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The Pedigree Foundation is accepting applications for its 2013 Innovation and Operation Grants program from nonprofit animal shelters and dog rescue groups.
Innovation grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 will be awarded to organizations that have successfully deployed creative animal shelter or dog rescue programs. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to provide financial aid to shelters and rescue groups to help fund basic operating needs.
To be eligible, applicant organizations must be a tax-exempt nonprofit shelter or rescue group,organizationally stable, and able to demonstrate an ability to collaborate/partner within the community to promote, educate, and/or increase awareness of issues that contribute to dog homelessness.
Deadline: June 30, 2013. https://secure16.easymatch.com/marsgive/applications/agency/default.aspx?skip=guideline
Grants Promote Spay/Neuter Programs for Dogs
The DJ&T Foundation’s goal is to fund low-cost or free spay/neuter clinics and subsidize voucher programs across the United States as a way to help relieve the overpopulation of companion dogs.
The Foundation awards two types of grants: Spay/Neuter Clinic grants are provided for the establishment of on-site or mobile surgical units, spay/neuter transport vehicles, and equipment for new and established clinics.
Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) grants are provided to organizations with public outreach programs to spay/neuter dogs that belong to individuals who require financial assistance. (The Foundation’s grants are not intended to underwrite the neutering of dogs housed in shelters.)
Deadline: July 31, 2013. http://www.djtfoundation.org/2.htm
(grant program closing July 31, 2013)
America‘s Media Makers: Development & Production Grants
Deadline: August 14, 2013. http://www.neh.gov/grants/amm
The Pioneer Drama Service is accepting video contest entries from middle and high schools to support drama programs nationwide. Through The Show Must Go On contest, Pioneer Drama will award more than $10,000 in scripts and royalties to middle and high schools for three-minute videos created by students and staff that demonstrate why “the show must go on” on at their school. Videos should demonstrate what the drama club or program is like now and why it wants to win the contest. In addition, entries should address how the drama club or program helps the school and students, the obstacles has it overcome, and how putting on a play will touch other lives.
A Grand Prize-winner from each category, middle and high school, will be selected to receive $2,000 worth of Pioneer Drama scripts and royalties. People’s Choice prize-winners in each category will receive scripts and royalties valued at $1,000. The remaining finalists in each category will each receive a total of $250 in scripts and royalties.
Middle school and high school entries will be judged separately. Every school that enters will receive a $20 Pioneer E-view subSCRIPTion, good for three free electronic preview scripts.
All prize values are in the form of Pioneer Drama Service credit that can be applied towards scripts, royalties, and all accompanying materials associated with a specific play or musical title, including but not limited to piano scores, vocal scores, CD sets, director’s books, and promotional material.
Entries will be accepted from accredited public and private schools in the United States and Canada that have at least two grades between sixth and twelfth grades. Only one entry per school may be submitted.
Deadline: June 30, 2013. http://www.pioneerdrama.com/Video_Contest_Home.asp
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music supports performing organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American music.
Eligibility: Funds are available for General Operating Support or Project Support for professional performing ensembles with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music and with plans to continue that commitment.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
•Non-profit tax-exempt status. •Performance history of at least two years at the time of application. •Demonstrated commitment to contemporary American music.
In general, grants range from $1,000 to $20,000. Grant amounts for larger performing organizations with a demonstrated extraordinary commitment to contemporary American music may exceed these amounts at the discretion of the panel.
Deadline: July 1, 2013. https://grants.coplandfund.org/performing-ensembles-program
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts - Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists’ organizations, and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues, and other organizational activities directly related to these areas. The program also supports the creation of new work through regranting initiatives and artist-in-residence programs. The work of choreographers and performing artists occasionally is funded when the visual arts are an inherent element of a production.
Scholarly research undertaken in the field of contemporary art is funded through Curatorial Research Fellowships. Institutionally-affiliated curators at any stage of their careers are eligible to apply and must have the formal support of their director. It is assumed that research will lead to a significant exhibition, though this is not a requirement. Grants to curators do not preclude separate proposals from sponsoring institutions in any given grant round.
Grants are also made to support efforts to strengthen areas that directly affect the context in which artists work. In 2006 the Foundation formally designated one of its grants The Wynn Kramarsky Freedom of Artistic Expression Award to recognize the work of organizations with a deep-seated commitment to preserving and defending the First Amendment rights of artists. Named in honor of the Foundation’s former Board Chair, the grant rewards outstanding advocacy, legal, and curatorial efforts on behalf of those whose rights to free expression have been challenged.
