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Special Opps: Funding and More for October 6, 2016

by eCivis Research Team on October 6, 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.



Administration for Children and Families (ACF): Domestic Violence Awareness Month YouTube Challenge

This program is open to all individuals and organizations that support children and youth exposed to domestic violence and their abused parents. The program intends to bring attention to the most innovative and inclusive approaches, practices, policies, programs, safe spaces, activities, and strategies that the public is using to improve safety, promote healing, and provide support for youth exposed to domestic violence and their abused parents. Applicants will submit videos that can be posted online, and awards will include $5,000 for first prize, $3,000 for second prize, and $2,000 for third prize. Videos must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET on November 2, 2016.

Housing Assistance Council (HAC): 2016 Rural Housing Conference

HAC’s annual Rural Housing Conference will bring together stakeholders in the field of rural affordable housing from local nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, Congress, state and local governments, and other industry leaders for two-and-a-half days of training, discussion, and networking. The conference will feature over 40 workshops, and will provide an excellent opportunity for rural nonprofit organizations to network and improve connections to federal agencies and national nonprofit organizations. In 2016, the conference will focus on the broad impact of improved housing. The conference will take place from November 29, 2016, to December 2, 2016, at the Renaissance Washington Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C. Organizations may register online to attend.

Keep America Beautiful (KAB): Recycle Bowl

Recycle Bowl is a free competition and benchmarking tool for K-12 school recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities. Participating public, private, or charter schools must collect acceptable materials during the competition period. Schools that collect the most recyclable material will receive prizes and recognition. Schools may enter the competition online by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 14, 2016. The competition itself begins on October 17, 2016, and ends on November 15, 2016.


Governors’ Institute on Community Design

The Governors’ Institute on Community Design has developed workshops tailored to address specific priorities of governors and the unique needs of their states. Each workshop will bring together one governor, and his or her cabinet and staff, to work with nationally renowned experts and practitioners to discuss specific issues identified prior to workshops. Each workshop will last two days and will be held at a mutually acceptable location in the host state. To request a workshop, governors or their staff must contact the funding agency via email or phone to express interest. The funding agency will cover the bulk of costs of hosting workshops. Some matching contributions, including in-kind contributions, may be required of host states.


First Nations Development Institute: Ready and Set to “GO” on Community Food Sovereignty Assessment Webinar Series

The First Nations Development Institute has scheduled four free webinars that will help Native organizations and tribal communities get ready and set to “GO” on conducting community food sovereignty assessments. Webinars are scheduled for October 18, 2016; November 15, 2016; December 13, 2016; and January 17, 2017. All webinars will begin at 1:00 p.m. MT. Interested parties must register online to attend webinars.


Center for Community Progress: Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP)

TASP is a competitive merit scholarship program that selects communities that are ready to engage in a forward-thinking technical assistance process to assess, reform, develop, and/or implement systems to address large-scale vacancy and abandonment in their communities. Up to five applicants will be selected and receive on-the-ground site assessments and 400 hours of reduced-rate technical assistance from a team of national experts that specializes in relevant aspects of vacant, abandoned, and problem property reclamation. Each award has an estimated value of $150,000. Applications must be received via email by 3:00 p.m. ET on November 17, 2016.


Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostics Center: National Initiative

The OJP Diagnostics Center’s National Initiative is available to communities and law enforcement agencies around the country that seek to promote procedural justice, reduce implicit bias, and support racial reconciliation. Applicants may request technical assistance from OJP and will be contacted within one business day to discuss projects. Request forms must be submitted online, and there is no deadline for submission.


SketchUp Pro K-12 Statewide License Grant Program

The SketchUp Pro Statewide License Grant Program is an opportunity for public K-12 schools to have access to SketchUp’s pro product at absolutely no cost. Schools interested in the program must contact their state technology directors, who will then apply on schools’ behalf and administer the award if it is made. State technology directors will submit the application online, and there are no stated deadlines for submission.


Ohio Housing Finance Agency: 2017 Qualified Allocation Plan Training

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency will hold a training session that will allow participants to learn more about Ohio’s 2017 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP). Participants will learn how to apply for 2017 housing tax credits, hear about emerging housing issues in the state, and get answers to all their QAP questions. The training session will be held on October 18, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Whitehall Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library in Columbus, Ohio. Participation is free. Interested parties should register online.


Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development: 2016 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence

This program will honor the dedication of Pennsylvania’s local officials. The Pennsylvania Governor’s Center for Local Government Services will accept nominations for the Local Government Excellence Awards, which will be provided in multiple categories, including health and wellness initiatives and responding to adverse conditions. Applications and nominations must be submitted online by local government leaders or by others on their behalf through December 1, 2016.


Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC): Scholarship and Grant Programs

GAC’s grant program will provide up to four Georgia teachers with $500 to help fund special classroom projects. In addition, the funding agency’s scholarship program will provide two scholarships of $1,000 to help qualified and/or incoming college students majoring in any agriculture-related subject in an accredited college or university in Georgia. For both programs, applications must be postmarked by October 14, 2016.


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