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  • “Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  • When it comes to drug addiction, research indicates that incarceration is not an effective deterrent. The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) cites statistics that hold that 95% of those released will experience relapses. Yet, that does not mean the legal system has no place in combating our collective drug problem. Quite the contrary, drug courts, which combine

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  • If there is one organization that believes that books can change the world, it is the American Library Association. It is currently offering opportunities for local libraries to apply for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Great Stories Club , a program to use literature as a catalyst for racial healing in underserved youth. Since 2006, the Great Stories Club (GSC) has been

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  • “Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  • A project in every county in the country! 40,400 grants over the past 40 years. A four-dollar return on every one dollar invested!  880,000 recreational jobs created! All without a single tax payer dollar being spent! Is this to good to be true? No, it is simply the work of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a very real program within the Department of the Interior via the

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  • “Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  • Part of the United States Justice Department (DOJ), the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) is the federal agency taking the lead in combating specific crimes that affect female safety. One upcoming discretionary grant it is currently offering is the Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program to make legal assistance available for adult and youth survivors of sexual assault,

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  • We looked for a special topic that would that would fit the season this week— something with warmth, sparkle, and lots of heart. Stars came to mind! Not the kind that twinkle in the sky, but the kind that shine their lights by sharing their blessings. While celebrities are known for their generosity, many of the foundations they set up limit their funding to hand-picked charities and

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  • “Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  • JAMS is a commercial dispute resolution service that created the JAMS Foundation to give back to the community. This nonprofit's mission is to promote alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including providing grants to entities dedicated to resolving differences through conflict resolution. They are currently offering the JAMS Foundation and the Association for Conflict

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  • The Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) program from the National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to harness technological advances to improve our quality of life through the establishment of new scientific and engineering foundations. It supports projects that combine scientific advances with community engagement to increase economic opportunities, safety,

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  • “Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  • Every year, the Maryland Governor's Grants Office (GGO) hosts a unique training conference for professionals looking to share and draw from expertise in the arenas of state and federal financial assistance. Beyond venues most relevant to those from Maryland, presenters with national, nonprofit, and business experience draw attendees from all across the

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  • When something works it should be rewarded! Harvard's Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation affirms creative and innovative government programs with both national recognition and financial incentives. Since 1985, approximately 500 ground breaking government initiatives from over 27,000 applications have received commendations. In

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  • “Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  • It is the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) to help younger generations become good environmental stewards who love and understand the world they live in. For the past 25 years, they have funded nearly two thousand projects that involved over one million children. Captain Planet grants are designed to help students take active roles in deciding the future of

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  • This grant is for the birds! We mean that literally. But, it is also so much more than that. Sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, it supports projects that combine learning about urban birds with art, gardening, and citizen science. Since all projects should have a  data collection component, it is a way to make learning fun for the entire family. Ultimately, it is about foster...

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  • “Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  •   Have you heard it? There has been a lot of chatter about the changes to procurement with the advent of 2 CFR Part 200 (aka Uniform Guidance). And it’s true that this section of the Administrative Requirements has changed more than any other part of the new grant regulations. (In fact, the recent changes to the micro-purchase method has led me to call the Procurement Standards the

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  • The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Intergovernmental Partnership members developed a guide to provide a consistent approach for pass-through entities to monitor a grant subrecipient’s compliance with federal administrative requirements. It is designed for use in monitoring the administration of grant dollars provided by federal awarding agencies.

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  • This is the time of year for reruns and seconds.  In that spirit, we have updated last year's Thanksgiving post on resources related to food.  Below are grants that relieve food insecurity, corporations that donate products, even an option for animal shelters. While these are all at the national or semi-national level, more options may exist at your regional, state

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  • Air service to and from a community is essential to its economic development. As major airlines continue to make mergers and cuts, small and medium sized airports are losing carriers and available flights. The Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) from the Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks to help

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  • “Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  • The Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program was developed to further environmental justice concerns by providing members of communities who have been adversely affected by environmental hazards with the opportunity to benefit from cleanup efforts. Instead of having to rely on workers from outside the

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  • The Federal government has established two environmental mitigation trusts to distribute more than $2.9 billion over the next six years to states and tribes. These funds are result of a settlement with Volkswagen (VW) over Clean Air Act violation. As of October 2, 2017, the 60-day period to apply for beneficiary status started. Read more below.

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  • “Alternative Funding (formerly "Special Opps") is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  • Until recently, residents and grassroots coalitions of neighbors had no mechanism for funding, creating, and generating attention to their own civic projects. Civic crowdfunding, when implemented in a way that centers residents as creators and catalysts for their own neighborhoods’ transformations, has the power to transform the top-

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