Deadline: September 1, 2013. http://www.warholfoundation.org/grant/overview.html
Multi-Arts Production Fund Invites Letters of Inquiry for Performance Work Embodying Spirit of Exploration.
Administered by Creative Capital with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Multi-Arts Production Fund was founded on the principle that experimentation drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine. The fund has announced a call for Letters of Inquiry from artists, ensembles, producers, and arts presenters whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies this spirit of exploration and inquiry.
The fund is particularly interested in supporting work that examines notions of cultural difference or “the other,” be it in class, gender, generation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other aspects of diversity. Only projects that contain a live performance will be considered.
Up to forty grants ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 will be awarded in 2013 to nonprofit arts organizations. Organizations and artists must demonstrate at least two years of professional experience, and unincorporated artists or ensembles may apply through a fiscal sponsor.
The fund does not support straight adaptations from one medium to another, remounting of past work, traditional restaging of classic works, educational projects, youth programs that do not achieve as high an artistic standard as competing professional works, festivals, or contests.
The fund will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2013 MAP Fund grant cycle on September 9, 2013. Upon review, selected applicants will be notified during the week of November 4, 2013, to submit full proposals.
Deadline: Letters of Inquire - October 4, 2013. http://apply.mapfund.org//index_anonymous.php
Program Helps Runaway and Homeless Youth – Administration for Children and Families
The Basic Center Program offers support to provide an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems.
Public and non-profit agencies or a combination of such entities are eligible for awards under this funding opportunity.
In selecting eligible applicants to receive grants under this FOA, priority will be given to entities that have
experience in providing shelter and services to runaway, homeless, and street youth as required by the RHY Act.
Funding Opportunity Number (FON): HHS-2013-ACF-ACYF-CY-0575
Deadline: July 22, 2013.
Planning Grants to Develop A Model Intervention for Youth/Young Adults With Child Welfare Involvement At-Risk of Homelessness - The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to fund planning grants that will build on a preliminary framework for intervening with youth who are in foster care or have experienced some time in care, including youth age 14 and older, and are most likely to have a challenging transition to adulthood, including homelessness and unstable housing experiences.
This FOA will fund planning grants (Phase I) to build an intervention strategy based on the USICH preliminary intervention model. These 24-month grants will fund the planning of the development of specific strategies within the preliminary intervention model that will lead to a redesign of service arrays and testing of the model in Phase II.
Application Deadline: July 22, 2013.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – Children’s Art Contest
AAP encourages kids in grades 3-12 to enter its 2013 Children’s Art Contest. Submissions should convey messages about obesity, diet and exercise, sleep, and limiting screen time.
Winners and their parents will be invited to the 2013 AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, FL on Saturday, October 26, 2013.
The 3 first-place winners will each receive $500 and up to $1,000 for travel-related expenses. The 3 second-place winners will each receive $250. The 6 winners’ schools will each receive matching cash amounts.
All artwork must be original and pertain to the theme.
Deadline: July 31, 2013. http://www.aap.org (and search for Childrens Art Contest).
The Be Big Contest - Bring YOUR BIG Idea To Life! If you have a BIG Idea that demonstrates Clifford’s BIG Ideas, let us know! The BE BIG Fund can help bring YOUR winning idea to life with the help of Scholastic, HandsOn Network and, of course, Clifford!
The 5th Annual BE BIG in Your Community Contest is open NOW! Enter now for the chance to bring your BIG Idea to life with a $5,000 community grant. Other prizes consist of 5 $1,000 first prize grants.
Deadline: June 23, 2013. http://bit.ly/YuVbeT
JC Penney & Izod: This program awards students for their afterschool activities. Winners in each of 4 categories will receive $5,000 each.
Eligibility: Students ages 5-16
Deadline: June 25th, 2013. http://afterschoolawards.com/
DoSomething.org Seed Grants
Are you working to start a community action project or program with your friends? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? A $500 Do Something Seed Grant is given out every week to help young people just like YOU! These grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start your program and realize your ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of your project and organization to help you as you look to expand your project and grow your impact.
Deadline: Rolling. http://bit.ly/PQYfTr
Wild Ones, a nonprofit environmental education and advocacy organization, is accepting applications from projects that use native plants to develop and enhance an appreciation for nature among children and youth.
Through the Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund, grants ranging from $100 to $500 will be awarded for projects that emphasize the involvement of students and volunteers in all phases of development. Examples of fundable projects include the establishment of a native plant community in an educational setting such as an outdoor classroom, developing and maintaining an interpretive trail landscaped with native plant communities, and developing a wetland area to study the effect of native vegetation on water-quality improvement.
