“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 NCC’s Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards will provide awards to projects initiated by city/county governments and collaborating nonprofit/for-profit entities to bridge the digital divide and get more Americans online. Awards will be provided for existing projects with over a year of work, as well as particularly promising projects. Applications must be submitted online by February 10, 2017. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2017.
OJJDP is hosting a webinar that will discuss how data can be used to help identify racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The webinar will also detail how participants may determine the best course of action to address disparities and track progress toward reduction goals. The webinar will be especially useful for juvenile and adult correctional agencies, reentry coordinators, probation and parole staff, and other stakeholders. The webinar will be held on November 29, 2016, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. Prospective attendees should register online.
The EPA will host a free webinar to highlight the financing resources available to utilities and communities for disaster recovery and resilience planning with mitigation. This webinar will help water and wastewater utilities confront the increasing incidence and magnitude of natural disasters, especially hurricanes, droughts, and floods. The webinar will be held on December 7, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. Prospective attendees should register online.
The FTA is making $2.75 million available to facilitate the advancement, production, and deployment of zero emission public transportation vehicle technology and related infrastructure. The funding agency expects to choose up to three nonprofit consortia to continue building on past research innovation and development efforts to facilitate the deployment of zero emission vehicles and associated advanced technology. Eligible applicants are consortia of state and local government entities, providers of public transportation, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education/community colleges. Proposals must be submitted online at www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 21, 2017.
Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc., believes that proper lighting in a classroom has a positive impact on students’ mood, behavior, concentration, and focus. The Lighting for Pupils contest will provide tunable white lighting to winning classrooms. To enter the contest, teachers must submit essays written by students in grades K-5 online by December 15, 2017. Winners will be announced on January 17, 2017. Aside from free lighting, the winning classrooms will also receive a plaque and funds for a pizza party.
Katie’s Krops is seeking youth ages 9 to 16 who want to help end hunger in their communities by starting a vegetable garden in which the whole harvest is donated to feed people in need. Youth selected as Katie’s Krops Growers will receive a gift card valued at $500 to a garden center in their area, support from the funding agency’s team, and access to websites and manuals, and will be eligible to attend a summer camp free of charge. Applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2016.
The Silicon Mechanics Research Cluster Grants program is designed to jumpstart research efforts for which access to high-performance computing was previously limited, outdated, or not available. Each award recipient will receive one high-performance computing cluster, including all systems and networking in a single rack enclosure. The contest is open to all U.S. and Canadian postsecondary institutions, university-affiliated research institutions, nonprofit research institutions, and researchers at federal labs with university affiliations. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2017.
The Transportation Conformity program is a course that will present basic information about conformity requirements and the relationship of the transportation and air quality planning processes in order to prepare federal, state, and local agency staff to participate in interagency consultation and work effectively in resolving conformity issues. Two upcoming sessions are scheduled for December 6-8, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois; and March 28-30, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Contractors, consulting agencies, non-USA transportation or government agencies, and nonprofit organizations must pay a $650 participation fee, but other entities will be able to participate free of charge. Prospective attendees should register online.
The USDA will hold a public meeting on its 2017 Food for Progress and McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition solicitations. The information session will discuss new and changed requirements to the application process and address questions for potential applicants. The public meeting is scheduled for December 2, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the funding agency’s South Building in Washington, D.C. Prospective attendees must register via email. The meeting will also be broadcast via webinar.
The Oregon Department of Education’s Child Nutrition Program will recognize schools for their outstanding efforts to improve child health and make the connection between nutrition, physical activity, and academic achievement. Three winners will be selected, each receiving $2,500 and recognition. Awards will be presented to applicants at special assemblies held at winning schools. Applications must be submitted online by January 31, 2017.
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