Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Grant Opportunities

THE NOTAH BEGAY III FOUNDATION offers capacity building grants to support projects focusing on the prevention of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes among Native American children. Preference will be given to organizations from the Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico), the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin), and the Southern Plains (Oklahoma, Texas); however, applications will be accepted from anywhere in the United States. Priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate strong community engagement and a readiness to develop key strategies and an action plan. U.S. based Native American-controlled nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, and Native American community-based groups with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor are eligible to apply. The application deadline is: 12/16/2013. Click here to visit the Foundation’s website for guidelines and to download the Request for Proposals.


AMERICORP STATE AND NATIONAL GRANTS deadline has been extended. Programs should focus on some of the most pressing challenges facing America; disaster services, education, environmental awareness, healthy futures, economic opportunity, or veterans and military families. Deadline: Letter of Intent 12/11/2013; Proposal Deadline extended to 1/22/2014. For more information and to apply click here.

THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION is accepting proposals for the 'Our Town' grant program. Grants ranging from $25,000 to $200,000 are available to partnerships of nonprofits, government entities, and other organizations working on arts-based creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities. Deadline: 1/13/2014. Click here to learn more about this program and to apply.


THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) is offering grants to nonprofit and public agencies for both assessment and cleanup work at a specific Brownfield site. Deadline: 1/22/2014. Click here for more information about these grants.  THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) is also offering grants to nonprofit and public agencies for developing inventories of Brownfield sites, prioritizing sites, conducting community involvement activities, and conducting site assessments and cleanup planning related to Brownfield sites. Deadline: 2/21/2014. Click here for guidelines and to apply.

THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR is offering WaterSMART: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants to states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in the western United States. Deadline: 1/23/2014. For more information, click here.

THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR is offering grants to nonprofits, LEAs and others to provide high school students with education and training that combines rigorous academic and technical curricula focused on specific in-demand occupations and industries. Deadline: 1/27/2014. Click here for guidelines and an application.

WILLIAM G. AND MARIE SELBY FOUNDATION is accepting applications from nonprofits for capital grants for the construction, acquisition and/or renovation of facilities, as well as the purchase of equipment or software. Projects focusing on education, human services, arts and community projects including history, science, and/or the environment will be given top priority. Deadline: 2/1/2014. Click here to visit the website for guidelines and an application.

USDA has announced the availability of nearly $10.5 million in grants through the Value-Added Producer Grant program. Grants are available to help agricultural producers create new products, expand marketing opportunities, support further processing of existing products or goods, or to develop specialty and niche products. The maximum working capital grant is $200,000; the maximum planning grant is $75,000. Deadline: 2/24/2014. Click here to read the NOFA for more information.  


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Department of Agricultural Economics

Oklahoma State University

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Stillwater, OK 74078



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