Schools, nature centers, and other nonprofit places of learning (including houses of worship) focused on educating elementary through high school students in the United States are eligible. Qualified applicants must have a site available for the project.
Deadline: October 15, 2013. http://www.wildones.org/seeds-for-education/sfe/
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that provide services to individuals with paralysis.
Through its Quality of Life program, the foundation will award grants to organizations working to help disabled individuals, their families, and caregivers in ways that more immediately give them increased independence. Special consideration will be given to organizations that serve returning wounded military and their families, as well as those that provide targeted services to diverse cultural communities. Grant size will be based on the scope of the project and its impact.
To be eligible, nonprofit organizations must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and serve individuals with physical disabilities, particularly paralysis, and their families.
Deadline: September 3, 2013. http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.ddJFKRNoFiG/b.4435149/k.A6F7/Program_Overview.htm
Grants Promote Financial Markets Literacy
The mission of the NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation is to promote learning about capital formation, financial markets, and entrepreneurship through innovative educational programs.
The Foundation’s Educational Projects or Programs grant category provides support to educational institutions and nonprofit organizations for classroom and extracurricular financial markets literacy programs at the high school, college, and university levels. Programs targeting teacher training and professional development for adults are also eligible for support.
In addition to the Educational Projects or Programs category, grants are provided for research, fellowships, and curriculum development at the university level.
Target Audiences: * High School * College/University * Adults
Pre-high school audiences may be included in proposals that also serve an older audience; however, programs designed solely or predominantly for a pre-high school audience will not likely be successful.
The NASDAQ OMX Group Educational Foundation will accept proposals from:
* Educational institutions and organizations designated as tax-exempt according to §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. * In some cases, entities deemed non-profit or not-for-profit by an equivalent of §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. * A for-profit business or consultant acting on behalf of a qualified tax-exempt entity. Please note that if the grant is awarded, a representative of the tax-exempt entity must sign the grant agreement and the award check will be paid to the tax-exempt entity. * In some limited cases, highly and specifically qualified individuals, only for the purpose of conducting independent academic study or research on financial markets.
The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is August 2, 2013.
The National Center for Family Literacy announces Toyota Family Learning, an initiative that will impact families everywhere – starting with three-year grants to five cities.
Toyota Family Learning, a new six-year nationwide initiative, will directly address these national educational needs and provide opportunities for families. Led by NCFL and funded by Toyota, it will feature an intergenerational solution to educational challenges that responds to societal changes and opportunities—including the latest innovations in mobile learning—while engaging families online, offline, and on the go. The vision for Toyota Family Learning is much more than a specific program or model. It will become a modern-day movement for families learning together, and a harbinger for families mentoring other families to learn and achieve together. Toyota Family Learning also will be a visible partner in environmental stewardship, financial literacy, volunteerism, and civic engagement.
Key elements of Toyota Family Learning include grants for communities to fund new family mentor programs and service learning programs targeting vulnerable families; mobile learning adventures for families; online resources; and a website community that will inspire hundreds of thousands of families across the nation to learn, interact, and thrive together.
Eligible applicants include schools (traditional public and charter), community based organizations, libraries and other organizations providing services to families. For-profit organizations and individuals are not eligible.
Applicant organizations must:
• Currently provide family-focused educational services for parents, grandparents and/or legal guardians and their children ranging in age from 4-18. Educational services for Toyota Family Learning are defined as serving the academic/educational needs of parents and children together in one setting, using an intergenerational approach. Services may include traditional four-component family literacy programs or variations of intergenerational educational services.
• Serve a high percentage of minority populations and/or low income families in two or three separate sites.
• Agree to adhere to all expectations for Toyota Family Learning, including but not limited to the graduation of a minimum of 75 families per grantee during the three-year grant period, defined as completing Toyota Family Learning requirements for family mentoring, service learning and online activities.
Deadline: June 24, 2013. http://toyotafamilylearning.org/
K-12 Science and Math Projects Funded
The Toshiba America Foundation is dedicated to promoting quality science and mathematics education in U.S. K-12 schools. The Foundation provides grants through the following two initiatives:
The Grants Program for K-5 Science and Math Education provides grants of up to $1,000 to teachers in public or private schools to help them bring innovative hands-on projects into their classrooms. The application deadline isOctober 1, 2013.
The Grants Program for 6-12 Science and Math Education provides small grants of up to $5,000 and large grants of over $5,000 to teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. Applications for small grants may be submitted throughout the year. The annual application deadlines for large grants are February 1 and August 1.
