Several funding opportunities for native American tribal organizations
How Did Rural Residents Fare on the Health Insurance Marketplaces?
Examines 2014 premiums, issuers, and plans offered to residents of urban and rural counties. Disparities in both price and number of coverage choices were found between states with a small rural population and those with a significant rural population. Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Date: 08 / 2014
Improving Access to Comprehensive Healthcare for Veterans
Summarizes findings from recent VA research related to healthcare access. Includes studies on telemental health services for rural Veterans with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), barriers for rural Veterans at risk of suicide, and home-based primary care services for rural American Indian and Native American Veterans who receive care from both VA and the Indian Health Service. Organization: Veterans Health Administration. Date: 08 / 2014
Keeping Rural Communities Healthy
This report by the Joint Economic Committee recognizes that keeping rural communities healthy is vital to the U.S. economy. The report provides an overview of characteristics of rural populations, rural health statistics, barriers to healthcare in rural areas, economic implications of rural healthcare, and relevant policy actions to keep rural America healthy. Organization: U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee Democratic Staff. Date: 07 / 2014
Rural Connections: Challenges and Opportunities in America’s Heartland
Report looks at the condition, use and safety of the nation’s rural transportation system and discusses recommendations to improve connectivity in America’s small communities and rural areas to access jobs, education and healthcare. Organization: TRIP. Date: 07 / 2014
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Rural Households
Examines the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly known as food stamps) by household and place of residence, including a comparison of rural, micropolitan, and metropolitan areas. It also looks at the age of individuals in households receiving SNAP, recognizing that elder and child populations are most at risk of food insecurity. Argues the importance of SNAP in rural communities. Organization: Center for Rural Affairs. Date: 07 / 2014
Tribal Self-Governance Program Negotiation Cooperative Agreement - Application deadline: Aug 29, 2014
Cooperative agreements that provide negotiation resources to tribes interested in participating in the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP), which gives tribes the authority to manage and tailor healthcare programs in a manner that best fits the needs of their communities. Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Tribal Self-Governance Program Planning Cooperative Agreement - Application deadline: Aug 29, 2014
The purpose of the program is to award cooperative agreements that provide planning resources to Tribes interested in participating in the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP), which gives tribes the authority to manage and tailor healthcare programs in a manner that best fits the needs of their communities.
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust Grant program - Geographic Coverage: Available in 14 Western states.
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Grants for projects that offer assistance to foster youth, elder populations, veterans, and people with disabilities. Sponsor: May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Plum Creek Foundation Grants - Geographic Coverage: Available in areas of company operations in 18 states.
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Offers grants in 18 states to human service organizations; hospitals and medical programs, including funds for equipment; youth-serving organizations; community development projects; arts and culture projects; civic service organizations; and educational institutions.
Sponsor: Plum Creek Foundation
Taproot Foundation Offers Pro Bono Professional Services to Nonprofit Organizations- DEADLINE: September 1, 2014
Pro bono service grants with a minimum value of $45,000 will be provided to nonprofits in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Washington, D.C., working in the areas of the arts, education, the environment, health, or social services....
Nominations Invited for I Love My Librarian Award - DEADLINE: September 12, 2014. Up to ten librarians and/or library media specialists will be selected to receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to attend an awards reception in New York City....
Bush Foundation Accepting Applications for 2015 Fellowships - DEADLINE: September 11, 2014
Fellowship grants of $100,000 will be awarded to emerging leaders in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota to pursue professional development experiences....
Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant - Application deadline: Sep 12, 2014
Offers funding to organizations working to prevent or reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native American children. Funds may be used for capacity building, community planning, or community health assessments. Sponsor: Notah Begay III Foundation
Seventh Generation Fund Accepting Applications for Indigenous-Led Initiatives - DEADLINE: September 15, 2014
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to Native American community-based organizations and projects aligned with one of the fund's program areas....
Southern Exposure Invites Applications for Alternative Exposure Grants - DEADLINE: September 18, 2014. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to foster the development and presentation of artist-led projects and programs in the Bay Area that are direct, accessible, and open to the public....
Healthy Communities / Healthy America Fund - Application deadline: Sep 22, 2014
Awards grants to free clinics to implement the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program. Sponsor: AMA Foundation
EPA Announces FY 2015 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant - Click here for the solicitation. Proposals are due by September 22.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals from eligible entities to conduct research, technical assistance, and/or training activities that will enable the entity to develop an area-wide plan for brownfields assessment, cleanup, and subsequent reuse. Brownfields area-wide planning (BF AWP) grant-funded activities must be directed to one or more brownfield site(s) located in a specific area, such as a neighborhood, a district (e.g., downtown, arts or shopping area), a local commercial corridor, a community waterfront, or a city block. Each project funded under this grant must result in an area-wide plan which includes specific plan implementation strategies for assessing, cleaning up, and reusing the brownfields site(s) as well as related brownfields and project area revitalization strategies.
