Healthy Communities Program Funding Offered to Nonprofits

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency; Program: Healthy Communities Grant Program Synopsis (CFDA Number: 66.110); Eligibility: Governments, institutions of higher education and nonprofits; Funding: $250,000 for 10 awards; Deadline: April 7. Continue reading

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NIH Grants Support Pediatric Health Research

Nat'l Institutes of Health logoAgency: National Institutes of Health (HHS) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD); Program: Biomarkers: Bridging Pediatric and Adult Therapeutics (R21) (CFDA Number: 93.865) (Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-17-169); Eligibility: Schools, state, tribal and local governments, public and private colleges and universities, nonprofits and for-profits; Funding: Multiple awards of $200,000 each (no match required); Deadline: June 16. Continue reading

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DoEd Opens $20M Professional Development Grant Competition

The Education Dept.’s Office of English Language Acquisition opens a $20 million National Professional Development (NPD) grant competition (CFDA Number: 84.365Z) to support K-12 educators of English Learner students.

Deadline: April 24. Continue reading

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High School Teachers Can Apply for Pathway to Financial Success Grants

Discover Financial Services offers the Pathway to Financial Success grants competition that distributes funding to programs helping high school teachers better instruct their students into becoming more financially responsible.

Deadline: Rolling. Continue reading

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HHS Competition Support Parents Training, Foster Care

ACF logoAgency: Health & Human Services Dept. (Admin. for Children & Families); Program: Foster/Adoptive Parent Preparation, Training and Development Project (CFDA Number: 93.652) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-ACYF-CO-1266); Eligibility: Unrestricted; Funding: $700,000 for one award (matching not required); Deadline: NOFA is to be released in May with a June deadline. Continue reading

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Kansas’ Big Income Tax Cuts Failed, Governor Blocks Reversal

Bipartisan coalitions in both legislative houses in Kansas voted to reverse enormous tax cuts that Gov. Sam Brownback (R) touted as a model for other states and the nation, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Although the state Senate fell just short of the two-thirds vote to override Brownback’s veto, the majority votes in both houses reflect several years of evidence  that the tax cuts failed to produce strong economic growth and should serve as a wake-up call to states that are considering (or recently enacted) deep income tax cuts, it said. Continue reading

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Roundup of State and Local Funding Opportunities

A digest of state and local funding news from around the nation. Continue reading

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Trump Rescinds Transgender Student Bathroom Protections

The Trump administration rescinds an Obama-era guidance on transgender bathroom use in public schools, saying such matters are better left to local school boards that to the federal Education Dept. (DoEd).

The announcement is a significant victory for opponents of the Obama administration’s guidelines who believe the federal government should never have gotten involved in the issue. Civil rights groups, meanwhile, decried the move as an attack on transgender children that denies them equal rights. Continue reading

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Household Cleaning Company Rolls Out 2017 Giving Efforts, Likes Ed Projects

Private Funder: Clorox Foundation; Opportunity: 2017-18 program grants; Funding Focus: Education and youth; Geographic Focus: CA, IL, KY, MD & VA; Eligibility: Nonprofits: Funding: Varies (the foundation distributed $5 million in grants last year); Deadlines: Oct. 1 and Jan. 1. Continue reading

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Social Service Programs Are Claneil Foundation Priority

Private Funder: Claneil Foundation; Opportunity: Grants; Funding Focus: Education, environment, health, hunger and nutrition; Geographic Focus: Organizations located in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding (estimated): Grants range to $100,000 each (the foundation distributed $2.5 million in grants last year); Deadline: June 1. Continue reading

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