GREEN GREEN GREEN GREEN
New Earth Foundation seeks to fund innovative projects that enhance life on our planet and brighten the future. Smaller, newer 501(c)(3) organizations are the focus of grants given, so that the foundation’s gift can make a more significant contribution to the work of the recipient organization.
The grants given by NEF support a wide variety of projects in many fields of endeavor, including but not limited to environmental initiatives that are working to help eliminate pollution and to save the planet’s ecosystems, community efforts that create models of social sustainability, educational innovations that prepare youth to become the socially responsible leaders of the future, and strategies that offer economic improvement and opportunities.
NEF particularly appreciates projects that are replicable so that excellent ideas and work can multiply and benefit many.
Please see Past Grant Projects < http://newearthfoundation.org/past_grants.html > for examples of what NEF has funded in the past, and read the NEF criteria for grant-giving. If other programs or projects similar to yours exist elsewhere, please think about how yours differs.
Deadline: July 1, 2013. http://newearthfoundation.org/apply.html
American Forest Foundation – Project Learning Tree — Greenworks Environmental Service Learning Grant
GreenWorks!is the service-learning, community action program of PLT that partners, PLT educators, students, and communities in environmental neighborhood improvement projects. GreenWorks! blends service activities with the academic curriculum and addresses real community needs as students “learn by doing.” GreenWorks! action projects make a difference in young people’s sense of responsibility toward their communities, and in their understanding of their relationship to the environment. Some examples of past grant projects include habitat restoration, watershed improvement, outdoor classrooms, and energy conservation.
Check out funded projects at < http://www.plt.org/2012-GreenWorks-grant-award-winners > to get you started.
Deadline: September 30, 2013. http://www.plt.org/greenworks
Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation Invites Applications for Pediatric Cancer Patient-Assistance Programs
Established in 1999 by NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon, the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation works to support children battling cancer by funding programs that improve patients’ quality of life, treatment programs that increase survivorship, and pediatric medical research dedicated to finding a cure.
Through its Promise Circle grant initiative, the foundation is inviting applications from programs that help pediatric cancer patients and family members cope with the emotional challenges they face during diagnosis and treatment, financial assistance programs to serve the underinsured, and survivorship programs that address the needs of children in remission.
Grant request amounts should be based on proposed program budgets and will be considered on an individual basis. In 2012, the foundation awarded nearly $1.5 million in grants for pediatric cancer research, treatment, and patient support programs.
To be eligible, applicants must be a tax-exempt nonprofit organization with a focus on pediatric cancer through patient-assistance programs.
Deadline August 5, 2013. http://www.jeffgordonchildrensfoundation.org/site/c.5oIDJRPyGfISF/b.6126175/k.4D1B/2013_Promise_Circle_Grant_Application.htm
Children’s Oral Health Programs Funded
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC), an initiative of the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, is committed to improving the quality of pediatric oral health in the United States.
HSHC’s Access to Care Grants support community-based initiatives throughout the country that provide dental care to underserved/limited access children. Special consideration will be given to programs that have demonstrated success and/or have potential for replication in other communities.
Priority is given to projects with pediatric dentist involvement. If a pediatric dentist is not participating, a general dentist must be involved for funding consideration.
These grants of up to $20,000 require cash or in-kind matching funds equal to the grant request dollar amount. Online letters of intent must be submitted by August 1, 2013.
Avon Foundation’s Breast Cancer Safety Net Program supports institutions and organizations that have traditionally cared for uninsured, at-risk, low-income and minority patients to further our commitment of enabling medically underserved women and men to access post-screening diagnostics and care. The Program’s objective is to provide public, community, and safety net hospitals and health care systems with patient navigation programs, partial equipment support, and other personnel and infrastructure support that will enhance their breast cancer care serves to the medically underserved. Application deadlines are based on the organization’s geographic location. A letter of inquiry is requested. An online link is available on the Web site. | Avg. Grant: $125,000
Letter of Intent Due by September 12, 2013.
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation is committed to improving the health and wellness of all Mississippians, with a focus on healthy eating and exercise. Preference is given to programs in children’s health and wellness, community health initiatives, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles and choices at every age.
Nonprofits and government agencies located in the state that address the Foundation’s commitment to a healthier Mississippi are eligible to apply.
Avg. Grant: $50,000. http://www.healthiermississippi.org/index.php?id=9
Support for Grassroots Community Organizations
The Tom’s of Maine 50 States for Good initiative supports grassroots organizations throughout the country working to do good in their communities.
In 2013, the program will provide 15 grants of $10,000 each to nonprofit organizations that address healthy, human, or environmental goodness.
Eligible organizations must have operating budgets under $2 million.
A review panel will select a finalist from every state and Washington, DC, and a public vote will determine which 15 of the 51 finalists will receive a grant.
