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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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  • The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report on information technology modernization. In part 1 of this series, we talked about how legacy systems come with hidden costs and can defeat their own purpose if all updates are not done in a timely manner. This second part will delve further into this by looking at how customized

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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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  • The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report on information technology modernization that highlights costs that may not be considered by organizations when debating between purchasing SaaS grant management software and designing a custom system. In the report, GAO identifies a number of lessons that are

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  • Your palms grow clammy and you become conscious of your own heartbeat. Your knees can no longer be trusted!  Don't blame Halloween ghosts and goblins for causing those jitters. It is the thought of a Single Audit that has your stomach in knots. (Is it really a coincidence that its predecessor was known as OMB A-133?)

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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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  • Those who have traveled to Italy may have become enchanted by the custom of la passenggiata. It is the tradition of taking leisurely strolls after the work day is done, to unwind, socialize with family and friends, and keep abreast of what is happening in the neighborhood. An organic form of placemaking, it creates and sustains community. AmericaWalks is an organization that believes i...

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  • A community foundation is a charity run by local citizens committed to supporting the best interests of the place they call home. Founded in 1919, The Cleveland Foundation has the distinction of being the first such institution. Community foundations complement, but are not identical to, organizations like the YMCA and United Way. Contributions can be used to

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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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  • If there is a secret to increasing your grant awards and decreasing your administrative overhead would you like to be in on it?  From 2013 to 2026 we conducted research with state and local governments with grant portfolios ranging from $100 million to over $10 billion.  We found three characteristics successful organizations had in common that enabled them to maximize

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  • Statistics tell us that each year over 10 million people experience physical abuse by an intimate partner.  Domestic violence makes up 15% of all violent crime. It costs over $8.3 billion annually, including lost wages for survivors who miss work. But statistics and price tags can't ever fully capture the human toll that domestic violence takes. In addition to the physical wounds, surv...

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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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  • Some things deserve a second act. Last year, we told  you about the Farm to School grants from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is such a beneficial program, we believe that it is worth featuring again. Not only does it encourage healthy eating in a positive, holistic way, it strengthens communities, teaches respect for nature, and infuses millions of dollars into

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  • The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is a community development organization that has been helping create a better future for over 7 million Americans for the past 35 years. Established in 1979 by executives from the Ford Foundation, it now has 31 local offices and a rural program that reach 44 states and 1400 counties. LISC takes a holistic approach to its mission,

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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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  • Let's start with the good news. The U.S. high school graduation rate is at an all time high at 82.3%.  But GradNation, an America's Promise campaign, thinks we can do even better. A coalition of educational organizations, their goal is to increase graduation rates to 90% by 2020. Not only will this benefit students and their communities, but the country as a whole. According to them,

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  • The 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period is expected to open in the coming weeks. Some of the first workshops have already occurred. AFG is the major federal award that helps fire and EMS departments meet their basic needs by funding protective gear, equipment, vehicles, training and other necessary resources. To help you prepare, we

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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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  • Despite the plethora of public data available, it can be difficult to navigate information about federal programs, funding opportunities, and current awards to find the best available resources to address the most pressing challenges in local communities. This is especially true for organizations without capacity or experience partnering with the Federal government.

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  • Thomas Edison once said To have a great idea, have a lot of them. As grants become more competitive, as federal funding looks uncertain, local governments are experimenting with new ways to meet their community's needs. Shawnee Bigelow's Building Capacity: How Community Coalitions Are Improving the Chances of Federal Funding Awards was our most recent post on leveraging local resources...

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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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  • The 2017 round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program was announced recently. $500 million in funding will be available to help communities improve transportation and rebuild their infrastructure. This year, special consideration will be given to projects in rural areas, especially those that address public health and safety, contribute to regiona...

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  • Maryland Governor's Grants Training Conference, Plenary Session, 2016. eCivis is proud to announce its fourth-year sponsorship of the Maryland Governor’s Grants Office at its 2017 Governor’s Grants Training Conference on Monday, November 13, 2017.  This year we join forces with our partners CostTree and Wizehive as sponsors and session speakers.

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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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