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Special Opps: Funding and More for March 30, 2017

by eCivis Research Team on March 30, 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.



Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, Georgetown University: Youth in Custody Practice Model (YICPM)

The YICPM initiative is designed to assist state and county juvenile correctional agencies and facility providers in implementing a comprehensive and effective service delivery approach. The program will provide guidance on case planning, facility-based services, transition/reentry, and community-based services. The program’s goals are to create safe, fair, and healthy environments; provide support to staff; provide positive youth and family experiences/outcomes; and provide guidance related to community safety. Applications must be submitted via email by 11:59 p.m. applicant’s local time on May 19, 2017.


National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA): BroadbandUSA Technical Assistance

BroadbandUSA will serve as a strategic advisor and supply technical assistance to communities as they implement broadband deployment and adoption programs to advance economic development, education, health care, and public safety. Technical assistance will be provided online and through direct one-to-one and group assistance and training sessions, as well as regional workshops and webinars and field-tested guides and toolkits. Assistance will be provided in the categories of broadband planning, broadband funding and partnerships, broadband program implementation, network operations, and program assessment. Communities interested in receiving assistance must contact the funding agency via email.


Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: Dav Pilkey Summer Reading Educator Contest

Through this program, best-selling author and Scholastic Summer Reading Global Ambassador Dav Pilkey will provide 500 books to one winning school in every U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia to encourage summer reading. Teachers, librarians, or administrative staff at all U.S. schools are eligible to enter the contest. Award winners will be selected through a random draw. All interested schools must enter the contest online by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 14, 2017.


American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Programs

The ASF promotes the firsthand exchange of intellectual and creative influence between the United States and the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. ASF provides fellowships, grants, intern/trainee sponsorships, publishing programs, and cultural exchange activities. Applications for all programs must be submitted online using the appropriate links and information provided on the funding agency’s website.


National Garden Bureau (NGB): Therapeutic Garden Grants

NGB will select three therapeutic gardens as recipients of a grant that will help build or perpetuate a therapeutic garden. The three chosen gardens will then compete via social media for first-, second-, and third-place prizes of financial contributions to their gardens. Schools, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, retirement centers, rehabilitation facilities, veterans’ facilities, community centers, day camps, treatment facilities, and intergenerational groups throughout the United States are eligible. A total of $5,000 will be provided, with $3,000 awarded to the first-prize winner and $1,000 each to the second- and third-prize winners. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by July 1, 2017.


Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP): Foundation Grant Programs

The ACMP provides grants to foster the playing of chamber music for people of all ages and skill levels. Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations, regional and national institutions, individuals, and ensembles. The Chamber Music Workshops program will provide funding for organizations that present workshops for adult amateur chamber music players. The Community Music program will support continuing learning and instruction in chamber music for musicians of all ages through community-based programs. The Home Coaching program will encourage musicians who meet regularly as a group to engage a professional coach in order to gain music insight, develop efficient rehearsal skills, and exchange musical ideas. All applications must be submitted online, and each program has different deadlines.


National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) BroadbandUSA Program: 2017 Arizona Technical Assistance Workshop

The NTIA, through its BroadbandUSA Program, will hold an in-depth technical assistance workshop on broadband planning and funding. The workshop will be held in Mesa, Arizona, on April 19, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. MT. State and local government agencies are welcome to participate. The workshop will be provided at low cost. Prospective participants must register online.


Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW): 2017 Partners in the Outdoors Conference Grants

The CPW will hold its 2017 Partners in the Outdoors Conference on May 10-12, 2017, in Breckenridge, Colorado. All entities that participate in the conference will be eligible to apply for Partners in the Outdoor Grants that are provided by the funding agency. Projects should address outdoor recreation education/outreach integration of outdoor recreation interest, healthy lifestyles and communities, stewardship/conservation, and the protection of the outdoors that Coloradoans enjoy. Additional guidance on grants will be available at the conference and sent electronically to all conference attendees.


Washington Department of Commerce: Governor’s Smart Communities Award Program

The Governor’s Smart Community Award Program will recognize outstanding efforts of counties, cities, towns, and their partners throughout the state of Washington that create quality communities through achieving the goals of the Growth Management Act and other community development objectives. Several categories of awards will be provided, recognizing success in various areas. Applications must be mailed to the funding agency by April 24, 2017.


Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA): Savings Through Efficient Products (STEP)

The MEEA’s STEP program offers qualified public facilities free, high-quality, energy-saving products. Schools, parks, community centers, libraries, and other public facilities may participate in the program and can save enough energy to power a single-family home in the first year of implementation alone. Entities interested in the program must schedule and participate in a free on-site facility walkthrough assessment to gather product funds. Entities may participate by signing up online.


Trees Forever: Recover, Replant, Restore! Program for Illinois Communities

Trees Forever is expanding planting efforts in Illinois by focusing on improving community forests. The funding agency will help communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters and invasive pests such as the emerald ash borer. The program will provide training on best practices for tree care and species selection, thus making forests stronger and less susceptible to damage from natural disasters. Interested communities must contact the program officer for additional information.


Volunteer Florida: Comcast Cares Day

Volunteer Florida is expanding volunteer opportunities in Florida by bringing together volunteers for Comcast Cares Day on April 22, 2017. On that day, Comcast employees, their families, friends, and community partners will volunteer to create change in their local communities. Entities that would like to receive assistance form volunteers may register their event online or by contacting the funding agency via phone or email.


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