The deadline for submitting online nominations is 5pm ET July 8, 2013.
“Main Street” Housing Supported – Department of Housing and Urban Development
The HOPE VI Main Street Grant Program provides support to small communities to assist in the renovation of a historic or traditional central business district or “Main Street” area by replacing unused commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units.
Eligible applicants are limited to local governments, as defined in Section I.D. of this NOFA. The local government must: 1., Have a population of 50,000 or less; and 2., Not be served by a local government, county/parish, regional, or state public housing agency (PHA) that administers more than 100 physical public housing units within the local government’s jurisdiction. Such units exclude Section 8 Housing Voucher subsidized units and public housing units in Mixed-Finance developments where the PHA is not the General Partner in the for-profit ownership entity
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-5700-N-23
CFDA Number(s): 14.878 – Affordable Housing Development in Main Street Rejuvenation Projects
ONE award @ $500,000.
Deadline: July 22, 2013.
CSP Grants to Non-SEA Eligible Applicants for Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation and for Dissemination
The purpose of the CSP is to increase national understanding of the charter school model by expanding the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the Nation; providing financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools; and evaluating the effects of charter schools, including their effects on students, student academic achievement, staff, and parents.
This notice inviting applications (NIA) announces competitions for two different grants: (1) Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation; and (2) Dissemination. Each grant has different purposes, eligibility requirements, and selection criteria.
Non-SEA eligible applicants in States in which the SEA does not have an approved application under the CSP (this NOFO is applicable to Mississippi since MDE does not have an approved application) may receive grants directly from the Secretary for either planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools or to carry out dissemination activities.
The absolute and competitive preference priorities focus this competition on assisting educationally disadvantaged students and other students—specifically students attending high-poverty schools, students in rural areas, students with disabilities, English Learners, and military connected students—in meeting State academic content standards and State student academic achievement standards.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers: 84.282B and 84.282C.
Dates of Pre-Application Webinars (all times are Washington, DC time):
1. June 17, 2013, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and 2. June 20, 2013, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This program does not require cost sharing or matching.
Estimated Range of Awards: $140,000 to $200,000 per year.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $175,000 per year.
Estimated Number of Awards: 10–14.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 12, 2013.
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program (42 U.S.C. 3751(a)) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The JAG Program provides states and units of local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution and court programs, prevention and education programs, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, crime victim and witness initiatives, and planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.
AG funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, strategic planning, research and evaluation (including forensics), data collection, training, personnel, equipment, forensic laboratories, supplies, contractual support, and criminal justice information systems that will improve or enhance such areas as:
• Law enforcement programs.
• Prosecution and court programs.
• Prevention and education programs.
• Corrections and community corrections programs.
• Drug treatment and enforcement programs.
• Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.
• Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
Deadlines: Applicants must register in GMS prior to submitting application for this funding opportunity. Select the “Apply Online” button associated with the solicitation title. The deadline to register in GMS and the deadline to apply for funding under this announcement is 8:00 p.m. eastern time on July 9, 2013.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the solicitation of applications for grants under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grants program to implement Culturally-Specific Trauma Services for Families Impacted by Domestic Violence.
The intent of this Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grant Program is to build and sustain organizational capacity in delivering trauma-informed, developmentally sensitive, culturally relevant services for children, individuals, and families affected by domestic violence (DV), dating violence, family violence, and other traumas. This discretionary grant program will build and expand upon the progress of culturally-specific and community-based domestic violence programs in reducing the pervasive and harmful impact of violence and trauma by implementing culturally relevant trauma-informed, evidence-informed, or evidence-based interventions for individuals and families who are from diverse and historically marginalized communities.
This new funding opportunity will award four cooperative agreements to implement culturally relevant,trauma-informed services for individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, dating violence, and family violence. The intent of this Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grant Program is to build and sustain organizational capacity in delivering trauma-informed, developmentally sensitive, culturally relevant services for children, individuals, and families affected by domestic violence (DV) and other trauma. This discretionary grant program will build upon the progress of culturally specific and community-based domestic violence programs in reducing the pervasive and harmful impact of violence and trauma by implementing culturally relevant, trauma-informed, and evidence-informed interventions for individuals and families who are from diverse and historically marginalized communities.
To be eligible to receive a grant to lead a program focused on Culturally Specific, Trauma-Informed Services for Families Impacted by Domestic Violence, an entity shall be a nonprofit private organization (including faith-based and charitable organizations, community-based organizations, culturally specific and voluntary associations), institutions of higher education (private, public, or state controlled), tribal government, or tribal organization, with a demonstrated record of serving victims of domestic violence or dating violence and their children from historically marginalized or underserved communities.
