“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 Coalition for Recreational Trails will present its annual achievement awards in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 2017. This award program recognizes outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds, showcasing excellent projects made possible by RTP funding and enhancing awareness and appreciation of the RTP among members of Congress and other key officials. Awards will be provided in several categories. Nomination forms for trails must be emailed to the funding agency by April 13, 2017.
The 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference will occur in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from December 5-7, 2017. Attendees will enjoy opportunities to participate in training events, observe success stories firsthand during mobile workshops, listen to experts regarding best practices for meeting brownfields challenges, and network with thousands of other stakeholders. The EPA is also soliciting ideas for dynamic education sessions, which may be submitted online. Registration for the conference will open on June 1, 2017, and prospective applicants may register online.
Students, faculty, staff, and other university-affiliated groups at any university or college in the United States are eligible to apply for mini-grants of $3,000 to promote health on campus in the 2017/2018 school year. Funding will not be awarded competitively, but rather through a random drawing process. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by April 1, 2017.
The TCRP is seeking potential study topics for the FY 2017 TCRP Synthesis Program, which reports on various practices found to be the most successful in resolving specific problems. Ideas for study topics may be submitted by anyone. Ideas must be submitted online by March 17, 2017.
This program recognizes innovative projects in support of cultivating literacy and lifelong readers. The foundation will make awards of $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 to nominated teachers, as well as runner-up awards of $250. Nominations must be submitted by September 1, 2017.
The FHFC’s Catalyst Program provides community-based organizations, state governments, and local governments with technical assistance to meet affordable housing needs. Assistance includes training on the development of affordable housing programs, public/private partnerships, local housing assistance plans, and regulatory reforms. The program also provides training on project financing, leveraging, achieving state and federal compliance, and project completion. Entities interested in receiving training must contact the funding agency. Upcoming events are scheduled in March, April, May, and June 2017.
The 2017 Clean Communities Awards will honor government agencies, businesses, community organizations, schools, and individuals who have helped make the state clean and litter-free. Awards will be disbursed on May 24-25, 2017, during the funding agency’s 14th annual conference in West Orange, New Jersey. Nominations for awards must be submitted by April 1, 2017. The funding agency is also accepting nominations for its Kids-Teen Awards. Schools aiming to apply for that program must register by April 1, 2017, by calling or emailing the funding agency.
The Seedlings for Schools grant program provides Florida schools with native wildflower plants to establish a native plant garden or enhance existing ones. Plants are chosen to fit smaller garden spaces and thrive year-round. The program aims to increase children’s awareness of Florida’s flora and fauna, get children outside to explore nature, promote outdoor learning experiences, and help students achieve state academic standards. All public and private preK-12 teachers may apply for grants that include $50 worth of native plants, classroom resources, and guidance. Applications must be submitted online by April 30, 2017.
USC’s Sea Grant Program supports projects focusing on the topic of the “urban ocean.” All university faculty and academic staff at California academic or research institutions are eligible to apply, and the funding agency encourages interdisciplinary and interinstitutional projects. Projects should solve particular problems associated with urbanization in and adjacent to coastal zones. The funding agency anticipates supporting six to eight projects, with an average award of $50,000 for new research. Preliminary proposals must be emailed to the funding agency by 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2017.
Georgia educators teaching grades K-12 are eligible to apply for a scholarship to participate in Paddle Georgia 2017, a week-long voyage down the Etowah River. Teachers will receive training in Georgia Adopt-A-Stream and Project WET projects, and will take their adventures back to their classrooms. The scholarship will cover the trip’s $425 registration fee, curriculum costs, training materials, and one professional learning unit. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by April 15, 2017.
The Ohio Bluebird Society provides grants to help facilitate the connection between nature and science in the field of education. Educational awards must enhance student learning experiences. Applications must be submitted online.
The PEC invites educators to workshops that will explore watershed education resources at a free workshop in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania. Participants will receive the Fairmount Water Works’ “Understanding the Urban Watershed” curriculum, participate in hands-on activities for classrooms and schoolyards, and learn about local restoration and water monitoring projects. The workshop will be held on March 9, 2017, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
If you apply for grants, sooner or later you will encounter a requirement for evidence-based practice. The following free white paper is meant to be an introduction to EBP for the layperson, a baby step in increasing your comfort level with the world of research.