Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) - USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for competetive grants to help agricultural producers enter into value-added activities that will give them a business edge and, ultimately, stimulate economic growth and job creation... Deadline: February 24, 2014
- VAPG Application Webinar for Oregon Applicants - Jan. 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM PST: To pre-register, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FJDCQ6F by close of business on January 9, 2014.
Those who register online will receive registration confirmation and log-in instructions via e-mail by January 9. The webinar will be recorded and available on our website for those unable to participate on Jan. 16.
Rural Supporrt Through the Office on Violence Against Women - The Department of Justice is offering grants for projects that address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in rural areas... Deadline: Jan. 23, 2014
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Applications for Midcareer Consultants Program - The program will provide up to two grants of up to $100,000 each to mid-career scholars from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities working to address priorities in RWJF's program areas... Deadline for Preliminary Proposals: Jan. 25, 2014
Youth CareerConnect Program - The Department of Labor is offering grants to nonprofits and educational agencies for programs providing high school students with education and training that combines rigorous academic and technical curricula focused on specific in-demand occupations and industries. Deadline: Jan. 27, 2014.
American College Health Foundation Seeks Applications for Student Wellness Programs - One $5,000 grant will be awarded in support of novel programs that address issues related to the retention and overall well-being of college students...Deadline: Jan. 31, 2014
Environmental Education - The Captain Planet Foundation is offering funding to nonprofits and public schools for innovative programs that inspire youth to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities. An additional priority is to fund programs that encourage environment-based education in schools...Deadline: Jan. 31, 2014
Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas - The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs has extended the deadline for grants for transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas... New Deadline: Feb. 3, 2014
Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies - The Dept. of Justice is offering grants to nonprofit and public agencies for prevention and intervention activities that maximize community-based efforts and evidence-informed practices to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking... Deadline: Feb. 4, 2014
Veterans Grant Program - The Blackstone Charitable Foundation has funding for nonprofit organizations that show unique approaches to helping veterans either secure jobs or start their own businesses. The Request for Proposals (RFP) is intended to identify organizations that focus on providing business assistance and entrepreneurial skills for veterans. Grants of $10,000 to $50,000 will be provided in two program areas: Promoting Job Skills Development, and Advancing Veteran Business Development and Support... Deadline: Feb. 14, 2014
High School Equivalency Program (HEP) - The Dept. of Education is offering grants to nonprofits for High School Equivalency Program (HEP) grants to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their children obtain a general education diploma (GED) that meets the guidelines for high school equivalency established by the State in which the HEP project is conducted... Deadline: Feb. 19, 2014
Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program - Support for the establishment and development of Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) which provide technical assistance to health care organizations, health care networks, and health care providers in the implementation of telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Sponsor: Office for the Advancement of Telehealth... Deadline: Feb. 25, 2014
Indian Health Service Dental Externships - Externships for dental students interested in a career with the Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health or a Tribal site. Sponsor: Indian Health Service... Deadline: Feb. 28, 2014
Sillerman Center for Advancement of Philanthropy Accepting Entries to Generous U Competition - The $10,000 Sillerman prize will be awarded to a student-based project that engages a substantial number of students in charitable giving; increases philanthropic awareness and a culture of giving on campus; and involves a model that can be adopted on other campuses... Deadline: March 3, 2014
Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Accepting Proposals for Collaborative Performing Arts Tours - Grants of up to $10,000 will support projects that increase access to live performing arts engagements across the mid-Atlantic region... Deadline: March 14, 2014
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE is offering grants to support the implementation of regional economic development strategies designed to create jobs, leverage private capital, and strengthen America's ability to compete in the global marketplace ... Deadline: March 14, 2014
THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION is offering funding to public agencies, nonprofits, Institutions of Higher Education and Indian Tribes for a wide variety of planning, community development and economic development projects to improve economic conditions for low-income people in economically distressed communities. Deadline: March 14, 2014.
Mutual of America Foundation Accepting Applications for 2014 Community Partnership Awards - The annual $25,000 award recognizes outstanding contributions made by nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private, and other social sector organizations, to society... Deadline: April 1, 2014
Comments Requested DOT Proposed Primary Freight Network/NADO Provides Guideline to Members for Submitting Comments - In November, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) proposed a group of key highways to serve as a Primary Freight Network. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) included a requirement that the Secretary of Transportation designate up to 27,000 miles of existing interstate and other roadways as a Primary Freight Network (with the possible addition of 3,000 miles in the future). In the Federal Register notice, USDOT identifies 41,000 miles necessary to transporting goods efficiently on highways throughout the nation and requests comments from the public to help finalize the map. Click here to view maps of the Primary Freight Network by state and here to read the Federal Register notice. USDOT has extended the original comment period deadline for 30 days... Deadline for Comments: Jan. 17, 2014
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