Funding Opportunity Number (FON): HHS-2013-ACF-ACYF-EV-0635
Deadline: Aug. 12, 2013. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2013-ACF-ACYF-EV-0635
Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants
Funding Limits Per Request: $150,000 or $500,000
Purpose: To assist rural communities that have experienced a significant decline in quantity or quality of drinking water due to an emergency, or in which such decline is considered imminent, to obtain or maintain adequate quantities of water that meets the standards set by the Safe Drinking Water Act. This emergency is considered an occurrence of an incident such as, but not limited to, a drought, earthquake, flood, tornado, hurricane, disease outbreak or chemical spill, leakage or seepage.
Eligibility: Grants may be made to public bodies, non-profit corporations and Indian tribes serving rural areas. The areas to be served may not be located in cities or towns with a population in excess of 10,000 nor may they have a median household income of more than 100 percent of a State’s non-metropolitan median household income. Applicants are expected to borrow as much as then can afford to repay; however, grants may be made for 100 percent of project costs.
There are two levels of funding limits for ECWAG.
In order for a project to be considered under the $500,000 limit, the project must be used to alleviate a significant decline in quantity and quality of water available and funds will be used for the construction of a water source up to and including the treatment plant. Examples are new wells, reservoirs, transmission lines, treatment plants, and/or other sources of water.
Grants to be considered under the $150,000 limit will be made for distribution waterline extensions, breaks or repairs on distribution waterlines, and operation and maintenance type items that remedy an acute shortage or significant decline in the quantity or quality of potable water. Examples are a washed out river crossing in a distribution system, and/or construction of distribution lines to individuals not currently on the system, whose wells have gone dry.
Requirements: The material submitted with the application should include the Preliminary Engineering Report, Environmental Review, population and median household income of the area to be served, description of project, and the nature of the emergency that caused the problem(s) being addressed by the project. The documentation must clearly show that the applicant has had a significant decline in quantity and quality of potable water or an acute shortage of potable water, or that such a decline or shortage is imminent, and that the proposed project will eliminate or alleviate the problem. A disaster designation is not required.
Applications are accepted at any time through our Rural Development State and Area Offices. To locate an office near you go to http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/recd_map.html
Department of Agriculture – The Rural Cooperative Development Grant program provides support to improve the economic condition of rural areas by assisting individuals or entities in the startup, expansion, or operational improvement of rural cooperatives and other business entities.
You must be a nonprofit corporation or an institution of higher education to apply for this program. Public bodies and individuals are not eligible to apply for the RCDG program.
Grant funds may be used to pay for 75 percent (95 percent when the applicant is a 1994 Institution) of the cost of establishing and operating centers for rural cooperative development.
Deadline: July 10, 2013. http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_RCDG.html
The provision of broadband service is vital to the economic development, education, health, and safety of rural Americans. The purpose of the Community Connect Grant Program is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible applicants that will provide currently unserved areas, on a ‘‘community-oriented connectivity’’ basis, with broadband service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety services. Rural Utilities Service will give priority to rural areas that have the greatest need for broadband services, based on the criteria contained herein.
Grant authority will be used for the deployment of broadband service to extremely rural, lower-income communities on a ‘‘community-oriented connectivity’’ basis. The ‘‘community oriented connectivity’’ concept will stimulate practical, everyday uses and applications of broadband facilities by cultivating the deployment of new broadband services that improve economic development and provide enhanced educational and health care opportunities in rural areas. Such an approach will also give rural communities the opportunity to benefit from the advanced technologies that are necessary to achieve these goals.
Grant applicants must demonstrate a matching contribution, in cash, of at least fifteen (15) percent of the total amount of financial assistance requested. Matching contributions must be used to support the broadband operations funded under the Community Connect Grant Program.
To be eligible for a grant, the Project must:
a. Serve a Rural Area where Broadband Service does not currently exist, to be verified by RUS prior to the award of the grant;
b. Deploy service at the Broadband Grant Speed, free of all charges for at least 2 years, to all Critical Community Facilities located within the proposed Service Area;
c. Offer service at the Broadband Grant Speed to all residential and business customers within the Proposed Funded Service Area; and
d. Provide a Community Center with at least two (2) Computer Access Points within the Proposed Funded Service Area, and make service at the Broadband Grant Speed available therein, free of all charges to users for at least 2 years.
Deadline: July 11, 2013.
