Welcome to the first post of this series—a collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, notices, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty, community members, and partners that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network.
New HSP Academy RFP: Create a Community-Based Team and Develop Strategies for Service-Enriched Housing for Persons with Disabilities and Aging Texans
The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), in partnership with the Housing and Health Service Coordination Council (HHSCC), has issued a new RFP to solicit proposals from Texas communities that wish to participate in a Housing and Services Partnership (HSP) Academy in Texas. This RFP, entitled “Create a Community-Based Team and Develop Strategies for Service-Enriched Housing for Persons with Disabilities and Aging Texans,” is intended to foster partnerships between supportive services and housing developers in order to improve the quantity and quality of affordable, accessible, integrated housing and supportive services for people with disabilities and older Texans. The HSP Academy will provide training and technical assistance to participating Texas community teams to develop comprehensive plans to improve service-enriched housing in Texas. Communities interested in applying must assemble a team of up to five people representing housing developers and/or housing authorities, individuals with disabilities, and service providers. A pre-application webinar will be held at 9:30 a.m. CT on September 22, 2015. Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. CT on October 2, 2015.
As part of its current effort to speed up planning, approval, and delivery of capital investments and better fund capital improvements in transit, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has launched the XPEDITE Initiative. This initiative is intended to enhance and increase the transit industry’s access to improved public transportation technologies, enhanced financing methods and opportunities for public-private partnerships, and proven methods to speed up planning, development, approval, and delivery of FTA-supported capital investments. FTA has opened an online dialogue in order to gather public comment on the initiative. The dialogue is open to the general public and all stakeholders, and will close on October 16, 2015.
The California State Water Resource Control Board (State Water Board) and Department of Water Resources (DWR) will be hosting informational meetings to discuss implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), and to answer questions from the public. Informational meetings have been scheduled to take place on October 21, 2015, in Valley Glen; and on October 22, 2015, in Visalia. In addition, an informational meeting will be held on October 27, 2015, in Sacramento, and will also be available via webcast. Questions may be directed to Katheryn Landau at (916) 341-5588 or Katheryn.Landau@waterboards.ca.gov.
Created in October 2000, Lights on Afterschool has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year. Lights on Afterschool is an annual nationwide event showcasing the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things and discover new skills. Schools are invited to participate in the 16th annual Lights on Afterschool on October 22, 2015, by hosting an event. Event celebrations come in all shapes and sizes, and may include an open house, a breakfast summit for local leaders, student performances, and/or candlelight vigils. Schools that register their event online as an official Lights on Afterschool celebration will receive an event starter kit, which will include ten free posters to help promote the event, and will become eligible for various prizes.
The NIEHS Climate Change and Environmental Exposures Challenge, funded by the National Institutes for Health (NIH), calls on talented software developers, data scientists, and other innovators from around the country to create data visualizations, tools, and applications that use the best available science on environmental exposures and the relationship of these exposures to increased temperature, precipitation, flooding, and sea level rise. This challenge includes two prize categories: one for data visualizations, tools, or applications at the regional or national level; and one for data visualizations, tools, or applications at the local or municipal level. A grand prize of $10,000, second prize of $5,000, and third prize of $2,500 are available in each of the two prize categories. Final submissions must be received by noon ET on December 4, 2015.
Permanent resident graduate students pursuing or planning to pursue master’s or doctoral degrees in relevant space technology disciplines are invited to apply for the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) program. This program supports student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for the United States’ science, exploration, and economic future. Selected NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform research at their respective campuses and at NASA centers, and will be matched with a technically relevant and community-engaged NASA researcher who will serve as the student’s research collaborator. Awards of up to $75,000 per year are available to students through this program. Phase A applications must be received by 6:00 p.m. ET on November 5, 2015. Interested students must work with their faculty advisors and an authorized organizational representative of the university to complete Part B of the application, which must be received by May 20, 2016.
In support of its mission to support mathematics teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) offers a variety of funding opportunities to help math teachers, prospective teachers, and other math educators improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. NCTM offers grants, scholarships, and awards ranging from $1,200 to $24,000. Funding opportunities are generally targeted for mathematics education at specific preK-12 grade levels, or for prospective mathematics teachers. Current funding opportunities have deadlines of November 6, 2015, and May 6, 2016.
Extreme Peptide, in collaboration with A & J Global LTD., has launched a grant contest to fund innovative peptide research projects to help further development, innovation, information, knowledge, and practical application throughout the world. Two grants of $1,000 each will be awarded during this funding cycle. Individuals and organizations with innovative and creative research projects are encouraged to apply. Submissions will be judged on the clarity of problem/assessment and definition, creativity and innovation in the solution, and significance of global impact. Applications must be received by December 15, 2015. Awards will be made on or before January 15, 2016.
In support of their shared vision of a world in which every teen has an opportunity to take action and change the world and themselves through community service, Prudential and generationOn will be awarding 30 grants of $500 each through the Teen Action Grants program. This program will support new and existing clubs that demonstrate a commitment to engaging youth in service, an organized approach to planning and budgeting for service projects, and the foundations of club longevity and impact. Existing clubs may apply for “Teen Action” generationOn Club Activation Grants, and new clubs may apply for “Teen Action” generationOn Club Startup Grants. Clubs must have a nonprofit organizational partner, such as a school, community organization, or faith-based group. Applications are due by September 30, 2015.