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Special Opps: Funding and More for October 20, 2016

by eCivis Research Team on October 20, 2016
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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.


Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Mayors Challenge National Call

HUD will be hosting a discussion on how communities can engage and partner with the business community in efforts to end veteran homelessness. Mayors, city staff, community partners, and stakeholders are welcome to join the national call, which will take place on October 20, 2016, from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. ET. Interested parties must RSVP online using the conference ID 404322.


Kids in Need Foundation: A.C. Moore Celebrates Teachers

In collaboration with A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts, the Kids in Need Foundation will award $100 gift cards to each of 250 teachers around the country for the purpose of funding project-based, hands-on lessons that incorporate arts and crafts into science, math, technology, engineering, art, social studies, or language arts to enhance the learning experience of their students. The program is open to all preK-8th grade certified teachers at public, private, charter, or parochial schools within U.S. states in which A.C. Moore has store locations. Applications must be submitted online by January 5, 2017.


National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR): 2018-2023 Long-Range Plan Stakeholder Listening Sessions

NIDILRR will be hosting a number of listening sessions across the country to help inform future funding priorities and the strategic direction of the funding agency. The funding agency aims to continue to be responsive to the needs of key stakeholders, especially people living with disabilities. Listening sessions will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. local time. Interested parties may attend in person, listen by phone, or provide comments by email. Listening sessions are scheduled from October 14, 2016, to December 5, 2016. Refer to the program website for additional information regarding participation.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF): Advancing Systemic Changes to Promote Healthy School Environments

RWJF is seeking to advance systemic changes that embed health in school environments by supporting collaborative, multipronged strategies with three complementary areas of work related to research, policy, and strategic action. A total of $9.5 million has been earmarked for awards through this program. Applicants must either be public entities or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Applicants must submit phase I applications online by 3:00 p.m. ET on November 30, 2016.


National Association of State Foresters: Wildfire Mitigation Awards

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards are the highest national honor given in recognition of outstanding work and significant impact in wildfire preparedness and mitigation. Three types of awards will be provided, and nominations must be submitted online by October 30, 2016.


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): STAR Black Carbon Webinar Series – Changing Chemistry Over Time

The EPA will host a four-part webinar series focusing on black carbon, which is the sooty material emitted from combustion processes that can affect human health and the climate. EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program allows universities and organizations to focus on black carbon research and tracking. The webinar series will summarize findings from previous projects. The first webinar will be held on October 31, 2016, and interested parties may register online.


The Meemic Foundation: Student Art Contest and Grant Opportunity

The Meemic Foundation will sponsor up to 50 pieces of student artwork selected by Meemic Foundation Club members. Each winner will receive an art supplies grant of $300 for their school. Additionally, winning students will receive an Amazon Fire Tablet and an invitation to the funding agency’s recognition ceremony. The contest is open to students attending an elementary or secondary school in Michigan, Illinois, or Wisconsin. Applications and pertinent artwork must be mailed or delivered to the funding agency by December 30, 2016.


Arizona Commission on the Arts: Free DataArts Workshops

The Arizona Commission on the Arts will host DataArts workshops in October and November 2016 throughout the state of Arizona. These free workshops are geared toward helping arts and culture organizations better understand and utilize data collection and reporting. DataArts can also help organizations view, analyze, and talk about their internal data in new and exciting ways. A total of eight workshops will be held across the state from October 31, 2016, to November 3, 2016. Interested parties must register online to attend.


Humanities Texas: 2017 Outstanding Teaching Awards

Humanities Texas will provide a total of 15 Outstanding Teaching Awards to exceptional Texas teachers. Twelve teachers will win the Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities Award, one teacher will win the Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award, and two teachers will win the Award for Outstanding Early Career Teaching. Winners will receive $5,000, with an additional $500 for their schools to purchase humanities-based instructional materials. Teachers in both private and public schools may be nominated. Nominations must be submitted online by December 14, 2016.


Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) Grants Program

The GSTA provides multiple awards to science teachers and school administrators in order to recognize and support their excellence in science teaching. The Teacher of the Year Award provides an award of $1,500 to the winning teacher. Additional awards include the GSTA Teacher of Promise Award, the Georgia Science Administrator of the Year Award, the GSTA Mini-Grants Award, the ScienceQuest Teacher Scholarship Award, the GSTA Conference Award, and the Science Adventure Student Scholarship Award. The deadline for online nominations and applications is November 30, 2016.




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