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7457Re: Potential Funding Opportunities

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  • Gordon, Andrew
    Apr 11, 2014

      Dear RC&D Friends:

      Below please find some potential funding sources for your projects:

      THE G. UNGER VETLESEN FOUNDATION is offering general support grants to nonprofit organizations for general support for religious, charitable, scientific, literary and education causes. Deadline: letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. Click here to visit the website for application guidelines.  


      THE HOME DEPOT COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS PROGRAM provides support to nonprofit organizations and public service agencies in the U.S. that are using volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities. Priority is given to projects for veterans that include housing repairs, modifications, and weatherization work. Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. Deadline: requests will be accepted from February 1 through August 15, 2014. Visit the Home Depot website here to submit an online application.


      FY2014 TIGER Grant Funding Now Available Through USDOT
      The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a Notice of Funding Availability for FY2014 discretionary grant funding under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program.  The FY2014 omnibus appropriations act provided $600 million for the program.  Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis to infrastructure projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.  Of the funds available, DOT may allocate up to $35 million for planning grants.  Click here to read the funding notice.  Applications are due April 28.  DOT is offering a webinar entitled “Preparing a Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) for a TIGER Discretionary Grant” on April 4 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET. Click here to register for the webinar.


      THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE is offering funds through the Food Research Initiative’s Childhood Obesity Prevention Program for efforts to reduce the prevalence of excess weight and obesity among children and adolescents, ages 2-19. Deadlines: Letters of intent 4/17/2014; applications due 6/19/2014. Click here for an application and guidelines.


      THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY is offering grants to authorized nonprofit and public agencies to provide environmental job training and research projects to train low-income workers for environmental improvement careers to facilitate the assessment, remediation, or preparation of brownfields sites. Deadline: 4/18/2014. Click here for an application.


      THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE is offering grants through The Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program for research and extension projects to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields that are relevant to USDA priorities. Deadline: 4/28/2014. Click hereto learn more about this program and to apply.


      THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE is offering funding through the Farm to School Grant Program for initiatives that seek to improve access to local foods in schools. Deadline: 4/30/2014. Click here for an application.


      THE CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE is offering funding to federally recognized Indian Tribes to address the issues of economic opportunity, education, veterans and military families, and disaster services in Native American communities. Deadline: 4/30/2014. Click here to visit the website for more information.  


      Proposals for Environmental, Education, Human Services Projects - Deadline: April 30, 2014  Funder: The Lawrence Foundation


      THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES is offering funding through the Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program. Support is provided to develop community partnerships to purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs), provide training in their use, and placement of AEDs with local organizations rural communities. Deadline to apply: 4/30/2014. Click here for an application package.


      THE STATE FARM YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD NATIONAL GRANT PROGRAM funds student-led service-learning projects throughout the United States and in the provinces of Alberta, New Brunswick, and Ontario in Canada. Grant requests must fall under one of the following issue areas: community safety and natural disaster preparedness, environmental responsibility, accessing higher education/closing the achievement gap, social health and wellness issues, financial literacy and economic inclusion, or arts and culture.Deadline: 5/2/2014. For application guidelines, click here.


      HUD is offering grants to housing agencies and state housing or community development agencies for the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program. This program seeks to identify, stimulate, and support sustaining innovative approaches that will transform the provision of housing for persons with disabilities while providing access to appropriate support and services. Deadline: 5/5/2014. Click here for an application.


      THE BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, is seeking applications for the FY 2014 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCJI). BCJI supports data-driven, research-informed, community-oriented strategies to address targeted crime issues in neighborhoods. Deadline to apply: 5/6/2014. A webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 3:00-4:30pm PM ET that will cover background on the core elements of BCJI and an overview of the FY 2014 solicitation, with time for participants to ask questions. Register for the webinar here. LISC is the national technical assistance provider for BCJI. For more information and to download an application, please visit LISC’s website here.  


      Support for Social Justice Issues - Deadline: June 14, 2014. Funder: Public Welfare Foundation  


      National Art Education Foundation Seeks Applications for 2014 Art Educator GrantsDEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2014

      Grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to NAEA members for programs that support classroom-based art education....


      Patagonia Accepting Applications for Grassroots Environmental Campaigns -DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2014

      Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded to grassroots organizations with provocative direct-action agendas to preserve and protect the environment....


      Andrew Gordon, Executive Director/Counsel

      National Association of RC&D Councils

      444 North Capitol Street, N.W.

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      Washington, D.C. 20001

      (P) 202-434-4780

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      JUNE 1-3, Mobile, Alabama 


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