GrantStation Insider - November 1, 2018

Volume XVII | Issue 41

National | Regional | Federal | PathFinder | Online Education


National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for the Preservation of Audio and Audiovisual Content
Council on Library and Information Resources: Recordings at Risk

Recordings at Risk is a national regranting program, administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), to support the preservation of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content of high scholarly value through digital reformatting. The program aims to help institutions identify priorities and develop practical strategies for digital reformatting, build relationships with partners, and raise awareness of best practices. Grants will range from $10,000 to $50,000 and will cover up to 100% of the direct costs of audio or audiovisual digital reformatting services. Applicants must be U.S. nonprofit academic, research, or cultural heritage institutions. The final application cycle will open on December 3, 2018; the application deadline is February 8, 2019. Visit the CLIR website to review the Applicant Resources.

Educational Garden Projects Funded Youth Garden Grants, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing inspiration and support for parents and educators who are gardening with children, awards Youth Garden Grants to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any U.S. nonprofit, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of three and 18 is eligible to apply. The top five programs will receive award packages valued at $2,100. Twenty programs will receive award packages valued at $500. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability. The application deadline is December 17, 2018. Visit the KidsGardening website to access application guidelines and forms.

Grants Promote Revenue Generation Programs for Progressive Groups
Progressive Multiplier Fund

The Progressive Multiplier Fund is dedicated to helping progressive nonprofit organizations in the U.S. who are interested in testing and scaling their best revenue generation ideas. The Fund focuses on organizations addressing progressive issues such as racial justice, social justice, environmental justice, economic justice, and gender justice. Support is provided through the following initiatives: The Test and Innovation Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations to test new revenue generation models or test the replication of revenue generation models that have worked in other organizations. The Growth Fund supports organizations that wish to scale up existing projects that are proven revenue generators. Requests are reviewed four times per year. The upcoming application deadline is January 18, 2019. Visit the Fund’s website to learn more about the grant and loan opportunities.

Native Language Programs Supported
First Nations Development Institute: Native Language Immersion Initiative

The Native Language Immersion Initiative, a program of First Nations Development Institute, seeks to stem the loss of Indigenous languages and cultures by supporting new generations of Native American language speakers, and establishing infrastructure and models for Native language-immersion programs that may be replicated in other communities. (The Initiative includes American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian language programs.) First Nations will award approximately 12 grants of up to $90,000 each to build the capacity of and directly support Native language-immersion and culture-retention programs. Eligible applicants must be Native-controlled institutions and organizations with an existing language-immersion program providing at least 20 hours per week of Native American language instruction with at least ten students. The application deadline is December 18, 2018. Visit the First Nations website to review the request for proposals and submit an online application.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Rural Communities in Idaho and Montana
The Steele-Reese Foundation: Idaho and Montana Grant Program

The Steele-Reese Foundation is dedicated to addressing the unique challenges of rural living and to helping people build healthy, successful, and sustainable communities. For the Idaho and Montana Grant Program, the Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations working in rural Idaho and Montana communities, and in Native nations that share the geography. Organizations serving rural regions in the areas of education, health, human services, arts and humanities, and environmental conservation and historic preservation are eligible to apply. The Foundation encourages potential applicants to review its website and contact the Western Director to discuss proposals before submitting a letter of inquiry. For the 2019 grant cycle, the Foundation will accept 150 letters of inquiry beginning on December 3, 2018. The process will close once 150 letters of inquiry have been received, or by January 9, 2019, whichever occurs first. The 2019 LOI preparation worksheet is available to download at any time. Invited applications will be due April 1, 2019. (The Foundation also supports organizations serving Appalachian Kentucky through a separate funding cycle.) Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application guidelines for the Idaho and Montana Grant Program:

Training Grants for Colorado EMT Providers
Colorado Resource for Emergency and Trauma Education

The Colorado Resource for Emergency and Trauma Education (CREATE), administered by the Colorado Rural Health Center, provides support to assist nonprofit organizations and public agencies in improving and expanding the emergency medical and trauma system in Colorado. This grant program is intended to provide funding to urban and rural EMT agencies for education and training of emergency medical and trauma service providers working in Colorado only. Applicants must provide a 50 percent cash match, unless they apply for a waiver of this requirement. Grant requests are reviewed monthly. Visit the CREATE website to learn more about the program and to submit an online application.