The total estimated funding available under this competitive opportunity is $4 million, subject to availability of funds, quality of proposals received, and other applicable considerations. The maximum amount of grant funding that applicants may apply for under each proposal is $200,000. Applicants may submit more than one proposal so long as each one is for a different project area and is submitted separately. However, if selected for funding, an applicant will not receive funding for more than one proposal, and the maximum amount of funding an applicant may receive under the FY15 BF AWP grant is $200,000. Project periods up to 24 months are allowed. EPA anticipates selecting approximately 20 projects through this competitive opportunity. Individuals, for-profit firms, and the FY10 and FY13 EPA BF AWP Program recipients are not eligible to apply.
The BF AWP Program is designed to produce measurable outcomes linked to the eventual assessment, cleanup, and subsequent reuse of brownfield sites. In this manner, BF AWP complements the EPA’s brownfields assessment, cleanup, revolving loan fund, and environmental workforce development and job training competitive grant opportunities and targeted brownfields assessment assistance.
U.S. Soccer Foundation Invites Letters of Interest for Safe Places to Play Grants - DEADLINE: September 24, 2014 (Letters of Inquiry)
Grants of up to $200,000 each will be awarded to nonprofit organizations working to build or enhance a field space that enables children in underserved communities to stay active, healthy, and safe....
Baseball Tomorrow Fund Invites Applications from Youth Baseball and Softball Programs - DEADLINE: October 1, 2014
Grants will be awarded to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball and softball programs....
Road Runners Club of America Accepting Applications for Kids Run the Nation Fund Grants - DEADLINE: October 1, 2014
Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to running clubs and other nonprofit organizations in support of structured youth running programs....
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Releases 2015 Future of Nursing Scholars Request for Proposals - DEADLINE: October 1, 2014
The three-year program provides scholarships of $125,000 as well as networking opportunities to Ph.D. students in nursing who are committed to a long-term career focused on bringing transformational leadership to nursing and health care in the United States....
American Century Investments Foundation Invites Applications From Health and Human Services Organizations - DEADLINE: October 7, 2014
Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to nonprofit health and human service organizations based in communities where American Century Investments employees live and work....
Applications Invited for Soros Justice Fellowships in Advocacy and Media - DEADLINE: October 22, 2014
Fellowships of up to $110,250 will be awarded to support individuals working to implement innovative projects that advance reform and spur debate on a range of issues facing the criminal justice system in the United States.....
NIST Announces New Competition for Advanced Manufacturing Planning Awards - Pre-applications are required for this AMTech competition and are due by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, Sept.5, 2014. Full applications must be received by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, Oct. 31, 2014. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced a new competition for planning awards to support industry-driven consortia in developing research plans and charting collaborative actions to solve high-priority technology challenges and accelerate the growth of advanced manufacturing in the United States.
AMTech's goal is to spur consortia-planned and led research on long-term, precompetitive technology needs of U.S. manufacturing industries. The program aims to help eliminate barriers to advanced manufacturing capabilities and to promote domestic development of an underpinning technology infrastructure, including high-performing supply chains. AMTech is designed to address a serious weakness in the nation's innovation ecosystem, an issue identified by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, among other bodies.
NIST will host webinars on the AMTech funding opportunity on Aug. 7 and 14, 2014, beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern time. The events will offer guidance on the AMTech program and preparing proposals. Webinar participants will be able to ask questions. Advance registration is required. To register for the Aug. 7 webinar go to: www.nist.gov/amo/amtech-webinar.cfm. To register for the Aug. 14 webinar go to: www.nist.gov/amo/amtech-webinar-2.cfm.
Delta Workforce Development Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Fund - Application deadline: Nov 4, 2014
Geographic Coverage: Available in Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky.
Awards funding to rural counties and parishes within the Delta region for the purposes of direct technical support and assistance needed to develop a connected workforce development system at the local level. Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Chi Sigma Iota Issues RFP for 2014-15 Excellence in Counseling Research Grants - DEADLINE: November 15, 2014
Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded in support of research projects focused on professional advocacy, wellness counseling, and developmental counseling....
Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to support nonprofit community-organizing groups in the United States working to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just food systems....
Applications Invited for Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards - DEADLINE: December 8, 2014
Fifty pre-K teachers will be selected to receive grants of $1,000 in honor of their dedication to providing high-quality child care....
PeyBack Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for Programs Serving At-Risk Children - DEADLINE: February 1, 2015
Grants of up to $15,000 are available to nonprofits working to provide leadership and growth opportunities to economically disadvantaged children and youth in Indiana, Tennessee, Louisiana, or the Denver metro area....
The Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council today have invited public comments to provide input into an upcoming update of the Strategy for American Innovation. This strategy helps to guide the Administration's efforts to promote lasting economic growth and competitiveness through policies that support transformative American innovation in products, processes, and services and spur new fundamental discoveries that in the long run lead to growing economic prosperity and rising living standards.
These efforts include policies to promote critical components of the American innovation ecosystem, including scientific research and development (R&D), technical workforce, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, advanced manufacturing, and others.
The strategy also provides an important framework to channel these Federal investments in innovation capacity towards innovative activity for specific national priorities. The public input provided through today’s notice will inform the deliberations of the National Economic Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, which are together responsible for publishing an updated Strategy for American Innovation.
Responses must be received by September 23. Click here for the full notice. Note among the categories for public response -- Skilled Workforce Development, Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship, and Regional Innovation Ecosystems (see below for the OSTP/NEC “lines of inquiry”).
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