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Special Opps: Grant Funding and More for October 1, 2015

by eCivis Research Team on October 1, 2015
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eCivis “Special Opps” is a 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

Smart Growth America: Annual Workshops

Smart Growth America is making a limited number of one- or two-day technical assistance workshops available for zero costs to eligible applicants, including units or subdivisions of local government, Indian tribes, or units of regional government.  These workshops will give communities a chance to understand the technical aspects of smart growth development. Twelve types of workshops are available, each addressing a different aspect of smart growth development. Interested entities may apply online to attend these workshops by 5:00 p.m. ET on October 21, 2015.

New Partners for Smart Growth Conference: Portland, Oregon

The 15th annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference will be held during February 11-13, 2016, at the Hilton Portland Hotel in Portland, Oregon. This conference is the nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event, and the theme for the 2016 conference will be “Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities.” Over 75 sessions and workshops, and hundreds of speakers, are scheduled. Registrations for the conference will be accepted online beginning on October 8, 2015.

Barnraiser Webinar: Crowdfunding for Good Food and Healthy Living

Barnraiser will hold webinars for good food makers, farmers, advocates, producers, community gardeners, and school gardeners that will allow participants to learn how crowdfunding works on Barnraiser, how Barnraiser tools make it easy to launch a crowdfunding campaign, how to apply the five keys to successful crowdfunding on Barnraiser, and how to start Barnraiser campaigns in minutes. Webinars will be hosted on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. PT. Interested entities should fill out the form online to be invited to webinars.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS): National Bio and Agro-Defense “Think and Do Challenge”

The DHS, through its Science and Technology Division, has up to $100,000 available to help fund the development or implementation of projects that will protect the nation’s agricultural industry (including livestock) and public health. This competition is open to all American citizens or U.S. permanent residents, as well as all entities incorporated in and with a primary place of business in the United States. Applications must be submitted online by November 30, 2015.

ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research: Grants

ABMRF and The Foundation for Alcohol Research are seeking innovative and groundbreaking alcohol research projects that will energize the field by helping young researchers begin their careers and position them to attract greater alcohol research funding from other sources. Highest priority is given to projects that involve young investigators attempting to start new lines of independent research. Interested entities should contact the funding agency by calling (800) 688-7152 or emailing grantinfo@abmrf.org to learn more about this funding opportunity.

Arizona Cultural Data Project: Workshops

In October 2015, representatives from the Arizona Cultural Data Project will present free workshops throughout the state covering the use of the Cultural Data Project (CDP), a powerful online management tool designed to strengthen arts and cultural organizations. Workshops will help participating entities use the data thoughtfully and effectively, always with the goal of strengthening their ability to do what they do best: provide high-quality arts and cultural experiences. Workshops will be held daily during October 26-29, 2015. Interested entities may register online for workshops.

Washington State Library: The Future STEMs from Reading

This program intends to help school libraries update their science, mathematics, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) collections. The funding agency has put together 230 STEM collections from lists of award-winning books aimed at elementary, middle, and high school students. Of these, 120 collections are for elementary schools, 55 are for middle schools, and another 55 are for high schools. Eligible applicants are all public and nonprofit schools. Applications must be downloaded from the program website, and postmarked or delivered to the funding agency by 4:00 p.m. on October 30, 2015.

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence: Academic All-State Scholars and Outstanding Educators

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence (OFE) is making $125,000 available to support five types of awards that will be distributed at the foundation’s 30th annual Academic Awards Banquet on May 1, 2016. Awards will be provided to high-achieving high school seniors for excellence in elementary/secondary teaching, excellence in elementary/secondary administration, excellence in teaching at a regional university or community college, and excellence in teaching at a research university. Students who receive merit-based scholarships will receive $1,000 each, and winners of excellence prizes will receive $5,000. All non-student nominations must be postmarked by December 1, 2016. Student nominations must be postmarked by December 4, 2016. Nomination forms are available for download online.

The Burroughs Welcome Fund: Promoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics (PRISM)

This program supports teaching professionals in their efforts to provide quality hands-on, inquiry-based activities for their students. Awards will be for up to $3,000 to cover costs of equipment, materials, and supplies, in addition to $1,500 that may be requested for professional development related to the implementation of new equipment or use of materials in the classroom. Eligible applicants are teaching professionals holding professional educator licenses in North Carolina K-12 public schools. Applications must be submitted online by December 7, 2015.

Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC)

This program encourages educators to develop effective models for Jewish educators. Models are expected to be revolutionary, sustainable, accountable, and scalable, and applicants are challenged to produce pilot programs that can be tested in existing schools. Eligible applicants are those affiliated with Jewish middle or high schools (not home schools). Applicants that submit successful letters of intent will be awarded $1,000 each and asked to submit full proposals, after which three finalists will be awarded funds and asked to attend the funding agency’s retreat. Final winners will receive up to $50,000. Letters of intent must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on December 10, 2015.

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