“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 DOT’s Transportation Planning Excellence Awards program is a biennial program that provides a unique opportunity to recognize and celebrate the outstanding transportation planning practices performed by planners and decision makers in communities across the country. Any individual or organization may be nominated, as long as the project, plan, or program was completed within the past three years. Self-nominations will also be accepted. Nominations must be submitted online by July 1, 2016.
Students at the Center is seeking projects that provide new insights into the contexts, components, outcomes, and potential for student-centered learning approaches in education. Specifically, the program seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of different student-centered approaches, including results for different populations, the support that may be needed to ensure positive outcomes, and the circumstances needed to sustain implementation. Ultimately, projects will contribute to the research base that will influence educational practice, policy, and public awareness. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education and 501(c)(3) organizations that have a focus on education. Applicants are invited to a bidders conference on July 6, 2016, and must submit an online letter of intent by July 7, 2016.
Challenge.gov is soliciting applications for projects that will use open data to develop new data tools that give communities, recreational users, and natural resource managers new means to improve the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem or to provide better access to ecosystem services within the Great Lakes Basin. The program has a particular focus on threats to the ecosystem, such as climate change, Great Lakes water quality, and invasive species. Prizes for winners will range from $1,500 to $5,000. The submission deadline is 3:00 p.m. ET on August 15, 2016, and winners will be announced on October 13, 2016.
The MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition will award a $100 million grant to an applicant with a proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome. Eligibility is open to all organizations and legal entities, except for government agencies and individuals. To begin the application process, applicants must register online by September 2, 2016. Applications must be submitted by October 3, 2016.
The TWDB is hosting workshops across the state of Texas that will provide valuable information to potential applicants to its financial assistance projects and allow for more one-on-one opportunities to discuss project needs. Workshops will be held in Bray, Uvalde, Conroe, Corsicana, Amarillo, and McAllen, from July 13, 2016, through December 6, 2016. Those wishing to attend must email their names, titles, entities, contact information, and workshop location to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Florida Organic Growers are accepting applications from certified organic growers and handlers in Florida, who can apply for a reimbursement of 75 percent of certification costs or $750, whichever is less. The funds will be used to reimburse certified organic growers, livestock producers, handlers, and processors for certification costs for USDA Organic Certifications obtained between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016. Applications may be submitted by email or by mail, and must be submitted or postmarked by October 31, 2016.