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Grant for Rural Leadership

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Institute for Rural America

P.O. Box 566

Ames, Iowa 50010


For Immediate Release

New Leadership Grant Targeting Rural America Announced

AMES, Iowa (July 15, 2015)— The Institute for Rural America announced a $5,000 Leadership Training Grant opportunity today. The competitive grant is awarded for creative and educationally focused proposals targeted at groups desiring to develop and foster leadership within their member base.

Successful applications will clearly outline a leadership training plan. Proposals that include cooperators who can assist with project planning, evaluation, or information dissemination will be viewed favorably. 

Successful applications will contain strong goals indicating how the leadership training will deliver measurable results at the end of the project. 

For more information visit www.instituteruralamerica.org.

Suzette's Funding Letter July 12, 2015


Code for America - Deadline for Fellowship Applications: July 15, 2015

Code for America's Fellowship program pairs teams of technologists with local governments for one year to develop digital tools that help cities and counties deliver key public services across health, economic development, and safety and justice.

Technical Assistance Opportunity from Global Green - Deadline: July 17th, 2015

Does your community want greener, more equitable, and more vibrant neighborhoods? Is your community interested in increasing resilience in the face of extreme weather events? Are there significant projects on the horizon that your community wants to make sustainable? Now accepting grants for no-cost technical assistance. The assistance uses Global Green's sustainable neighborhood assessment tool, which is based on the LEED for Neighborhood Development standard, a nationally recognized method for creating neighborhoods that are walkable, bikeable, resource-efficient, and equitable. Eligible applicants are local and tribal governments.

Our Town Technical Assistance Initiative - Deadline: July 21, 2015

The NEA is seeking an organization to manage a new technical assistance program that will support Our Town grantees with their NEA-funded projects and help build their organizational capacity.

Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes - Deadline: July 31st, 2015

This grant program provides financial assistance to federally-recognized tribes or intertribal consortia for the development and implementation of hazardous waste programs and for building capacity to address hazardous waste management in Indian country.


Tribal Waste Management Capacity Building Training Grant - Deadline: July 31st, 2015

This competitive announcement solicits proposals from eligible entities that will provide training, peer-to-peer technical assistance and travel scholarships to federally-recognized tribes in support of waste management capacity building on tribal lands. The recipient will conduct trainings that will assist tribes in the development and implementation of sustainable waste management programs. The trainings will focus on developing Integrated Waste Management Plans (IWMPs) and Tribal Codes and Ordinances. In addition, the recipient will offer travel scholarships to support the trainings as well as provide travel scholarships to financially assist tribes that voluntarily participate in the EPA's National Peer Matching Program.

Service Area Competition Funding for Health Center Program (Areas Served with a Project Period Start Date of February 1, 2016) - Deadline: Aug 31, 2015

Funding to provide comprehensive primary health care services to an underserved area or population.
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care


AMA Foundation Healthy Living Grant - Deadline: Sep 11, 2015

Provides healthy lifestyles seed grants for grassroots public health programs. This year's grants are supporting projects in the areas of youth-focused prescription medication safety and cancer prevention education. Sponsor: AMA Foundation


Plum Creek Foundation Grants - Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Geographic Coverage: Available in areas of company operations in 18 states.
Offers grants in 18 states to human service organizations; hospitals and medical programs, including funds for equipment; youth-serving organizations; community development projects; arts and culture projects; civic service organizations; and educational institutions. Sponsor: Plum Creek Foundation

Rural Project Marketplace

CDFA is excited to announce the next Rural Project Marketplace! The Rural Project Marketplace helps to facilitate and leverage private investment in projects throughout rural America. The purpose of the marketplace is to bring together rural
communities and private sector investors to connect rural projects with financing, funding, and technical assistance utilizing an online forum.

The Rural Project Marketplace will take place on June 30 and July 1 from 12:00-5:00pm (EDT). Rural communities of

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Suzette's Funding Letter June 12, 2015


Technical Assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups in rural areas. Deadline: 7/14/2015


Walmart Foundation State Giving Program (Region 1) - Application deadline: Jul 17, 2015
Geographic Coverage: Available in 19 states and Puerto Rico. Provides grants to organizations working in the area of hunger and nutrition; career opportunity; education; health care access; and human services. Sponsor: Walmart Foundation

Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Grants - Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Among other things, provides grants to programs that support health professions education for the care of underserved populations.
Sponsor: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation


NB3 Foundation Announces “Seeds of Native Health” Promising Program Grant Opportunity DEADLINE: July 20, 2015

Applications will be accepted from throughout the United States. However, preference will be given to applicants located in the following areas: Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota.  Grants have been awarded to locations outside of the targeted areas. Grants up to $40,000 each to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through healthy nutrition programs.  


IEEE Foundation Invites Applications for Technology Education Projects - June 4, 2015  DEADLINE: August 1, 2015

Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded in support of projects that aim to increase the understanding of technology and its critical role in meeting global challenges and improving the human condition....

Application Period Now Open for Innovation Challenge Workshop for Coal-Reliant Counties and Regions, Grand Junction, CO Sept. 16-18
Is your county or region experiencing economic challenges due to the contraction of the coal industry?  Searching for tools and resources related to economic diversification, job creation, or workforce training?  If so, consider applying to attend a workshop this fall that addresses all of these topics and more. DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 15th

SBA Releases 2015 Regional Innovation Clusters Solicitation -  DEADLINE: August 4th, 2015

Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released a combined synopsis/solicitation with the intention of awarding up to three contracts for entities to head regional innovation cluster initiatives. Three awards (not to exceed $500,000) will be awarded, one going specifically to a cluster initiative that services a community affected by the changing coal economy.


Open Meadows Foundation Invites Applications for Women-Led Projects -DEADLINE: August 15, 2015

Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded for projects that promote gender, racial, and/or economic justice

New Our Town Deadline and Guidelines Released -DEADLINE: (step 1): 9/21/2015

The NEA's primary creative placemaking program, Our Town, has new tools and a new deadline. The application is still a two-part process, now with Step 1 due on September 21 (including submitting an SF-424 form to Grants.gov), and Step 2, the bulk of your application, due between October 1 and 8. The earliest start date for a proposed project is August 1, 2016. Grants will be available for projects in two categories: 1) arts engagement, design and planning, and 2) knowledge building.



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