Support for Programs Reaching At-Risk Children in North and South Carolina
Duke Endowment: Child Care Grants

The Duke Endowment is dedicated to serving the people of North Carolina and South Carolina by supporting selected programs addressing higher education, healthcare, children's welfare, and spiritual life. The Endowment’s Child Care Grants seek to help children who lack family support, or are at risk of losing such support, reach developmental milestones and prepare for successful transitions to adulthood. Grants are awarded in the following areas: 1) programs that address prevention and early intervention for at-risk children, and 2) programs that help the child welfare system improve well-being through better assessment and the exclusive use of high quality providers that offer services during and after care. The upcoming deadline for pre-applications is December 15, 2018. Visit the Endowment’s website to learn more about the application process.

Alaskan Grassroots Environmental Groups Funded
Alaska Conservation Foundation: Discovery Grants Program

The Alaska Conservation Foundation works to protect Alaska’s natural environment and the diverse cultures and ways of life it sustains. The Foundation’s Discovery Grants Program provides grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to Alaska-based grassroots organizations in order to foster a more effective and sustainable conservation movement. The focus is on strengthening an organization's leadership base, encouraging collaboration, and helping leaders and organizations navigate changing political and economic climates. Preference is given to organizations with annual operating budgets under $200,000. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed every two months. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the Discovery Grants Program.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Program Trains HIV Healthcare Providers
Department of Health and Human Services

The Regional AIDS Education and Training Centers program seeks to increase the number of healthcare providers who are trained and intend to counsel, diagnose, treat, and medically manage people living with HIV, and to help prevent high-risk behaviors that lead to HIV transmission. The application deadline is December 10, 2018.

Awards Promote a Healthier Environment and Planet
Environmental Protection Agency

The P3 Awards are a national student design competition focusing on people, prosperity, and the planet. Program areas include air quality, safe and sustainable water resources, sustainable and healthy communities, and chemical safety. The application deadline is December 11, 2018.



PathFinder: Featured Resource
A library of quality resources designed to help you develop your career path as a grants professional.

Funding Alert
Are you looking to keep abreast of the latest funding opportunities in your sector? If so, you may want to subscribe to Funding Alert, a monthly e-newsletter put out by the Society for Nonprofits. This newsletter provides current grant and funding opportunities across a number of categories, including, but not limited to arts and culture; children, youth, and families; democracy and government; education; environment; and health.



Upcoming Online Education Trainings
Live Webinars

Unless otherwise noted, all Online Education Trainings are webinars,
are 90 minutes in duration, and are scheduled to begin at 2 PM Eastern Time.

Developing New Products to Meet Your Mission
Your organization is driven to deliver the best products and services to its constituents. How do you identify new opportunities for impact that are aligned with your mission? In this webinar, Dahna Goldstein will discuss how to identify and evaluate opportunities to further your organization’s mission with new products and services. Using “minimum viable product” framework, you will learn how to assess new tools, services, and interventions. When developing any new product or service, your “customers” are key. During the webinar you'll discover new ways to listen to and learn from your customers—both constituents and donors—to consistently improve your organization. The webinar will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Writing Capacity Building Grants
Capacity building grants are unique. While many best practices in writing operational or program grant requests apply to developing capacity building grant requests, there are some critical differences that need to be addressed to create the strongest application possible. During the 90-minute webinar, Alice Ruhnke will define and discuss the fundamentals of capacity building grant requests, highlight the key components that differ from “regular” grants, and outline ways to identify funders who provide capacity building grants. Throughout the session, common mistakes in writing capacity building grant requests will be discussed and remedied. This webinar is appropriate for individuals who have a basic understanding of grant fundamentals and would like to apply those concepts specifically to capacity building grants. The webinar will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Online Workshop: How to Track Restricted Grants in QuickBooks
Wouldn't it be great if at any point during a grant’s life cycle you could simply push a button and see exactly how much and to which categories the grant dollars have been spent? Considered the country’s foremost expert in using QuickBooks for nonprofits, Gregg S. Bossen, CPA, will demonstrate how to easily and accurately track restricted grants in QuickBooks. Participants will learn how to set up a restricted grant, enter the grant budget, mark checks and bills as being paid out of the grant, point payroll to the grant, and finally create a memorized report to see how the dollars have been spent and compare the results to the grant budget. Gregg will be working in QuickBooks throughout the webinar. No power point slides here! There will also be plenty of time for questions. And one more thing: Gregg is really entertaining! The webinar will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018.


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Editor: Julie Kaufman
Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons

National Funding Opportunities
Support for the Preservation of Audio and Audiovisual Content
Educational Garden Projects Funded
Grants Promote Revenue Generation Programs for Progressive Groups
Native Language Programs Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Rural Communities in Idaho and Montana
Training Grants for Colorado EMT Providers
Support for Programs Reaching At-Risk Children in North and South Carolina
Alaskan Grassroots Environmental Groups Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Program Trains HIV Healthcare Providers
Awards Promote a Healthier Environment and Planet