Best Buy – Community Grants Program: Helping Teens Build 21st Century Technology Skills
For decades people have turned to Best Buy for answers to their technology questions. As technology becomes more ingrained in our society, we know it is increasingly necessary for youth to develop the 21st-century skills that will set them up for future career success. Yet, we also know that a participation gap exists. Too many teens have little or no access to technology and, as a result, they fall behind their peers. Meanwhile, teens who do have access can benefit greatly by moving beyond mere consumption and toward engaging in the learning opportunities technology can offer.
As a Company, and through our Best Buy Children’s Foundation, we are on a mission to provide teens with places and opportunities to develop technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices. We strive to leverage our local community presence, our technology resources and our talented employees to provide new and creative programs to serve our communities.
Examples of program activities include:
•Computer Programming •Digital imaging (photography, graphic design, videography) •Music production •Robotics •Gaming and Mobile App Development
Best Buy seeks applications from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public agencies that have tax-exempt status and are giving teens access to opportunities through technology. Minimum eligibility criteria include:
•Organization must provide direct services to build technology skills in teens, ages 13-18
•Eligible nonprofits may be a public or nonprofit community-based organization (e.g., community center, school or library)
•Location must be within 50 miles of a Best Buy store, Best Buy Mobile location, Best Buy Distribution Center, Best Buy Service Center or Best Buy corporate campus. To find store locations, visit www.bestbuy.com/storelocator.
•Organizations that have engaged Best Buy employee volunteers will receive special consideration
Community Grants are designed to support local efforts and are reviewed for consideration by Best Buy teams across the United States. The average grant amount is $5000 and will not exceed $10,000.
Deadline: Jul. 1, 2013. http://pr.bby.com/community-grants/
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a variety of home loan programs for active duty service members, veterans, and National Guard and Reserve members:
Purchase Loans help purchase a home at a competitive interest rate often without requiring a downpayment or private mortgage insurance.
Cash Out Refinance Loans take cash out of your home equity to pay off debt, fund school, or make home improvements.
Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan can help you obtain a lower interest rate by refinancing an existing VA loan.
Native American Direct Loans help eligible Native American veterans finance the purchase, construction, or improvement of homes on Federal Trust Land, or reduce the interest rate on a VA loan.
Adapted Housing Grants help veterans with a permanent and total service-connected disability purchase or build an adapted home or to modify an existing home to account for their disability.
These programs are not one-time benefits – they can be reused < http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/9598/vas-home-loans-are-more-than-just-buying-a-home/ >.
Learn more about home loans for veterans and servicemembers at < http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/ >.
Joint Services Support - This portal, and its program sub-portals, is designed to give you a “one stop shopping” location where you can get important information on a variety of programs that have been created to
support you - http://www.jointservicessupport.org
Military One Source - whether its help with child care, personal finances, emotional support during deployments, relocation information, or resources needed for special circumstances, Military OneSource is there for military personnel and their families… 24/7/365! - https://www.militaryonesource.com/skins/MOS/home.aspx
Military HOMEFRONT - is the official Department of Defense web site for reliable Quality of Life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders and service providers. Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you’ll find what you need! - http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/
Turbo Tap - is Department of Defense’s official website providing information for servicemembers on transitioning from military service. This site is also supported by the Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs. TurboTAP.org is intended to supplement the services offered by the Transition Assistance Offices and other groups. - http://www.turbotap.org
L’Oréal Paris’ Women of Worth program celebrates everyday women who follow their true passion to make a difference in the world through volunteerism.
Every year, 10 women are chosen and are honored for their extraordinary efforts to serve their communities with a $10,000 donation to their charitable cause.
One of these amazing women is selected as the national honoree and rewarded with an additional $25,000.
Honor a deserving woman’s selfless work in helping and inspiring others!
Deadline: June 21, 2013. http://bit.ly/11DeUuj
The Open Meadows Foundation offers grants up to $2,000 to projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls, reflect the diversity of the community served, promote building community power, promote racial, social, economic and environmental justice, and have limited financial access, or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding.
Small and start-up organizations are strongly encouraged to apply. (Organizational budget should not exceed $150,000.)
Deadline: August 15, 2013. http://bit.ly/1a99Tk3
RESOURCES AND TRAINING
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The Mississippi Center for Nonprofits is the state’s only nonprofit resource center. Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of nonprofits to serve the people and communities of Mississippi. For the thousands of nonprofit organizations across the state, the Center is the primary source of management training, technical information, advice, answers, coaching and connection to vital resources. Visit www.msnonprofits.org. You can also visit http://msnonprofits.org/training-and-consulting/view-calendar for a calendar of trainings provided by the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits.
