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Special Opps: Funding and More for November 17 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.



DirecTV: Teacher Grants

DirecTV will provide grants of $1,000 to three teachers to spend on technology improvements in the classroom. The funded technology should enhance teaching methods and address learning challenges, or may be used to streamline curricula and lighten the load of grading papers. Teachers may apply to this program by submitting an essay online by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 24, 2017. Awards will be announced on March 10, 2017.


Youth Service America (YSA): Community Partner Program

YSA is seeking organizations to partner with to plan a Global Youth Service Day project and/or recognition event in their communities. Partner organizations may include nonprofit organizations, schools, universities, youth programs, government agencies, or faith-based organizations. Award recipients must organize a Global Youth Service Day project or recognition event in April 2017. There are no stated application deadlines, and applications must be submitted online.


Archstone Foundation: Award for Excellence and Innovation

Archstone Foundation will support projects that link academic theory to applied practice in the field of public health and aging. Projects must have documented results, be creative, be potentially replicable, and feature dissemination strategies. Award recipients will be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, and will receive a $500 cash awards. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by March 31, 2017.


National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC): Service Learning Awards

NYLC intends to nurture the leaders of the future and thus is accepting nominations for exemplary leaders across the service learning movement. Several types of awards will be provided, all recognizing achievements in the field of youth leadership. Applications for each of the award categories can be found on the program website and must be mailed to the funding agency.


Park Tool: Community Grants

Park Tool will provide ten grants to nonprofit cycling-based organizations in order to help them outfit their shops. Awards are estimated at $1,400 each and will include mechanic tool kits, portable repair stands, a copy of the Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair, and five shop aprons. Applications must be submitted online by December 31, 2016, and final decisions will be made in mid-January 2017.


Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge: Leavey Awards

This award program recognizes educators at all elementary, junior high school, high school, and college levels for innovative and effective techniques in teaching entrepreneurship and free enterprise. Up to 20 awards of $7,500 will be disbursed, in addition to one meritorious award of $15,000 for an outstanding entry. Nominations must be submitted online by March 1, 2017.


Association for Institution Research (AIR): Access Group/Air Research and Dissertation Fellows Program

The purpose of this program is to promote scholarship on issues related to access, affordability, and value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly. Research awards of up to $50,000 will be provided to faculty, practitioners, and schools, and dissertation grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to doctoral students to support dissertation research and writing under the guidance of a faculty dissertation advisor. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET on December 9, 2016.


Virginia Service: Free Workshops for Nonprofit Organizations

Virginia’s Office on Volunteerism and Community Services is hosting workshops across Virginia for nonprofit and service organizations in order to help them focus on improving their communications strategies. “How to Make an Effective Communications Plan” workshops will be held on December 1, 2016, in Wytheville; and December 12, 2016, in Portsmouth. “Storytelling for Nonprofits” workshops will be held on December 7, 2016, in Fredericksburg; and December 9, 2016, in Petersburg. Organizations must register online to attend. All webinars will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.


New Jersey Department of State: Emergency Preparedness for New Jersey Performing Arts Organizations

The New Jersey Department of State invites staff of performing arts organizations to attend two training sessions designed to help organizations succeed in the face of emergencies of any kind. Participants will work with nationally acclaimed instructors to gain practice skills in risk assessment and developing a disaster plan, and will hear from colleagues across the state who have learned the hard way how to prepare for the worst. The first training session will be held on November 30, 2017, in Millburn; and the second session will be held on December 1, 2016, in Red Bank. Anyone wishing to attend must register online. Both sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and lunch will be provided.




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