“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 RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice invites jurisdictions to apply to become one of up to six competitively selected sites to receive two consecutive days of training in Dual Status Youth Reform provided in each site’s own jurisdiction. This training will lay the foundation for selected jurisdictions to design, implement, and sustain practice reforms on behalf of their uniquely defined dual status youth population. All local jurisdictions are eligible to apply. State entities may also apply, provided that a pilot jurisdiction is identified and indicates willingness to participate. Optional letters of intent to apply may be submitted by July 1, 2016, and completed applications must be submitted online by August 1, 2016.
The IMLS will honor outstanding libraries and museums that have made significant and exceptional contributions in service to their communities, and have exceeded expected levels of community approach. Recipient institutions will be honored at an awards ceremony that will be held in Washington, D.C. Anyone may nominate libraries, museums, aquariums, arboretums, and other similar nonprofit organizations for awards. Nominations must be postmarked by October 3, 2016.
The Grey Muzzle Organization will provide orthopedic beds and cots to old dogs living in shelters. All registered nonprofit or government-run animal shelters are eligible to apply. Beds must be provided to senior dogs. The funding agency may provide one to two beds per applicant, as long as funding is available. Applications for beds must be submitted online. There is no stated deadline for applications.
NTIA, as part of its BroadbandUSA program, will host a nine-part series of monthly webinars to engage stakeholders to inform the development of the Community Connectivity Initiative. The objective of the initiative is to support communities working to accelerate broadband access, improve digital inclusion, strengthen policies, and support local community priorities. Webinars will be held on the second Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET starting on July 14, 2016, and ending on March 9, 2017. Webinars can be accessed online here.
The ALA EL program is a leadership program that enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have the opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. The program puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism, as well as to participation in other professional library-related organizations. The EL program kicks off with a day-long session during the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Afterward, it grows and develops in an online learning and networking environment for six months. The program culminates with a poster session presentation to display the results of the project planning work of each group at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Sponsorship is available for many participants. Applications must be submitted online by August 1, 2016.
The Administration on Community Living (ACL) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a webinar on efforts to integrate care for people with Medicare and Medicaid, and on how aging and disability organizations can participate. Participants will understand the shifting long-term services and supports (LTSS) environment, identify strategies to adapt the changing LTSS environment, and learn about opportunities for community-based organizations to engage with health care entities. The webinar will be held on June 29, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT. Prospective participants must register online.
The AFSP has several grant programs available to support studies that will increase the understanding of suicide or test treatments and other interventions that save lives. Focus grants of up to $500,000 per year for up to three years, as well as six types of investigator grants, are available. Eligible applicants are investigators from all academic disciplines, and both basic science and applied research will be considered. Applications for innovation grants must be submitted by November 15, 2016; and letters of intent for focus grants must be submitted by August 1, 2016.
Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Colorado Lottery funds for community and conservation projects. Winners are chosen based on the creativity of the project, the economic and social impact on the community, and whether the project achieves its goal. Submission may include programs and projects such as parks, playgrounds, outdoor recreation facilities, land conservation, trail enhancement, open space acquisition, wildlife natural resource preservation, and public school improvements. Applications may be emailed, submitted online, or mailed to the funding agency by June 30, 2016.
Fresh Paint Days in Oklahoma is a project designed to encourage volunteers to seek out unsightly community structures and renovate them with the creative use of resources. Willing volunteers will make use of paint donated by H.I.S. Coatings of Oklahoma City and stipends provided by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma to transform a community blemish over a period of a few days with just the application of fresh paint and a lot of elbow grease. The funding agency will then select projects from among applications submitted with digital before and after photos. The public will also have an opportunity to vote. Applications must be submitted online by July 31, 2016.