WaterFest 2013 - For the first time ever, WaterFest will be held in conjunction with the Annual Independence Day Celebration Saturday, June 29, 2-6 p.m. at Old Trace Park in Ridgeland.
WaterFest 2013 will feature live music; interactive displays; inflatables and water slides; face painting, children’s crafts, games and activities; educational exhibits and food vendors. All events are FREE!
WaterFest, the signature event for Rezonate, is an annual event that spotlights the importance of protecting, restoring and improving the water quality of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. This is its second year to be held at Old Trace Park.
Partnering together to create an exceptional event, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, the Barnett Reservoir Foundation, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality invite the public to learn and have fun! More information about Rezonate and WaterFest is available at www.rezonate-ms.org
Mississippi Spay & Neuter (MS SPAN) Annual Conference - July 13, 2013
Clyde Muse Center, HCC, Pearl, MS
Conference Brochure at http://www.msspan.org/pdf/2013SPANBrochureConference.pdf
A wonderful opportunity for networking & collaboration. Sessions are July 13 from 8:45-4:30.
2013 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Event – Gulfport/Biloxi MS
Mississippi Coast Coliseum - Tuesday, July 9, 2013
This hiring event is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Gulf Coast Chamber, the MS Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the MS Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, NBC News, and other local partners.
EMPLOYERS Must register for FREE at www.HOH.Greatjob.net
JOB SEEKERS Register for FREE at www.HOH.Greatjob.net to guarantee admission. Walk-ins welcome but space not guaranteed.
A workshop for veterans and other military job seekers that focuses on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military skill translation, and interviewing will start at 9:00 a.m. To register for the Hiring Our Heroes Employment Workshop, visit hohworks.eventbrite.com/
For registration questions, please contact us at email@example.com or call 202-463-5807.
National Night Out – August 6 - organized by National Association of Town Watch
Your community is invited to join the over 37 million neighbors across 15,000 communities in celebration of the 30th annual National Night Out. Register today to receive your official organizational kit with guidelines, suggestions, and more & stay connected with NATW throughout the year. National Night Out events could include: block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from emergency personnel, rallies and marches, exhibits, youth events, safety demonstrations and seminars, in effort to heighten awareness and enhance community relations. www.natw.org
National Night Out is only one night, what about the other 364 days in a year? Designate a particular problem in your registered community and work towards a solution to issues such as drugs, gangs, violence, or graffiti within an estimated 365 days between your annual National Night Out events, in effort to create a safer neighborhood. www.natw.org/about-nno/project-365/
The Mississippi Recycling Coalition’s (MRC) Annual State Recycling Conference will be October 28 to 30 in Bay St. Louis at the Hollywood Casino Resort. Sessions planned for this year’s conference include updates on commodity market conditions, public incentive and outreach programs, recycling programs for various special wastes, legislative and regulatory updates, advances in organics waste recycling, and the latest in recycling grant opportunities. In addition, the last day’s focus will center on the economic benefits of the state’s recycling industry with a forum and discussion on the development of Mississippi’s economic vision for supporting and developing a prosperous recycling industry. Registration information will be released in the coming weeks, but MRC encourages you to put these dates on your calendar now!
Upcoming GrantStation Webinars
Unless otherwise noted, all webinars are led by Cynthia M. Adams, CEO of GrantStation, are 90 minutes in duration, and are scheduled to begin at 2 PM Eastern Time. The registration fee for webinars is $89 per person, $150 per site. https://www.grantstation.com/Programs/WebinarOrder/Webinars.aspx
Funding Rural America: Finding New Grants for Small Communities
When has it ever been easy to secure funding for rural communities? Is there a way to level the playing field so small towns and counties or boroughs without large metropolitan areas can compete for both government and private sector grants? What are the other options for financially supporting a rural project? Are collaborative efforts worth the effort? And, of course the biggest question: who is funding rural America? These, and other relevant questions, along with current trends effecting rural funding will be addressed in this webinar presented by Cynthia Adams, CEO of GrantStation. This webinar will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013.
Grants: How to Get Them and What to Do Next - When money is tight or when experiencing a budget gap, or when launching a new program area or expanding an organization’s audience base, we often think “Why not get a grant?”
This webinar, presented by Judi Margolin, explores the ins and outs of grantseeking, providing some very specific advice about how to be successful at securing outside funding from both foundations and corporations. Topics covered include the various types of grants, which kinds of grants in which dollar amounts work best for different types of funders, types of grant support, alternatives to cash grants, and how to determine where grants fit in your overall funding scheme. What to do when you actually receive a grant to ensure you are well positioned for the next grant is also addressed. The webinar will be held Thursday, August 22, 2013.