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Special Opps: Funding and More for March 16, 2017

by eCivis Research Team on March 16, 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 Fund for Sacred Places (NFSP)

The National Fund for Sacred Places will provide grants for the planning and execution of urgent capital projects at historic sacred spaces that are valued for their cultural importance, as well as their role in providing human services, strengthening communities, and revitalizing neighborhoods. The program will also provide training, capacity building, and technical assistance to ensure that projects are successfully planned and implemented. The property must be located in the United States, and must have originally been built as a house of worship and owned by an active community of faith. Applicants must submit an online letter of intent by May 1, 2017. Applicants with successful letters of intent will be invited to submit full applications.


Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP): Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant Program

The Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant program is a $5,000 grant that honors a public health department or official who has made outstanding contributions to advance the public’s health and safe use of recreational water in pools, spas, and waterparks through educational, safety, operational, and technical programs. Grant nominations are accepted from public health officials/entities and from members of the funding agency. Nominations must be emailed by 5:00 p.m. ET on May 19, 2017.


ASPCA: Help a Horse Day Celebration Contest (HaHD)

The fifth annual ASPCA HaHD will take place on April 26, 2017. Organizations planning to celebrate the day may win one of 11 grant prizes totaling $100,000 as a reward for their best celebration efforts. Funds may then be used to support general operations. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) equine rescues or sanctuaries that care for at least ten horses, or animal shelters or animal care and control facilities that shelter/seize at-risk horses at least four times annually. One grand-prize winner will receive $25,000 in awards, five runners-up will receive $10,000 each, and another five applicants will receive $5,000 each. Applications must be submitted online between April 24, 2017, and 5:00 p.m. ET on May 8, 2017.


National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC): Spring Conference

The NHSDC will hold its spring conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 26-27, 2018. Registration for the conference is now open. The theme of the spring 2017 conference is “Putting it All Together: Uniting Data, Technology, and People.” As this is a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-approved conference, HMIS funds awarded under the HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) programs may be used to cover the costs of conference attendance, including the $425 registration fee. Conference registration must be submitted online. The conference will also feature a special Data Quality Institute event on April 25, 2017, for which potential attendees may register online.


American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Foundation Grants

The AAUP Foundation, through its grant-making process, funds charitable and educational endeavors, including supporting the principles of academic freedom and the quality of higher education in a free and democratic society. Financial support is available for both individuals and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that support these goals. Applicants must set a commitment to the funding agency’s purposes as a standard or goal. Applications must be mailed to the funding agency, and are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed on a quarterly basis.


United Dairy Industry of Michigan: Rally for School Health

The United Dairy Industry of Michigan will host a motivating, energy-packed day full of fun, movement, and learning. The event will take place at Ford Field, and is designed to empower students and adults to jumpstart a healthy school year with Fuel Up to Play 60. Participating schools will return home geared up and ready to launch into their healthy eating and physical activity play programs. Applications must be postmarked by April 21, 2017.


Michigan Clean Water Corps: Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute

The Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute will allow participants to increase their understanding of lake and steam science and management, and learn leadership skills necessary to work through the sometimes challenging issues surrounding lake and stream protection. The institute will feature interactive, hands-on experiences, and will consist of a combination of classroom activities, field experiences, and independent work over three sessions scheduled for June 2-3, 2017; August 18-19, 2017; and October 6, 2017. All citizens, professionals, and undergraduate/graduate students are welcome to participate. Applications must be emailed or mailed to the funding agency by March 30, 2017.


Arizona Department of Education: National Geographic Saturday STEM Series

The Arizona Department of Education is holding an event featuring National Geographic explorer Andres Ruzo on April 8, 2017, in Phoenix. The event is a free workshop that will allow participants to focus on disciplinary literacy within the STEM disciplines and their cross-cultural connection. Andres Ruzo will then present the keynote opening speech, followed by a two-hour breakout work session. Teachers from grades K-12 are encouraged to apply. Participants may register online.


Texas School Ready: TSR Online+

TSR Online+ is an implementation model that provides training and materials to prekindergarten teachers who would like additional support. Prekindergarten teachers from any Texas public school district and open-enrollment charter school are eligible to apply. The online application portal will open on March 27, 2017, and applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on April 17, 2017. An informational webinar will be held for interested schools at 1:00 p.m. on April 6, 2017.


Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT): Research Programs

CPRIT has several funding programs available to support cancer research projects. Available programs range from funding for the recruitment of faculty members at universities to individual investigator research awards for prevention and early detection. Funding for programs varies, and application due dates range from June 8, 2017, to July 20, 2017. Applications must be submitted online.


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