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Special Opps: Funding and More for April 28, 2016

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“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. Note that all headings below are links to the opportunities.

2016 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Awards

The National Center for Families Learning is accepting nominations for an outstanding family educator for the 2016 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award. The selected educator will receive $20,000 to further family engagement efforts. One runner-up will receive a total of $5,000. Additionally, both the winner and the runner-up will be recognized and receive their awards at the 2016 Families Learning Summit, to be held from October 17-19, 2016, in Detroit, Michigan. Both individuals will receive travel stipends to participate. Online nominations must be submitted online by midnight ET on May 16, 2016.

 The Drucker Prize

The Drucker Institute’s Drucker Prize will provide $100,000 to a nonprofit organization that is deemed to best meet the funding agency’s definition of innovation, which is “change that creates a new dimension of performance.” The funding agency will also provide practical insight to help nonprofit organizations become more innovative and more effective. All 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply, and applications must be submitted online by July 1, 2016. The winner will be announced on September 30, 2016.

 National Council for the Social Studies Awards

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) is making several types of awards available to encourage the teaching and learning of social studies across the country. Specifically, programs include the Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year award, the Award for Global Understanding, the Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy, the FASSE Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars award, the NCSS Research Award, and the Carter G. Woodson Book Awards. Applications for all programs must be submitted online by May 22, 2016. Additional information regarding each program can be found online.

ASPCA Help a Horse Day Celebration Contest

The ASPCA will provide prizes totaling $100,000 for the best efforts in celebrating ASPCA’s Help a Horse Day. Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofit or municipal shelters, rescues, sanctuaries, or other animal welfare organizations that participate in one or more Help a Horse Day events held between April 22 and April 26, 2016. Applicants must submit information regarding their events online by 5:00 p.m. ET on May 9, 2016.

 Violence and Injury Prevention Network: Positive Youth Development (PYD) and Marijuana Education Trainings

 The Violence and Injury Prevention Network, which is Colorado’s violence and injury community implementation group, will hold training sessions to introduce participants to the principles of positive youth development (PYD), and help them engage young people as partners in their work. Additionally, training events will include relevant marijuana information and networking opportunities. The training sessions will be held in Lamar on April 29, 2016, and in Saguache on June 1, 2016.

 Georgia Trust: Places in Peril Program

Georgia Trust’s Places in Peril program seeks to identify and preserve historic sites in Georgia threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development, or insensitive public policy. The program encourages owners, individuals, organizations, and communities to employ preservation tools, partnerships, and resources necessary to preserve and utilize selected historic properties in peril. Nominations for properties must be submitted by mail or email by June 6, 2016.

 Atlanta Regional Commission: Sustainable Connections Internship Program

The Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) Sustainable Connections Internship Program seeks to connect the wealth of talented university students in the Atlanta region with local governments in need of sustainability programming assistance. The program will engage students in meaningful work in cities and counties, connect students working toward sustainability careers with a network where they can share experiences and insights, and help cities and counties obtain assistance with sustainability initiatives that they may not otherwise have the time or resources to complete on their own. Applications from both interns and local governments must be submitted online by June 2, 2016.

 Go Solar Events in North Texas

Go Solar of North Texas is holding a webinar focusing on solar power for independent school districts across North Texas. The webinar will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 6, 2016. Topics will include case studies, national resources available to support solar power in schools, and funding opportunities available for schools going solar. Applicants may find additional information regarding participation in the webinar online.

Ohio History Connection: 2016 State Historic Preservation Office Awards

The Ohio State Historic Preservation Office will recognize achievements in historic preservation by presenting awards in the categories of public education and awareness and preservation merit. Individuals, organizations, businesses, and public agencies are eligible for awards. Nominations must be submitted or postmarked by June 1, 2016. Awards will be provided during the funding agency’s luncheon in the fall of 2016.


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