be submitted online by February 1, 2017.


Society for American Baseball Research (SABR): Dick Clark Memorial Library Grants

SABR’s Negro Leagues Research Committee is making two awards of $500 each available to school and community libraries for projects centering on educating students and the community about black baseball and American History. One school library and one community library will be selected. Applications must be mailed or emailed to the funding agency by May 8, 2017.


American Library Association (ALA): Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant

This program provides a $3,000 grant to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct research over the course of one year that could lead to an improvement in services to any specific group of people. Projects must address an issue of vital importance to the library community that is national in scope. Applicants must be members of the ALA. Applications must be submitted by February 10, 2017, and awards will be announced by late March 2017.


Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) Grants

The FNSNA is currently offering two grant programs to nursing programs. The 3M Littman Stethoscope Leadership Development Grant Program and Marilyn Bagwell Leadership Development Grant Program will provide up to $2,500 each to a nursing program that wishes to establish or enhance involvement in NSNA by their school club or NSNA chapter, thereby developing leadership skills among nursing students at the school level. Applications must be submitted online by midnight ET on February 10, 2017.


New Jersey Agricultural Society: Learning Through Gardening School Garden Grants

This program will provide New Jersey preschools and elementary schools with financial, educational, and agricultural resources to create school vegetable gardens that are used as outdoor learning laboratories. Eligible schools are those planning to launch a schoolwide gardening program during school hours. Support is not intended for after-school or club activities. Applications must be emailed or mailed to the funding agency by February 1, 2017.


New Jersey State Library: 2017 Best Practices in Early Literacy Awards

This award program will honor four outstanding public libraries in New Jersey that currently provide exemplary literacy programs for children from birth to age six, as well as their families and caregivers. Each award recipient will receive a $1,000 honorarium, a certificate, and promotion as a model program for other libraries. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by February 20, 2017.

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