“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 U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration, oversees a quarterly webinar series titled Transportation Planning Information Exchange. These webinars are intended to improve transportation decision making by providing a convenient program of training, technical assistance, and capacity building for state, local, regional, and tribal governments; transit operators; stakeholders; and community leaders. Currently, webinars are scheduled for July 20, July 26, August 11, August 16, and August 18, 2016. Prospective participants must register online. Past webinars may also be viewed online.
Penguin Random House will make $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 grants available to teachers that have implemented innovative projects in support of cultivating literacy and lifelong readers. Teachers may apply or be nominated by others, and the $10,000 grant recipient will also be provided with transportation, lodging, and conference registration for the Penguin Random House Awards event at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference, in Atlanta, Georgia, from November 17-20, 2016. Nominations must be submitted by September 1, 2016.
The Walt Disney Company brings positive, lasting change to communities around the world through financial contributions, collaborations with nonprofit organizations, in-kind gifts, and employee volunteerism. In 2015, Disney gave $333.3 million to nonprofit organizations helping kids, families, and communities in need. Since 2012, Disney has also donated 23.1 million books to schools and children. Applications for support from Disney may be submitted online, and there is no due date.
Google’s Grantspro Program allows eligible Google Ad grant recipients to increase their budget cap to $40,000 per month instead of the standard $10,000 per month. Recipients of this award will receive up to $1,315 of free advertising per day. To be eligible, applicants must have conversation tracking, have spent at least $9,900 or more per month for at least two months over the last six months, have a high click-through rate (CTR), and be in good standing with the Google Ad Grants program. Additional eligibility requirements are listed on the program website. Applications must be submitted online.
The Global Teacher Prize is a $1 million award presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. The prize underlines the importance of educators and the fact that their efforts deserve to be recognized and celebrated throughout the world. Teachers may apply or be nominated by others. Nominations must be submitted online by October 14, 2016. The winner will be announced in March 2017 in Dubai.
FLW has announced the availability of grants to Student Angler Federation (SAF)-affiliated high school fishing clubs in Florida. Grants may be for up to $500 per school to establish new or expand existing clubs. Eligible applicants are Florida high school fishing clubs that have at least ten SAF members or are interested in becoming an SAF-affiliated club. Applications must be submitted online. Schools in certain Florida counties will be given special consideration.
The Beef for the Classroom Program provides financial support for the use of beef products in junior and senior high school Family and Consumer Science and Catering/ProStart courses or other classes in which beef is cooked. This is a reimbursement program that will provide up to $600 per school. Applications must be mailed or emailed to the funding agency by September 15, 2016.