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Special Opps: Funding and More for September 1, 2016

by eCivis Research Team on September 1, 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.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Grants Award Process Webinars

The EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment will host a webinar for the EPA’s grants community. Entities interested in applying for EPA grants or that are currently managing EPA grants are welcome to participate. The next scheduled webinar is on November 9, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will cover grant topics, including how to find and apply for grant opportunities, the EPA’s new Grants.gov requirements, and the preparation of proper budgets. Applicants interested in attending may register online, although registration is not required.


Safe Routes to School (SRTS) in Small Rural Communities: Webinar

The National Center for Safe Routes to School will host a webinar that will provide an overview of the needs for and benefits of Safe Routes to School in rural areas. The webinar will also explore challenges that may arise, and the ways communities can use funding from their State Department of Transportation to support active transportation projects. The webinar will be held on September 20, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. Interested parties should register online.


First Nations Development Institute: Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program

The Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program was established to encourage more Native American college students to enter agricultural and food systems fields so that they can better assist their communities with agricultural efforts. Ten scholarships of $1,000 each will be provided for the 2016/2017 academic school year. Applications must be submitted by interested students online by 5:00 p.m. MT on October 5, 2016.


Kurt Weill Foundation Grant Program

This program provides financial support worldwide to nonprofit organizations to support performances of musical works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein. Awards will also be provided for scholarly research pertaining to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein, as well as for relevant educational or scholarly initiatives. Funding categories include professional performances; college/university performances; media; scholarly symposia/conferences, educational outreach, and community engagement; Kurt Weill mentors; Kurt Weill dissertation fellowships; publication assistance; and research/travel. Applications must be submitted via email or mail by November 1, 2016, for projects taking place on or after January 1, 2017, and before July 1, 2017. College/university performers applying for productions taking place in the fall semester of the upcoming academic year must apply by June 1, 2017.


Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots: Mini-Grants

The Roots and Shoots organization will support community campaigns across America. There are no specific eligibility restrictions, but applicants must be members of Roots and Shoots (membership is free). Applicants must create a map to identify their campaign, and may then apply online for mini-grants in the amounts of $200 or $400. Application deadlines are September 30, 2016; November 11, 2016; January 20, 2017; and March 31, 2017.


Monsanto Fund: America’s Farmers Grow Communities

The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program offers eligible farmers the opportunity to enroll for a chance to win a $2,500 award that they may direct toward their favorite community nonprofit organization. The program is designed to make a positive impact in farming communities across the country. One winner will be selected for each of the 41 states that are eligible. Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. CT on November 30, 2016.


North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ): Grants Workshops

NCDEQ will host two free workshops to share information with local governments about grant opportunities it provides. These grant opportunities may be used to acquire land and make improvements to beach and waterfront access, parks, and boating facilities. The first workshop will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on September 27, 2016. The second workshop will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on October 18, 2016. Interested parties should register online.

U Got Brains?: Champion Schools Program

U Got Brains? offers an opportunity for students and staff of New Jersey high schools to develop campaigns that address teen driving safety. The agency is looking for creative projects that will raise awareness and make an impact on new drivers. Projects may utilize social media, videos, blogs, traditional media, or other means. Applications must be submitted online by November 14, 2016.


Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA): Biogas Technical Assistance Program Workshop

GEFA invites local governments and authorities to attend the Biogas Technical Assistance Program one-day workshop, at which the biogas potential of wastewater treatment plants and landfills, and the availability of grant funding for biogas feasibility studies, will be discussed. The free workshop will take place on October 27, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Interested parties should register online.


Utah Division of Arts and Museums: Workshops

Grant managers from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and Utah Humanities will provide free hands-on workshops that will allow participants to learn best practices and tools for getting their messages across, common budget errors, evaluation strategies, and general organizational readiness. Workshops will be held from August 31, 2016, through December 2, 2016, all across the state. Registration for the workshops is required, and interested parties may register online.


STEM Action Center Utah: STEM PreK-12 Classroom Grants

This grant opportunity is available to Utah educators and administers, and funding will be provided to improve student understanding of and learning experience in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Awards will support innovative and creative projects, and will be for up to $1,500. Applications must be submitted online by September 30, 2016, and winning educators will be notified on October 14, 2016.


Georgia Governor’s Office of Student Achievement: Innovation in Teaching Competition

This program will promote teaching excellence in the classroom by recognizing and rewarding Georgia’s most effective educators and making examples of their practices, including videos and full unit plans, available to Georgia’s teachers and leaders. Winners will receive cash stipends and will be filmed in their classrooms. Teachers must be recommended by principals, assistant principals, or other educational staff members. Recommendations must be submitted online by September 20, 2016.

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